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MENA SUVARI (Joanne Marcus) has become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood. She was seen in the Oscar® winning film American Beauty, co-starring with Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the British Academy Awards for her critically acclaimed performance. She also starred in the outrageous comedy hit American Pie and in Loser, in which she starred opposite Greg Kinnear and Jason Biggs, directed by Amy Heckerling. She was also seen in the sequel American Pie 2. Her starring role in Sugar & Spice was released in January 2001.

Mena just wrapped filming the feature Rumor Has It, directed by Rob Reiner, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston, Shirley Maclaine, and Kevin Costner, playing Jennifer's younger sister. In November Mena began shooting the feature film Domino, directed by Tony Scott, in which she stars opposite Christopher Walken and Keira Knightly.

Most recently Mena won critical praise recurring on the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under. Suvari plays Edie, an eccentric lesbian performance artist.

Mena's film, Trauma, in which she stars with Colin Firth and was produced by Jonathan Cavendish, premiered in Sundance 2004 and will be released worldwide in November. In 2003, Mena made her stage debut in "The World of Nick Adams” at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where she starred as Marjorie opposite Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts & Matt Damon.

In 2002, she starred in two widely applauded independent feature films. Sonny, starring opposite James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, and Harry Dean Stanton, marked Nicolas Cage's directing debut, and premiered at the 2002 Deauville Film Festival. The second film was Spun, directed by acclaimed music director Jonas Akerlund, in which she starred opposite John Leguizamo. She played a daring role as a young woman addicted to crystal meth. The film premiered at the Deauville, Toronto, and Sundance film festivals.

In September 2001, Mena starred in the film The Musketeer opposite Tim Roth, Stephen Rea, Catherine Deneuve, and Justin Chambers, playing a young French girl in 1630s France, based on the classic tale of The Musketeer.

Mena was the winner of two Movieline Awards for Breakthrough Performance for American Beauty and Best Ensemble for American Pie. She also received a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Ensemble for American Beauty.

She made her film debut with a starring role in the Greg Araki film Nowhere. Her other film credits include Slums of Beverly Hills, Kiss the Girls, and Snide and Prejudice. Suvari's other notable television appearances included a recurring part on the Steven Spielberg produced drama series High Incident, and Chicago Hope, for which she won acclaim for her portrayal of an HIV-infected youth.

In 2003, Mena Suvari became the new worldwide advertising face of the famed Paris cosmetic company Lancôme and in 2005, Mena will be featured by the acclaimed jewelry house Harry Winston in their winter advertising campaign, shot by the late legendary photographer Richard Avedon.


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