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MENA SUVARI has become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood. She was seen in the Oscar Award winning film American Beauty, co-starring with Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning. 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 the Sony release Loser, in which she starred opposite Greg Kinnear and Jason Biggs, directed by Amy Heckerling. Her starring role in the New Line feature film Sugar & Spice was released in January 2001. She was also seen in the sequel, American Pie 2, which grossed over $300 million worldwide.

Mena will be seen this fall in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston, Shirley McLaine, and Kevin Costner, playing Jennifer's younger sister.

Mena's starring role in the MGM feature Beauty Shop, in which she stars opposite Queen Latifah and Kevin Bacon was seen by audiences this last April. 

Mena won critical praise recurring on the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under” currently airing. Suvari plays Edie, an eccentric lesbian performance artist.

Mena's film, Trauma, in which she stars with Colin Firth, and produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones' Diary) premiered in Sundance, 2004 and will be released in the US in November of this year.

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 starring opposite Tim Roth, Stephen Rea, Catherine Deneuve, and Justin Chambers in which she plays a young French girl in 1630's France, based on the classic tale of The Musketeer.

Mena was the winner of 2 Movieline Awards for "Breakthrough Performance” for American Beauty and "Best Ensemble” cast for American Pie. She also received a Screen Actor's Guild Award for "Best Ensemble Cast” 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 won acclaim in other notable television appearances included a recurring part on the Steven Spielberg produced drama series "High Incident” and her portrayal of an HIV-infected youth on "Chicago Hope.”

In 2003, Mena Suvari became the new worldwide advertising face of the famed Paris cosmetic company Lancôme and in 2005, Mena was 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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