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With her many notable film and television roles, AMANDA SEYFRIED has quickly established herself as a breakout star.

Seyfried is best known for her starring role in the Universal Pictures hit film "Mamma Mia!” Seyfried highlights her vocal skills as ‘Sophie' the daughter of ‘Donna' (Meryl Streep). The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, was released in July 2008 and has grossed more than $600 million internationally.

Most recently, Seyfried starred in the box office hit, "Dear John” the highest opening film to date for Sony Screen Gems and the film which knocked "Avatar” from it's top spot. She stars opposite Channing Tatum in the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks ("The Notebook”) bestseller. In the film, she plays a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Channing Tatum) while he's on leave. Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules”, "Chocolat”) directed from a script by Jamie Linden.

Seyfried will next star in the Summit film, "Letters to Juliet,” in which she plays a young American who travels to Verona, Italy to answer letters people write to the fictional Juliet of "Romeo and Juliet” fame. The film is directed by Gary Winick ("Bride Wars,””13 Going On 30”) and also stars Vanessa Redgrave, and Gael García Bernal. The film will be released on Friday, May 14, 2010.

In June 2010, Seyfried will begin production on "Albert Nobbs” in Dublin. She will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Orlando Bloom and Glenn Close and Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct. The movie is produced by Glenn Close who also adapted the script from the short story by Irish author George Moore. Later this year, Seyfried will also begin production on Warner Bros' "Little Red Riding Hood.” Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, the film will be directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Seyfried will play Valerie, the caped girl who, after a tragic event, tries to solve the mystery of the wolf that's been terrorizing her village for two decades.

Also in 2010, Seyfried starred in "Chloe,” an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller where she shares the screen with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Seyfried plays an escort (‘Chloe') hired by a successful doctor (Moore) to test her husband's fidelity.

In 2009, Seyfried starred in the Fox Film "Jennifer's Body.” In the film written by Diablo Cody ("Juno”), Seyfried plays ‘Needy,' the best friend of ‘Jennifer,' (Megan Fox) a possessed cheerleader who begins killing boys in a small town.

On the TV front, Seyfried received critical praise for her starring role in HBO's Golden Globe nominated drama, "Big Love.” In it she played ‘Sarah Henrickson,' a teenage girl who struggles with life in a polygamist family, headed by ‘Bill' (Bill Paxton) and ‘Barb Hendrickson' (Jeanne Tripplehorn).

A Pennsylvania native, Seyfried started her career by modeling at the age of 11. She soon turned to acting and landed her first contract role in 2000 as Lucy Montgomery on "As the World Turns.” In 2002, "All My Children” signed her to the contract role of Joni Stafford.

Her big break, though, was in 2004's "Mean Girls,” the Lorne Michaels/Tina Fey/Paramount where she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Together they won the Best On-Screen Team Award at the MTV Movie Awards.

In 2005, Seyfried starred in the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Nine Lives.” Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film also starred Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright Penn and Dakota Fanning.

In 2006, she appeared in "Alpha Dog,” directed by Nick Cassavetes, and starring Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch, and Bruce Willis. She followed this with "American Gun,” starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Amanda currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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