AMANDA SEYFRIED (Sylvia Weis) has quickly become one of today's busiest
actresses. She has completed the thriller Gone, in which she stars under the
direction of Heitor Dhalia. Also upcoming for Seyfried are the Untitled Mark
Webber Project, writer/director Justin Zackham's comedy The Wedding, and the
thriller Love Written in Blood.
Seyfried is also well known for her multi-faceted performance, showcasing both
her acting and singing skills, in the international blockbuster Mamma Mia!,
directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Seyfried starred with Meryl Streep and Pierce
Brosnan in the musical, which was released in 2008 and went on to gross more
than $600 million globally.
In 2010, Seyfried starred in Gary Winick's romantic comedy Letters to Juliet,
with Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal. She also starred opposite Channing
Tatum in the romantic drama Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks bestseller,
directed by Lasse HallstrÃ¶m; and in Chloe, an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller, in
which Seyfried co-starred with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson.
On the small-screen, Seyfried starred in HBO's award-winning drama series Big
Love, earning praise for her role as a young woman struggling with her parents'
A native of Pennsylvania, Seyfried began her career in modeling at age 11. In
her teens, she first gained attention in daytime television, with contract roles
on the series As the World Turns and All My Children.
Her major break came in 2004, when she made her feature film debut in the smash
hit Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Tina Fey. Together
with her co-stars, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, Seyfried won an MTV Movie
Award for Best Onscreen Team. The following year, Seyfried starred in the
acclaimed independent film Nine Lives, which premiered to applause at the
Sundance Film Festival and won a number of international festival awards.
Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film also starred Sissy Spacek,
Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright and Dakota Fanning.
Seyfried's additional film credits include Catherine Hardwicke's updated Red
Riding Hood, starring Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen and Julie Christie; Nick
Cassavetes' fact-based drama Alpha Dog, starring Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and
Justin Timberlake; the ensemble drama American Gun, with Donald Sutherland,
Forest Whitaker, and Marcia Gay Harden; and the horror thriller Jennifer's Body,
in which she starred with Megan Fox.
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