42 Facts About Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Marion Davies in David Fincher's biopic Mank, earning nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Amanda Michelle Seyfried was born on December 3,1985, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Amanda Seyfried's mother, Ann Seyfried is an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack Seyfried, is a pharmacist.


Amanda Seyfried is of mostly German descent with smaller amounts of English, Scots-Irish, and Welsh ancestry.


Amanda Seyfried has an older sister, Jennifer Seyfried, who is a musician in the Philadelphia rock band Love City.


Amanda Seyfried attended William Allen High School in Allentown, graduating in 2003.


Amanda Seyfried subsequently enrolled at Fordham University in New York City in the fall of 2003, but chose not to attend after being offered a role in the 2004 film Mean Girls.


Amanda Seyfried appeared in several print ads for clothing companies, including Limited Too with Leighton Meester, and was featured on three covers of the Sweet Valley High novel series.


In 2003, Amanda Seyfried auditioned to play Regina George in Mean Girls, but the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams.


Amanda Seyfried then auditioned to play the title character on UPN's television series Veronica Mars.


The role eventually went to Kristen Bell, and Amanda Seyfried portrayed Veronica's murdered best friend Lilly Kane.


Amanda Seyfried contributed in a minor role as Julie Beckley in Alpha Dog.


In March 2008, Amanda Seyfried was cast in the comedy horror film Jennifer's Body as Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, the title character's best friend.


Amanda Seyfried played Paige Oppenheimer, one of the lead roles in the ensemble movie.


On February 22,2009, Amanda Seyfried presented an award and performed at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.


In early March 2009, director Zack Snyder had tapped Amanda Seyfried to portray the lead role, Baby Doll, in Sucker Punch, but Amanda Seyfried had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with Big Love.


Amanda Seyfried starred alongside Channing Tatum in Dear John, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name that was written by Nicholas Sparks.


Amanda Seyfried wrote and recorded "Little House", a song on one of the soundtracks of Dear John.


Amanda Seyfried next appeared as the title character in the erotic thriller Chloe, released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26,2010.


Later in 2010, Amanda Seyfried starred in the romantic-comedy film Letters to Juliet, based on the book by Lise and Ceil Friedman.


Also in 2010, Amanda Seyfried was named to Forbes "17 Stars To Watch" list, and received three Teen Choice Award nominations, including for Choice Movie Actress Drama and Choice Movie Chemistry with her co-star Channing Tatum for roles in Dear John.


Amanda Seyfried was nominated for Choice Movie Actress Romantic Comedy for Letters to Juliet.


In late January 2009, Amanda Seyfried was to appear in Myriad Pictures' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy A Woman of No Importance.


Amanda Seyfried next starred in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, playing the lead role of Valerie.


Also in 2011, Amanda Seyfried became a spokesperson and model for Cle de Peau Beaute, a line of Japanese beauty products.


Amanda Seyfried starred in the thriller Gone, released in early 2012.


Amanda Seyfried played Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace, earning critical acclaim from film critics for her role in it.


Amanda Seyfried appeared in the 2013 drama The End of Love.


Amanda Seyfried was signed to play the role of Ann Burden in the dramatization of the Robert O'Brien post-apocalyptic novel Z for Zachariah, but was replaced by Margot Robbie following a delay in the film's production.


In 2019, Amanda Seyfried starred as Eve in The Art of Racing in the Rain, a comedy drama based on best selling book of the same name.


Amanda Seyfried received critical acclaim for her third film of the year, playing actress Marion Davies in David Fincher's Mank, which earned her Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.


Amanda Seyfried earned further critical acclaim in her performance as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in the limited series The Dropout for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and a nomination for a second Emmy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series as a producer of the show.


Amanda Seyfried has received numerous accolades from People magazine, which ranked her number one in a 2011 article featuring "25 Beauties at 25"; she was included in the magazine's annual beauty list in 2009 and 2010.


Amanda Seyfried appeared in the magazine's "Beautiful at Every Age" article in 2012.


Amanda Seyfried was featured in Vanity Fair's "Bright Young Hollywood" article in 2008; and in 2010 appeared on the magazine's cover along with several other actresses.


In 2010, Amanda Seyfried was selected as brand's muse, ambassador and official spokesperson for French-Japanese luxury skincare house Cle de Peau Beaute.


In June 2016, Amanda Seyfried became the global face of the Miu Miu's Fall Winter 2016 Collection Campaign, alongside Taylor Hill, Anna Ewers, Mayowa Nicholas, Rose Hanbury and more.


Amanda Seyfried has been brand ambassador for Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre since 2019 and was named as the global ambassador for Lancome in October 2019.


Amanda Seyfried had stage fright, and largely for that reason, avoided performing in theater productions until 2015.


Amanda Seyfried was in a relationship with actor Dominic Cooper on and off from 2008 to 2009, and actor Justin Long from 2013 to 2015.


Amanda Seyfried dated Dexter star Desmond Harrington from July 2012 to April 2013.


Amanda Seyfried is a board member of the International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance, which provides medical services for children wounded in war zones, with a special focus on refugee children from Syria impacted by the Syrian civil war.