Like Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Seyfried seemed destined to be an entertainer. Born in 1985 in Pennsylvania, Amanda began modeling at 11. And like most young actresses just starting out, Amanda found initial work in the soap business, in this case the now defunct “Guiding Light” and “All My Children.” It was “Mean Girls” in 2004 that broadened Amanda’s skills, and in the following year, “Nine Lives” and “Alpha Dog” followed.
In 2006, Amanda landed a role on the HBO drama, “Big Love,” and two years later, she was cast as Meryl Streep’s daughter in “Mamma Mia!” In 2009’s “Jennifer’s Body,” Amanda again proved adept at handling supporting lead roles, though she is the titular character in “Chloe.” Her filmography for upcoming projects indicates larger roles in big movies, and her singing abilities has definitely not gone unnoticed, but the coveted, breakout lead role has continued to elude her.
Amanda Seyfried in GQ
"A lot of people in the world want to make out with Megan Fox, and she’s good. She has a lot of lips. We both have a lot of lips. It was very feminine.”
Check out the rest of the interview in the October 2009 issue of GQ.
Amanda on the Web
Amanda’s ultimate web resource guide.
Bio with filmography and external links.
TV Guide: Amanda Seyfried
Photos, bio and news.
Bio with links to upcoming projects.
Fan page with photo gallery.
“Big Love” Interview
HBO’s page for Amanda Seyfried.
Amanda on Video
Mamma Mia! Interview
Amanda chats with Chuck the Movie Guy.
Jennifer’s Body Interview
Amanda discusses her role.
Mean Girls Interview
Amanda, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert discuss their characters.
Amanda on the Screen
She started on soaps before “Mean Girls” took her into mainstream work, mostly on television with appearances on “SVU,” “Veronica Mars,” “CSI” and finally a recurring role on “Big Love.” In can also be seen in films like “Nine Lives,” “Alpha Dog,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Jennifer’s Body.”
On her crushes:
“At 11, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson from “MacGyver” and “Indiana Jones.”