AMANDA SEYFRIED (Cosette) has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most captivating young leading actresses. She is best known for her starring role in Universal Pictures’ hit film Mamma Mia!, in which she highlighted her vocal skills as Sophie, the daughter of Donna (Meryl Streep). The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, was released in July 2008, and grossed more than $600 million worldwide.
Seyfried recently wrapped production on Millennium Films’ Lovelace, a drama directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film tells the story of Linda Lovelace (Seyfried), the world’s first adult film star, who is abused by the industry and by her coercive husband, before fighting back and taking control of her life.
In 2013, Seyfried will be seen in Lionsgate’s The Big Wedding, in which she stars opposite Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl. The movie is directed by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List). She will lend her voice to 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic, in which she plays a teenager who finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place.
In 2012, Seyfried starred in Summit Entertainment’s Gone, a thriller directed by Heitor Dhalia.
In 2011, Seyfried starred opposite Justin Timberlake in New Regency’s sci-fi action thriller In Time, from writer/director Andrew Niccol. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, revolves around a society in which aging stops at the age of 25 and where time has become the currency. Seyfried also starred in Warner Bros.’ Red Riding Hood, which was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
In 2010, Seyfried starred opposite Channing Tatum in the box-office hit Dear John, the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks’ (“The Notebook”) best seller. In the film,
Seyfried plays a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Tatum) while he’s on leave. Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed the film from a script by Jamie Linden. Dear John grossed more than $100 million worldwide and is Sony/Screen Gems’ highest-opening film to date.
Seyfried also starred in Summit Entertainment’s 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 was directed by Gary Winick (Bride Wars, 13 Going on 30) and also starred Vanessa Redgrave and Gael García Bernal.
Also in 2010, Seyfried starred in Chloe, an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller in which she shared the screen with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Seyfried played an escort hired by a successful doctor (Moore) to test her husband’s (Neeson) fidelity.
In 2009, Seyfried starred in 20th Century Fox’s 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 her small town.
Seyfried received critical praise for her starring role in HBO’s Golden Globe- nominated drama Big Love, in which 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, she signed on to play the contract role of Joni Stafford on All My Children.
In 2004, Seyfried’s big break was Mean Girls, the Lorne Michaels/Tina Fey/Paramount Pictures film in which she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert. 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 García, the film also starred Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright and Dakota Fanning.
In 2005, she appeared in American Gun, which starred Donald Sutherland, Forest
Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden. She followed that with Alpha Dog, which was directed by Nick Cassavetes and starred Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch and Bruce Willis.
Seyfried currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
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