Apr. 10th, 1984
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
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Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and fashion designer.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her mother, Stacy (née Friedman), is a former news reporter who once worked for the "Orlando Sentinel", and her father, Donald "Don" Moore, is a pilot for American Airlines. Moore's father is of Irish and Cherokee descent, and her mother is of half-English and half-Jewish ancestry. She is the middle of three children with an older brother, Scott, and a younger brother Kyle. When she was only two months old, Moore and her family moved to Orlando, Florida due to her father's job.
Moore became interested in acting and singing at a young age, and cited her grandmother, a dancer in the theater district of The West End of London, as one of her inspirations. Moore stated "My parents thought It was just a phase I'd grow out of. But I stuck to it and begged them for acting lessons, for voice lessons". Moore began starring in numerous local productions, as well as performing the National Anthem at numerous Orlando based events.
She was only twelve years old when she attended the Stagedoor Manor theater camp, where other celebrities including actress 'Natalie Portman' had once attended. Production director 'Konnie Kittrell' said of Moore "She was a quiet, sweet girl", and stated that even though she earned numerous solos "She wasn't a spotlight seeker." When Moore was thirteen, she began working on music by herself.One day, while working in the studio, she was overheard by a FedEx delivery man, who had a friend in A&R at Epic Records. The delivery man, named Victor, later sent this friend a copy of Moore's unfinished demo, and Moore went on to sign with the label.
She made her film debut in the 2001 film Dr. Dolittle 2, though it was only a minor voice role. Later that year, she appeared as Lana in the comedy film The Princess Diaries, alongside 'Anne Hathaway'. She had her first starring role in the 2002 romantic film A Walk to Remember, which was based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Between 2003 and 2006, Moore appeared in various films, including Chasing Liberty, Saved!, and How to Deal. She later appeared in the 2006 film American Dreamz, which was both a critical and financial failure. The film failed to make back its $17 million budget, and debuted at number 9 at the box office. The following year, Moore appeared in the romantic comedy Because I Said So, alongside 'Diane Keaton'. In 2010, Moore portrayed Rapunzel in the animated film Tangled, in which she performed the song "I See the Light", for which she won a Grammy Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Moore filmed the romantic comedy Swinging with the Finkels in the United Kingdom in 2009 for a 2011 release. Moore also starred with actor 'Kellan Lutz' in the 2010 film, Love, Wedding, Marriage. She was a guest star on the sixth season finale of Grey's Anatomy on May 20, 2010, her first television role since 2007. She returned in a guest role for an episode of the show's seventh season.
Moore married musician Ryan Adams (March 10, 2009), in Savannah, Georgia.
On February 20, 2013, it was announced Moore would be starring as Louise in a new ABC sitcom called Pulling based on the British series of the same name. The pilot was written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. However, as casting evolved the development of all the show's characters, including Moore's, she believed herself to be no longer right for the role and asked to be released.
On March 10, 2013, ABC announced her replacement, Jenny Slate, playing an entirely different role. Soon after, she joined the CBS drama The Advocates, which she will star.