The US Trends | Amanda Seyfried | Amanda Seyfried is a American actress, singer and songwriter and former model when she was a child. She began her career as a child model when she was 11, and when at 15 began her acting career, starting in uncredited roles and move on to recurring roles on As the World Turns and all my children. In 2004, Amanda Seyfried made her film debut in Mean Girls played as Karen Smith a ditziest of the so-called "Plastics." Following roles as a supporting character has been in independent films such as Nine Lives (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She also had a recurring role on UPN television series Veronica Mars (2004-2006). Between 2006 and 2010, she landed a role on the hit HBO TV series Big Love. After what seemed Seyfried in her breakthrough and the first major role as Sophie Sheridan in the 2008 movie musical Mamma Mia!. Other appearances include leading roles in Jennifer's Body (2009), Chloe (2009), Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), and Red Riding Hood (2011).
Amanda Seyfried was born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1985. Her mother, Ann (née Sander), is an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack, is a pharmacist; she has German ancestry. Seyfried graduated in 2003 from Allentown's William Allen High School. Amanda Seyfried has an older sister, Jennifer Seyfried, who is a musician in the Philadelphia, organ-driven rock band, Love City. During Seyfried's time modeling, she appeared in print ads for clothing companies including Limited Too with Leighton Meester. She stopped modeling when she was seventeen. Amanda Seyfried took voice lessons, studied opera, and trained with a Broadway coach while still a teen. She began acting as an uncredited extra in the daytime drama television series Guiding Light. In 2000 until 2001 she portrayed the recurring character Lucy Montgomery on the television show As the World Turns. From 2002 to 2003 Seyfried played the recurring role of Joni Stafford on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) broadcasted show, All My Children.
In 2003, Amanda Seyfried auditioned for the role of Regina George in Mean Girls, the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams. While she was initially seen as playing the role of Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, the film's producers decided that Seyfried plays Karen Smith, Regina stupid "plastic" friend and sidekick. The film was a hit at the box office, earning more than $ 129 million in its theatrical run. Amanda Seyfried performance in the film gave him, with Lindsay Lohan, McAdams and Chabert, an MTV Movie Award for "Best On-Screen Team". Seyfried auditioned to play the title character on the UPN television series Veronica Mars. The role eventually went to Kristen Bell, and murdered more Amanda Seyfried portrayed the title character friend Lilly Kane. His character was only shown in flashbacks. Creator Rob Thomas said that the representation Amanda Seyfried as Lilly Kane was so unique that it has used several times in the show than he originally planned in the first season. Seyfried appeared in ten episodes from 2004-2005.
In 2005, Amanda Seyfried has played the main character, Samantha, a role written by director Rodrigo García especially for her, in one of the nine pieces in the film Nine Lives, which includes nine short films with different themes and casting. For her performance in the film, Seyfried won, along with other female lead of the film, an award from the Locarno Film Festival for Best Actress. That same year, she played the supporting character, MOUSE, in the independent film American Gun. In 2006, Seyfried appeared in five episodes of Wildfire as favorites like Rebecca and Chrissy in the short film Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, by writer-director Andrea Janaka. Amanda Seyfried has also contributed a minor role as Julie Beckley in Alpha Dog. From 2004 to 2006 Seyfried made numerous appearances on television series including House, MD, Justice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, American Dad! and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.