Friday, March 23, 2007

Mandy Moore

Name:Mandy Moore
Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: April 10, 1984
Birth Place: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida
Relationship: Zach Braff (actor; reportedly dating since September 2004; separated June 15, 2006), Andy Roddick (American tennis player; dated on July 2002-March 2004), Wilmer Valderamma (actor; dated in 2001-February 2002)
Father: Don Moore (airline pilot)
Mother: Stacy Moore
Brother: Kylie Moore and Scott Moore
Claim to fame: Her route to fame started when she was named the National Anthem Girl because she sang The Star-Spangled Banner for all major sports teams and for ChrisEvert's Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament.

Mandy was born April 10, 1984, in Nashua, New Hampshire. However, her family soon moved to Orlando, Florida where she currently resides with her parents, Don, a pilot, and Stacy, a former news reporter, her brothers Scott and Kyle. Mandy found her love of singing when she went to a summer musical camp when she was nine years old. Mandy soon became known as the "National Anthem Girl" as she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" for all the major sports teams and for Chris Evert's Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament." She then began voice lessons and auditioning for plays in the local theaters and got her first role as Ngana in "South Pacific". She has appeared in over a dozen plays in the Central Florida area and has had lead roles in "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Guys and Dolls". Mandy spent two summers at Stagedoor Manor, a performing academy in New York, studying theater during the day and performing at night at the Catskill resorts. Mandy was even auditioned for Broadway and on her first try she made it down to the final two choices for "High Society". She quickly became involved in national commercials, TV pilots and voice-overs, including the voice of "Ducky" for the Universal Studios California Land Before Time attraction. She also entered the fashion world appearing as a model in a Mexican teen magazine. During the recording of a theme song for a TV pilot, she received an offer to complete a full demo by a producer who took notice of here. A talent scout came in when she was recording and sent an unfurnished demo to David McPherson, Senior Vice President of Urban A&R for Epic Records/550. McPherson liked what he heard and immediately flew down to hear the young star sing. After receiving a couple of other offers, the bright young star decided to sign a deal with Sony Music and tour with Backstreet boys. Her debut single, 'Candy', sold half a million copies. Sales of 'Candy' were enough to convince 550 Music to rush release of So Real, her debut album in 1999. There were three follow-ups, including the soundtrack to her 2002 debut film A Walk to Remember, a small-budget drama that became a modest box-office success. So two years ago she dipped a toe into acting, landing a supporting role as a snobbish cheerleader in The Princess Diaries. Encouraged with the success of the family film, she landed her first leading role in A Walk to Remember. She's got three films : "How to Deal," "Saved" and "Try Seventeen". Mandy is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena products, and featured in the company's TV and print advertising campaigns. She's is also partnered with the Wet Seal-Contempo to promote its Blue Asphalt product catalog. Mandy appears on the cover of the publication in over 3 million homes and in the advertising for Blue Asphalt Clothing Line.

2007 Because I Said SO
2007 Dedication
2007 License to Wed
2006 Brother Bear 2: The Moose are on the Loose
2006 American Dreamz
2006 Southland Tales
2005 Romance & Cigarettes
2005 Racing Stripes
2004 Chasing Liberty
2004 Mandy Moore : The Best Of
2003 How To Deal
2003 Saved!
2002 A Walk to Remember
2002 All I Want
2001 The Princess Diaries

Young Hollywood Awards: Unstoppable Vision (2003)
MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Female Performance, A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002)Teen Choice Awards: Film - Choice Breakout Performance - Actress, A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002)
Teen Choice Awards: Film - Choice Chemistry, A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002) - shared with Shane West
Young Hollywood Award: Superstar of Tomorrow - Female (2002)Kids Choice award: Favorite Rising Star.

  • Has reportedly ended her relationship with Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein, after only a few months of dating.(March 14, 2007)
  • Said the remote mansion in Woodstock, New York in which she was recording tracks for her new album was haunted.(January 26, 2007)
  • Told Jane magazine she had as serious bouts of depression, but has finally come through it. (January 23, 2007)
  • Moore and boyfriend Zach Braff ended their relationship, due to the nine-year age gap between them. (June 15, 2006)
  • Denies a fake news story about her alleged rehabilitation treatment. (October 7, 2005)
  • Is furious at being outed as a secret Republican in the new issue of America's Details magazine. Her publicist stated, Mandy is not, nor has she ever been, a Republican. (August, 2004)
  • Says she doesn't feel comfortable playing her sexuality like other young performers. (April 17, 2004)
  • Says she's not interested in reality TV shows. (January 29, 2004)
  • Says she won't pose for men's magazines. (January 9, 2004)
  • Says she felt like an old woman during a recent photo shoot with teen starlets such as Hilary Duff and the Olsen twins on Vanity Fair's cover earlier this year. (November 3, 2003)
  • Hosts and performs on the fourth annual Women Rock! Songs From The Movies breast cancer awareness benefit, which airs Thursday (October 23) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime Television Network.
  • Uncovers her new album, Coverage, on October 21 -- The 12-song album is made up entirely of cover versions of songs originally done by Joni Mitchell, Carole King, XTC, Elton John, and Blondie, among others.
  • Is planning for her retirement even though she's only 19 because she wants to start in her mid-30s – She feels she has already tasted the best of life and now she's ready to settle down. (October 15, 2003)
  • Moore says that unlike her character in HOW TO DEAL, she's a romantic at heart -- While Moore was working on understanding her character, she found herself in a full-fledged relationship with tennis player Andy Roddick. (July 19, 2003)
  • Moore insists she's a singer who occasionally acts, not the other way around - She said, I'm so blessed people have accepted me into the film world. But the truth is I can't wait to get back to music. Let's face it, I haven't had the most stunning success in the music world. But funny enough, it's the one thing I'm most passionate about. (July 18, 2003)
  • She hosted her own daytime MTV series during Summer 2000.
  • She wants to be a news reporter.
  • She's a Neutrogena spokesperson.
  • She wears a size 10 in shoes.
  • Likes Linkin Park.
  • Favorite animals are Koalas.