Amanda Seyfried
  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  December 03, 1985

Amanda Seyfried is an actress and singer-songwriter. She started acting at 15 with recurring roles as Lucy Montgomery in “As the World Turns” and Joni Stafford in “All My Children.” She rose to fame for her feature film debut in “Mean Girls” and for her roles as Lilly Kane in “Veronica Mars” and Sarah Hendrickson in “Big Love.” Seyfried has starred in numerous films, including “Mamma Mia!” and the sequel “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Jennifer’s Body,” “Dear John,” “Letters to Juliet,” “Red Riding Hood,” “In Time,” “Les Miserables,” “Ted 2,” and “First Reformed.”

She received nominations and critical acclaim for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Marion Davies in David Fincher’s biopic “Mank.” For her starring role as Elizabeth Holmes in “The Dropout,” she won the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. In 2022, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Seyfried was born in 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her mother was an occupational therapist, while her father was a pharmacist. She has an older sister, Jennifer, who’s a musician for the Philadelphia rock band Love City.

Seyfried attended William Allen High School, a large public school, where she graduated in 2003. She enrolled at Fordham University in New York City in the fall of 2003 but chose not to attend after being offered a leading role in “Mean Girls.” While attending William Allen High School, she started modeling and appeared in several print ads for clothing companies, including Limited Too with Leighton Meester and was featured on three covers of the Sweet Valley High novel series. As a teen, Seyfried took vocal lessons, studied opera, trained as a Broadway coach and started her acting career as an extra in “Guiding Light,” a daytime TV drama. From 2000 to 2001, she played the recurring character Lucy Montgomery on “As the World Turns” and, from 2002 to 2003, Joni Stafford on “All My Children.”

In 2003, she auditioned to play Regina George in “Mean Girls,” but the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams. While she was initially considered for the lead role of Cady Heron, ultimately played by Lindsey Lohan, the film’s producers decided that Seyfried should play Karen Smith, Regina’s dim-witted friend and sidekick. The movie was a box office hit, grossing over $130 million in its theatrical run. Her performance in the movie earned her, along with Lohan and McAdams, an MTV Movie Award in the category of “Best On-Screen Team.”

What religion is Amanda Seyfried?

Amanda Seyfried identifies with Judaism. During an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Cordon,” her husband, Thomas Sadoski, showed off his wedding ring and shared the news that he and Amanda married in a private civil ceremony with only the two of them and an officiant. He said, “We eloped, we just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing. She’s the person that I love, admire, and respect most in the world.”

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