Amanda Seyfried On Top of the World
Amanda Michelle Seyfried (born December 3, 1985) is an American actress and model from Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Amanda began her career as a child model when she was 11, and has gone on to a spectacular Hollywood career full of impressive film roles.
Amanda Seyfried began acting at 15, when she began getting uncredited roles at first on soap operas. She moved on to recurring roles on "As the World Turns" and "All My Children." This led to the plum role of Karen Smith in "Mean Girls."
Minor film roles followed while the soaps paid the bills, but she finally broke through on the hit television show "Big Love," playing conflicted daughter Sarah Henrickson. Everyone started to notice the pretty girl who was able to show such pure emotion.
Her fame grew even "bigger" when Amanda starred in the hit film "Mama Mia" with Meryl Streep. The film was based on the smash Broadway play written around Abba songs of the '70s, and just getting chosen for the role was a tremendous honor for any actress.
"Mama Mia" fulfilled expectations and turned into one of the highest-grossing films of 2008, and Amanda received a lot of credit for the film's success. Amanda reprises her role as Sophie in "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" (2018).
Amanda Seyfried did some singing for the role, and even recorded a music video singing the classic Abba song, "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)."
Since then, numerous wonderful parts have followed in films such as "Jennifer's Body," "Dear John," as Sylvia Weis in Andrew Niccol's "In Time" with Justin Timberlake, and, most spectacularly of all, as Cosette in the film adaptation of the musical, "Les Misérables."
Amanda Seyfried graduated to true leading lady statue with her role of adult film star Linda Lovelace in "Lovelace" (2013). This followed a much-praised turn as Cosette in "Les Misérables" (2012).
Seyfried starred in the drama "Fathers and Daughters" (2016), the drama "First Reformed" (2017), the crime comedy "Gringo" (2018), and the musical romance "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018). "Mamma Mia!" was a big hit, grossing over $393 million worldwide. Amanda also is in "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (2019).
I'm not really into clubbing, I like to go to parties after events, and those do end up at clubs or bars. But in my free time, I go grocery shopping or to the gym, or I talk on the phone.
I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I've got all kinds.
No matter what's happening in my life, I can always get lost in the romances of my characters.
I'm pretty sure I would never do a full-frontal in a movie--for personal reasons, I wouldn't really want to show that.
I'm on Lexapro [an antidepressant], and I'll never get off of it, I've been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I'm on the lowest dose. I don't see the point of getting off of it. Whether it's placebo or not, I don't want to risk it. And what are you fighting against? Just the stigma of using a tool? A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don't think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else.
I collect jeans. I don't care how expensive they are.
I do feel like I've grown up. Living by yourself in two cities, having a relationship, the Hollywood stuff. It forces you to deal with things as an adult.
I just love to act and be on the set. I want to make acting my life and get really good roles.
At 11, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson, from MacGyver and Indiana Jones.
I was naturally skinny and had braces, so I wasn't a cute model. I never felt pretty but it was fun, and I got a cool paycheck to buy sweets with.
I was super outgoing until I was around 10. I got a bit older and started getting shy. Way too shy.
Mystery is really sexy. Bad guys also tend to be really self-centered and very fearless--I don't know why, but that is sexy. It shouldn't be: it's disgusting.
Am I confident about my looks? No. Not even a little bit. But this is the way I look, and I'm stuck with it. I work out hard, but I'm never going to be confident about getting into a bikini. Some days, I look at myself and think, "Ugh, I can't go anywhere," and other days I feel, "Yeah, I look okay." I just put on a pretty dress and a ton of make-up and get on with it.
Amanda admits to stage fright and anxiety/panic attacks.
Amanda, like another star of her generation, Eva Green, has a taxidermy collection.
Amanda is married to actor Thomas Sadoski. The pair eloped and revealed that they were married on March 17, 2017. They have a daughter, born a week later on March 24, 2017.
Amanda was ranked at No. 1 in a People Magazine listing of "25 Beauties" in 2011. The magazine also put her on similar lists in 2009 and 2010.
I’m a parent now and I appreciate things in a way I never have.
Amanda believes in breastfeeding, tweeting on July 5, 2017 that "Breastfeeding is awesome."
Amanda took Lexapro while pregnant. This is a controversial choice, but she defended it by stating, "a healthy parent is a healthy kid":
I didn’t get off my antidepressant. It’s really for anti-anxiety for me,” she revealed during a recent appearance on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy. “I’ve been taking Lexapro for years and years and years, and I didn’t get off of it. I was on an extremely low dose.
Amanda and her family live in the Catskills (Stone Ridge) in a 1920s house.
Amanda was a victim of leaked nude photographs that became known as the Fappening 2.0. She hired lawyers to shut down a website that leaked them, Celeb Jihad.
I bought the house in 2013, and then I had it redone.... I just finished renovating one of the barns for guests. I put in a bathroom and a little kitchenette, but no stove; I want people to eat meals in the house. Also, I always worry about people and how they use stoves. Which is just a controlling thing.
Many people remember Amanda from "Chloe" (2010), in which she played an escort/prostitute. While she did not win any awards for it, the film made a lot money and led to greater opportunities for her.
Amanda appeared in the music video for Panic! At The Disco's theme song to the movie "Jennifer's Body," in which she co-starred.
If I came out with a club hit, if I were singing duets with Jesse McCartney, I think people would get the wrong idea. I'm not interested in fashion design. I'm an actress, and that's all I want to focus on. For me, that's just more fulfilling.