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Overview (3)

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Birth NameAmanda Leigh Moore
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. During her childhood, her family moved to Orlando, Florida, where she was raised. She has Russian Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, and Irish, ancestry.

After seeing the musical "Oklahoma!", she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in singing. As a child, she performed the National Anthem at several athletic events around her hometown of Orlando, Florida, and became known as the "National Anthem girl". At the ripe age of fourteen, while she was recording in a studio in Orlando, a Fed-Ex worker who happened to be passing through heard her and was interested in her talent. He happened to know someone at Sony as well. Moore worked on cutting a demo and shortly thereafter signed a record deal with Sony 550 Music. At 15, her first record "So Real" was released. Her first tour was with the Backstreet Boys.

As her touring and recording schedule demanded more of her time, Moore withdrew from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando and opted for a tutor/correspondence. She has stated that her education is important to her and says that the fact that she wants to go to college motivates her to continue with her schooling.

Though Moore's record sales were not up in the ranks of Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, she has proved to be a formidable talent both in singing and in acting, and snagged an MTV Movie Award in June 2002 for her first feature film role in A Walk to Remember (2002). Her biggest dream, though, is to perform on Broadway someday.

Throughout the 2000s, Mandy headlined several films, ranging from the little-seen drama Try Seventeen (2002) to mid-level releases like How to Deal (2003), Chasing Liberty (2004), Racing Stripes (2005), and the more broadly comedic Because I Said So (2007) and License to Wed (2007). She also appeared in the odd-ball sci-fi film Southland Tales (2006), and voiced Rapunzel in the Disney blockbuster CGI animation Tangled (2010).

In the mid 2010s, she re-emerged as a star actress, headlining the show This Is Us (2016) and the hit thriller film 47 Meters Down (2017), with more film roles to come.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Taylor Goldsmith (18 November 2018 - present)
Ryan Adams (10 March 2009 - 23 June 2016) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Her beautiful singing voice

Trivia (56)

Professional singer.
Her younger brother, Kyle, was an extra in her music video "Candy". They also have an elder brother, Scott. Both boys are gay, and their mother Stacy is a lesbian. Mandy's parents divorced over Stacy's falling in love with another woman.
Hosted her own daytime MTV series during Summer 2000.
Wants to be a news reporter.
Expressed her thoughts on revealing clothing and how she feels she doesn't have to display her midriff like such peers as Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. However, she displayed her midriff in a two-piece bathing suit for the May 2001 cover of YM.
She's a Neutrogena spokesperson.
Announced she and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama separated a month earlier. [March 2002]
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. [2002]
Cut her hair short for movie Try Seventeen (2002).
Cut her hair shorter for the movie How to Deal (2003).
Good friends of the Osbourne family. Mandy has appeared in some of the episodes of their reality show.
Often refers with self-deprecating humor to her size 10 feet.
Attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.
Filmed scenes playing the opening victim, "Jenny", in Wes Craven's Cursed (2005). Her scenes were deleted and later reshot with Mya when the film underwent major changes.
Ranked #67 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". [2002]
Her debut single "Candy" topped the Australian Charts at number 1.
High school GPA was 3.8.
Mandy's father has English, as well as some Scottish and Irish, ancestry. Mandy's maternal grandfather was from a Russian Jewish family; he was an American soldier who married Mandy's English maternal grandmother in England.
Left high school half way through her freshman year.
Moved to Florida when she was only six weeks old.
Was originally cast as Anne Hathaway's character for the movie Havoc (2005).
She attended Park Maitland School in Matiland, Florida and was cast as Adelaide in its production of Broadway Musical "Guys and Dolls".
Named #35 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. [2005]
Had a live duet with Asia's songbird, Regine Velasquez.
Was featured as #22 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2002" supplement. [2002]
Accompanied ex-boyfriend Zach Braff to the Golden Globe Awards. [2006]
Named #31 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. [2006]
In 2001, she had her tonsils removed, spent her recovery at her parent's home in Florida.
Lists Annie Hall (1977) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) as her favorite films.
Struggled with depression after her breakup with Zach Braff. [January 2007]
She has three cats: Milo, Zoe and Cloe.
Good friends with singer Josh Groban and Kellan Rhude.
Loves roller-coasters.
Ranked #48 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Mandy was a student at The Maile School in Winter Park, Florida; other graduates include Phil Moore, Shannon McGinnis, Tristan Ramel Greye and Arielle Kebbel.
Fractured her ankle during a shoot for Self magazine. She was injured after jumping from a boat. [April 2007]
Was ranked #19 on Forbes List The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars. [2007]
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Because I Said So (2007). However, she failed to receive a nomination.
Ranked #75 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Engaged to Ryan Adams. They separated in 2008, but reconciled in December the same year. [February 2009]
Her grandmother was a professional ballerina in London.
She gave a complimentary concert at the senior prom for the 2007 graduating class of Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alberta after a tornado tore through the school killing eight students on March 1, 2007.
Ranked #5 in People magazine's annual list of the "Most Beautiful" celebrities. [2011]
Launched her fashion line, Mblem. [2007]
Was age 17 at the time of filming A Walk to Remember (2002) and had a private tutor on the set.
In 2015, Moore began dating musician Taylor Goldsmith. On September 23, 2017, she officially confirmed and celebrated their engagement with a party thrown by her friend, Raina Penchansky. On November 18, 2018, they got married in a romantic ceremony in Los Angeles.
She is the youngest cast member of the television series This Is Us (2016).
In July 2017, she admitted that she was diagnosed with Coeliac disease recently.
In 2017, she trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Stepsister of Carly Craig.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 25, 2019.
Announced her first pregnancy with husband Taylor Goldsmith in an Instagram post on September 25th 2020. They are expecting a boy.
Expecting her first child, a boy, with her husband Taylor Goldsmith in early 2021.
Covered Rihanna's Umbrella in 2007.
Was considered for the role of Tooth in Rise of the Guardians (2012) which went to Isla Fisher.
Gave birth to a baby boy 23rd of February 2021 named August Harrison Goldsmith.

Personal Quotes (14)

I like older boys, but they think, "She's under age." I'd love to have somebody in mind when I sing.
When people come up to me and say, "You made it," I think, "But I'm not done yet. Not everyone's heard my music." I want to be a household name.
I'm not comfortable doing that. You shouldn't send that message out, that tight clothes are what get you the attention. If it works for them, fine. But it's not for me. - on the prospect of her dressing in revealing outfits similar to those of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
I think it's flattering when people say I'm a role model, but I don't think I am. It depends on your outlook on the word 'role model'. I'm not perfect or anything. I just consider it a great compliment.
People tend to see you in one light, and don't think you can play people who are unlike who you are.
I'm a spiritual person and a religious person. But for me, it's all a personal thing. I'm not someone who will say, "This is what I believe, and you should too!" It's more of an internal, quiet, grounded, fulfilling thing for me.
I'm not an advocate for having sex or not having sex. It's a personal decision. Whenever you feel ready, you're ready.
[on gay rights] When two people - regardless of gender - long to care for each other, to protect each other, to treasure each other, we should do everything we can to foster that.
[2003] I want to learn about a different religion. I grew up Catholic, but my grandfather was Jewish. Knowledge about other religions can help you understand your own better. I think it's kind of hypocritical to believe one thing and don't know about any others. A friend once told me it made her sad to think that if we were to pass away, I would go to heaven but our Jewish friend wouldn't because she doesn't believe in Jesus. That totally sent me over the edge! I'm happy with what I believe, but I'm open to the fact that there are people with different faiths, and they might be as passionate about theirs as I am about mine.
A smile is so sexy, yet so warm. When someone genuinely smiles at you, it's the greatest feeling in the world.
[on her choice not to pose nude or do nude scenes] It would be completely uncomfortable to walk down the street and know that the person passing by had seen me without my clothes on. I've turned down several roles where the producers or writers wouldn't budge on that point. I'm not saying that it's wrong for someone else to do them, but I think there's a way to be feminine and sexy without posing half-naked.
Many people I've met don't believe a good performer can be considered a great one, until and unless one or both of the following happens: (A) They get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; (B) 'Weird Al' Yankovic does a parody of their material. I have to laugh when I hear stuff like that; on the other hand, if either of those things ever happen to me, it will be *very* interesting!
My very first music video, I had to dance in it and it is abysmal. I think the powers that be realized very early on that, "You know what, you should just have background dancers."
[on voicing Rapunzel] It was a lot of fun. I never had the opportunity to do something quite like this. I felt like it really... engaged that side of me that is a huge fan of musicals and dream about doing a musical one day.

Salary (1)

Try Seventeen (2002) $250,000

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