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Amanda Seyfried is an American actress best known for her roles in Mean Girls and Mamma Mia! She is considered one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming actresses.
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2010 and 2011 were busy years for the actress. She took lead roles in films that did not garner critical acclaim, but did produce decent box-office results, such as Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), Red Riding Hood (2011) and In Time (2011).
In early 2012, Seyfried appeared in the film Gone. Other 2012 films yet to be released include the comedy The Wedding, the drama The End of Love,
the musical Les Misérables and the biopic Lovelace.
Planned 2013 projects are the animated movie Epic, the dramedy Pete and Goat and the drama The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League.
Fans have noticed Seyfried not only for her acting, but also for her beauty. Moviefone ranked her in its “25 Under 25: Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars” list each year from 2008 to 2010. Glamour magazine voted Seyfried “Most Down-to-Earth” (2010) and ranked her No. 3 on its “50 Most Glamorous Women of 2010” list. People magazine showered her with love with appearances in its special issues: “Most Beautiful 2009 – Beautiful at Every Age” (ranked No. 4), “Most Beautiful 2010” (appeared sans makeup), “25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25” (ranked No. 1) and “2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.”
From an early age, Seyfried suffered from anxiety attacks. She claimed these were assets: "…that kind of anxiety in me, that obsession, was helpful. I use it in my acting. It's something I don't want to give up feeling, because it gives me an edge."
Seyfried’s hobby of taxidermy also sets her apart from other Hollywood starlets. Seyfried revealed, “When taxidermy is done well it’s an amazing piece of art. I love animals and they’re very easy to look after when they’re dead. I have a horse, a miniature horse, it’s a baby.”
Regarding her love life, Seyfried has dated a string of actors, including Jesse Marchant, Dominic Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Hartnett, Alexander Skarsgard and Desmond Harrington.
Seyfried resides in Los Angeles, California, with her dog, Finn.
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