Amanda Leigh Moore, better known as Mandy Moore, is an American singer, actress, model, and songwriter.
She grew up in Florida and became famous at the age of sixteen, after the release of her first albums So Real, I Wanna Be with You, and Mandy Moore. Moore diverted to a film career in 2002 with his role in A Walk To Remember.
After her great success, the young actress got leading roles in other teen comedies. In two of her next films, American Dreamz and Saved!, Moore played negative characters, unlike her other roles.
The personal life of the actress and her relationships with tennis player Andy Roddick and actors Wilmer Valderrama and Zach Braff has been widely commented on in the media. Moore’s fifth album, Wild Hope, was released in 2007.
Personal Information of Mandy Moore:
- Full Name: Amanda Leigh Moore
- Nick Name: Mandy Blackberry, Mandy
- Birthday: April 10, 1984
- Nationality: American
- Age: 36 Year Old
- Sun Sign: Aries
- Birth Place: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
- Occupation: Actresses, Pop Singers
- Spouse/Ex-: Taylor Goldsmith (M. 2018), Ryan Adams (M. 2009; Div. 2016)
- Father: Donald
- Mother: Stacy (Née Friedman)
- Siblings: Kyle, Scott
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Height: 5’9″ (175 cm),
- Weight: 61 Kg (135 Pounds)
- Bra Size: 34B
- Cup Size: B
- Shoe Size: 10 US
- Dress Size: 6 US
- Body Measurement: 36-26-36
- U.S. State: New Hampshire
- Net Worth: $10 Million
- Active from: 1993-present
Early Life of Mandy Moore:
Mandy was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her mother, Stacy, is a journalist, and her father, Don Moore, is a pilot for American Airlines. Moore’s father was of Irish-Indian (Cherokee) descent and her mother of Anglo-Jewish descent.
Mandy has two brothers, Scott and Kyle. Because of Don’s work, the family moved to Florida shortly after Moore was born, who remained there until the age of 14. She was raised in the spirit of the Catholic religion but is no longer a practicing Catholic.
From an early age, Moore developed an interest in the singing and entertainment industries, meeting particularly strong support from his maternal grandmother, who had stage experience. He started taking singing lessons at the age of 10.
Among Moore’s first public appearances were performances of the US National Anthem at several sporting events in Florida. An employee of the FedEx courier company heard her sing in a recording studio and sent the still unfinished demo to the director of A&R Urban, part of the record company Epic Records, with whom she signed her first contract.
Personal Life of Mandy Moore:
Moore met Wilmer Walderrama for eighteen months between 2000 and 2002. Valderrama appeared in The Howard Stern Show, where he explained that he and Moore were their first love, without claiming that their relationship was sexual in nature, as quoted inaccurately by some media afterwards.
Moore later spoke positively of Walderrama, but stated that comments about their relationship on the Howard Stern Show were completely untrue. She began dating renowned tennis player Andy Roddick in 2002, but their relationship ended in March 2004. Moore also met with Filipino singer and actor Billy Crawford.
In 2004, the actress began a relationship with Zack Braff, an actor from the series “Funny Ward”. The couple was wrongly declared engaged in 2006, but the two broke up the same year.
In early 2007, the media linked Moore to Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, but in March 2007 it was reported that their relationship had ended, and the two remained friends.
In 2007, Moore met briefly with Greg Lauswell, a singer and actor. In December, Moore began a relationship with singer Ryan Adams, but the two separated in 2008.
Moore’s favorite musicians are Madonna and Beth Middler. Middler is also her favorite actress, and the movie “Beaches” was her favorite as a teenager. She also likes the films Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Moore considers himself a vital person, and describes himself as “a man who considers the glass to be half full.”
As of 2008, the actress is living in the Hollywood Hills with her brother Kyle. In early 2007, she stated that the events of the previous year (terminated contract with her record company, problems in her personal life) had prompted her to rethink her life and was determined not to allow difficulties to prevent her from developing her potential. Moore says she can’t cook, but she has set herself the goal of enrolling in cooking lessons.
Professional Life of Mandy Moore:
Mandy toured the Backstreet Boys in 1999. Her first album, So Real, was released in December of that year. It reached number 31 on the US Billboard 200.
At the time, critics considered Moore to be another “pop princess” like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson. Entertainment Weekly writes that Moore’s songs, recreating the theme of “unexperienced love,” were performed by the singer with “suffocating professionalism,” and her ballads caused “nausea.”
Although Mandy became famous at an earlier age than Simpson, Aguilera, and Spears, she did not succeed, although her debut album went platinum in the United States and sold nearly one million copies. Moore’s debut teen hit single, Candy, reached number 41 on the American Billboard Hot 100 and went gold.
The single was also successful in Europe, especially in the UK, where it reached number 6. The video for the song is said to be “unusually provocative, although Moore dresses conservatively compared to his peers in the pop industry.” In the All Music Guide, the album is described as “typical” and “mediocre.”
In May 2000, I Wanna Be with You was released, a reworked version of her debut album. It is almost entirely made with synthesizers, guitar, bass guitar and drums and contains new songs and remixes from So Real. The album reached number 21 on the Billboard 200 and went gold in the United States with nearly 792,000 copies sold.
The title track “I Wanna Be with You”, which is the only single from the album, reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Moore’s highest-rated song. The song is included in the soundtrack of the film “Center Stage” (2000).
In October 2003, Moore released his fourth album, Coverage, which was described by the All-Music Guide as a “leap to musical maturity.” It contains covers of songs from the seventies and eighties of the XX century, which influenced Moore as a child.
The singer shares that she does not have the ambition “to surpass the original performers”, which in her opinion is impossible, but simply “to convey their songs in her own way”. Coverage reached number 14 on the Billboard 200, but “Have a Little Faith in Me” and “Senses Working Overtime” were the only two singles from the album. , did not perform well in the music charts, although the former reached the ARC Weekly Top 40. A
video for the song “Drop the Pilot” was produced, but it never came out. The song “I Feel the Earth Move” is included in the Love Rocks compilation, created by gay rights activists.
After the low sales of the album Coverage, Epic Records decided to terminate their contract with Moore. As a final commitment from her contract, in November 2004 the company released the hit compilation The Best of Mandy Moore, which reached number 148 on the Billboard 200.
Another compilation, Candy, followed in 2005. During this period, the only music Moore recorded was a demo of the song “Hey!”, A cover version of the song “Beautiful Man”. by Lori McKenna, written by James Renald.
In the summer of 2000, Moore hosted a half-hour MTV show, The Mandy Moore Show, which continued into the summer of the following year under the name Mandy. She also appeared in various Neutrogena commercials.
Moore also paraded for Penshoppe in the Philippines and participated in Coach (brand handbag) commercials in Japan. In 2001, Moore appeared as the cheerleader Lara Thomas in The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. In the film, Moore’s character performs “Stupid Cupid,” a song included in the film’s soundtrack. Moore’s performance won positive reviews from film critics.
In 2002, the actress received her first starring role in the film “The Unforgettable” (A Walk to Remember), in which she co-starred with Shane West. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the film presents the love story between the daughter of a Protestant priest (Moore) and a violent rebellious teenager (West).
The film was a resounding success, generating $ 41 million in US revenue. Although the film itself received negative reviews, the young star also received positive reviews for his play. Critic Roger Ibert described her play as “unobtrusively convincing” and called Moore “naturally beautiful in both appearance and demeanor.”
At the MTV Summer Film Awards, Moore won the Breakthrough Female Performance Award for this role. That same year, she voiced the character, Aerit Gainsborough, in the video game Kingdom Hearts, starred in Elton John’s music video for the song “Original Sin” and ranked 67th in Stuff magazine’s chart. The 102 most beautiful women in the world. “
In 2006, Moore was a guest actress in two episodes of the series “Funny Ward” (Scrubs). That same year, he voiced the heroine Tabitha Vixx in the popular animated series The Simpsons.
She then starred in the parody American Dreamz, which was released in April 2006. In this film, Moore starred in a TV series similar to Music Idol. Director Paul Weitz believes that Moore can play the role of a sociopath “incredibly well.”
According to him, this happens because she herself is “incredibly cute and smart” and it is interesting for her to present a heroine who is her opposite as a character. Moore says she enjoys playing bad characters but is afraid of being described as a real villain.
In the first week after its premiere, the film ranked 9th in the US box office. It generated $ 7 million in revenue and received mixed reviews from critics. Later in 2006, a review of the film by Coming Soon.net mentioned that “Moore’s performance was surprisingly good.”
Moore is also involved in the fashion world with his own fashion line called Mblem, a brand of modern knitted and cashmere clothing. Its line is sold in more than 500 fashion boutiques, including Ron Herman and Lisa Klein, and in several department stores such as Macy’s West, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom. In 2007, Moore won the Fashion Innovation Award at the 11th Annual American Accessories Awards.
Movies List of Mandy Moore:
|Dr. Dolittle 2||2001|
|The Princess Diaries||2001|
|A Walk to Remember||2002|
|All I Want||2002|
|How to Deal||2003|
|Romance & Cigarettes||2005|
|Brother Bear 2||2006|
|Because I Said So||2007|
|License to Wed||2007|
|Swinging with the Finkels||2009|
|Love, Wedding, Marriage||2011|
|Tangled Ever After||2012|
|47 Meters Down||2017|
|I’m Not Here||2017|
|The Darkest Minds||2018|
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||2018|
|The Big Break||2019|
Television shows List of Mandy Moore:
|2GE+HER: The Series||2000|
|Criss Angel Mindfreak||2005|
|How I Met Your Mother||2007|
|High School USA!||2013–2015|
|Christmas in Conway||2013|
|Sofia the First||2014|
|Red Band Society||2014–2015|
|Sheriff Callie’s Wild West||2014–2017|
|This Is Us||2016–present|
|Tangled: Before Ever After||2017|
|Tangled: The Series||2017–2020|