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Amanda Seyfried: Snapshot

Name
Amanda Seyfried
Date of Birth
December 03, 1985
Birth Place
Allentown, Pa.
Amanda Seyfried's breasts predicted the weather in 2004's Mean Girls, but we're wondering if dimwit "Plastic" Karen Smith could've forecasted the porcelain-skinned actress's rise to the top of Hollywood's It-girl list.

The Allentown, Pa., native got her start as a child model before displaying her flair for melodrama on daytime TV's As the World Turns and All My Children. With her soapy roots properly sowed, Seyfried hit it big when she dropped her I.Q. a few points and donned a plethora of miniskirts for a starring role opposite Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls.

Since then, Seyfried has racked up a steady stream of credits, from HBO's polygamy drama Big Love and the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! to Dear John and Les Misérables, all of which have cemented her leading-lady status. Offscreen, the blonde beauty has also racked up an equally impressive crop of beaus, including Dominic Cooper, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Phillippe and Justin Long.

Amanda Seyfried: Five Fun Facts

  1. Amanda Seyfried was fired from her first-ever acting gig. "I was bad, I was really bad," the actress confessed in 2011.
  2. "I even sometimes quote it," Amanda Seyfried said of incorporating her hilarious Mean Girls lines into everyday conversation. "I just know it by heart, because everyone's been quoting it for so long and it's just such a classic movie."
  3. Amanda Seyfried has a crafty hobby. "I've been making birthday cards for my friends since I was little," she told InStyle in 2010. "I am obsessed with paper and would rather shop for card stock than clothes."
  4. Though in her 20s, Amanda Seyfried was once told she needed to get Botox. "I was like, Damn you! But we're in Hollywood," she told Elle. "I'm on a huge screen. With these new digital cameras, you can see the peach fuzz on my face."
  5. Amanda Seyfried enjoys one mighty fine perk of her job: "I can't lie. It didn't suck making out with Channing [Tatum] and Justin [Timberlake]."

Amanda Seyfried: Biography

1997

Amanda Seyfried

Model Childhood

As the youngest daughter of Jack (a pharmacist) and Ann (an occupational therapist), Seyfried describes her childhood as "boring." By age 12, things get interesting when the tween begins modeling, appearing in ads for The Limited Too and on the cover of three Sweet Valley High books.

2000

Amanda Seyfried

A Sudsy Star

At 15, Seyfried takes over the role of Lucy Montgomery on As the World Turns. "I'll be honest, I was pretty bad starting out," she says of her budding years on the soap opera. "I was so bad they had to ship my character off." Seyfried gets another chance in 2002, with a larger role on ABC's All My Children. She plays the girlfriend of a character played by actor Micah Alberti, whom she begins dating in real life."

2003

Amanda Seyfried

Fall

'Mean' Streak

On her first day at New York's Fordham University, Seyfried learns she's nabbed the role of ditzy blonde "Plastic" Karen Smith in Tina Fey's teen comedy Mean Girls. "I definitely knew it would be a success," she says of the 2004 film, which costars Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. "There's no way this movie can go wrong." The low-budget flick rakes in an astounding $86 million at the box office.

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Edited by Julia Wang

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