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Mandy Moore: Snapshot

Name
Mandy Moore
Date of Birth
April 10, 1984
Birth Place
Nashua, N.H.
When Mandy Moore first came onto the music scene, she was just another blonde, bubblegum pop tart trying to keep up with frontrunner Britney Spears. But, the determined sweetheart eventually surprised fans and critics with a lasting career in film rather than music.

After releasing radio-friendly hits like "Candy," Moore switched her focus to acting, proving she could carry a film as a brunette pastor's daughter in the tear-jerker, A Walk to Remember. She has since starred alongside Diane Keaton in Because I Said So and John Krasinski in License to Wed.

In March 2009, after a long string of boyfriends (including tennis pro Andy Roddick and actors Wilmer Valderrama and Zach Braff), Moore quietly married rocker Ryan Adams.

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Mandy Moore: Five Fun Facts

  1. Mandy Moore adores Bette Midler. "I remember being 9, 10-years-old, singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings" on my little karaoke machine I got for Christmas."
  2. Mandy Moore got a heart tattoo on her toe with Jack Osbourne in January 2004.
  3. Mandy Moore vows to "never do nudity. Ever." And, "No men's magazines. Never," reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2004. Then, in a mishap with Cosmopolitan, Moore is horrified when she appears on the May 2006 cover with the headline, "Orgasms Unlimited" printed next to her face.
  4. Mandy Moore sang with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe for the Saved! soundtrack. They covered the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows."
  5. One of Mandy Moore's dreams is to play Miss Adelaide in a Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.

Mandy Moore: Biography

1996

Mandy Moore

Summer

Super Camper

Moore attends upstate New York's Stagedoor Manor theater camp, where future beau Zach Braff, Natalie Portman and Robert Downey Jr. also fine-tuned their talents. "She was a quiet, sweet girl," production director Konnie Kittrell tells PEOPLE. Moore often lands solos, but, the director adds, "She wasn't a spotlight seeker."

1997

Discovered

A Federal Express employee making a delivery overhears 13-year-old Moore singing in an Orlando studio, where she is recording a demo on her own. The deliveryman tells a friend in Sony Music's A&R department, and Moore's demo eventually makes it to the label's Epic 550 Music imprint where she scores a record deal. A freshman, Moore leaves Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando to start working.

1999

Mandy Moore

June

Sweet Tour

Moore hits the road to open for 'N Sync on a sold-out summer concert tour, during which she promotes her hit single "Candy" in anticipation of her debut album. Still a teen, she continues her education with tutors.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Chris Pizzello/Contour Photos

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): COURTESY STAGEDOOR MANOR; Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Edited by Julia Wang

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