Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress, model, and
singer-songwriter. She began her career as a model when she was 11,
then her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas
As the World Turns and All My Children.
In 2004, Seyfried made her movie debut in the teen comedy Mean
Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films,
such as the drama Nine Lives (2005) and the crime drama Alpha Dog
(2006). She also had a recurring role on the UPN television series
Veronica Mars (2004–06). Between 2006 and 2011, Seyfried starred on
the HBO drama series Big Love and appeared in the musical feature
film Mamma Mia! (2008).
Seyfried had leading roles in the black comedy horror film
Jennifer's Body (2009), as a call girl in the erotic thriller Chloe
(2009), the romantic drama-war film Dear John (2010), and the
romantic drama Letters to Juliet (2010). She then starred in the
dark fantasy historical romance Red Riding Hood (2011), the
dystopian sci-fi thriller In Time (2011), the thriller Gone (2012),
the musical drama film Les Misérables (2012), the biographical drama
Lovelace (2013), and in the Seth MacFarlane comedies A Million Ways
to Die in the West (2014) and Ted 2 (2015). She also starred in
Fathers and Daughters (2016).