The Red Riding Hood: Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress, singer-songwriter and former child model. She began her career as a child model when she was 11, and at 15 she began her career as an actress. In 2004, Amanda made her film debut in Mean Girls playing Karen Smith, the ditziest of the so-called “Plastics”.

Amanda was born on December 3, 1985 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Ann Seyfried, is an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack Seyfried, is a pharmacist. She has German ancestry. Amanda graduated in 2003 from Allentown Pennsylvania, William Allen High School. She has an older sister, Jennifer Seyfried, who is a musician in the Philadelphia.

During Amanda’s time modeling, she appeared in print ads for clothing companies including Limited Too with Leighton Meester. She stopped modeling when she was seventeen. Amanda took voice lessons, studied opera, and trained with a Broadway coach while still a teen.

Amanda has stated that she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. She dated actors Alexander Skarsgår, Dominic Cooper, and as well as Ryan Phillippe. She appeared on the cover of three Francine Pascal books.

Amanda is good friends with American Gun co-star Nikki Reed; Letters to Juliet co-star Chris Egan and Vanessa Redgrave. Correct pronunciation of her last name is “Sigh-Frid”. She a former waitress and her trade mars are her long blonde hair and very fair skin and big green eyes.

Amanda’s, other appearances include leading roles in Jennifer’s Body and Chloe in 2009, Dear John in 2010 and Letters to JulietRed Riding Hood and In Time in 2011.

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