Mandy Moore

June 15, 2009 Some fast facts about Mandy Moore:
  • Amanda Leigh (Moore's given name), was released May 26, and was co-written by Moore with Mike Viola, Inara George (The Bird & The Bee) and Lori McKenna and features vintage instrumentation (ie. Clavinet, harpsichord, etc) throughout the record, having been influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, CSNY, etc.
  • Mandy has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
  • Was discovered by a Fed EX worker who knew someone at Sony Records the label that signed her to a record deal when she was 14.
  • In 2002, she won the MTV Movie Award for "Breakthrough Performance" in "A Walk To Remember. Mandy sang four songs on the soundtrack that sold over four million albums.
  • Starred in "Princess Diaries" and her critically acclaimed performances in movies such as "Saved," "American Dreamz" and the more recent, "Dedication," have made her one of Hollywood's most desirable actresses.
  • HBO and Mandy joined "Entourage" in 2005 which had both fans and executives applauding and begging for a return to the show.
  • Married alternate-country-rock singer Ryan Adams in a private ceremony in Savannah, Georgia in March.
  • Once said she wants to go to college in NYC to become a news reporter.
  • Mandy continues a wide range of philanthropic efforts including her commitment to the Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org) campaign, acting as a major spokesperson for Cervical Cancer Awareness and her ongoing involvement with Trinity Kid's Care (www.trinitycarehospice.org) - a non-profit children's hospice based in Los Angeles.
  • Mandy is the new ambassador to the non-profit organization, PSI and recently traveled to Southern Sudan, on behalf of their program, Five and Alive to deliver malaria prevention nets to children under 5.
  • With several films going into production for 2009, Moore has a huge year ahead of her. She will tour both domestically and internationally to support "Amanda Leigh" and will be seen on television throughout the year performing songs from this album.

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Birth name: Amanda Leigh Moore Birth Date: April 10, 1984 Birth Place: Nashua, NH Parents: Don and Stacy Moore Siblings: Scott(28) and Kyle(22)

Mandy Moore started her career at the tender age of 14. At a young age, she adapted herself by possessing her talents by acting in school plays and singing at local sporting events in Orlando, Florida. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, April 10, 1984, her family moved to Orlando, Florida when she was just a couple of weeks old. While growing up in Orlando, which was already known for high profile teenage talent, she was discovered at 14, and has emerged as one of the hottest young starts of today. Since her first CD release with So Real in 1999, Mandy Moore's career has flourished as she has released even more hit records, starred in such movies as Princess Diaries, A Walk To Remember, Saved, Try 17, Chasing Liberty, American Dreamz, How To Deal, Because I Said So, License To Wed, Dedication, and Southland Tales. She has released her own clothing line called MBLEM and has reached enormous success with it as her clothes have been sold in stores all across America.

  • • Her favorite food is Sushi.
  • • Her parents Don and Stacy call her Mimi.
  • • Her favorite ice cream is Chunky Monkey.
  • • High School GPA was 3.8.
  • • Of Irish and Cherokee descent on her father's side and of English descent on her mother's side.
  • • Left high school half way through her freshman year.
  • • Her middle name is Leigh, which is named after her mom Stacy's mother's hometown in England, Leigh-on-Sea.
  • • She attended Park Maitland School in Matiland, Florida and was cast as Adelaide in its production of Broadway Musical "Guys and Dolls".
  • • Lists Annie Hall (1977) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind< (2004) as her favorite films.
  • • Loves roller-coasters.
  • • Fractured her ankle during a shoot for Self magazine. She was injured after jumping from a boat.
  • • She admits to being a homebody that likes to stay home and watch TV • Is an avid shopper.
  • • She is a fan of UFC-Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • • She loves Gardenias and anything Gardenia scented.
  • • She likes the number 23 because that is the date she did "Guys and Dolls" and it cemented her love and passion for singing and acting.
  • • She lists Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Joan Armatrading, Teagan and Sara, Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, Carole King, Jeff Buckley, The Dixie Chicks, Rachael Yamagata, The Weepies, Carey Brothers, Imogen Heap, Brett Dennen, HEM, Ryan Adams, and Wilco as some of her music favorites.
  • • Likes American Idol, The Office, and the Discovery Channel Planet Earth series as some of her fave television programs to watch.
  • • At 16, became the youngest host on MTV with her own show that ran for two successful seasons.
  • • Mandy has been the biggest selling cover of Elle magazine and Cosmopolitan. She is the only woman to appear on the covers of both magazines twice within a 12 month period.
  • • Has been featured on the cover of more than 200 magazines in the US and worldwide.
  • • Wants to learn how to cook.
  • • Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
  • • Was ranked #19 on Forbes List The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
  • • Toured with NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys in 1999.
  • • Her younger brother, Kyle, was an extra in her music video "Candy."
  • • Her debut single 'Candy' topped the Australian Charts at number 1.
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