Amanda Righetti

Amanda Righetti Sunglasses

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Biography

Born on April 4, 1983 in St. George, Utah and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda Righetti began her career at age 14 as a model. Her big acting break, a guest role on Fox network's The O.C. in 2003, lead to a starring role as Tessa Lewis on the series, North Shore (2004-2005). In 2008 she won an award in the Short Film category for Best Actress at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

Amanda is probably best remembered for her role as Whitney Miller in Michael Bay's remake of Friday the 13th (2009), though she is also known for her portrayal of Grace Van Pelt, a rookie detective on the CBS drama, The Mentalist.

Amanda married movie writer/director Jordan Alan in a small ceremony on Oahu, Hawaii in April of 2006. Their wedding was featured in In Style Wedding Magazine.

Trivia

  • Walked down the aisle at her wedding to the chords of the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden," played on a ukulele.
  • Is the youngest of eight children, with six sisters and one brother.
  • Worked as a producer. Oversaw production of several commercials and short films.
  • Was a pinup in FHM Magazine in September 2005
  • Had fellow actress Alexa Davalos as her maid of honor.


Quotes

  • On Horror Movies: "I think keeping it real and, you know, the actors being able to dive into - tapping into their fear, so that the audiences can relate to that fear and go on a journey makes it so much more of an enjoyable experience."
  • "Spaghetti Righetti is my nickname to this day. My Reunion co-stars call me Spaghetti Righetti. It's grown on me with time. You can't really fight it."

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