Amanda Seyfried (images -- some NSFW | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: Allentown, Pa., according to her Wikipedia profile.
Best Known For: Being all things to all people, maybe. Amanda has held a regular role on the HBO drama Big Love as the elder daughter of a polygamist family (with fellow celebrity crush Tina Majorino as her best friend and fellow crush Ginnifer Goodwin as one of her moms); she's had recurring roles on the teen noir Veronica Mars (which of course starred celebrity crush Kristen Bell) and Wildfire (which starred future crush Genevieve Cortese and had fellow crush Amy Jo Johnson in a recurring role).
|With Kristen Bell on Veronica Mars. Seyfried's work |
as murdered Lilly Kane so impressed the show's
creators, they increased the number of flashbacks
with her character, Wikipedia notes.
Her film breakout was in her first film, the Lindsay Lohan vehicle Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey and featuring Amanda as quite possibly the ditziest blonde to grace a screen until Heather Morris' Brittany on Glee. (It also co-starred celebrity crush Lizzy Caplan and the scrumptious Rachel McAdams, who is unarguably too high-profile for this blog; Amanda auditioned for the role that went to Rachel and was considered for the role that went to Lohan.)
|Plus, she looks like this.|
But she can also act her heart out. Her work as the murdered Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars was something to behold, creating a character who could be quite charming and childlike but also had a serious wild and dark side. (She auditioned to play Veronica.) Her role as Karen in Mean Girls was laugh-out-loud funny, and of course she was charming as all get out in Mamma Mia! (which Ye Olde Podcaster's niece watched in his presence).
Voice work: American Dad, season 5: "Escape from Pearl Bailey" (Amazon | iTunes)
Musical work: Dear John soundtrack (Amazon | iTunes) * Mamma Mia! soundtrack (Amazon | iTunes)
|With Tina Majorino on Big Love.|
Music video: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" (from Mamma Mia!) (iTunes)
Amazon | iTunes) * A Bag of Hammers (Amazon | iTunes) * Letters to Juliet (Amazon | iTunes) * Dear John (Amazon | iTunes) * Chloe (Amazon | iTunes) * Jennifer's Body (Amazon | iTunes) * Boogie Woogie (Amazon | iTunes) * Official Selection (2008 short) (Amazon | iTunes) * Mamma Mia! (Amazon | iTunes) * Solstice (Amazon | iTunes) * Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (2006 short) (Amazon | iTunes) * Alpha Dog (Amazon | iTunes) * American Gun (Amazon | iTunes) * Nine Lives (2005) (Amazon | iTunes) * Mean Girls (Amazon | iTunes)