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Also Known As: Amanda Leigh Moore, Mandy More Died:
Born: April 10, 1984 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA Profession: singer, actor, TV host

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Considering her overnight stardom as a pop music princess at the tender age of 15, it came as a surprise to many when she transitioned into an accomplished actress. While still in her teens, she suddenly found herself on tour with the biggest teen acts in music after being discovered by talent scouts. Specials on MTV and her own television show followed, culminating with a role in the feature film, "The Princess Diaries" (2001). It was all happening so fast. However, unlike some of her pop contemporaries, Moore's story deviated from when she turned in a respectable performance alongside the likes of icon Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. From there, Moore continued to grow as an actress, often in roles that played against her perceived type, exemplified by her turn as a judgmental, intolerant Christian student in the indie-comedy "Saved!" (2004) and as a villainous talent contestant in the "American Idol" lampoon, "American Dreamz" (2006). Later, Moore provided the voice of Rapunzel in the Disney reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Tangled" (2010). A fitting role, perhaps, for a singer-turned-actress whose successful career seemed more like a fantasy tale than some might have predicted for...

Considering her overnight stardom as a pop music princess at the tender age of 15, it came as a surprise to many when she transitioned into an accomplished actress. While still in her teens, she suddenly found herself on tour with the biggest teen acts in music after being discovered by talent scouts. Specials on MTV and her own television show followed, culminating with a role in the feature film, "The Princess Diaries" (2001). It was all happening so fast. However, unlike some of her pop contemporaries, Moore's story deviated from when she turned in a respectable performance alongside the likes of icon Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. From there, Moore continued to grow as an actress, often in roles that played against her perceived type, exemplified by her turn as a judgmental, intolerant Christian student in the indie-comedy "Saved!" (2004) and as a villainous talent contestant in the "American Idol" lampoon, "American Dreamz" (2006). Later, Moore provided the voice of Rapunzel in the Disney reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Tangled" (2010). A fitting role, perhaps, for a singer-turned-actress whose successful career seemed more like a fantasy tale than some might have predicted for the onetime teen idol du jour.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

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 Hotel Noir (2012)
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 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
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 Tangled (2010)
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 License to Wed (2007)
10.
 Dedication (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

1984:
Moved to Orlando, Florida with her family at six weeks old
1994:
Began taking voice lessons at age ten
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Appeared in local musical theater productions, including "The Sound of Music"
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Signed with Epic Records after being approached by producers who suggested she record a demo
1999:
Toured with both *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys in support of her hit debut single "Candy" and debut album
1999:
Released debut album <i>So Real</i>; certified platinum in the U.S.
2000:
Featured in the direct-to-video release "Magic Al and the Mind Factory"
2000:
Released follow-up album <i>I Wanna Be With You</i>, a re-worked version of her debut
2000:
Hosted the MTV music and chat series "The Mandy Moore Show" (later titled "Mandy")
2001:
Released self-titled album, featuring an edgier, more rock-infused sound
2001:
Voiced a bear cub in the comedy sequel "Dr. Dolittle 2"
2001:
Made feature acting debut in "The Princess Diaries" as a popular cheerleader; character performed the song "Stupid Cupid"
2002:
Landed first leading role in "A Walk to Remember," based on the Nicholas Sparks novel
2002:
Acted opposite Elijah Wood in "Try Seventeen"
2003:
Starred in the romantic comedy "How To Deal"
2004:
Played the daugther of the president in "Chasing Liberty"
2004:
Played a proper and popular girl at a Christian school in the religion satire "Saved!"
2005:
Co-starred in the musical "Romance & Cigarettes," written and directed by John Turturro
2005:
Guest starred as herself on the hit HBO show "Entourage"
2006:
Played Sally Kendoo, a cutthroat overachiever with a heart of stone in Paul Weitz' "American Dreamz"
2007:
Co-starred in Justin Theroux's directing debut "Dedication"; film premiered at Sundance
2007:
Co-starred with John Krasinski as a newly engaged couple in the comedy "License to Wed"
2007:
Played Diane Keaton's youngest daughter in the romantic comedy "Because I Said So"
2010:
Guest starred on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
2010:
Voiced Rapunzel in Disney's animated film "Tangled"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ¿ Motion Picture ("I See The Light" from "Tangled")
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Education

Bishop Moore High School: Orlando , Florida -
Lake Brantley High School: Altamonte Springs , Florida -

Notes

Mandy Moore on making her first video, the hit "Candy": "It was a lot like making a commercial, except I was the product. I was the box of soap, I was the candy bar, or something. So I found that was pretty funny, but it was still amazing."

"I just stopped myself sometimes and thought, 'Whoa, Mandy, look at all these adults. This is their job. They're trying to make a video for you. They're working hard for you.' It's just mind-boggling. It's like, 'Wow, all these adults' jobs are relying on you.' But again, in another sense, it's just like, 'Whoa, this is party time! I'm ready to go!'" --to MTVNEWS.com, December 1, 1999.

"My parents ... I guess you would call them stage parents. They were always really supportive, but at first they were kind of hesitant, especially when I was first starting in the very, very beginning. They thought, 'It's just a phase you're gonna grow out of in a few years' and stuff like that. But once they saw me onstage and knew how much it was my passion, how much I did love it, they were like, 'Okay, maybe she's taking this more seriously.' And definitely when some deals were starting to come in and some offers, my parents were kind of hesitant, because really, you have to sacrifice a lot, and people sometimes forget that. But they knew how much I loved it and how much I really wanted to give it my all and try. I'm really grateful that they were that supportive." --Moore to MTVNEWS.com, December 3, 1999.

Mandy Moore on "The Princess Diaries": "Growing up, I did a lot of musical theater, like 'The Sound Of Music' and stuff like that. It's a cool film, and I get to play the really mean, rude, crude, popular girl in school who's always making out with her boyfriend. The one who gets ice cream in her face. It's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to it." --to MTVNEWS.com, September 6, 2000.

"I don't want to take fame for granted because that is when you start to think you are better than everyone else. That is when you start thinking that you are someone that you are not."---Mandy Moore quoted by Askmen.com

"I have been very lucky in the sense that I'm not the biggest star in the world," she says. "So I was a little bit more anonymous and had the ability to kind of manoeuvre into roles that were a little bit more unexpected from me because people didn't expect much from me at all."---Moore on her transition to acting Movie Hole July 14, 2003

"There are those out there that definitely play up their sexuality and whatnot, but I don't and I never really have, so it's kind of weird to kind of see yourself in that light or for people to regard you in that light."---Moore in an interview with the Associated Press April 16, 2004

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Wilmer Valderrama. Actor. Played foreign exchange student Fez on Fox's "That '70s Show"; together from July 25, 2000 to early 2002.
companion:
Andy Roddick. Tennis player. Began dating December 2002; reportedly no longer together March 2004.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Don Moore. Airline pilot.
mother:
Stacy Moore.
brother:
Scott Moore. Born c. 1981.
brother:
Kyle Moore. Born c. 1986; appeared in Moore's debut video "Candy".
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