Amanda Righetti

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Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righetti 2009.jpg
Righetti attending Maxim Magazine's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration, 2009
Born(1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 31)
St. George, Utah, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Jordan Alan (m. 2006)
Children1
 
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Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righetti 2009.jpg
Righetti attending Maxim Magazine's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration, 2009
Born(1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 31)
St. George, Utah, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Jordan Alan (m. 2006)
Children1

Amanda Righetti (born April 4, 1983)[1] is an American actress and film producer.[citation needed] She is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist, as well as her roles in Friday the 13th and The O.C.

Personal life[edit]

The youngest of eight children,[2] Amanda Righetti was born in St. George, Utah,[1] and raised in Nevada,[3] outside Las Vegas.[2] Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006 on Oahu.[4] Their first child, son Knox Addison Alan, was born January 10, 2013.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Righetti was discovered in the International Cover Model Search at the age of 15[citation needed] and had a career as a fashion model before becoming an actress.[citation needed] After securing a role in the pilot for a proposed series by the name of No Place Like Home she played a recurring character in the teen drama The O.C.,[2] was a regular in the primetime soap opera North Shore and in late 2005, Righetti starred in Fox's drama series Reunion. Other credits include a recurring role on K-Ville,[7] guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage and a role in the TV movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.[2]

In 2006, Righetti signed on to star as the female lead in horror sequel Return to House on Haunted Hill. The film was released direct-to-video in October 2007. In April 2008, she was cast as the female lead in the slasher film Friday the 13th (2009).[7] Production ended in June 2008 and the film was released in theaters on February 13, 2009. Also that spring, Righetti was signed to the CBS series The Mentalist,[7] in the role of Grace Van Pelt.[2] Her 2012–13 pregnancy was not reflected in her character's storyline, during which she was filmed using selective angles and largely limited to desk duty.[8]

In September 2011, Righetti signed with talent agency UTA.[9]

Righetti and fellow cast-member Owain Yeoman left The Mentalist after season six.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Love and HappinessCharlie's Kid Sister
1996Kiss & TellLittle One
2002Angel BladeSamantha Goodman
2007Pipeline[11]JocelynAlso producer
2007Return to House on Haunted HillAriel Wolfe
2008[12]MatterStrangerShort film
2008Role ModelsIsabel
2009Friday the 13thWhitney Miller
2011The Chateau Meroux[2]Jennifer
2011Cats Dancing on JupiterJosephine SmartAlso executive producer
2011Captain America: The First AvengerS.H.I.E.L.D. Agent

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRiding TeenEpisode: "You've Got Male" (season 2)
2002Greg the BunnyDebbie FishmanEpisode: "Surprise!"
2003–05The O.C.Hailey Nichol12 episodes
2004–05North ShoreTessa Lewis20 episodes
2005Romy and Michele: In the BeginningFriendly GirlMovie
2005–06ReunionJenna Moretti13 episodes
2006EntourageKatrinaEpisode: "Aquamom" (season 3)
2007K-VilleA. J. Gossett3 episodes
2008–14The MentalistGrace Van Pelt127 episodes
2012Shadow of Fear[13][14]Casey CooperMovie
2014Chicago FireHollyEpisodes: "A Dark Day"
2014Chicago P.D.HollyEpisodes: "8:30 PM"
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Scarface: The World Is YoursFemme FataleVoice only

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amanda Righetti at TVGuide.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Amanda Righetti: Grace Van Pelt". CBS.com: The Mentalist Cast. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About". Amanda Righetti Official Website. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ Riedel, Stefanie (Winter–Spring 2007). "A Wedding at a Private Estate on Oahu". Pacific Weddings. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison". People. January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child". People. August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Perry, Byron (April 2, 2008). "Players: Amanda Righetti". Variety. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ Ausiello; Kimberly Roots, Michael (August 21, 2012). "The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child – Is Van Pelt Preggers Too?". TV Line. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 8, 2011). "UTA Signs Rob Morrow & Amanda Righetti". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ Porter, Rick (August 7, 2013). "'The Mentalist' Season 6: Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman set to leave". Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  11. ^ "In Development". Bliss Sinema. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Festival Genius". WHIFF. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lifetime Original Movie "Shadow [of] Fear" Premieres May 28!". PCM Television News. May 10, 2012. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ "About Shadow of Fear". Lifetime. Undated. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "2009 Festival Awards – New York March". New York Independent International Film and Video Festival. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

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