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Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

Birthday: 1979-02-13 · Known For: Acting

47 Movies · 8 TV Series

Biography

Mena Alexandra Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, she soon transitioned into acting after appearing in guest roles on 1990's television shows such as Boy Meets World and High Incident. She made her film debut in the 1997 drama film Nowhere. She made the transition to major roles with her performances in American Beauty, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, and American Pie, both of which earned her wider attention. Since then, she appeared in Loser (2000), with her American Pie co-star, Jason Biggs, and later played the main character in the comedy film Sugar & Spice (2001). She had appearances in the 2002 independent drama Spun, and the 2004 thriller feature Trauma. She also appeared in the HBO's drama series Six Feet Under in 2004, she received a nomination as a member of the Outstanding Cast at the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2008, she was cast in a string of films, including Day of the Dead, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and the film adaptation of The Garden of Eden. Suvari is a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve, and has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Vogue. She is a long-time supporter and activist for the esteemed African relief organization, the African Medical and Research Foundation. She is also active in female empowerment issues, and is involved with charities whose cause is breast cancer, and "End Violence Against Women" campaign. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mena Suvari, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Life

Suvari married German-born cinematographer Robert Brinkmann on March 4, 2000. Brinkmann was 17 years her senior. On April 24, 2005, she filed for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce was finalized in May 2005.In 2007, Suvari began dating Italian Canadian concert promoter Simone Sestito, whom she met at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Suvari and Sestito became engaged in July 2008 during a vacation to Jamaica. They were married on June 26, 2010 in a private chapel in Rome. On January 13, 2012, Suvari filed for divorce from him in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences and listing November 1, 2011 as the date of separation. The divorce was finalized in October 2012.In late 2017, Suvari became a vegan for ethical reasons. Since then she only uses cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products, as well as sustainable clothing.Suvari married her third husband Michael Hope in October 2018.

Early Life

Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island on February 13, 1979, the daughter of nurse Candice and psychiatrist Ando Suvari. Her mother is of Greek descent, while her father was an Estonian from Pärnu. She has three older brothers: AJ, Sulev, and Jüri. Suvari began modeling with Millie Lewis Models and Talent as a preteen and soon after appeared in a Rice-A-Roni commercial. The family later relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, where her brothers attended The Citadel. Suvari was considering becoming an archaeologist, astronaut, or doctor when a modeling agency stopped by her all-girls school, Ashley Hall, to offer classes. By the time she started acting, she had been modeling for the New York-based Wilhelmina agency for five years. Suvari relocated to California and attended Providence High School in Burbank, graduating in 1997.

Movies & TV Series

1994.

1 TV Series
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