Mena Suvari Biography

Birthday: 1979-02-13
Place of Birth: Newport, Rhode Island USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Mena Alexandra Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island. Her first name comes from her British aunt, named after the Mena House Oberoi (at the base of the pyramids in Egypt); her last name is Estonian. Mena started modeling for Wilhelmina at the age of 12 and her acting career began when she did a Rice-A-Roni commercial at the age of 13. Mena is perhaps best known for her breakout role in the Academy-Award winning film American Beauty (1999), for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress by The British Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Suvari also won a Movieline Award for Breakthrough Performance for her genuine and confident portrayal of "Angela Hayes", the object of Kevin Spacey's desire in the iconic film directed by Sam Mendes. Mena followed that with a turn in the celebrated comedy American Pie (1999) (for which she won another Movieline Award for Best Ensemble Cast) with additional film credits that include Nicolas Cage's directorial debut, Sonny (2002), opposite James Franco, Jonas Åkerlund's Spun (2002), Amy Heckerling's Loser (2000), Sugar & Spice (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), The Musketeer (2001), Gregg Araki's Nowhere (1997), Factory Girl (2006), Rumor Has It... (2005), Domino (2005), Beauty Shop (2005) and the feature Trauma (2004/I), opposite Colin Firth. Mena re-teamed with American Beauty (1999) writer Alan Ball for a recurring role on the acclaimed "HBO" series "Six Feet Under" (2001). Having modeled in her teens, she was tapped to be the face of the global campaign for "Lancôme" and was shot by the late Richard Avedon for Harry Winston's 2005 winter advertising campaign. Most recently, Mena garnered some of the best reviews of her career in the independent films Stuck (2007), based on a true story, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008), opposite Sienna Miller and Peter Sarsgaard. Suvari is a long-time supporter and activist for the esteemed African relief organization Amref, the African Medical Research Foundation.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Orpheus Sue Ellen 2006 -
Young Blood Francesca Bonacieux 2011 Adventure
The Americans (2012) Heather 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Slums of Beverly Hills Rachel Hoffman 1998 Comedy, Drama
The Rage: Carrie 2 Lisa 1999 Reality Tv, Game Show
Atomic Train Grace Seger 1999 Action, Drama, Thriller
American Pie Heather 1999 Comedy, Romance
American Beauty Angela Hayes 1999 Drama
Loser Dora Diamond 2000 Comedy, Romance
Sugar & Spice Kansas 2001 Comedy
American Pie 2 Heather 2001 Comedy, Romance
The Musketeer Francesca Bonacieux 2001 Action, Drama, Adventure
Spun Cookie 2002 0, Comedy
Sonny Carol 2003 Crime, Drama
Trauma Charlotte 2004 0, Game Show
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party 2005
Rumor Has It... Annie Huttinger 2005 0, Biography
Beauty Shop Joanne 2005 Comedy
Domino Kimmie 2005 Action, Biography, Crime
Sugar&Spice Kansas 2006
Brooklyn Rules Ellen 2007 0, 0, Game Show
Factory Girl Richie Berlin 2007 Drama
Caffeine Vanessa 2007 Comedy
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Phlox Lombardi 2008
The Garden of Eden Catherine Hill Bourne 2008
Day of the Dead Sarah Bowman 2008 Action, Horror, Thriller
You May Not Kiss the Bride Tonya 2011 Comedy, Romance
American Reunion Heather 2012 Comedy
The Knot Sarah 2012 Comedy, Romance
Last Stop Tracy 2013 Horror
The Opposite Sex Jane 2014 Comedy
Edmond Whore 2019 0, 0
Stuck Brandi 2019