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Mena Suvari Biography And Photo ( 15 Photo )

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Mena Alexandra Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, Suvari appeared in guest roles on such 1990s television shows as Boy Meets World and High Incident.

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She made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997). She achieved international fame for her roles as Angela Hayes in American Beauty and Heather Gardner in American Pie (both 1999), the former earning her a BAFTA Award nomination. She reprised her role as Heather in American Pie 2 (2001) and American Reunion (2012). She also appeared in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Loser (2000), Sugar & Spice (2001), Spun (2002), Trauma (2004), and the HBO drama series Six Feet Under (2001–05). 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 African relief organization, the African Medical and Research Foundation.



Early life

Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of Candice, a nurse, and Ando Ivar Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her mother is of half Greek descent and her father was Estonian (from Pärnu). She has three older brothers.

She began modeling 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. Mena considered 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.



Other projects

Suvari plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. She is also active in female empowerment issues. She is involved with several charities whose cause is breast cancer, the “End Violence Against Women” campaign, and tours high schools as a “Circle Of Friends” spokesperson, encouraging teenagers to quit smoking.


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 Sestito in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences and listing November 1, 2011 as the date of separation. The divorce was finalized in October 2012.





Year Title Role Notes
1997 Kiss the Girls Coty Pierce
1997 Snide and Prejudice Geli Raubal
1997 Nowhere Zoe
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Rachel Hoffman
1999 American Pie Heather
1999 Rage: Carrie 2, TheThe Rage: Carrie 2 Lisa Parker
1999 Atomic Train Grace Seger
1999 American Beauty Angela Hayes
2000 Loser Dora Diamond
2000 American Virgin Katrina Bartalotti
2001 Musketeer, TheThe Musketeer Francesca Bonacieux
2001 American Pie 2 Heather
2001 Sugar & Spice Kansas Hill
2002 Sonny Carol
2002 Spun Cookie
2004 Trauma Charlotte
2005 Standing Still Lana
2005 Edmond Prostitute
2005 Rumor Has It Annie Huttinger
2005 Domino Kimmie
2005 Beauty Shop Joanne Marcus
2006 Factory Girl Richie Berlin
2006 Caffeine Vanessa
2006 Dog Problem, TheThe Dog Problem Jules
2006 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Aerith Gainsborough Voice role
2007 Brooklyn Rules Ellen
2007 Stuck Brandi Boski
2008 Day of the Dead Sarah Cross
2008 Mysteries of Pittsburgh, TheThe Mysteries of Pittsburgh Phlox Lombardi
2008 The Garden of Eden Catherine Bourne
2010 You May Not Kiss the Bride Tonya
2010 No Surrender Amelia Davis
2011 Restitution Heather
2012 American Reunion Heather
2012 The Knot Sarah
2014 Don’t Blink Tracy
2015 Badge of Honor Jessica Dawson


Year title Role Notes
Boy Meets World Laura
Episodes: “Danger Boy”
“The Grass Is Always Greener”
1996 Minor Adjustments Emily Episode: “A Fish Story”
1996 ER Laura-Lee Armitage Episode: “Last Call”
1996/97 High Incident Jill Marsh 4 episodes
1997 Chicago Hope Ivy Moore Episode: “Sympathy for the Devil”
1999 Atomic Train Grace Seger TV movie
2004 Six Feet Under Edie 7 episodes in season 4
2006 Orpheus Sue Ellen Movie
2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City Sandy Murphy Movie
2010 Psych Allison Cowley Episode: “Yang 3 in 2D” (5.16)
2011 The Cape Dice Episode: “Dice” (1.05)
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Elizabeth Short 2 episodes
2013 Chicago Fire Isabelle 7 episodes
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: “What’s Cooking on Game Night”
2013 Lakewood Plaza Turbo Enid / Ginger Voice role
2015 South of Hell Maria Abascal/Abigail Lead role

Video games

  • 2006: Kingdom Hearts II (as Aerith Gainsborough)
  • 2016: OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo (as Enid)

Awards and nominationsmena-suvari-photo


Year Association Category Title of work Result
1999 Online Film Critics Society Best Cast American Beauty Won
2000 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble Cast[citation needed] American Pie Won
2000 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Beauty Won
2000 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role American Beauty Nominated
2005 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Six Feet Under Nominated



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