Amanda Righetti is Best Known For Starring in the popular television series like The O.C. (2003-2005) and The Mentalist (2008-2015). Playing important roles in several films such as Friday The 13th (2009), Angel Blade (2002), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Love At The Shore (2017).
Born Name: Amanda Elizabeth Righetti
Nick Name: Spaghetti Righetti
Born: April 04, 1983, 36 years and 9 months, St. George, Utah, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Bra size: 36B
Father – Alexander Dominic /Domini “Alex” Righetti
Mother – Linda Carol née Chisum
Siblings – She has 6 older sisters and an older brother.
Others – Joseph A. Righetti (Paternal Grandfather), Rose F. De Profio (Paternal Grandmother), Carroll Edgar “Alec” Chisum (Maternal Grandfather), Betty Jane Bader (Maternal Grandmother), Mark Douglas Chisum (Maternal Uncle).
The youngest of eight children, Righetti was born on April 4, 1983, in St. George, Utah, and raised in Nevada, outside Las Vegas. Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006, in Oahu. in 2013, she gave birth to their son.
Righetti was discovered in the International Cover Model Search at the age of 15 and had a career as a fashion model before becoming an actress. 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., 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, guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage and a role in the television film, Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.
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). 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, in the role of Grace Van Pelt. 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.
In September 2011, Righetti signed with talent agency UTA.
Righetti and fellow cast-member Owain Yeoman left The Mentalist after season six.
Righetti stars as a divorced novelist in the Hallmark Channel television film Love at the Shore (2017)
She is represented by Dave Fleming from Atlas Artists.
She is of Italian descent on her father’s side and has German, French, English ancestry on her mother’s side.
She has appeared in a TV Commercial for “Meaningful Beauty – Advanced”, alongside model Cindy Crawford and actress Debra Messing.
She made her feature film debut as Charlie’s kid sister in the movie Love and Happiness in 1995.
First TV Show
Amanda made her first TV show appearance on the crime drama series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in 2001.
Amanda trains under the guidance of Marcus Pierce from Body Drama Fitness. Her fitness routine consists of several exercises including plank walkup and her major focus is on burning as many calories as possible.
Amanda Righetti Favorite Things
Episode From ‘The Mentalist’ – Red John’s Friends
Amanda Righetti Facts
She was born in Utah but she grew up in Nevada.
Amanda was 4 years old when she started dancing.
While in school, she would participate in school plays and productions.
At the age of 14, she started her career as a model.
She was 18 years old when she moved to Los Angeles to follow her passion for acting.
She once cheated on her boyfriend in retaliation to him cheating on her.
She was ranked at the #59 position in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list in 2005.
In 2009, she received the Best Actress Award at New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
Amanda sustained several injuries during the shoot of the horror film, Friday The 13th.
Visit her official website @ amandarighetti.com.