Righetti attending Maxim Magazine's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration, 2009
April 4, 1983 |
St. George, Utah, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jordan Alan (m. 2006)|
Amanda Righetti (born April 4, 1983) is an American actress and film producer. 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.
The youngest of eight children, Amanda Righetti was born in St. George, Utah, and raised in Nevada, outside Las Vegas. Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006 on Oahu. Their first child, son Knox Addison Alan, was born January 10, 2013.
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 TV movie 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.
|1995||Love and Happiness||Charlie's Kid Sister|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Little One|
|2002||Angel Blade||Samantha Goodman|
|2007||Return to House on Haunted Hill||Ariel Wolfe|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Whitney Miller|
|2011||The Chateau Meroux||Jennifer|
|2011||Cats Dancing on Jupiter||Josephine Smart||Also executive producer|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Riding Teen||Episode: "You've Got Male" (season 2)|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Debbie Fishman||Episode: "Surprise!"|
|2003–05||The O.C.||Hailey Nichol||12 episodes|
|2004–05||North Shore||Tessa Lewis||20 episodes|
|2005||Romy and Michele: In the Beginning||Friendly Girl||Movie|
|2005–06||Reunion||Jenna Moretti||13 episodes|
|2006||Entourage||Katrina||Episode: "Aquamom" (season 3)|
|2007||K-Ville||A. J. Gossett||3 episodes|
|2008–14||The Mentalist||Grace Van Pelt||127 episodes|
|2012||Shadow of Fear||Casey Cooper||Movie|
|2014||Chicago Fire||Holly||Episodes: "A Dark Day"|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Holly||Episodes: "8:30 PM"|
|2006||Scarface: The World Is Yours||Femme Fatale||Voice only|
- 2009 New York Independent International Film and Video Festival: Best Actress in a Short Film – Amanda Righetti in "Matter"
- Amanda Righetti at TVGuide.com
- "Amanda Righetti: Grace Van Pelt". CBS.com: The Mentalist Cast. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
- "About". Amanda Righetti Official Website. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
- 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.
- "Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison". People. January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2003.
- "Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child". People. August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
- Perry, Byron (April 2, 2008). "Players: Amanda Righetti". Variety. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011.
- Ausiello; Kimberly Roots, Michael (August 21, 2012). "The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child – Is Van Pelt Preggers Too?". TV Line.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 8, 2011). "UTA Signs Rob Morrow & Amanda Righetti". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011.
- Porter, Rick (August 7, 2013). "'The Mentalist' Season 6: Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman set to leave". Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
- "In Development". Bliss Sinema. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
- "Festival Genius". WHIFF. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- "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.
- "About Shadow of Fear". Lifetime. Undated. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- "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.
- Official website
- Amanda Righetti at the Internet Movie Database
- Amanda Righetti on Twitter
- Amanda Righetti at AllMovie