Amanda Righetti

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Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righetti 2009.jpg
Righetti attending Maxim Magazine's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration, 2009
Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 33)
St. George, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jordan Alan (m. 2006)
Children 1

Amanda Righetti (born April 4, 1983)[1] is an American actress. 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.and Colony.

Personal life[edit]

The youngest of eight children,[2] Righetti was born on April 4, 1983 in St. George, Utah,[1] and raised in Nevada,[3] outside Las Vegas.[2] Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006 on Oahu.[4] On January 10, 2013, she gave birth to their son Knox Addison.[5]

Career[edit]

Righetti was discovered in the International Cover Model Search at the age of 15[citation needed] and had a career as a fashion model before becoming an actress.[citation needed] 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.,[2] 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,[6] guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage and a role in the TV movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.[2]

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).[6] 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,[6] in the role of Grace Van Pelt.[2] 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.[7]

In September 2011, Righetti signed with talent agency UTA.[8]

Righetti and fellow cast-member Owain Yeoman left The Mentalist after season six.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Love and Happiness Charlie's Kid Sister
1996 Kiss & Tell Little One
2002 Angel Blade Samantha Goodman
2007 Pipeline[10] Jocelyn Also producer
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Ariel Wolfe
2008 Matter[11] Stranger Short film
2008 Role Models Isabel
2009 Friday the 13th Whitney Miller
2011 The Chateau Meroux[2] Jennifer
2011 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Josephine Smart Also executive producer
Made in 2011; unreleased as of Feb. 2015
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Recurring role; 12 episodes
2004–05 North Shore Tessa Lewis Main role (20 episodes)
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Friendly Girl Movie
2005–06 Reunion Jenna Moretti Main role (13 episodes)
2006 Entourage Katrina Episode: "Aquamom" (season 3)
2007 K-Ville A. J. Gossett 3 episodes
2008–15 The Mentalist Grace Van Pelt Main role (seasons 1–6, 126 episodes)
2010 Wandering Eye Maron Abbott Movie
2012 Shadow of Fear[12] Casey Cooper Movie
2014 Chicago Fire Holly Episodes: "A Dark Day"
2014 Chicago P.D. Holly Episodes: "8:30 PM"
2016 Colony Madeline "Maddie" Kenner USA Network series
Video games
Year Title Voice role Notes
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Femme Fatale

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 New York Independent International Film and Video Festival: Best Actress in a Short Film – Amanda Righetti in "Matter"[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amanda Righetti". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Amanda Righetti: Grace Van Pelt". CBS.com: The Mentalist Cast. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About". Amanda Righetti Official Website. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Amanda Righetti Welcomes Son Knox Addison". People. January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2003. 
  6. ^ a b c Perry, Byron (April 2, 2008). "Players: Amanda Righetti". Variety. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael; Roots, Kimberly (August 21, 2012). "The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child – Is Van Pelt Preggers Too?". TVLine.com. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 8, 2011). "UTA Signs Rob Morrow & Amanda Righetti". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (August 7, 2013). "'The Mentalist' Season 6: Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman set to leave". Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  10. ^ "In Development". Bliss Sinema. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Festival Genius". WHIFF. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "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. 

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