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Photo[edit]

Maybe we take another picture, because there are better one´s!

Seyfried's religion?[edit]

Fordham U. is well known for its Jesuit / RC leanings and student body. Does anyone know whether one of these describes Ms. Seyfried's religious persuasion? Kasreyn 18:24, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Maybe, but maybe not. There are many non-Catholics who have went to Fordham (Lara Jill Miller, Jonathan Harris, Karina Smirnoff - Jewish; Denzel Washington - Protestant minister's son, others, I'm sure) Rito Revolto 06:56, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Somebody please add that Amanda Seyfried is Jewish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.245.21.177 (talk) 20:20, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

She's not Jewish (or Catholic). Her father's family are Pennsylvania Dutch and Lutheran, and her mother's family are of German, Scottish, and English descent, and are also Protestant. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 06:32, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Cute but Sientiologist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.103.155.229 (talk) 03:56, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

YouTube links[edit]

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This article is one of thousands on Wikipedia that have a link to YouTube in it. Based on the External links policy, most of these should probably be removed. I'm putting this message here, on this talk page, to request the regular editors take a look at the link and make sure it doesn't violate policy. In short: 1. 99% of the time YouTube should not be used as a source. 2. We must not link to material that violates someones copyright. If you are not sure if the link on this article should be removed, feel free to ask me on my talk page and I'll review it personally. Thanks. ---J.S (t|c) 04:31, 8 November 2006 (UTC)


"Her fathers family are"??? You mean "is". Like i stated above everyone pulls crap from there arse! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.208.227.36 (talk) 04:54, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Your knowledge of grammar is not great. In the UK and probably other English-speaking countries, families and businesses are treated as multiples not as singular entities. Here is what I mean. We would say Bill HAS opened a new store but Bill and Mary HAVE opened a new store. HAS vs. HAVE. Right? Okay, well in the US we would say Sears HAS opened a new store. Treating the business as a singular entity. But in the UK they would say Sears HAVE opened a new store. Because they treat the business as though a multiple entity. Thus, her father's family ARE is just as correct as her father's family is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Filmteknik (talkcontribs) 03:13, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Alpha Dog[edit]

The movie was completed in 2006 not 2007. It was only released on 2007 but it was shown in 2006 at the Sundance Festival. Should'nt it say 2006 under Alpha Dog? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 12.72.38.120 (talk) 00:13, 24 January 2007 (UTC).

I agree. It should be palced under 2006 instead of 2007.12.72.38.10 22:54, 31 January 2007 (UTC)oneshyguy46

There was a rude and pointless comment here, which I have deleted Sophiaaa.x (talk) 20:42, 29 July 2008 (UTC)//#.

Filmography and television[edit]

I think that Filmography and Television should be split as I've seen some television shows stuck in the film section and it looks wrong. Any thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.30.153.141 (talk) 22:46, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I also think and strongly suggest that you return back the previous format of her filmography and the awards and nominations she had received, because I believe these are informative materials for the readers. If you would check Channing Tatum's wikipedia page, I think it's more organize with useful source of information or biography. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.1.53.3 (talk) 11:15, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

That picture is a little close up don't you think? Sephiroth storm (talk) 07:44, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought the same thing... Odd that it's been the same for so long. Non-English pages use a far better image, so maybe English should use the same. It seems to fit the Creative Commons requirements.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amanda_Seyfried-crop.jpg

Swapnil 404 (talk) 06:30, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This review is transcluded from Talk:Amanda Seyfried/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:12, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

General
  • Checklinks shows nothing concerning- all external links working
  • All images are appropriately captioned and licensed. No problems there.
  • It would probably benefit from a copyedit to improve the grammar and the flow of the prose
Specific
  • I'd suggest, but you're free to ignore me, removing the "career" heading and changing the 2 level 3 headings to level 2 headings rather than splitting the section up.
  • I'd suggest changing "...started her career as a child model at age eleven" to something like "began her acting career at the age of eleven"- it's redundant to call her a child model since that's implied by here age.
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • "Allentown, Pennsylvania" should be linked
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Can you find a way of incorporating "(where she lived at the time)" into prose rather than having it in parentheses?
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • "Seyfried's modeling career ended when she was seventeen"- how? Why?
I have not found any sources with reasons/explanation(s) to why her modeling career ended. Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:53, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Careful with the overlinking- common terms (like "film producer", for example) should not be linked
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Lohan should be given her full name and linked for the first mention
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • "Marks" (end of the third paragraph in "early work") should be in the past tense
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 08:50, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

I've only got as far as the bottom of "early work" but I'm not seeing any major issues so far. the article seems to be of very good quality and there are no significant hurdles to GA status. I'll be back later (could be a day or so) to give you some more feedback but I should be able to answer any queries if needed. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:37, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

A little more

I've got to the bottom now.Apologies if it looks like I'm nit-picking (I'm not, honest!) but there are a few minor issues that could be addressed though nothing fundamental so it shouldn't take too long to rectify them:

  • The first two sentences of "career success" appear to repeat themselves- they should be ironed out to remove the redundancy
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:51, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • "is set to be premiered on January 10, 2010" should be updated
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:51, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Is there any more information on her role in Solstice?
I have not been able to find reliable sources on information about the film and Rotten Tomatoes does not have any info of the films critical reception and Box Office MoJo does not have any info of the films box office revenue. Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 00:13, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  • The description of Mama Mia! needs to be reworked- assume your reader has never seen the film
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 00:20, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm guessing "alongside her boyfriend Cooper" means Dominic Cooper? For the first mention, he should have his full name and a link
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 00:16, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  • The article mentions "disappointing" box office performance- are there any statistics to back that up?
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:53, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Similarly, can you find any reviews that discuss Seyfried's performance?
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 00:39, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Marmaduke and Dear John seem to be the wrong way around- the article should be chronological unless there;s a good reason to do it another way
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:51, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Terms like "summer of 2009" should be specified per MOS:DATES
The source I provided in the article does not specify the month; would it be better if I removed the filming time period altogether? Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:51, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Song titles should be in "quote marks"
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:51, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
  • United Kingdom is not an adjective so should be piped to "British", which is
Yes check.svg Done Crystal Clear x3 [talk] 23:56, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

The prose could do with some work- a lot of sentences start with "the film" and "in the film". It would be good if you could vary the sentence structure a little to make it more engaging to read but I'll give it a copyedit if you want.Any questions, I'll be around so feel free to drop me a line. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:36, 5 March 2010 (UTC)


  • OK, I've given it a copyedit and I'm happy to promote this. If you're looking to take it further (towards FA status) it'll need more copyediting- I'm happy that it meets the GA requirements for quality of prose but FA status requires a "professional" level and you'll need more and better sources- using IMDb is generally frowned upon but is useful for basic facts about roles/films etc. Other than that, I'd say this is a very nice piece of work. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 06:51, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Suggestion[edit]

I suggest that you return back the previous format of her filmography and the awards and nominations she had received, because I believe these are informative materials for the readers. If you would check Channing Tatum's wikipedia page, I think it's more organize with useful source of information or biography. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.1.53.3 (talk) 11:11, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I suggest you update her profile. There are lots of news and things happening to her right now. Like the success of Dear John, and her huge publicity that she makes like the two Vanity Fair issues, the Glamour issue, etc. I would also like to know more about her achievements during her childhood or high school year before she became famous. Like I red an article where she performed Grease in Broadway, she speaks french, and a tennis varsity player. This is all quoted by her in her interviews. I have all the links, if you would let me, I'll give it to you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.1.53.3 (talk) 09:56, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I have a suggestion, why don't YOU update her profile instead of asking others to do it? Organize it yourself. Add the links, yourself. If you want to know more about her, read more about her and then post it here with the appropriate links. If you have "red" (sic) all this about her and gathered the links then edit the article yourself. I have another suggestion, sign up with Wikipedia and stop posting anonymously. Thanks! Supertheman (talk) 21:54, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Music[edit]

Maybe we should also include a section for songs she released like her cover of the Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs classic song "L'il Red Riding Hood and her song "Little House"? Thewisesophie (talk) 22:20, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Name pronounced: "uh-MAN-duh CY-fred"[edit]

Here is a sourced pronunciation in case any regular editor here wants to match it to Wikipedia:Pronunciation_respelling_key. Source: People (magazine), April 11, 2011, page 32, Time, Inc., "Say What??: Scoop's handy pronunciation guide to today's tricky celebrity names." Amanda Seyfried's name is written as "un-MAN-duh CY-fred." 5Q5 (talk) 15:09, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Damage left in situ[edit]

I reverted the most recent edit because it damaged the page coding. Can't be bothered fixing it. Have fun. Nick Cooper (talk) 20:58, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Relationship timeline?[edit]

"She began dating Ryan Phillippe after they both attended Kate Hudson's Halloween party in 2011; they broke up and reconciled before ending their relationship in May 2011."

How can people who met at a Halloween party break up in May of the same year?Avman89 (talk) 06:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I was about to post suggesting the same correction. This needs to be corrected! 92.4.149.201 (talk) 20:41, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
The page is not protected, you can do it. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 21:05, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Name pronunciation is sigh-fred, not sigh-frid.[edit]

Listen to this video clip with your ears. [1][2]--Bcxfu75k (talk) 05:05, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

I take it she has not the slightest clue about German. The German pronunciation is best approximated by SIGH-freed. In this video, she explains that her sister pronounces it that way, but she herself pronounces it SIGH-fred. Clearly the interviewer has no clue either because if he had, he'd have pointed out that what's weird is her own pronunciation, not her sister's. Perhaps she thinks because friend is pronounced frend, fried is pronounced fred. But the smart (and actually kinda obvious) thing to do would have been to simply do your research to find out who's right, you or your sister. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 03:22, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Cropped photo[edit]

Can someone please change that awful close up photo that is midway down the page. That image was formerly the header image, but has since been moved. I will attempt to change it, but I have not had much luck yet with editing with images. — Preceding unsigned comment added by R.M. 221 (talkcontribs) 03:15, 1 April 2014 (UTC)