Moore's next album represents an exciting new direction as a recording artist. In a groundbreaking label deal, Moore will for the first time have total artistic control. All of the songs are co-written by Moore in collaboration with critically acclaimed singer/songwriters Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata and The Weepies. Set for release on April 10, 2007, and distributed by The Firm, it was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer).
Moore will next be seen in Ken Kwapis' romantic comedy License to Wed, opposite Robin Williams and John Krasinski. The story revolves around a young couple whose wedding plans are interrupted when the pushy minister (Williams) of the bride's family church orders the pair to complete a two-week prenup course; they must pass the class if they want to marry in his church. The groom fails the course and loses the girl, but fights to win her back. License to Wed is set for release on July 4, 2007.
Moore will surprise audiences with her starring role opposite Billy Crudup in Dedication, directed by and also starring Justin Theroux. Crudup plays a misogynistic children's author who is forced to collaborate with a young female illustrator (Moore) after his writing partner and only friend dies. Tom Wilkinson, Mia Farrow and Bob Balaban also star.
Critics took notice of her performance in Brian Dannelly's acclaimed film Saved!, for United Artists. Released in 2004, Moore's take on the perfect Christian girl who uses her personal relationship with Jesus to take advantage of everyone marked another step in her evolution as a film actress. This film was produced by Michael Stipe and Sandy Stern, and co-starred Jena Malone, Eva Amurri, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit and Mary-Louise Parker.
Additional film credits include Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, starring The Rock, Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar; Paul Weitz's American Dreamz, opposite Hugh Grant, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Klein, Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid; John Turturro's musical Romance & Cigarettes, with James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mary-Louise Parker; Andy Cadiff's Chasing Liberty, for Warner Bros.; and Clare Kilner's How to Deal, for New Line. In addition, Moore lent her voice to the animated comedy Racing Stripes and starred opposite Shane West in Adam Shankman's box-office success A Walk to Remember, for Warner Bros. and for which she won an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance. She also performed four songs featured on the film's soundtrack.
Moore made her feature film debut playing a haughty, cruel and popular high-school cheerleader in Disney's comedy smash-hit The Princess Diaries. Directed by Garry Marshall, the film also starred Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo.
For television, Moore appeared on NBC's popular comedy Scrubs in 2006. She also guest-starred as herself on the HBO hit series Entourage.
As a recording artist, Moore came to national attention with the 1999 release of her debut album, So Real, which reached platinum status in a remarkable three months and produced the top ten single Candy. Moore's second album, I Wanna Be With You was released in May 2000, and it also went platinum. Her self-titled third album, another major seller, featured the hit single Cry. Her critically acclaimed fourth album, Coverage, released on October 21, 2003, featured her mature and adventurous approaches to a remarkable collection of classic and personal favorite songs by Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Todd Rundgren and Cat Stevens, among many others.
Moore has an exclusive line known as MBLEM, comprised of contemporary tees and dresses based on her original concepts and designs. MBLEM is available in over 100 various trend-setting boutiques across the nation.
Moore was raised in Orlando, Florida, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
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Mandy Moore Facts
|Birth Name||Amanda Leigh Moore|
|Birthday||April 10, 1984 (37)|
|Birthplace||Nashua, New Hampshire, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Mandy Moore compared to you?|
|Awards||2002 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Female Performance (for A Walk to Remember)|
|The Princess Diaries|
|Tangled Ever After|
|Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection|
|A Walk to Remember|
|License to Wed|