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Mena Suvari

Mena has become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood. She was seen in the Oscar Award winning film American Beauty, co-starring with Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the British Academy Awards, for her critically acclaimed performance. She also starred in the outrageous comedy hit American Pie, and the Sony release Loser, in which she starred opposite Greg Kinnear and Jason Biggs, directed by Amy Heckerling. Her starring role in the New Line feature film Sugar & Spice was released in January 2001. She was also seen in the sequel, American Pie 2, which grossed over $300 million worldwide.

Mena is currently shooting the MGM feature, Beauty Shop, in which she stars opposite Queen Latifah. The film will be released this November.

Most recently, she has rekindled her relationship with Alan Ball and will be recurring on the critically acclaimed HBO show Six Feet Under this season beginning in June.

Her latest film, Trauma with Colin Firth, being produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones' Diary) and Nicki Kentish Barnes (About a Boy) premiered in Sundance, 2004 and will be released worldwide in October.

In 2003, Mena made her stage debut in The World of Nick Adams at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where she starred as Marjorie opposite Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts & Matt Damon.

In 2002, she starred in two independent features. First was Sonny starring opposite James Franco Brenda Blethyn and Harry Dean Stanton. This feature marks Nicolas Cage's directing debut and premiered at the 2002 Deauville Film Festival. The second was Spun, directed by acclaimed music director Jonas Akerlund, starring opposite John Leguizamo. She played a daring role as a young woman addicted to crystal meth. The film premiered at both the Deauville & Toronto film festivals.

In September 2001, Mena was seen in the film The Musketeer starring opposite Tim Roth, Stephen Rea, Catherine Deneuve, and Justin Chambers in which she plays a young French girl in 1630's France, based on the classic tale of The Musketeer.

Mena was the winner of 2 Movieline Awards for Breakthrough Performance for American Beauty and Best Ensemble cast for American Pie. She also received a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast for American Beauty.

She made her film debut with a starring role in the Greg Araki film Nowhere, and was next seen in the hit thriller Kiss the Girls, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. Her other film credits include Slums of Beverly Hills and Snide and Prejudice.

Suvari's notable television appearances included a recurring part on the Steven Spielberg produced drama series High Incident and she won acclaim for her portrayal of an HIV-infected youth on Chicago Hope.

In 2003, Mena Suvari became the new worldwide advertising face of the famed Paris cosmetic company Lancome.

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Mena Suvari Facts

Birth NameMena Adrienne Suvari
OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1979 (44)
BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Mena Suvari compared to you?
Social Media mena13suvari

Selected Filmography

Hemingway's Garden Of Eden
American Beauty
American Pie
No Surrender
American Pie 2
American Pie: Unrated 4-Movie Collection
You're Not My Girlfriend with Eli Roth And Mena Suvari
Spun Unrated
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