THE DARKEST MINDS
A Grammy and Golden Globes nominated actress, singer and songwriter-MANDY
MOORE continues to enjoy versatility in a career marked by memorable
performances in family-friendly fare, independent features, and studio films.
Moore recently wrapped the first season of critically acclaimed NBC show This Is
Us. The series follows a group of people born on the same day, including Rebecca
(Moore) and Jack, a married couple expecting triplets in Pittsburgh. This role
earned Moore a Golden Globe Award nomination while the show received recognition
with a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination. The show
has been renewed for two additional seasons. Additionally, Moore also voices the
lead character 'Rapunzel' in Disney's animated series Tangled.
Upcoming in film, Moore can be seen as "Lisa" in Dimension Films' thriller, "47
Meters Down". The film focuses on two sister vacationing in Mexico, who are
trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, with less than an hour of
oxygen and great white sharks circling nearby. "47 Meters Down" is set to
release on June 23, 2017. Moore is currently in production for Twentieth Century
Fox's sci-fi thriller, "The Darkest Minds", in which she stars as "Cate"
alongside Amandla Stenberg and Patrick Gibson. After a disease kills 98% of
America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in
internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other
teens on the run from the government. The film is set to release on September
Moore first came to national attention as a recording artist in 1999 with the
release of her debut album, So Real, which reached platinum status in a
remarkable three months and produced the top ten single "Candy." She followed
with her second album, I Wanna Be With You (Special Edition) which also went
platinum and its single, "I Wanna Be With You" stayed on the Billboard Hot 100
for 16 weeks. Her self-titled third album, another major seller, featured the #1
hit single "Cry."
In 2002, director Adam Shankman said of Moore, "she has the voice and the face
of an angel" as he cast her in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "A Walk
to Remember". The film earned Moore an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female
Performance. She also performed four songs featured on the film's soundtrack,
which has sold over 5 million albums worldwide.
Moore's critically acclaimed fourth album, Coverage, highlighted a remarkable
collection of classic and some of her personal favorite songs by Elton John,
Joan Armatrading, Todd Rundgren and Cat Stevens, among many others.
Moore's performance in Brian Dannelly's 2004 acclaimed film "Saved", for United
Artists, had the critics taking notice. Her 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. The film was produced by
Michael Stipe and Sandy Stern and co-stars Jena Malone, Eva Amurri, Macaulay
Culkin, Patrick Fugit and Mary-Louise Parker.
In 2007, Moore released her fifth album, Wild Hope, where she collaborated with
critically acclaimed singer/songwriters Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata and The
Weepies. The album, produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Liz
Phair), was praised by Billboard as having "thoughtful musings on love and
life...an album full of subtle, but undeniable hooks."
Moore released her sixth studio album, Amanda Leigh, in 2009 and received great
critical acclaim for her work as a co-writer on the album. The album, which
featured vintage instrumentation, made Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" the
week it was released. TIME Magazine called it "...an impeccably recorded album
of mature songs" while Rolling Stone lauded the effort with a four-star review.
Moore has a diverse lineup of film credits which includes Dermot Mulroney's
"Love, Wedding, Marriage" opposite James Brolin and Jane Seymour; Sebastian
Gutierrez's "Hotel Noir" opposite Carla Gugino and Kevin Connolly; "License to
Wed" opposite Robin Williams and John Krasinski; "Because I Said So" opposite
Diane Keaton; John Turturro's musical, "Romance and Cigarettes" with James
Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mary-Louise Parker; and "Chasing
Liberty", which earned Moore a World Soundtrack Award nomination.
Beyond film, Moore's notable television appearances include ABC's beloved drama,
Grey's Anatomy, NBC's popular comedy Scrubs, and a 5-episode arc on the HBO hit
series Entourage where she played herself. In addition, Moore also lent her
voice to the dark humor comedy High School USA! which premiered this past
Moore is set to star in the holiday television film Christmas in Conway,
opposite Andy Garcia and Mary Louise Parker. The film debuts December 1, 2013 on
the Hallmark channel.
Currently, Moore is top lining Disney Junior's new animated television series,
Sheriff Callie's Wild West in which she voices the title character. The show
marks the first time Disney has debuted a new series as an app before its
broadcast debut in January 2014 on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
As an Ambassador for PSI's Five & Alive Organization, Moore is deeply involved
in its initiative which addresses health crises facing children under the age of
five and their families.
Moore currently resides in Los Angeles.
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