Amanda Righetti

Amanda Righetti

Born: April 4, 1983
Age: 35
Birthplace: St. George, Utah, U.S.
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Biography

Amanda Righetti (born April 4, 1983) 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, The O.C. and Colony.

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Personal life

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

Career

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

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). 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, in the role of Grace Van Pelt. 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.

In September 2011, Righetti signed with talent agency UTA.

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

Righetti stars as a divorced novelist in the 2017 Hallmark movie Love at the Shore.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Love and Happiness Charlie's Kid Sister
1996 Kiss & Tell Little One
2002 Angel Blade Samantha Goodman
2007 Pipeline Jocelyn Also producer
Return to House on Haunted Hill Ariel Wolfe Direct to video
2008 Matter Stranger Short film
Role Models Isabel
2009 Friday the 13th Whitney Miller
2011 The Chateau Meroux Jennifer
Cats Dancing on Jupiter Josephine Smart Also executive producer
Made in 2011; unreleased as of August 2016
Captain America: The First Avenger S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
2012 Shadow of Fear Casey Cooper a.k.a. Dangerous Attraction

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Riding Teen Episode: "You've Got Male"
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 Television film (ABC Family)
2005-06 Reunion Jenna Moretti Main role (13 episodes)
2006 Entourage Katrina Episode: "Aquamom"
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 Television film
2012 Shadow of Fear Casey Cooper Television film (Lifetime)
2014 Chicago Fire Holly Episode: "A Dark Day"
Chicago P.D. Holly Episode: "8:30 PM"
2016-present Colony Madeline "Maddie" Kenner Main role
2017 Love at the Shore Jenna Television film (Hallmark)

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Femme Fatale

Awards

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

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