Mena Suvari
Actress, fashion designer, model
Mena Suvari
Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, she appeared in guest roles on such 1990s television shows as Boy Meets World and High Incident. She made her film debut in the drama Nowhere. Her first major film roles were in American Beauty, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, and American Pie (1999).
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Mena Suvari's personal information overview.
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Cheyenne Jackson And His Husband Reveal BIG News Via Instagram
Huffington Post - 5 months
Cheyenne Jackson is a father... times two! The Broadway and television actor-singer and his husband, Jason Landau, welcomed a pair of twins over the weekend. The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, announced the news on Oct. 8 with a heartfelt photo shared on both of their Instagram accounts. Best day of our lives. We will never recover. Welcome to the world our beautiful Willow and Ethan. A photo posted by Cheyenne Jackson (@mrcheyennejackson) on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:56pm PDT They followed up the initial post with additional images of their new son, Ethan, and daughter, Willow. Day 1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Ethan A photo posted by jasonrlandau (@jasonrlandau) on Oct 8, 2016 at 10:03am PDT I never knew how much I needed my daughter's dimples. A photo posted by Cheyenne Jackson (@mrcheyennejackson) on Oct 8, 2016 at 10:26am PDT My heart has broken open! A photo posted by jasonr ...
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Hollywood Diversity Awakens!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Thank you, J.J. Abrams, for granting my holiday wish for a fantastic movie that (1) has a female protagonist, (2) passes the Bechdel test (i.e., at least two women characters talk to each other about something other than a man), and (3) has a diverse cast of superb actors in complex roles. Over the past few holiday seasons I've expressed my disappointment and frustration with Hollywood casting in essays like "Into the White White Woods," (2014), and "Calling All Hobbits of Color," (2012). And after years of wishing, watching the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a Christmas miracle for me. But this wish granted was not just for me--and that's the point. As I've written again and again, casting with diversity in mind is a gift for everyone. Audiences of all ages, races, and gender expressions who go to the current Star Wars will find a fluid spectrum of characters with whom to identify, all of whom have agency and moments of ambivalence, a need to be rescued at times a ...
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Friday's TV Highlights: 'The Ties That Bind' on HBO
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES South of Hell "American Beauty's" Mena Suvari stars in this new seven-part supernatural drama about a woman who hunts other demons with the help of the demon that just so happens to be possessing her. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 p.m. and midnight WE Momsters: When Moms Go Bad Roseanne Barr returns...
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Chicago Fire Is Cranking Up the Heat with Mena Suvari
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Chicago Fire is going for a different kind of heat to fight against than what you would usually expect from a series about firefighters. The change comes along with the casting of Mena Suvari (American Pie franchise) who will be the central cause of this new kind of heat that will no doubt leave a few fires in its wake, but I don’t expect any buildings to burn down as a consequence. But I suppose it could happen if the timing is right and she’s in a sufficiently dry place… Wow, anyway: Suvari will be making herself fairly well known throughout Chicago Fire’s second season, so you might as well get to know her character a little bit beforehand. According to Deadline, Suvari will be recurring as Isabella, a close friend of Dawson (Monica Raymond) who is enlisted to help Mouch (Christian Stolte) with his campaign as President of the Chicago Firefighters Union. Now would be a good time to reveal the heat Suvari will be bringing to the show is of a sexual nature. That being said, don’t ...
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PHOTOS: Naomi Campbell Defies Time At Versace Couture Show
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If anyone knows how to start a high fashion party, it's Naomi Campbell. The seasoned runway vet kicked off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week yesterday, opening the Versace Atelier Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion show in a slinky black number. Uma Thurman, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto and Mena Suvari sat front row to watch as Naomi showed her fellow models how it's done. At 43 years old, the Brit has walked plenty of catwalks before, and she's now sharing her modeling wisdom as a mentor on "The Face." Despite years of scandalous press headlines (and that one falling incident), we think Naomi's still got it. Seriously, if that's not the walk of an icon, we don't know what is. Naomi walking Versace yesterday... ...and in 1995: ...and again in 1992: Work it, Naomi: Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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Shannon O'Connor: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Talks Stalkers
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
You may know Jodi Lyn O'Keefe from such roles as the ruthless assassin Gretchen Morgan from Prison Break or as the ultimate high school mean girl in She's All That; however in her latest film and backdoor pilot for Lifetime, Stalkers, she sheds her villainous persona and takes on the role of an ambitious district attorney fighting for victim rights. Stalkers, based on the Rhonda Saunders novel Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers, is the story of a polished district attorney (O'Keefe) who teams up with a hot-headed police officer (Drea de Matteo) to bring a stalker (Mena Suvari) to justice. With less than a week until the film's premiere date, I got the chance to chat with O'Keefe about the film/backdoor pilot and her hopes for its successful turn into a full-fledged series. How did you get involved in this film? I got the script and I was told that Drea de Matteo was already signed on to play one of the leads and I got very excit ...
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Stacey Nelkin: What To Do If Your Ex Moves On With A Younger, Hotter Version Of You
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Breaking up is painful, stressful, and all-consuming. But for many, the real torture comes after you've somewhat recovered and you find out that your ex has a new love in his life. That's when the real angst starts. Whether you're of the "hook up" generation or a more mature woman in her prime (don't forget that 50 is the new 40!), it's always upsetting to discover. And with the proliferation of social media, it's nearly impossible to avoid. But for us older gals, seeing your ex gallivant about town with someone younger and hotter is practically a cliché. Remember middle-aged Kevin Spacey drooling all over the very sexy, young Mena Suvari in American Beauty? Or Humbert Humbert obsessing over the teenage Lolita in Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel? Or any one of the countless examples of May-December romances that drive the plots of Hollywood films? This phenomenon goes beyond the fictional realm. Singer Rod Stewart traded in his wife for a younger model. And more recent ...
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PHOTO: Mena Suvari's New Boyfriend
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Mena's new man? The "American Beauty" actress has been spotted all over New York recently with her new boyfriend, tattoo artist Salvador Sanchez. On Wednesday, the 33-year-old actress wore tight black pants and a green fur-collared jacket as she walked arm-in-arm with Sanchez, who kept his outfit similarly downtown-casual. The new couple have been airing their love for each other on their Twitter pages, with terms of endearment like "sweet Sal" and kissing photos posted on their accounts. In November 2011, Suvari split from her ex-husband, concert producer Simone Sestito. The pair had been married for two years. Suvari has been married once before that, to cinematographer Robert Brinkman.
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Mena Suvari steps out with her tattoo artist lover Salvador Sanchez
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
What Sanchez lacked in height he made up for in machismo, exuding testosterone in a black leather jacket and jeans.
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Mena Suvari Tries A Risque Cutout Dress: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Even though Mena Suvari generally looks flawless on the red carpet, the actress has been known to venture into wardrobe malfunction territory (we're assuming she's learned to avoid sheer fabrics by now though). So when we saw her latest outfit, we began to worry that she may have been tempting the wardrobe malfunction gods yet again. The recent divorcée attended the Foundry LA store launch party in a black cutout dress. And, just to be clear, we're not talking your typical side panel peek-a-boo, but four strategically-placed openings that revealed the top half of her bust and her stomach. Mena must have had to tread pretty carefully all night to keep that thing in place... More...
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Photos: Celebrity Women Who Love Short Men
ABC News - over 4 years
Apparently size doesn't matter to Mena Suvari, who has found love with a man shorter than she is.
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Photos to Die For: Stars Turned Into Zombies
People Magazine - over 4 years
Whitney Port, Maria Menounos, Joel Madden and Mena Suvari want to raise awareness about donating blood
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JWoww gets engaged to Roger Matthews, with date to be determined, sources say (NY Daily News)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
NY Daily News: JWoww gets engaged to Roger Matthews, with date to be determined, sources say  —  Gaga's fragrance launch will have some mad hatters; L.A. parking ticket draws sparks from Mena Suvari  —  Insiders say producers want to film the wedding beween Jenni “JWoww” Farley and boyfriend Roger Matthews, above.
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Mena Suvari Dress Appears to Defy Gravity, What Held it Up
Celebrity News & Style - over 4 years
Mena Suvari wore a dress Saturday night in Beverly Hills which appeared to defy all laws of gravity. The little black number garnered the “American Beauty” star a lot of attention when she showed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel 100-year anniversary party. The Maria Lucia Hohan dress retails for about $630. Stylist Taylor Jacobson, according to Suvari’s Twitter feed. An Instagram shot of the gravity-defying dress was blew up to large pixels until it was discovered that sheer, nude panels were wrapped around Suvari’s sides and secured by hardware. Matt Donnelly, the Ministry’s event specialist who attended the event, said he noticed Mena Suvari’s gravity dress up close and noticed the secret to how the design literally “held up.” “Oh, yes, there were sheer, nude panels on the back of the LBD,” he said. With the exaggerated cut-out style Suvari wore, it was initially believed to be a wardrobe malfunction, but it wasn’t. Her bustier was boned and fitted perfectly to avoid any typ ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mena Suvari
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    Suvari stars In 2015 American supernatural horror drama television series South of Hell.
    More Details Hide Details The series was ordered by WE tv with a straight eight episode pick up, with seven episodes airing back-to-back on November 27, 2015, and an eighth episode available only through ITunes. Suvari plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Starlight Children's Foundation. She is also active in female empowerment issues. She is involved with several charities whose cause is breast cancer, the "End Violence Against Women" campaign, and tours high schools as a "Circle Of Friends" spokesperson, encouraging teenagers to quit smoking.
  • 2012
    Age 33
    In 2012, she appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, guest hosted by Jack Whitehall.
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    Suvari reprised her role of Heather in American Reunion, released on April 6, 2012.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In 2007, Suvari began dating Italian Canadian concert promoter Simone Sestito, whom she met at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Suvari and Sestito became engaged in July 2008 during a vacation to Jamaica. They were married on June 26, 2010 in a private chapel in Rome. On January 13, 2012, Suvari filed for divorce from Sestito in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences and listing November 1, 2011 as the date of separation. The divorce was finalized in October 2012.
    More Details Hide Details She is currently dating tattoo artist Sal Sanchez Jr., whom she met at his tattoo parlor in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    On April 24, 2005, she filed for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce was finalized in May 2005.
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    She and the other Six Feet Under cast members received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Suvari appeared alongside Keira Knightley in Tony Scott's Domino, an 2005 action film based on the life of bounty hunter Domino Harvey. Later, she played Annie, Jennifer Aniston's character's tennis-obsessed sister, in the romantic comedy Rumor Has It, and co-starred with Queen Latifah and Alicia Silverstone in Beauty Shop, a spinoff of the BarberShop films, as Joanne Marcus. She performed the voice role of Aerith Gainsborough in the Square Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II and the English-language version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. She had a lead role opposite Katherine Heigl in Caffeine (2006), a romantic comedy about the relationships of the staff and patrons of the Black Cat Cafe in London one day. Suvari's last film in 2006 was Factory Girl, which premiered on December 29, 2006. In 2007, Suvari was cast in Michael Corrente's film Brooklyn Rules. The crime drama was released on May 18 in a limited release. Later, she starred in the Stuart Gordon's Stuck. The film premiered on May 21, 2007 at the Cannes Film Market, and opened in the United States on May 20, 2008. She had the main role in the direct-to-video horror zombie Day of the Dead (2008), a remake of George A. Romero's 1985 film of the same name.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    She reprised the role of Heather in the 2001 sequel to American Pie, American Pie 2, which was also a box office success.
    More Details Hide Details She joined the cast of the dark comedy film Sugar & Spice, playing the character Kansas Hill, one of a group of close-knit cheerleaders. The film was a box office bomb. The following year, she starred in the independent drama Spun, opposite Brittany Murphy and John Leguizamo, and appeared in Nicolas Cage's directorial debut Sonny, a low-budget drama co-starring James Franco and Brenda Blethyn. In 2004, Suvari's film, the thriller Trauma, directed by Marc Evans, was released at the Sundance Film Festival. She portrayed the character of Charlotte, and co-starred with Colin Firth. The film was described by several film critics as a psychological thriller in the same vein as Jacob's Ladder (1990) and Memento (2000). In that year, she became a recurring character in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed HBO serial Six Feet Under, as lesbian performance poet and artist, Edie.
    She appeared in the poorly received film The Musketeer, and had an appearance again with Biggs in the music video for the Wheatus song "Teenage Dirtbag" in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    Suvari married German-born cinematographer Robert Brinkmann on March 4, 2000.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 20
    In 1999, Suvari starred in the Academy Award-winning American Beauty, for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the "Favorite Actress – Newcomer" at the 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as Heather in the popular teen comedy American Pie the same year. The film was commercially successful, grossing $102 million domestically and $235 million worldwide. She appeared as Lisa Parker in The Rage: Carrie 2. Suvari starred alongside her American Pie co-star Jason Biggs in the romantic comedy Loser (2000).
  • 1998
    Age 19
    She next was cast in a supporting role in the independent dramedy Slums of Beverly Hills, which was released in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details It was on the set of this film that she met Natasha Lyonne, who would later join the cast of American Pie.
  • 1997
    Age 18
    She played a small role as Coty Pierce in the 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls, where she appeared opposite Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.
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    She gained early notice for her performance as Zoe in Gregg Araki's low-budget drama feature Nowhere, alongside James Duval, Rachel True, Heather Graham and Ryan Phillippe. She had a supporting part in the indie drama film Snide and Prejudice, which opened at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 0
    Born on February 13, 1979.
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