Amanda Righetti

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Actress

Birth Date: April 4, 1983

Age: 41 years old

Birth Place: St. George, Utah

Amanda Righetti is an American TV actress best known for her recurring roles on "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07) and "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-2015). Born in Utah and raised just outside of Las Vegas, Righetti began her career in show business as a fashion model. She was discovered by a modeling agency at the age of 15, and spent the majority of her teen years walking the runway. In her early 20s, however, after seeing just how short the lifespan of a professional model could be, Righetti decided to make the transition into acting.

After landing guest spots on shows like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-15), Righetti joined the cast of the hit teen drama, "The O.C." as Hailey Nichol. She appeared as Nichol for two seasons on the series, and then nabbed recurring parts on "North Shore" (Fox, 2004-05) and "Reunion" (Fox, 2005). Both shows, however, were cancelled during their first season. Undeterred, Righetti started nabbing film roles in "Role Models" (2008), the rebooted horror standard "Friday the 13th" (2009), and Marvel universe blockbuster "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011). In 2008 she landed her breakout role as Grace Van Pelt on "The Mentalist." Righetti appeared in 132 episodes of the show, leaving after the sixth season. In 2015 Righetti starred in the independent film "Cats Dancing on Jupiter," which was written and directed by her husband, Jordan Alan.

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Far HavenStream

Actor
Lily Rayne
Movie
2023

Showdown at the Grand

Actor
Lynn
Movie
2023

Family Friends

Actor
Sienna Hart
Movie
2022

Christmas at the Ranch

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Kate
Movie
2021

Grandma Dearest

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Kendall
Movie
2020

Love at the ShoreStream

Actor
Jenna Turner
Movie
2017

ColonyStream

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Maddie Kenner
Series
2016
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Colony: Behind the Wall

Actor
Show
2015

Cats Dancing on Jupiter

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Josephine Smart
Movie
2015

Chicago P.D.Stream

Guest Star
Dr. Holly Whelan
Series
2014

Chicago FireStream

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Dr. Holly Whelan
Series
2012

Dangerous Attraction

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Casey Cooper
Movie
2012

Wandering Eye

Actor
Maren Abbott
Movie
2011

The Chateau Meroux

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Jennifer
Movie
2011

Friday the 13thStream

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Whitney Miller
Movie
2009
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The MentalistStream

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Grace Van Pelt
Series
2008

The MentalistStream

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Grace Van Pelt
Series
2008

K-Ville

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Show
2007

Pipeline

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Jocelyn
Movie
2007

Return to House on Haunted Hill

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Ariel Wolfe
Movie
2007

Reunion

Actor
Show
2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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Talk
2005

EntourageStream

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Katrina
Series
2004
65%

North Shore

Actor
Tessa Lewis
Show
2004

The O.C.Stream

Guest Star
Series
2003
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Angel Blade

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Lt. Paul Jackson
Movie
2002

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