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Amanda Righetti, best known for her role as “Grace Van Pelt” on the award winning and Golden Globe, Emmy nominated show The Mentalist. She will next appear in Carlton Cuse’s television drama Colony co-produced by Legendary Pictures and Universal Cable Productions set to air on USA network January 2016.
Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, “Hailey Nichol,” on Fox’s The O.C. (2003).
So impressed by her talent and determination, Fox executives cast her as the lead role of “Tessa Lewis” in 2004′s North Shore. In 2005, Righetti ranked among FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women while portraying “Jenna Moretti” in the popular drama, Reunion. She has since appeared in several major motion pictures, and has guest starred in popular television shows such as CSI for CBS, HBO’s Entourage, and NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
In 2008, Righetti was cast in the leading role of Michael Bay’s remake, Friday the 13th, while filming her series, The Mentalist for CBS. In 2009, Friday the 13th opened to the best 3-day weekend box office opening for any horror film, and The Mentalist, won a People’s Choice Award for Best New Television Drama.
In 2011 she took on a role in Captain America: The First Avenger, which grossed $65 million opening weekend.
Though Righetti exited The Mentalist in 2014, she was quickly cast in NBC dramas Chicago Fire and Chicago PD as a guest star in a crossover episode.
Righetti is happily married with one child and splits her time between Hollywood and Hawaii with husband Jordan Alan.
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.
Colony is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. A 10-episode first season premiered with an online preview release of the first episode on USA Network’s website on December 15, 2015, following the launch of a game-like website to promote the show. The series had its broadcast premiere on USA Network on January 14, 2016. On February 4, 2016, Colony was renewed for a second season by USA Network which premiered on January 12, 2017.
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.
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