Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mandy Moore singer and fashion designer

Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore born April 10, 1984 is an American singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer.
Moore became famous as a teenager in the late 1990s, after the release of her teen-oriented pop albums So Real, I Wanna Be with You, and Mandy Moore. Moore subsequently branched out into film, starring in 2002's A Walk to Remember and later in other movies, such as Chasing Liberty, also aimed at teenage audiences. Two of Moore's later films, American Dreamz and Saved!, were satires. Most recently Moore provided the voice of Rapunzel in Disney's newest animated film, Tangled. Her most recent album, Amanda Leigh, was released on May 26, 2009. Moore has sold more than 10 million records worldwide.
Her private life, including her relationships with tennis player Andy Roddick and with actors Wilmer Valderrama and Zach Braff, as well as her marriage to singer Ryan Adams, has become the subject of media coverage.
Contents
* 1 Early life
* 2 Music career
o 2.1 1999–2002
+ 2.1.1 So Real
+ 2.1.2 I Wanna Be With You
+ 2.1.3 Mandy Moore
o 2.2 2003–2006
o 2.3 2007–2009
o 2.4 2010-present
* 3 Acting career
o 3.1 2000–2002
o 3.2 2003–2005
o 3.3 2006–2007
o 3.4 2009-2010
* 4 Fashion career
* 5 Philanthropy
* 6 Personal life
* 7 Discography
o 7.1 Studio albums
o 7.2 Compilations
o 7.3 DVDs
* 8 Filmography
* 9 References
* 10 External links
Early life
Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her mother, Stacy (née Friedman), is a former news reporter who once worked for the Orlando Sentinel, and her father, Donald "Don" Moore, is a pilot for American Airlines. Moore's father is of Irish and Cherokee descent, and her mother is of half English and half Jewish ancestry. Moore, who has two brothers, Scott and Kyle, grew up in Longwood, Florida, outside of Orlando, where the family moved shortly after her birth because of her father's job as an airline pilot. She was raised Catholic (though she is no longer practicing), and attended Bishop Moore High School, a Catholic school in Orlando, as well as Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs.
Moore's interest in singing grew after seeing the musical Oklahoma! She was also encouraged to perform by her English-born maternal grandmother, who was her inspiration. Some of Moore's first public exposure occurred when she sang the national anthem at several Florida sporting events. She subsequently came to the attention of the head of the artists and repertoire department at Epic Records after his friend, a FedEx employee, overheard her as she sang at a recording studio.
Music career
1999–2002
So Real
Moore toured with the Backstreet Boys throughout 1999. Her debut album, So Real, was released in December 1999 and reached #31 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts.Unfortunately for her image, at the time of the album's release, reviewers considered Moore the latest in a series of heavily-marketed female teen singers described as "pop princesses," akin to Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson. Entertainment Weekly Magazine's review of So Real, written by Elizabeth Vincentelli, accused Moore's songs of revolving around "not-yet-experienced love," of having been performed with "suffocating professionalism," and called the album's ballads "nauseating."
Moore reached mainstream radio later, and at a younger age, than Simpson, Aguilera and Spears had, and she was initially not as successful as they were, although So Real was certified platinum in the U.S. in early 2000 and sold nearly one million copies.Moore's debut teen-oriented pop hit single "Candy," which Yahoo! Movies described as "strangely provocative," peaked just outside the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was certified gold. The single was more successful in Europe, especially in the UK, where it reached number 6. Allmusic called the single "mediocre" and "typical," containing lyrics that described love "in terms of sugar treats.

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