Viewers of the CBS drama The Mentalist are conversant with Amanda Righetti’s remarkable character of Grace Van Pelt. The American actress started out as a dancer at a very young age but later saw her passion for acting take over in subsequent years. Righetti also tested waters in the modeling industry before making her way to TV and film. It will be interesting to find out more about the actress. Here are lesser known facts about her.
Amanda Righetti Bio, Age
She was born on April 4, 1983, in St. George, Utah to parents; Alexander Dominic, her father and Linda Carol, her mother. The actress nicknamed ‘Spaghetti Righetti’ is of mixed ethnicity. Her father is of Italian descent while her mother is of German, French, and English ancestry. The youngest of eight children of her parents, Amanda is a sister to a brother and six sisters.
She grew up in the city of Nevada where she started to exhibit inclination towards the performing arts. At the age of four, she was already a good dancer. While engrossed with dancing, Righetti was also into acting and modeling at her young age. At the age of 14, she was already a model and worked for various brands while looking for film roles as well. Amanda Righetti signed with the International Cover Model Search where she was linked with several notable brands.
Righetti as an adult at the age of 18 moved to Los Angeles in search of roles and shortly afterward landed a role in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2002 she appeared in Angel Blade by David Heavener and also played a minor role in the TV show, Greg the Bunny.
The following year, Righetti became a cast of the Fox teen drama series The O.C. where she starred as Hailey Nichol. While filming the movie the actress’ popularity grew and her fan base started to grow as well. Amanda landed another role of Tessa Lewis in the series, North Shore which was later halted. She starred in another short-lived series, Reunion (2005). Righetti’s next movie stint was in a direct-to-video horror film, Return to House on Haunted Hill.
In 2008, the talented actress joined the cast of the CBS drama, The Mentalist. Righetti starred as special agent Grace Van Pelt who is a member of the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). That same year she starred in Matter, a short film and also appeared alongside Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd in the comedy, Role Models. She, however, bowed out from The Mentalist after the sixth season.
Amanda Righetti starred in the movie, Friday the 13th in 2009 as the female lead character. She appeared in the movie Cats Dancing on Jupiter which was released in 2015. The following year, she landed a role as Madeline Kenner in the series, Colony. Righetti’s fans look forward to more exploits from her in the coming years.
Her Net Worth
Amanda Righetti sits on a net worth estimated at $3 million which she has her on-screen endeavors to thank for. She has a promising future ahead of her in the industry given her consistency and determination. The amount above could become a trifling figure to the actress bearing in mind her admirable will.
Personal Life – Married, Husband
Amanda Righetti has quite an interesting personal life that never escapes the prying eyes of the media. Like some of her counterparts, the actress married her colleague. Righettii and movie director Jordan Alan initially started out as friends but later took things to the next level. The couple tied the knot in April 2006 in Oahu.
Their marriage and union drew lots of attention from the media and the public especially for the fact that Alan was 16 years older than the actress. Amanda and Jordan welcomed their first child, a boy named Knox Addison in January 2013.
Righetti has starred in various movies directed by her husband. One of them is the film, Cats Dancing on Jupiter. With her husband, she owns Bliss Sinema, a production company.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
For someone who excelled in the modeling industry, it is quite expected that Amanda Righetti had the body to take her through the journey. The talented actress stands at a height of 1.74 m (5ft 7in) which is quite proportional to her weight of 58kg (128 lbs).