As a singer, Mandy Moore hit the ground running with her first single titled Candy taking the #41 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Her love for music started when she was just a child, mostly inspired by watching the musical Oklahoma! After her experience watching the musical, she made up her mind to pursue a career in the performing arts, luckily she had all she needed to take off and look where she is today.
As early as 2009, Billboard revealed that over ten million copies have been sold worldwide by Mandy Moore and in 2012, she sat on the #96 position on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Women in Music” in addition to her #63 spot on the list of “Sexiest Artists of All Time”
Her successful singing career birthed an equally remarkable acting career as she made a grand entrance into the movie world with her first starring role in the 2002 film A Walk to Remember. Prior to that, she appeared in her first feature film, playing a minor voice role in the comedy Dr. Dolittle 2 and also co-starred in the comedy The Princess Diaries, both in 2001. Her role as Rebecca Pearson in NBC’s award-winning show This Is Us which she has portrayed since 2016 is one of her more recent works. Her performance in the series got her a nod for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film category at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
Who is Mandy Moore? Her Age
She is an American singer/songwriter and actress born on the 10th day of April in 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was given the name Amanda Leigh Moore at birth but opted for Mandy Moore as her professional moniker. Her parents are Stacy (mother), a former news reporter and Donald Moore (father) who is a pilot.
Mandy Moore has a mix of English and Irish roots and is part Russian Jewish from her maternal side. She has two siblings, an older brother, Scott and a younger brother named Kyle.
Raised a Catholic, Mandy got her early education from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida which lasted from 1998 to 2002. She left high school at 9th grade to focus on her debut album but did not entirely abandon her studies as she got tutors to help her out. At the age of thirteen, while she was still in high school, she began honing her singing talent and was later discovered in an Orlando studio by a FedEx delivery man who is identified as Victor. The man connected her to his friend who works in A&R at Epic Records, thus, she signed a deal with the label.
Singing and Acting Career
Her first single Candy dropped in August 1999 and became an instant commercial hit, debuting at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and later moved to number 41. Meanwhile, in Australia, the single peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts and was Platinum certified in no time. Hot on the heels of her hit debut single, Mandy dropped her first studio album, So Real, in December 1999 which received mixed reviews. On May 9, 2000, her second studio album I Wanna Be With You dropped to more mixed reviews from critics but was a commercial success. Her eponymous album was released in June 2001, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
In the course of her career as an actress which started in 2001, Mandy Moore has many top movies to her credit. Some of her films include The Princess Diaries, A Walk To Remember, How To Deal, Chasing Liberty, saved!, Racing Stripes, American Dreamz. Despite her success as an actress, Mandy has made it clear that music is where her passion lies and she already has six studio albums released while working towards dropping more.
There is no doubt that Mandy Moore is a huge success if her career as an entertainer is anything to go by. She has had her share of vicissitudes but has recorded massive success and has her $23 Million estimated net worth to show for it.
Does She Have A Husband Or Boyfriend?
Mandy Moore has been married once to ex-Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams who she began dating in 2008. The lovebirds got engaged in February 2009 and tied the knot the next month, in Savannah, Georgia. Trouble hit their paradise early in 2015 when Moore filed for divorce from Adams. Consequently, the divorce was finalized in June 2016 in an amicable manner.
In 2015, while she was separated from her husband, Mandy Moore started a relationship with Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. The two are engaged.
The actress is blessed with one of the best bodies and stands tall at a height of 1.76 M (5ft 8in). She has an hourglass shape with body measurements of 36-26-36 inches.