Mena Suvari

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Suvari in February 2016
Born
Mena Alexandra Suvari

(1979-02-13) February 13, 1979 (age 40)
OccupationActress, fashion designer, model
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
  • Robert Brinkmann
    (m. 2000;div. 2005)
  • Simone Sestito
    (m. 2010;div. 2012)
  • Michael Hope
    (m. 2018)

Mena Alexandra Suvari ( /ˈmnəsəˈvɑːri/ ; [1] born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. After beginning her career as a model and guest-starring in several television series, she made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997).

<i>Nowhere</i> (film) 1997 French-American film by Gregg Araki

Nowhere is a 1997 American black comedy drama film written and directed by Gregg Araki and starring James Duval and Rachel True as Dark and Mel; a bisexual teen couple.

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Suvari rose to international prominence for her roles in the 1999 romantic drama film American Beauty , for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and in three of the American Pie original films (1999–2001, 2012). Her other notable films include Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Loser (2000), Sugar & Spice (2001), Rumor Has It (2005), Stuck (2007), and You May Not Kiss the Bride (2010).

<i>American Beauty</i> (1999 film) 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes

American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a 42-year-old advertising executive who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, played by Mena Suvari. Annette Bening stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane. Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper, and Allison Janney also feature. Academics have described the film as a satire of American middle-class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; further analysis has focused on the film's explorations of romantic and paternal love, sexuality, materialism, self-liberation, and redemption.

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award

Best Actress in a Supporting Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding supporting performance in a film. This award began in 1968 and had four nominees until 1999 when expanded to five nominees. There has been one tie in this category. No award was given for the years 1980 or 1981.

<i>American Pie</i> (film) 1999 US comedy film

American Pie is a 1999 American teen sex comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical series. The film was a box-office hit and spawned three direct sequels: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). The film concentrates on five best friends who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler, the guys make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The title is borrowed from the song of the same name and refers to a scene in the film, in which the protagonist is caught masturbating with a pie after being told that third base feels like "warm apple pie". Writer Adam Herz has stated that the title also refers to the quest of losing one's virginity in high school, which is as "American as apple pie."

Suvari played recurring roles in the fourth season of HBO drama series Six Feet Under (2004), garnering a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and in the second season of Chicago Fire (2013). She also portrayed Elizabeth Short in the anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House and reprised the role in American Horror Story: Apocalypse and starred in the eight-episode series South of Hell (2015).

HBO American pay television network

HBO is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by the namesake unit Home Box Office, Inc.,, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. The program which featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies, documentaries and occasional comedy and concert specials.

<i>Six Feet Under</i> (TV series) American drama television series

Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes. It depicts the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles, along with their friends and lovers.

Screen Actors Guild Award Accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Screen Actors Guild Awards are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor". It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

Suvari has been a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve, as well as a long-time supporter and activist for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the African Medical and Research Foundation.

Lancôme is a French luxury perfumes and cosmetics house that distributes products internationally. Lancôme is part of the L'Oréal Luxury Products division, which is its parent company and offers skin care, fragrances, and makeup at higher-end prices.

Starlight Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 for hospitalized children and their families.

Early life

Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island on February 13, 1979, the daughter of nurse Candice and psychiatrist Ando Ivar Süvari. Her mother is of Greek descent, while her father was an Estonian from Pärnu. [2] [3] [4] [5] She has three older brothers: AJ, Sulev, and Jüri. Suvari began modeling with Millie Lewis Models and Talent as a preteen and soon after appeared in a Rice-A-Roni commercial. The family later relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, where her brothers attended The Citadel. Suvari was considering becoming an archaeologist, astronaut, or doctor when a modeling agency stopped by her all-girls school, Ashley Hall, to offer classes. By the time she started acting, she had been modeling for the New York-based Wilhelmina agency for five years. Suvari relocated to California and attended Providence High School in Burbank, graduating in 1997. [6]

Newport, Rhode Island City in Rhode Island, United States

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, located approximately 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 miles (32 km) south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 73 miles (117 km) south of Boston, and 180 miles (290 km) northeast of New York City. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions and its rich sailing history. It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983. It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high number of buildings from the Colonial era.

The Greeks or Hellenes are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world.

Estonians Finnic people inhabiting primarily the country of Estonia

Estonians are a Finnic ethnic group native to Estonia who speak the Estonian language.

Career

1995–98: Early acting credits

Suvari began acting with guest appearances in television series such as Boy Meets World and ER at the ages of 15 and 16, respectively. [7] [8] [9] She also appeared in a number of episodes of the show High Incident, and played a girl infected with HIV in an one-episode appearance in Chicago Hope . She made the transition to film with the role of Zoe in the 1997 independent coming-of-age drama Nowhere , directed by Gregg Araki and co-starring James Duval, Rachel True, Heather Graham, and Ryan Phillippe. [10] Also in 1997, she had a supporting part in the independent film Snide and Prejudice, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and had a brief part in the thriller Kiss the Girls , opposite Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. She next appeared in the independent dramedy Slums of Beverly Hills , as the teenaged neighbor of a Jewish girl struggling to grow up in the late 1970s. The film was released in limited theaters, [11] and has developed a cult following afterwards. [12] [13] Suvari met Natasha Lyonne on the set of Slums, with whom she would later collaborate as the cast of the American Pie films. She subsequently played a teenager who commits suicide in the horror sequel The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), and appeared as the daughter of a National Transportation Safety Board investigator in the disaster thriller NBC miniseries Atomic Train (1999), [14] although both productions were panned by critics. [15]

<i>Boy Meets World</i> television series

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom created and produced by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. The show aired on the ABC network from September 24, 1993 to May 5, 2000, lasting seven seasons.

<i>ER</i> (TV series) American medical drama television series (1994-2009)

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show is the second longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history behind Grey's Anatomy, and the 4th longest medical drama across the globe. It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. As of 2014, ER has grossed over $3 billion in television revenue.

HIV human retrovirus, cause of AIDS

The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. In most cases, HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and occurs by contact with or transfer of blood, pre-ejaculate, semen, and vaginal fluids. Non-sexual transmission can occur from an infected mother to her infant during pregnancy, during childbirth by exposure to her blood or vaginal fluid, and through breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.

1999–2001: Breakthrough

Her breakthrough came in 1999 with significant roles in two highly successful films —the teen sex comedy American Pie and the drama American Beauty . In American Pie, she starred with Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, and Natasha Lyonne, portraying a virgin and innocent choir girl named Heather. While critical response was mixed, the film was a commercial success, grossing US$235 million worldwide. [16] In American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and co-starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, Suvari took on the role of the young fantasy of a man experiencing a middle age crisis. The New York Times described her character as "stimulus enough for [Spacey's character] to wake up out of a marriage-long coma and start considering life's livelier possibilities". [17] The film received widespread critical acclaim, [18] [19] and was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Picture. [20] American Beauty made US$356 million globally and earned Suvari a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. [21]

Suvari subsequently reunited with Jason Biggs in the romantic comedy Loser (2002), playing the love interest of a small-town, intelligent man. A lukewarm critical and commercial reception greeted the film, [22] but The New York Times found Suvari to be "well matched with the handsome, unassuming Mr. Biggs. They're attractive without being offensively cute, and their characters manage to be genuinely nice without seeming bland or phony". [23] She starred in the satirical comedy American Virgin , as the daughter of an adult film director who agrees to lose her virginity onscreen to spite her father. The original working title of the film was Live Virgin, but was changed to capitalize on Suvari's previous successes in American Pie and American Beauty. Suvari continued to act steadily, taking on roles in three 2001 feature films — The Musketeer , American Pie 2 and Sugar & Spice . In the adventure action film The Musketeer, she played a chambermaid and the love interest of the titular character, while American Pie saw her reprise her role from the first film. Like the original, the sequel was a commercial success, grossing US$285 million globally. [24] In the teen crime comedy Sugar & Spice, Suvari portrayed one member of a group of cheerleaders who conspire and commit armed robbery. Although the film received negative reviews and only made US$16.9 million worldwide, [25] it has since become a cult favorite on home video. [26]

2002–09: Independent films

In Spun (2002), an independent dramedy opposite Brittany Murphy and John Leguizamo about drug abuse, Suvari played an addict and the girlfriend of a drug dealer (Leguizamo). She subsequently appeared as a prostitute working in a New Orleans brothel in the small-scale drama Sonny (2002), the directorial debut of Nicolas Cage co-starring James Franco and Brenda Blethyn, and also starred opposite Colin Firth in the psychological thriller Trauma (2004), as the neighbour of a man who awakens from a coma. Trauma premiered on the film festival circuit, receiving mediocre reviews from critics, who compared it unfavorably to Jacob's Ladder and Memento . [27] [28] In the fourth season of the acclaimed HBO serial Six Feet Under , which aired in 2004, Suvari obtained the recurring role of a lesbian performance poet and artist named Edie. She and the cast eventually received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She played supporting parts in five feature films the following year— Standing Still , Edmond , Rumor Has It , Domino , and Beauty Shop .

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Suvari in 2007

In 2006, Suvari voiced the character of Aerith Gainsborough for the Square EnixDisney video game Kingdom Hearts II and the English-language version of Square Enix's film Final Fantasy VII Advent Children , which was released straight-to-DVD in North America and became one of the best-selling animated movies in the country. [29] [30] Opposite Katherine Heigl, Suvari starred in the independent comedy Caffeine (2006), playing the staff of a London coffeehouse, and in the biographical drama Factory Girl (2006), she played a friend and roommate of 1960s underground film star and socialite Edie Sedgwick (played by Sienna Miller). While Caffeine went unnoticed, [31] Factory Girl received a limited theatrical release amid a negative critical response. [32]

In the crime drama Brooklyn Rules (2007), directed by Michael Corrente and co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Alec Baldwin and Scott Caan, Suvari portrayed a society girl and the girlfriend of a man involved with the Brooklyn mafia in the 1980s. The film was released for selected theaters and received mixed reviews, but Variety remarked that Suvari, "who might have played [her part] as a cliché, gives a real performance". [33] Her next film was the psychological thriller Stuck , where she took on the role of a woman who commits a hit-and-run and leaves the victim clinging to his life in the windshield of her car. Inspired by a true story, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Market, and while Stuck found a limited theatrical release, it was favorably received by critics and audiences. [34] Austin Chronicle found the film to be "buoyed by queasy, easy performances" from Suvari and Rea, [35] who were considered "well-matched in uneasy roles" by Empire . [36]

By the late 2000s, Suvary continued to act in smaller-scale projects, obtaining four back-to-back roles in films released throughout 2008, including one made-for-television film. Day of the Dead , a remake of George A. Romero's horror film of the same name, saw her portray what was described as a "butch military leader capable of fending off a zombie holocaust", by DVD Talk . [37] The film received a straight-to-DVD release and was panned by critics. [38] In The Mysteries of Pittsburgh , a film adaptation of writer Michael Chabon's novel, [39] Suvari played a strange girl who works at a book shop and becomes romantically involved with the well-mannered, intelligent son of a Jewish gangster. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received a limited release. [40] Website Collider felt that Suvari did a "decent job" in her "small" part, [41] while Roger Ebert called her "pitch-perfect" in a "finally thankless role", [42] as part of a mixed critical reception. [43]

The Garden of Eden , the film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel, featured Suvari as a sexually confused and restless woman and one half of a couple who travel across Europe amid a deteriorating marriage. [44] She shaved her head for the part, but used three wigs for the in-between stages; on which she remarked: "It was a bit strange. It was also very liberating at the same time [...] I am grateful for the experience I am happy that I got to do it at least once in my life. It was like its own psychological experiment. It was very empowering for me to go through and a challenging to experience how people perceive you". [45] The film premiered at the Rome Film Festival and had a limited investors' screening in the UK. Reviews were negative for the film, with Los Angeles Times calling it a "a literary B-side turned into something not awful, just forgettable". [46] Her last 2008 film was the Lifetime production Sex and Lies in Sin City , about the events surrounding the death of Las Vegas casino owner Ted Binion. [47]

2010–present: Television roles

Suvari made one-episode appearances in Psych in 2010, and in The Cape in 2011, and also had a two-episode arc as the Black Dahlia in Murder House , the first season of the anthology horror series American Horror Story . [48] In the independent romantic comedy You May Not Kiss the Bride (2010), opposite Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee and Rob Schneider, Suvari starred as the psychotic assistant of a pet photographer. The film debuted at the Sonoma International Film Festival and was released for selected theaters and VOD, garnering largely negative reviews. [49] Blu-ray.com considered the film to be a "a noisy, unlikable distraction" that "depends on Suvari and Schneider to carry the comedy workload, which is about as appealing as it reads". [50] In 2011, she also starred in the made-for-television film No Surrender, as a writer having a deranged stalker, and in the B film Restitution, opposite Tom Arnold.

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Suvari at the Sydney premiere of American Reunion (2012)

Suvari returned to the American Pie franchise when she played for the third time her role of Heather in American Reunion (2012), revolving around the original protagonists as they approach middle age and prepare for a summer reunion. [51] Reviewers found the film to be a "sweetly nostalgic comfort food" for fans of the franchise, [52] and with a worldwide gross of US$235 million, [53] American Reunion emerged as Suvari's most-widely seen film since 2001's American Pie 2. [54] This film also marked her only wide release in the 2010s, as all of her recent previous and subsequent film productions —The Knot (2012), Don't Blink (2014), The Opposite Sex (2014), Badge of Honor (2015), and Becks (2017)— premiered on either festival circuits or digital markets.

In the romantic comedy The Knot, Suvari starred as the soon-to-be-married daughter of a working-class Spanish couple, [55] and in the mystery thriller Don't Blink, Suvari played one in a group of friends who visit an empty remote resort and attempt to find out what happened to the other guests. In its review for the latter film, FrightFest.co.uk remarked: "[...] Suvari is wasted and not given a whole lot of screen time considering that her character is the one we're obviously supposed to latch onto". [56] Suvari starred opposite Geoff Stults and Kristin Chenoweth in the romantic comedy The Opposite Sex , as a young divorcee resenting men who meets a successful, driven attorney and womanizer. The small-scale thriller Badge of Honor saw her star as a detective caught up in the aftermath of a violent drug bust. [57]

The independent romantic comedy Becks featured Suvari as the friend of a lesbian musician who moves back to St. Louis. Despite finding a limited audience, the film received positive reviews from critics. [58] The New York Times felt that the film "exemplifies how small judgments in pace, performance and soundtrack can transcend modest trappings", [59] while The Washington Post remarked: "[Lena] Hall and Suvari have a palpable chemistry, both musically and in their relationship". [60]

Suvari continued to work steadily on television between films and throughout the decade; she obtained the regular role of a political consultant of a firefighter in the second season of the series Chicago Fire (2013), [61] and took on the leading role of a demon-hunter for hire in the eight-episode supernatural series South of Hell (2015). [62] All episodes of the show aired back-to-back and an eighth episode was made available only through iTunes. [62] [63] [64] The series received generally negative reviews and brought an average of 122,000 viewers. [65] [66] The Hollywood Reporter , commenting on Suvari, asserted: "[W]hile the prospect of playing [her role] seems like it ought to be enticing for Suvari, her more general interpretation appears to be closer to miserable discomfort, which may be related to either those contact lenses or the strangeness" in her portrayal. [67]

Between 2016 and 2017, Suvari made one-episode appearances in the television series Inside Amy Schumer , Justice League Action , and American Ninja Warrior , and starred in the made-for-television films I'll Be Home For Christmas and Psych: The Movie , where she reprised her guest-starring role from the series and basis of the film. The sitcom American Woman features Suvari as one of three women discovering their own brand of independence amid the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970. [68] The series premiered on June 8, 2018 on Paramount Network. [69] The series was canceled after one season.

Other projects

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Suvari at the Fall 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC

Suvari is a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve, [70] [71] [72] and has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Seventeen , Elle , Cosmopolitan , Details , Rolling Stone , [73] Vogue , Marie Claire , [74] Nylon , [75] Vanity Fair , [76] and Rolling Stone . [77] [78] She is a frequent guest star at New York Fashion Week, among other fashion events. [79] [80] [81]

Suvari has worked several times with Natural Resources Defense Council, designing with the group a scarf line called ECHO, which was unveiled Bloomingdales in Manhattan. She remarked: "I've always been into fashion and I wanted to design something to give to charity". [82] She has also played on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Starlight Children's Foundation, and is active in female empowerment issues, being involved with several charities whose cause is breast cancer, the "End Violence Against Women" campaign, and tours high schools as a "Circle Of Friends" spokesperson, encouraging teenagers to quit smoking. [83] Suvari is a long-time supporter and activist for the African Medical and Research Foundation, and has visited Africa to work on "small-income-generating and water-and-sanitation projects" with the organization. [84]

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Suvari at the American Reunion (2012) premiere in Melbourne, Australia

Personal life

In 2007, Suvari began dating Italian Canadian concert promoter Simone Sestito, whom she met at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Suvari and Sestito became engaged in July 2008 during a vacation to Jamaica. [85] [86] They were married on June 26, 2010 in a private chapel in Rome. [87] [88] On January 13, 2012, Suvari filed for divorce from him in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences and listing November 1, 2011 as the date of separation. [89] The divorce was finalized in October 2012. [90]

In late 2017, Suvari became a vegan for ethical reasons. [91] [92] Since then she only uses cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products, as well as sustainable clothing. [91]

In October 2018, she married her boyfriend Michael Hope. It is her third marriage. [93]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997 Kiss the Girls Coty Pierce
1997 Snide and Prejudice Geli Raubal
1997 Nowhere Zoe
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Rachel Hoffman
1999 American Pie Heather
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 Lisa Parker
1999 Atomic Train Grace Seger
1999 American Beauty Angela Hayes
2000 Loser Dora Diamond
2000 American Virgin Katrina Bartalotti
2001 The Musketeer Francesca Bonacieux
2001 American Pie 2 Heather
2001 Sugar & Spice Kansas Hill
2002 Sonny Carol
2002 Spun Cookie
2004 Trauma Charlotte
2005 Standing Still Lana
2005 Edmond Prostitute
2005 Rumor Has It Annie Huttinger
2005 Domino Kimmie
2005 Beauty Shop Joanne Marcus
2006 Factory Girl Richie Berlin
2006 Caffeine Vanessa
2006 The Dog Problem Jules
2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Aerith Gainsborough (voice)English-language version
2007 Brooklyn Rules Ellen
2007 Stuck Brandi Boski
2008 Day of the Dead Sarah Bowman
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Phlox Lombardi
2008 The Garden of Eden Catherine Bourne
2010 You May Not Kiss the Bride Tonya
2011RestitutionHeather
2012 American Reunion Heather
2012The KnotSarah
2014 Don't Blink Tracy
2014 The Opposite Sex Jane
2015Badge of HonorJessica Dawson
2017BecksElyse
2019The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson
2019Don’t Tell A SoulTBA [94]

Television

YeartitleRoleNotes
1995–96 Boy Meets World Laura / Hillary2 episodes
1996 Minor Adjustments Emily1 episode
1996 ER Laura-Lee Armitage1 episode
1996–97 High Incident Jill Marsh4 episodes
1997 Chicago Hope Ivy Moore1 episode
1999 Atomic Train Grace Seger Television film
2004 Six Feet Under Edie7 episodes (season 4)
2006OrpheusSue EllenTelevision film
2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City Sandy MurphyTelevision film
2010 Psych Allison Cowley1 episode
2011 The Cape Dice1 episode
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Elizabeth Short (Black Dahlia) 2 episodes
2011No SurrenderAmelia DavisTelevision film
2013 Chicago Fire Isabelle Thomas7 episodes (season 2)
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself1 episode
2013Lakewood Plaza TurboEnid / GingerVoices
2014-15 Celebrity Name Game Herself3 episodes
2015 South of Hell Maria Abascal/AbigailMain role (8 episodes)
2016 Inside Amy Schumer Herself1 episode
2016 Justice League Action Killer Frost (voice)1 episode
2016I'll Be Home For ChristmasJackie FosterTelevision film
2017 American Ninja Warrior Herself1 episode
2017 Psych: The Movie Allison CowleyTelevision film
2018 American Woman KathleenMain role
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Elizabeth Short Episode: "Return To Murder House"

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Aerith GainsboroughEnglish dub
2016 OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Enid

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryTitle of workResult
1999 Online Film Critics Society Best Cast American BeautyWon
2000 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble Cast[ citation needed ]American PieWon
2000 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American BeautyWon
2000 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role American BeautyNominated
2005 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Six Feet UnderNominated

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