Amber Valletta

Highest Rated: 68% Hitch (2005)
Lowest Rated: 8% Premonition (2007)
Birthday: Feb 9, 1974
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Supermodel-cum-Hollywood actress Amber Valletta hit the runway in her late teens, and, though a frequent presence in fashion ads for several years prior, first made national headlines in July 1993. That summer, under representation by Boss Models, the svelte 19-year-old Oklahoman blonde upstaged heavyweight Cindy Crawford as the primary spokeswoman for Capezio handbags -- and turned more than a few heads in the process. Not long after, Valletta also signed on as the chief spokeswoman for Elizabeth Arden. In 1996, Valletta succeeded Crawford again -- this time as the co-host (alongside Shalom Harlow) of MTV's hit documentary series House of Style. The by-now-familiar program found Valletta and Harlow carrying viewers behind the scenes of the fashion world, and (in the process) covered everything from runway preparation to before-the-camera apparel to anorexia nervosa. In 1999, Valletta's modeling intersected with social work when she helped raise over 350,000 dollars for the St. Jude Royal Gala Benefit in Monte Carlo, and later parlayed that effort into a promotional tour for Elizabeth Arden Splendor perfume that had Valletta and other company reps giving terminally ill children heartstring-tugging "moments of splendor."Although hosting duties on House of Style represented Valletta's first broad leap into filmed entertainment, she delayed her cinematic work for another four years. In 2000, the model debuted onscreen as the spirit of a murdered coed in Robert Zemeckis' Hitchcock retread, What Lies Beneath, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. Valletta's roles -- given the actress' off-camera motherhood and intermittent magazine work -- accumulated slowly over the next several years (in films such as the Nicolas Cage holiday vehicle The Family Man and the Danny DeVito-directed black comedy Duplex); as a result, Valletta only ascended gradually to top billing. In 2005, however, she attained her highest-profile exposure to date (and gained much-deserved respect as an actress) in the Andy Tennant-directed romantic comedy Hitch. As Allegra Cole, the city's most eligible bachelorette, who falls for the least likely candidate (overweight and self-conscious klutz Kevin James), Valletta played an admirable straight man to both James and "date doctor" Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith).After a noticeable onscreen absence in 2006, Valletta returned to cinemas the following year, with two back-to-back roles in supernatural thrillers. She first received second billing as a nubile young bride in the James Wan-directed Saw follow-up Dead Silence -- a slasher picture about a quiet little town plagued by the spirit of an evil ventriloquist. And later that year, Valletta portrayed Claire in the Mennan Yapo-directed Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock. She went on to appear in Gamer, The Spy Next Door, and Girl Walks Into a Bar before landing a part in the television series Revenge in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Girl Walks Into a Bar Camilla 2011
12% The Spy Next Door Gillian $24.3M 2010
29% Gamer Angie $20.5M 2009
No Score Yet Days of Wrath Actor 2008
35% The Last Time Belisa 2007
19% Dead Silence Ella Ashen $16.6M 2007
8% Premonition Claire $47.9M 2007
No Score Yet My Sexiest Year Marina 2007
38% Man About Town Brynn Lilly 2006
52% Transporter 2 Audrey Billings $43.1M 2005
68% Hitch Allegra Cole $177.6M 2005
25% Raising Helen Martina $37.4M 2004
35% Duplex Celine 2003
29% Max Keeble's Big Move Ms. Dingman $16.6M 2001
11% Perfume Blair 2001
No Score Yet Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story Lorelei Shellist 2001
53% The Family Man Paula 2000
46% What Lies Beneath Madison $155.1M 2000
No Score Yet Drop Back Ten Actor 2000

TV

CREDIT
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2019
63% Blood & Oil
2015
Carla Carla Briggs
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • 2015
56% Legends
2014-2015
Sonya Odum
  • 2015
  • 2014
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Lydia Davis
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
2008-2010
Performer
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2005
22% Moonlight
2007-2008
Coraline (Pilot)
No Score Yet Revenge
Lydia Davis

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