Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

Highest Rated: 100% Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (2020)

Birthday: Feb 13, 1979

Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island

Blonde, blue-eyed, and looking for all the world like Heather Graham's little sister, Mena Suvari made her film debut with a small role in Gregg Araki's 1997 Nowhere. The same year, Suvari, who was born in Newport, RI, on February 9, 1979, appeared in two other films, Snide & Prejudice and Kiss the Girls. After another small role, in The Slums of Beverly Hills (which starred her future American Pie co-star Natasha Lyonne), Suvari landed her breakthrough role playing the forthright, virginal Heather in the 1999 sex comedy smash American Pie. The same year, the actress (who had also done television work on shows such as E.R. and Chicago Hope) won further recognition with a lead role as the teenaged object of Kevin Spacey's middle-aged affections in the hugely acclaimed American Beauty. With yet another lead role that year, this time in the made-for-TV disaster film Atomic Train, Suvari seemed perfectly poised on the well-trod brink of stardom. Her profile received another boost in 2000, thanks to starring roles in Sugar & Spice and Loser, the latter of which saw her starring as the apple of American Pie co-star Jason Biggs' eye. That same year, the then 21-year-old actress made headlines of a different sort with her marriage to Richard Brinkman, a cinematographer 17 years her senior. The marriage would only last until 2005, but that wouldn't stop Suvari from a series of projects during that time, ranging from a quirky role in the comedy Beauty Shop to an arc on the popular TV series Six Feet Under. Gravitating more and more toward challenging, left of center roles, the actress would go on to choose parts like the supporting role of Richie Berlin in the 2007 Andy Warhol/Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl, and corn-rowed hardened criminal Brandi Boski in 2008's Stuck. As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, it became clear that Suvari was finally free of the somewhat limiting image of the pretty, blonde starlet that her breakthrough roles in American Pie and American Beauty had pigeon-holed her into. She would enjoy memorable roles in everything from the zombie flick Day of the Dead to the WWII period drama The Garden of Eden, based on the Hemingway novel. Suvari would also make appearances on TV series like Sex and the City, Psych, The Cape, and American Horror Story - on which she played the infamous "Black Dahlia" murder victim Elizabeth Short. By 2012, Suvari was gearing up to remember her roots, with an all-star installment in the American Pie fanchise, American Reunion.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson 2020
No Score Yet Apparition Actor 2019
95% Becks Elyse 2018
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Actor 2017
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Jackie Foster 2016
No Score Yet Badge of Honor Jessica Dawson 2016
No Score Yet The Opposite Sex Actor 2014
No Score Yet Don't Blink Tracy 2014
No Score Yet The Opposite of Sex Jane 2014
No Score Yet Stalkers Actor 2013
0% The Knot Sarah 2012
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride Tonya 2012
45% American Reunion Heather $55.4M 2012
No Score Yet Restitution Heather 2011
No Score Yet No Surrender Actor 2011
4% Hemingway's Garden of Eden Catherine Bourne $22.6K 2010
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Phlox $33.3K 2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Sandy Murphy 2008
73% Stuck Brandi 2008
13% Day of the Dead Sarah Bowman 2008
63% The Dog Problem Jules 2007
45% Brooklyn Rules Ellen $0.3M 2007
0% Caffeine Vanessa 2007
20% Factory Girl Richie Berlin $1.6M 2007
33% Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Aeris Gainsborough 2006
20% Rumor Has It Annie Huttinger $43M 2005
18% Domino Kimmie $10.2M 2005
47% Edmond Whore 2005
36% Standing Still Lana 2005
38% Beauty Shop Joanne $36.4M 2005
100% Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party Actor 2005
29% Trauma Charlotte 2004
37% Spun Cookie $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Full Frame Documentary Shorts Actor 2003
23% Sonny Carol 2002
No Score Yet Snide & Prejudice Geli 2001
11% The Musketeer Francesca $26.6M 2001
52% American Pie 2 Heather $144.1M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice Kansas $12.4M 2001
24% Loser Dora Diamond 2000
29% American Virgin Katrina 2000
87% American Beauty Angela Hayes 1999
61% American Pie Heather 1999
No Score Yet Atomic Train Grace Seger 1999
20% The Rage: Carrie 2 Lisa 1999
80% Slums of Beverly Hills Rachel 1998
29% Kiss The Girls Coty Pierce 1997
27% Nowhere Zoe 1997

TV

Credit
44% American Woman
2018
Kathleen 2018
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
2012
2011
No Score Yet Hot Date
2017
2017
0% South of Hell
2015
Maria Abascal/Abigail 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013-2019
Appearing 2015
2014
No Score Yet Hysteria
2014
Dr. Logan Harlen 2014
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Isabella 2014
2013
2012
76% American Horror Story
2012
Beth Short 2014
2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2012
41% The Cape
2011
Tracey Jerrod/Dice 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
Allison 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2010
2009
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Edie 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2001
2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Laura-Lee Armitage Laura-Lee 1996
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Laura Hilary 1996
1995
1994

QUOTES FROM Mena Suvari CHARACTERS

Heather says: The eyes don't lie.

Angela Hayes says: You want to have, like, ten thousand of his babies.

Ricky Fitts says: She's not your friend, she's someone you use to feel better about yourself!

Angela Hayes says: Go fuck yourself psycho!

Jane Burnham says: Hey shut up bitch!

Angela Hayes says: Jane, he's a freak!

Jane Burnham says: Well than so am I, and we'll always be freaks and never be like other people, and you'll never be a freak, because you're too .. perfect.

Angela Hayes says: Yeah, well, at least I'm not ugly.

Ricky Fitts says: Yes you are .. and you're boring .. and you're totally ordinary .. and you know it.

Angela Hayes says: You two deserve each other.

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to leave tonight, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: What?

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to go to New York, to live, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: Yes.

Angela Hayes says: You guys can't be serious, you're just a kid, and he's, like, a mental case, you'll end up living in a box on the street!

Jane Burnham says: I'm no more a kid than you are! .. We can use my plastic surgery money.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40,000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Angela Hayes says: What, other drug dealers?

Ricky Fitts says: Yes!

Angela Hayes says: You're way to uptight about sex!

Jane Burnham says: Just don't fuck my dad, alright!? Please!?

Angela Hayes says: Why not?

Angela Hayes says: I think maybe you forgot your medication today, mental-boy

Ricky Fitts says: Hi, Jane

Jane Burnham says: Look I want you to stop filming me.

Ricky Fitts says: OK

Angela Hayes says: Well, whatever, this is boring .. lets go!

Jane Burnham says: Do you need a ride?

Angela Hayes says: Are you crazy? I don't want to end up hacked to pieces in a dumpster somewhere.

Ricky Fitts says: It's OK, I'll walk .. but thanks.

Angela Hayes says: Yeah, see, he doesn't want to go anyways, come on, let's go .. come on, Jane!

Jane Burnham says: I think I'm going to walk too..

Angela Hayes says: What?! Jane .. that's, like, almost a mile!

Angela Hayes says: Everything that's meant to happen does.

Angela Hayes says: Go fuck yourself, psycho!

Angela Hayes says: Who are you looking for?

Jane Burnham says: My parents are coming tonight. They're trying to, you know, take an active interest in me.

Angela Hayes says: Gross. I hate it when my mom does that.