My friends have been talking about Amanda Seyfried long before she sashayed down the Kodak stairs behind Beyonce, despite past publicly admitting that she isn't "into" public performances and considers her vocal talents to be "private." Perhaps a modest thing to say, coming from a girl who starred in the movie musical Mamma Mia opposite Meryl Streep! Seyfried has been working since she was eleven years old and appearing on some New York based soap operas, but in the last few years she really started to make herself a household name. In 2004 she put her college plans on hold after being accepted to the prestigious Fordham University in order to pursue this little thing called acting a bit further, and her career really took off.
Why My Friends Are Talking About Her: As an actress, Seyfried is a true renaissance woman! Her portrayal of ditzy Karen in Tina Fey's Mean Girls is still highly quoted-- at least around my watercooler. She nurtured that teen girl demographic by appearing on Veronica Mars, but then blew it out of the water with a star turn in HBO's Big Love. And if her upcoming Jennifer's Body, Dear John, and A Woman of No Importance have anything to say, it is that she may have the widest range of any member of Young Hollywood today. And the fact that producers and casting directors are actually acknowledging that is pretty damn buzz-worthy, too!