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Mena Suvari
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An "American Beauty" as lovely as "American Pie" -- Mena Adrienne Suvari was born on February 9, 1979, in Newport, Rhode Island. Her father was Ando Suvari, an Estonian psychiatrist; and her mother Candice, a nurse. Mena's first name comes from her British Aunt named after the "House of Mena" Hotel (at the base of the pyramids in Egypt); her last name is Estonian. Mena has 3 older brothers: A.J., Sulev, and Yuri. Mena started modeling at age 12, and her acting career began when she did a Rice-a-Roni commercial at age 13. She was also a Wilhelmina model for a few years. Mena attended middle school at the Ashley Hall all-girls school in Charleston, South Carolina, and graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California. Her nickname in high school was "bean". Mena was a natural for movies: she is petite (5'4"), has blue eyes, and her natural hair color is red. Mena's breakout role was as a choir girl in the teen comedy "American Pie" (1999). This was followed by her great performance in "American Beauty" (1999), which won 5 Oscars, and is currently #6 in the IMDb's top 250 movie list. Her current movie, "Loser" has her teamed up with "American Pie" costar Jason Biggs. Mena married Robert Brinkmann, a cinematographer, on March 18, 2000. Mena's hobbies include: painting watercolors, playing the piano, and hiking. Her fans look forward to her new movies, in what promises to be a long and successful career.

Mena Suvari stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
American Beauty 1999 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 ****
American Pie 1999 At Home on DVD 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Loser 2000 Branford Hoyts with Cheri, Ryan and Daniel 2000-07-25 ** 1/2
American Pie 2 2001 Showcase North Haven 2001-08-18 **
Sugar & Spice 2001 at Branford Hoyts 2001-01-27 ***
Rumor Has It... 2005 family on DVD 2006-06-24 ** 1/2