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Dreaming of, and probably finding, some Wild Hope, for that's where her life begins.

Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer and actor, best known for looking pretty and turning out to be quite a bit more talented than you'd expect from someone so ornamental.

Moore released her first album, So Real, in '99. She was the last of the "pop princesses" to debut, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson. While successful through the early 2000s, she was frequently compared to said fellow pop artists. It wasn't until Moore's fourth album, released in '03, that she came into her own as a musician.

Moore also transitioned over to acting during this period, headlining The Film of the Book A Walk to Remember opposite Shane West. Critics had some good things to say about her performance. Gamers will also be pleased to note that she had a brief turn voicing Aerith Gainesborough in Kingdom Hearts (before being replaced by some combination of Andrea Bowen and Mena Suvari). Her next major film role was the Darker and Edgier Saved!, a Black Comedy satire of Christian High School life; it's quite obscure, but people liked what she did with the role. She has had TV roles on The Simpsons, Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs, opposite then-boyfriend Zach Braff. Most recently, she voiced and sang for the Disney princess Rapunzel in Tangled, which predictably did some pretty good things for her career considering how well it was received. She went on to play the titular role in Sheriff Callie's Wild West, an animated Western for Disney Junior. She currently stars in This Is Us, as a mother to three children.


Moore, who was married to country singer Ryan Adams, returned to music in 2020 with her first album in 11 years, Silver Landings, and has even ventured into fashion. She is currently married to musician Taylor Goldsmith and they have a son, August.



  • So Real (1999)
  • I Wanna Be with You (2000)
  • Mandy Moore (2001)
  • Coverage (2003)
  • Wild Hope (2007)
  • Amanda Leigh (2009)
  • Silver Landings (2020)


  • Music Is Politics: Fell victim to this at first.
  • New Sound Album: Technically Coverage was when she started showing off her alternative roots.
  • Rock is Authentic, Pop is Shallow: She completely disavowed her first two teen pop albums, and since then she became more of an alternative artist. She seems to have softened on this, as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of "Candy" in 2019 warmly.
  • Self-Deprecation: Often makes fun of her feet for being size 10.
  • Shoe Size Angst: See above.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Hey, some people like tall women, considering that she's 5'10"!


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