Amanda Elizabeth Righetti (born April 4, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist, as well as her roles in Friday the 13th, The O.C. and Colony.
Righetti at the Camp Conival presentation for Colony in July 2016
Amanda Elizabeth Righetti
April 4, 1983
St. George, Utah, U.S.
Jordan Alan (m. 2006)
The youngest of eight children, Righetti was born on April 4, 1983 in St. George, Utah, and raised in Nevada, outside Las Vegas. Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006 in Oahu. On January 10, 2013, she gave birth to their son Knox Addison.
Righetti was discovered in the International Cover Model Search at the age of 15 and had a career as a fashion model before becoming an actress. After securing a role in the pilot for a proposed series by the name of No Place Like Home she played a recurring character in the teen drama The O.C., was a regular in the primetime soap opera North Shore and in late 2005, Righetti starred in Fox's drama series Reunion. Other credits include a recurring role on K-Ville, guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage and a role in the television film, Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.
In 2006, Righetti signed on to star as the female lead in horror sequel Return to House on Haunted Hill. The film was released direct-to-video in October 2007. In April 2008, she was cast as the female lead in the slasher film Friday the 13th (2009). Production ended in June 2008 and the film was released in theaters on February 13, 2009. Also that spring, Righetti was signed to the CBS series The Mentalist, in the role of Grace Van Pelt. Her 2012–13 pregnancy was not reflected in her character's storyline, during which she was filmed using selective angles and largely limited to desk duty.
|1995||Love and Happiness||Charlie's Kid Sister|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Little One|
|2002||Angel Blade||Samantha Goodman|
|Return to House on Haunted Hill||Ariel Wolfe||Direct to video|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Whitney Miller|
|His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th||Herself||Documentary film|
|2011||The Chateau Meroux||Jennifer|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent|
|2012||Shadow of Fear||Casey Cooper||a.k.a. Dangerous Attraction|
|2013||Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th||Herself / Whitney Miller||Documentary film|
|2015||Cats Dancing on Jupiter||Josephine Smart||Also co-producer|
|2018||Pastalight||Susanna Lenzi||Short film|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Riding Teen||Episode: "You've Got Male"|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Debbie Fishman||Episode: "Surprise!"|
|2003–05||The O.C.||Hailey Nichol||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2004–05||North Shore||Tessa Lewis||Main role|
|2005||Romy and Michele: In the Beginning||Friendly Girl||Television film (ABC Family)|
|2005–06||Reunion||Jenna Moretti||Main role|
|2007||K-Ville||A. J. Gossett||3 episodes|
|2008–15||The Mentalist||Grace Van Pelt||Main role (seasons 1–6)|
|2010||Wandering Eye||Maron Abbott||Television film|
|2012||Shadow of Fear||Casey Cooper||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2014||Chicago Fire||Holly||Episode: "A Dark Day"|
|Chicago P.D.||Holly||Episode: "8:30 PM"|
|2016–2017||Colony||Madeline "Maddie" Kenner||Main role (seasons 1–2)|
|2017||Love at the Shore||Jenna||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2006||Scarface: The World Is Yours||Femme Fatale|
- 2009 New York Independent International Film and Video Festival: Best Actress in a Short Film – Amanda Righetti in "Matter"
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- "Hallmark Love at the Shore, star Peter Porte says, 'It definitely doesn't start out so well'". Hollywood Daily Star. August 5, 2017.
- "In Development". Bliss Sinema. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
- "Festival Genius". WHIFF. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- "Shadow of Fear (2012)". UK: The Movie Scene. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
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- "2009 Festival Awards – New York March". New York Independent International Film and Video Festival. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2012.