She is a mix of Irish, Cherokee, English and Jewish ancestry. Her family moved to Longwood, Florida where she grew up and was raised Catholic.
Mandy Moore became interested in singing after seeing the musical Oklahoma! After singing the national anthem at sporting events, she made her way to Epic Records and eventually toured with NSYNC. As a teen, she continued her education with tutors.
Mandy Moores first album So Real was released in 1999 and it was certified platinum. Her second album I Wanna Be with You came out in 2000. Her third album, Mandy Moore was released in 2001, her fourth, Coverage, in 2003, and her fifth, Wild Hope in 2007. Her latest, Amanda Leigh came out in 2009. Mandy Moore has sold more than 10 million records worldwide.
In 2002, Mandy Moore changed her hair coloring, from blonde to dark. They say blondes have more fun, but I felt anonymous. I feel sexy as a brunette (Teen People).
Mandy segued into acting with her role in The Princess Diaries and A Walk to Remember. Other roles followed, including parts in How to Deal, Chasing Liberty, Saved!, among others.
She said of growing up in the public eye, I understand people have preconceived notions of who I am or what I do. But I do find it a bit bizarre that people find it bizarre that Ive grown up (womenshelathmag.com).
Mandy Moore has said she will never do nudity. Ever. And No mens magazines. Never. When filming Chasing Liberty, she chose a body double for a bare bottom shot. Did I select the one with the best-looking butt? Of course I did. Im no dummy (Dallas Morning News).
Aside from acting, in 2005 Mandy Moore created her own fashion line called Mblem., a brand of contemporary knitwear. She said, I have always been a fan of fashion, but in no way would I have ever considered myself a designerI couldnt find the exact shirts I liked, so I decided to do something of my own. The line subsequently shut down, but she hopes to renter the fashion world at a later date.
Mandy Moore got married to Ryan Adams. She said, I didnt know if marriage was something that was super important to mebut life takes you places you wouldnt have expected. Im really content with what was in the cards for me.