Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

  • Highest Rated: 100% Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Knot (2012)
  • Birthday: Feb 13, 1979
  • Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Blonde, blue-eyed, and looking for all the world like Heather Graham's little sister, Mena Suvari made her film debut with a small role in Gregg Araki's 1997 Nowhere. The same year, Suvari, who was born in Newport, RI, on February 9, 1979, appeared in two other films, Snide & Prejudice and Kiss the Girls. After another small role, in The Slums of Beverly Hills (which starred her future American Pie co-star Natasha Lyonne), Suvari landed her breakthrough role playing the forthright, virginal Heather in the 1999 sex comedy smash American Pie. The same year, the actress (who had also done television work on shows such as E.R. and Chicago Hope) won further recognition with a lead role as the teenaged object of Kevin Spacey's middle-aged affections in the hugely acclaimed American Beauty. With yet another lead role that year, this time in the made-for-TV disaster film Atomic Train, Suvari seemed perfectly poised on the well-trod brink of stardom. Her profile received another boost in 2000, thanks to starring roles in Sugar & Spice and Loser, the latter of which saw her starring as the apple of American Pie co-star Jason Biggs' eye. That same year, the then 21-year-old actress made headlines of a different sort with her marriage to Richard Brinkman, a cinematographer 17 years her senior. The marriage would only last until 2005, but that wouldn't stop Suvari from a series of projects during that time, ranging from a quirky role in the comedy Beauty Shop to an arc on the popular TV series Six Feet Under. Gravitating more and more toward challenging, left of center roles, the actress would go on to choose parts like the supporting role of Richie Berlin in the 2007 Andy Warhol/Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl, and corn-rowed hardened criminal Brandi Boski in 2008's Stuck. As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, it became clear that Suvari was finally free of the somewhat limiting image of the pretty, blonde starlet that her breakthrough roles in American Pie and American Beauty had pigeon-holed her into. She would enjoy memorable roles in everything from the zombie flick Day of the Dead to the WWII period drama The Garden of Eden, based on the Hemingway novel. Suvari would also make appearances on TV series like Sex and the City, Psych, The Cape, and American Horror Story - on which she played the infamous "Black Dahlia" murder victim Elizabeth Short. By 2012, Suvari was gearing up to remember her roots, with an all-star installment in the American Pie fanchise, American Reunion.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Apparition Actor 2019
95% Becks Elyse 2018
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Actor 2017
No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Jackie Foster 2016
No Score Yet Badge of Honor Jessica Dawson 2016
No Score Yet The Opposite Sex Actor 2014
No Score Yet Don't Blink Tracy 2014
No Score Yet The Opposite of Sex Jane 2014
No Score Yet Stalkers Actor 2013
0% The Knot Sarah 2012
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride Tonya 2012
45% American Reunion Heather $55.4M 2012
No Score Yet Restitution Heather 2011
No Score Yet No Surrender Actor 2011
4% Hemingway's Garden of Eden Catherine Bourne $22.6K 2010
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Phlox $33.3K 2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Sandy Murphy 2008
73% Stuck Brandi 2008
13% Day of the Dead Sarah Bowman 2008
63% The Dog Problem Jules 2007
45% Brooklyn Rules Ellen $0.3M 2007
0% Caffeine Vanessa 2007
20% Factory Girl Richie Berlin $1.6M 2007
33% Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Aeris Gainsborough 2006
20% Rumor Has It Annie Huttinger $43M 2005
18% Domino Kimmie $10.2M 2005
47% Edmond Whore 2005
36% Standing Still Lana 2005
38% Beauty Shop Joanne $36.4M 2005
100% Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party Actor 2005
29% Trauma Charlotte 2004
37% Spun Cookie $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Full Frame Documentary Shorts Actor 2003
23% Sonny Carol 2002
No Score Yet Snide & Prejudice Geli 2001
11% The Musketeer Francesca $26.6M 2001
52% American Pie 2 Heather $144.1M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice Kansas $12.4M 2001
24% Loser Dora Diamond 2000
29% American Virgin Katrina 2000
87% American Beauty Angela Hayes 1999
61% American Pie Heather 1999
No Score Yet Atomic Train Grace Seger 1999
20% The Rage: Carrie 2 Lisa 1999
80% Slums of Beverly Hills Rachel 1998
29% Kiss The Girls Coty Pierce 1997
27% Nowhere Zoe 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

44% American Woman
2018
Kathleen
  • 2018
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hot Date
2017
  • 2017
0% South of Hell
2015
Maria Abascal/Abigail
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hysteria
2014
Dr. Logan Harlen
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Isabella
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
77% American Horror Story
2013
Beth Short
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
41% The Cape
2011
Tracey Jerrod/Dice
  • 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
Allison
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Edie
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Laura-Lee Armitage Laura-Lee
  • 1996
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Laura Hilary
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Mena Suvari CHARACTERS

Heather
The eyes don't lie.
Angela Hayes
You want to have, like, ten thousand of his babies.
Ricky Fitts
She's not your friend, she's someone you use to feel better about yourself!
Angela Hayes
Go fuck yourself psycho!
Jane Burnham
Hey shut up bitch!
Angela Hayes
Jane, he's a freak!
Jane Burnham
Well than so am I, and we'll always be freaks and never be like other people, and you'll never be a freak, because you're too .. perfect.
Angela Hayes
Yeah, well, at least I'm not ugly.
Ricky Fitts
Yes you are .. and you're boring .. and you're totally ordinary .. and you know it.
Angela Hayes
You two deserve each other.
Ricky Fitts
If I had to leave tonight, would you come with me?
Jane Burnham
What?
Ricky Fitts
If I had to go to New York, to live, would you come with me?
Jane Burnham
Yes.
Angela Hayes
You guys can't be serious, you're just a kid, and he's, like, a mental case, you'll end up living in a box on the street!
Jane Burnham
I'm no more a kid than you are! .. We can use my plastic surgery money.
Colonel Fitts
We won't have to, I have over $40000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.
Colonel Fitts
We won't have to, I have over $40,000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.
Angela Hayes
What, other drug dealers?
Ricky Fitts
Yes!
Angela Hayes
You're way to uptight about sex!
Jane Burnham
Just don't fuck my dad, alright!? Please!?
Angela Hayes
Why not?
Angela Hayes
I think maybe you forgot your medication today, mental-boy
Ricky Fitts
Hi, Jane
Jane Burnham
Look I want you to stop filming me.
Ricky Fitts
OK
Angela Hayes
Well, whatever, this is boring .. lets go!
Jane Burnham
Do you need a ride?
Angela Hayes
Are you crazy? I don't want to end up hacked to pieces in a dumpster somewhere.
Ricky Fitts
It's OK, I'll walk .. but thanks.
Angela Hayes
Yeah, see, he doesn't want to go anyways, come on, let's go .. come on, Jane!
Jane Burnham
I think I'm going to walk too..
Angela Hayes
What?! Jane .. that's, like, almost a mile!
Angela Hayes
Everything that's meant to happen does.
Angela Hayes
Go fuck yourself, psycho!
Angela Hayes
Who are you looking for?
Jane Burnham
My parents are coming tonight. They're trying to, you know, take an active interest in me.
Angela Hayes
Gross. I hate it when my mom does that.