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Amanda Elizabeth Righetti is an actress and producer from the United States. In the CBS police procedural drama series ‘The Mentalist,’ she became famous for portraying special agent Grace Van Pelt. Righetti, a native of Utah, had always desired to be a performer. At the age of four, she started performing. She made her film début in 1995 with the film Love and Happiness. She made her television debut as a guest star on ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ on CBS. Righetti began her career as a model when she was 14 years old. Four years later, she moved to Los Angeles and continued to portray minor yet significant roles before she was cast as the recurring character Hailey Nichol in Fox’s teen drama ‘The O.C.’. Righetti had significant roles in the 2009 horror film “Friday the 13th,” the superhero film “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the Fox soap opera “North Shore,” and the drama series “Reunion.” She played Grace Van Pelt on ‘The Mentalist’ from 2008 to 2015, garnering critical acclaim for her performance. Recently, Righetti portrayed Madeline Kenner in the science fiction series ‘Colony’ on the USA Network.

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A profession Of Amanda

Amanda Righetti began her career as a juvenile performer in the entertainment industry. In the 1995 film “Love and Happiness,” she debuted as Charlie’s younger sibling. She had the opportunity to collaborate with Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster. Alan and Righetti worked together for the first time in the 1997 improvisational drama “Kiss and Tell.” She began her career as a professional model at the age of 14, and within a year, she rose to prominence through the International Cover Model Search.

After turning 18, she moved to Los Angeles and was cast in her first television role, the 2001 CBS police procedural ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. The following year, she appeared in minor roles in one film, Angel Blade, directed by David Heavener, and one television series, Greg the Bunny. In the series ‘The O.C.’, Righetti portrayed the free-spirited sibling of Kirsten Cohen (Kelly Rowan) from 2003 to 2005. Although she appeared in only 12 of the show’s 92 episodes, it helped her acquire traction in her career.

During her tenure on ‘The O.C.’, she was also cast in the short-lived soap opera ‘North Shore’ as Tessa Lewis, a former con artist who advances to the position of Assistant Concierge by exploiting others. This was the first television series in which she was a prominent cast member. She subsequently appeared in the 2005 ABC Family telefilm Romy and Michele: The Beginning.

She was subsequently cast in ‘Reunion,’ a Fox drama series that aired between September and December 2005. Righetti portrayed Jenna Moretti, a once-famous actress who attempts to return to normalcy by returning to New York. After a five-year absence, she returned to the big screen in 2007 with ‘Pipeline’, which marked her début as a producer. In the same year, she starred in the direct-to-video horror film ‘Return to House on Haunted Hill’.
2008 was without a doubt the most productive year of her career.

She starred in the short film ‘Matter’, co-starred in the comedy film ‘Role Models’ alongside Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd, and was a member of the main ensemble of ‘The Mentalist’. She received the award for Best Actress in a Short Film for ‘Matter’ at the 2009 New York Independent International Film and Video Festival. She was selected to portray Grace Van Pelt in ‘The Mentalist.’ Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) is assisted by a team of investigators led by Righetti’s character, a special agent with the fictitious California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Righetti’s character is a member of that team.

The relationship between Van Pelt and fellow special agent Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) was one of the show’s most significant subplots. Righetti left the program after the sixth season and made sporadic appearances in the seventh and final season. In 2009, Righetti had the opportunity to be a “scream queen” when she was cast as the female protagonist Whitney Miller in “Friday the 13th.” Alan’s “Cats Dancing on Jupiter” featured her as both a cast member and executive producer.

The movie was finished in 2011 but not published until 2015. Righetti has been under contract with the UTA talent agency since September 2011. 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ featured her cameo as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Her most recent film appearance was in 2012’s “Shadow of Fear.” She portrayed Madeline Kenner in the first two seasons of ‘Colony’ between 2016 and 2017.

Personal Facts About Amanda

Amanda was born on April 4, 1983, in St. George, Utah, and is the youngest of her parents’ eight children. She has one sibling and six sisters. She and her siblings grew up in Nevada, and she began dancing at the age of four.
Righetti wed writer and director Jordan Alan, who was sixteen years her senior, on Oahu on April 29, 2006. The birth of their son, Knox Addison Alan, occurred on January 10, 2013. She and Jordan are co-owners of Bliss Sinema Productions.

Estimated Net Worth

American actress and producer Amanda Righetti has a net worth of $3 million. Amanda Righetti was born in 1983 as the youngest of eight children in St. George, Utah. She began her career as a teen model before landing the part of Hailey Nichol on the popular television drama “The O.C.”