She's just 15 years old...but knew by the age of six that she was meant to be on stage. She's still in high school (and an honor student).. but already is a poised performer of exceptional ability and impressive experience. SShe's an outgoing, fun-loving teenager who started out " jumping on my bed and singing"...and now looks forward to the release of her 550 Music debut album.
Amanda Leigh (Mandy) Moore, was born April 10,1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire but two months later moved with her family to Orlando, Florida. "O-Town!" I really like living here, for the weather and for all the fun things there are to do.,, Mandy discovered her love of singing when she went to a summer musical theater camp when she was nine years old. " My parents thought It was just a phase I'd grow out of. But I stuck to it and begged then, for acting lessons, for voice lessons."
Where did she get her talent? Mandy isn't sure but she has an idea. " It may have come from my Grandmother. She was a dancer in the theater district of London, the West End." And in Orlando Mandy soon became known as the National Anthem Girl. "Yes, that's me! Some people know me that way because they've heard me sing The Star-Spangled Banner for all the major sports teams and for Chris Evert's Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament."
National commercials, TV pilots, and voice-overs have made Mandy a veteran of the recording studio. " When I first started recording, it was hard My friends didn't understand why I couldn't hang out with them, as much. I thought They’d talk behind my back or be jealous. But they’ve be-come really supportive and I feel blessed by that."
Mandy likes all kinds of music, especially the songs of other female singers like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill and Madonna. Her album reflects the diversity of her taste. from the plaintive ballad "Quit Breakin' My Heart" to the alluring " What You Want" to "So Real," which she describes as having "more of a rock edge, with more guitar-a Natalie lmbruglia type of song."
Mandy lives in Orlando with her parents. Don and Stacy; her brothers Scott (18) and Kyle (13); and their three cats Milo, Zoo, and Chloe. Mandy's favorite book is A Land Remembered, her favorite movie is Beaches, her favorite actress is Gwyneth Paltrow and her favorite actor is Ryan Philipe. in school, Mandy enjoys English and French... but math is a touchy subject! She’s also learning to play guitar with an eye towards writing her own songs. Growing up too fast? Mandy Moore doesnt think so.
"I don't feel I've missed out on anything about growing up because I feel so fortunate. There are so many kids that would love to be doing what I’m doing!"
Mandy Moore was born April 10, 1984 in Nashua, NH but considers herself a Florida native since she moved to Orlando, Florida when she was seven weeks old.
Mandy spent seven years dancing and being a cheerleader for Pop Warner Football. She discovered her love of singing when she went to a summer musical theater camp when she was nine-years-old. She then began voice lessons and auditioning for plays in the local theaters and got her first role as Ngana in "South Pacific". She has appeared in over a dozen plays in the Central Florida area and has had lead roles in "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Guys and Dolls".
Mandy spent two summers at Stagedoor Manor, a performing academy in New York, studying theater during the day and performing at night at the Catskill resorts. Mandy was even auditioned for Broadway and on her first try she made it down to the final two choices for "High Society".
She is known around town as the "National Anthem Girl" since she has sung it for all of the major sports teams, and even won a statewide contest to sing it for Chris Evert's Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament. She was a charter member of "Civic Kids", an elite performance troupe that performed all around Central Florida. She has also had solo performances at the White House and Opryland.
Mandy has appeared in numerous national commercials and TV pilots. She has also done many voice-overs, including the voice of "Ducky" for Universal Studios California "Land Before Time" attraction. She also enjoys modeling and is featured in four issues of 15@20, a Mexican Teen magazine.
It was while she was in the recording studio working on a theme song for a TV pilot that Mandy was "discovered." One of the producers in the studio thought Mandy had talent and offered her a chance to complete a demo. A talent scout came into the studio one day while she was working on the demo and heard Mandy sing. He sent a copy of the unfurnished demo to David McPherson, Senior Vice President of Urban A&R for Epic Records/550. McPherson liked what he heard, and flew down to listen to Mandy himself. Word got out, and Mandy was also offered contracts by two other labels, but chose Sony because "they are the best!"
When she's not performing, Mandy enjoys shopping, getting with friends, and playing lacrosse. Even with all of her many activities, Mandy is an honor-roll student. She lives with her parents, Don and Stacy, and her two brothers, Scott, 18, and Kyle, 13, and three cats.
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