Mena Suvari

MENA SUVARI is a critically acclaimed American actress, comedian, and model. Suvari made her film debut working with director Gregg Araki in the cult-classic NOWHERE (1997). That was soon followed by the back to back blockbuster successes of AMERICAN PIE (1999) and the five-time Oscar-awarded AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) directed by Sam Mendes, her genuine and moving performance as the character ‘Angeles Hayes’ in the iconic film earned her a Best Supporting Actress nod by The British Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast. On the small screen, Mena played iconic roles SIX FEET UNDER (2004), AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011 and 2018), CHICAGO FIRE (2013), HYSTERIA (2014) and SOUTH OF HELL (2015), and AMERICAN WOMAN(2018).

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