Mandy Moore (Bio)
Wanted to be on Stage
Since Age 6
Amanda Leigh (Mandy)
Moore, was born April 10,1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the
third child and first daughter of Don & Stacey Moore (She has 2
brothers Scott(18), Kyle(13) ) . Two months after she was born
the family to Orlando,Florida where they still live.
It has been said
that she knew by the age of six that she was meant to be on
stage but she found 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 them for acting & voice lessons."
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".
National Anthem Girl
Mandy spent seven years
dancing and being a cheerleader for Pop Warner Football. 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." 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
Mandy attended Rock Lake
Middle School in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She said that "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 become really supportive and I feel
blessed by that."
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.
The Big Break
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
Mandy currently lives with
her family in Orlando with their 3 cats : Milo, Zoo, and Chloe. She
enjoys learning the guitar (and hopes to write her own songs one day)
She also enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and playing lacrosse.