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 Opryland.

Friends didn't understand

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 the best!"

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.