Though she was nicknamed Spaghetti Righetti by friends, her real name is Amanda Righetti. She is a known actress and producer of American origin who gained public attention for her role in The Mentalist – the CBS police procedural drama series that cast her in the role of Grace Van Pelt. The Utah born actress had always been interested in the performing arts, thus, she started with dancing, and gradually moved into modeling before embracing the world of acting.
Amanda Righetti debuted on the big screen in Love and Happiness, with her small screen debut coming in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She has since appeared in several other productions like The O.C, Friday the 13th, Captain America: The First Avenger, North Shore, Reunion and Colony.
Who is Amanda Righetti?
The sexy actress was born on the 4th of April 1983 with the birth name of Amanda Elizabeth Righetti. Amanda Righetti’s artistic talent began to manifest at the tender age of four when started dancing. Her involvement with dancing exposed her to other forms of entertainment like modeling and acting. By the time she clocked 14, the emerging talent was already posing and walking for several apparel companies while she continued searching for acting roles.
She was later signed on by the International Cover Model Search which brought her into contact with several big names in the fashion industry. As an adult at age 18, Amanda Righetti relocated to LA in pursuit of acting roles, and shortly after her move, the promising star was rewarded with a role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – the popular CBS drama. 2002 saw her making an appearance in Angel Blade with a cameo role following in the television show Greg the Bunny. However, it was her role in The Mentalist that gave her the edge to burst to the limelight, and the rest, as they say, is history.
7 Other Things To Know About Righetti
She has issues with her image
According to the actress, even people she has never met still judge her for her physical appearance. She said that this has been happening all through her life and is quite baffling. Because of her beauty, people are quick to assume that Amanda Righetti is probably dumb which is extremely frustrating.
There is nothing hidden about the love life of Amanda Righetti, it is public knowledge that she is the wife of movie director cum writer Jordan Alan who is older than her by 16 years. The duo started out in a casual relationship as friends, but with time, love blossomed between them, followed by their union in a marriage ceremony on the 29th of April 2006 in Oahu.
However, they waited for over seven years before deciding to have a child, their son Knox Addison Alan joined the family on the 10th of January 2013. The couple’s marriage appears to be on the right track as Amanda Righetti has starred in several films directed by her spouse. Together, they own the production company known as Bliss Sinema.
She comes from a large family
The famed actresses’ family is quite a large one, her parents Alexander Dominic (father) and Linda Carol (mother) gave birth to eight children – one boy and seven girls in all. Amanda is of mixed ancestry with her dad having Italian roots while Carol her mother is of French, German, and English ancestry. She occupies the position of the youngest child and has one of her sisters working in Las Vegas as a dealer.
Salary and Net Worth
The wife of Jordan Alan has been earning quite handsomely since the inception of her career as a model and actress. Several of the productions she has been featured in paid quite well, notable among them are the 2003 Gentleman B. which paid her the sum of $40,000, Amanda Righetti earned $75,000 from The Mentalist in 2008 and the following year, she made $250,000 from Friday the 13th. The actress sits on a wealth valued at $3 million which is expected to show some positive growth in subsequent reviews.
Amanda is quite voluptuous, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 58 kg or 128 lbs. Her general body statistics from bust to the hip are given as 36-28-36 inches. The actress comes with amber colored eyes with light brown hair and wears a dress size of 6 US and a shoe size of 9 US.
She is not averse to getting even when wronged
There are people who would naturally turn the other cheek when they are offended, but Amanda Righetti is far from being blasé. According to the actress, she will not be satisfied until she gets even with anybody that offends her, though she admits to making effort to refrain from that in the future.
She loves challenging roles
Amanda Righetti is all for roles that are difficult and challenging. One thing she wouldn’t like in her acting career is to be stereotyped into playing the same type of role over and over.