“Guys blow my looks up more than I ever would. I guess I have issues with myself. I don’t think I’m as pretty as everybody thinks.” Amanda Righetti.
Sin City-born Amanda Righetti was first seen on television as a guest in a 2001 episode of CBS' acclaimed drama series set in her hometown Las Vegas, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She subsequently enjoyed the spotlight as Hailey Nichol (2003-2005), the rebellious younger daughter of Caleb Nichol (played by Alan Dale) and younger sister to Kirsten Cohen (played by Kelly Rowan) on the hit teen drama series “The O.C.” Afterward, TV viewers continued to see her starring on Fox’s summer prime-time soap opera “North Shore,” as ex-con artist Tessa Lewis (2004-2005), and on Fox's drama series “Reunion,” as Jenna Moretti (2005), the sexy girl who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame in the late 80s/early 90s as an actress before moving back to New York.
As for her upcoming projects, the rising actress will star in the films Pipeline, Return to House on Haunted Hill (V), and E-Train. She will also co-star on ABC's pilot “Marlowe.”
The 5’ 8½” tall screen beauty was one of FHM magazine's “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2005 and 2006. She is currently engaged to film director Jordan Alan (born in 1967).
“Girls can turn bitchy having to deal with aggressive men. I can’t be left alone for two minutes without some creep saying something.” Amanda Righetti.
Sin City Girl
Childhood and Family:
“One time I was walking down Paradise Road. And this guy pulls up and says, 'How much?' I was like, 'I'm not a hooker!'... It was one of those 'only in Vegas' things.” Amanda Righetti (on growing up in the Sin City).
In Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda Righetti was born on April 1, 1984. She is the youngest of 8 children with 6 sisters and 1 brother. One of her sisters is a dealer is Las Vegas. Amanda is currently splitting her time between Los Angeles and Hawaii.
“I was shy in high school. I didn’t know how to initiate conversations and people would take that as me being a bitch.” Amanda Righetti.
Born and raised in the Sin City, Amanda Righetti moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She landed her first acting job on the small screen with a guest spot in a December 2001 episode of CBS' popular, Emmy-winning crime drama series set in her hometown Las Vegas, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She followed it up with the next year’s appearance in writer-director David Heavener's thriller movie Angel Blade.
After securing a lead role in the failed pilot “No Place Like Home” (2003; alongside Rebecca De Mornay), which was produced by Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, Amanda attracted the attention of Fox bosses who handed her the star-making role of Hailey Nichol (2003-2005), the rebellious younger daughter of Caleb Nichol (played by Alan Dale) and younger sister to Kirsten Cohen (played by Kelly Rowan) on the hit teen drama series “The O.C.”
Meanwhile, in 2004, Fox executives hired Amanda again, this time in their summer prime-time soap opera “North Shore,” as Tessa Lewis (2004-2005), an ex-con artist who manipulates her way into the Assistant Concierge position. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled in January 2005 after a 21-episode, single-season run, with the final episode of the series has never aired.
Amanda subsequently landed the role of Jenna Moretti, the sexy girl who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame in the late 80s/early 90s as an actress before moving back to New York and trying to get her life back on track on Fox's drama series “Reunion” (2005). But, because of its low ratings, the show was canceled after only nine episodes.
“Spaghetti Righetti is my nickname to this day. My ‘Reunion’ co-stars call me Spaghetti Righetti. It’s grown on me with time. You can’t really fight it.” Amanda Righetti.
Meanwhile, she appeared in the comedic teen TV movie set in 1987, Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005; starring Katherine Heigl and Alexandra Breckenridge) and in the pilot episode of the now-cancelled crime drama series “Enemies” (2006). She was also spotted as a guest in a June 2006 episode of HBO dramedy “Entourage.”
Amanda will soon complete her upcoming films, Jordan Alan's horror/drama inspired by actual events, Pipeline (she also serves as the producer), and Víctor García's horror/thriller Return to House on Haunted Hill (with Erik Palladino, Cerina Vincent, Andrew Pleavin and Jeffrey Combs), the direct to DVD sequel to the 1999 remake House on Haunted Hill rumored to be released around October 2007. She is currently filming ABC's pilot about legendary private eye Philip Marlowe, Marlowe, in which she will play a dancer who also works for Marlowe (played by Jason O'Mara) part-time. She is also attached to star and co-produce Jordan Alan's upcoming crime action film, E-Train, which is set for a September 15, 2007 release.