Utah-born, Nevada-raised Amanda Righetti began her career with a love for dance at 4 years old. She knew early on that her destiny was to perform. Amanda continued on with plays and productions all through school. At 14 she began her modeling career and soon after her desire for acting took way. Amanda moved to LA at age 18 and a year later was cast on the hit show "The OC" when Warner Brothers and Peter Roth recognized her talent.
After being a part of The OC's success, Righetti became the lead role of "Tessa Lewis" in the TV series "North Shore" in 2004. She continued making guest-starring appearances on popular TV shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Entourage".
In 2008 Amanda had another big break with the TV series "The Mentalist". During that same time, she was cast as the lead role in the 2009 remake of "Friday the 13th” and in 2011 she took on another film role in "Captain America: The First Avenger", which grossed $65 million on opening weekend.
Righetti exited The Mentalist in 2014 and was quickly cast in NBC dramas "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD". Shortly after in 2015 "Colony" began and Amanda was yet again heavily involved with a hit TV series. Around that same time she starred in the film "Cats Dancing on Jupiter". Her recent Hallmark film, “Love at the Shore”, was released in summer 2017 and she is currently working on an independent feature.
Righetti has been recognized for many awards throughout her career. She was placed among FHM's 100 Sexiest Woman in 2005 and 2006 and in 2009 she was featured in Maxim Magazine for the 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration. Her love for athleticism takes some credit for these accomplishments. She also was awarded Best Actress by New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. The movie "Friday the 13th" opened to the best 3-day weekend opening for any horror film and the show "The Mentalist" won a People's Choice Award for Best New Television Drama.