Amanda Righetti

Amanda Righetti

Date Of BirthApril 4, 1983
Age41 years 0 months 19 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthSaint George, Utah, United States
Zodiac SignAries
Professions Actress , Producer , Model
Nickname Spaghetti Righetti
Full Name Amanda Elizabeth Righetti
Other Name Amanda Alan

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Languages Italian , English
Star SignAries
Nationality American
EthnicitiesItalian American , Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademark Tall Figure
Body Features & Measurements
Height173 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye colorAmber
Hair colorlight brown
Weight58 KG
128 lbs
Shoe Size10 (US)
Dress Size6
Figure Measurements 36-28-36
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Athletic
Bra Size 36B
Family Information
Father Alexander Dominic Righetti
Mother Linda Carol Chisum
Son Knox Addison Alan (born on January 10, 2013)
Grandfathers Joseph A. Righetti (Paternal)
Carroll Edgar Chisum (Maternal)
Grandmothers Betty Jane Bader (Maternal)
Rose F. De Profio (Paternal)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Jordan Alan (Director & Producer; married in 2006)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Love and Happiness(1995)
Years Active 1995-
Debut (TV) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Salary $75,000 (The Mentalist (2008)) , $250,000 (Friday the 13th (2009))
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Horse Riding
Favorite Sportvolleyball
Favorite TV shows 30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileAmanda Righetti Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileAmanda Righetti Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteAmanda Righetti Official Website
Instagram ProfileAmanda Righetti Instagram Profile
Vimeo ProfileAmanda Righetti Vimeo Profile
Contact (Email)
Manager Dave Fleming
Talent Agent United Talent Agency
More Information
Friends Alexa Davalos (She was Amanda's bridesmaid at her wedding)
Denise Fleming
Net worth$3 Million
Instruments Cello


Amanda Righetti is an American TV & movie actress, Model, producer. Amanda Righetti is known for her roles as - SHIELD Agent in Captain America: The First Avenger(2011), Whitney Miller in Friday the 13th (2009)Madeline in Colony, Grace Van Pelt in The Mentalist, Jenna Moretti in Reunion, Tessa Lewis in North Shore, Hailey Nichol in The O.C.

Her recent work is playing Kendall in Grandma Dearest.

Amanda Righetti

[Amanda Righetti]



Amanda Elizabeth Righetti was born on 4th April 1983 in Saint George, Utah, the United States to Linda Carol Chisum(Mother) & Alexander Dominic Righetti(Father). She grew up in Nevada.


Her parents have eight children, she is the youngest of them all. She has 6 sisters and a brother. One of her sisters is a dancer, another a blackjack dealer.


  • She used to act in plays in school.


Amanda Righetti & Jordan Alan

Amanda & Jordan's acquaintance goes back very long. The first projected they worked together on was Love and Happiness(1995), she was 12 at the time. He directed her in few more projects like- Kiss & Tell(1997), Missing Emotions(1997), Gentleman B.(2003), Pipeline(2007), Cats Dancing on Jupiter(2015).

Amanda Righetti & Jordan Alan wedding

[Amanda Righetti & Jordan Alan wedding]

Amanda & Jordan got married on 29th April 2006 in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii. Alexa Davalos (actress, Amanda's co-star on Reunion) was her bridesmaid, the wedding was featured in 'InStyle' weddings.

They have an age difference of 16 years.


Amanda got pregnant when she was 29 years old, it wasn't planned and was a surprise to the couple. Amanda and Jordan had their first child, a baby boy born on 10th January 2013, the son was named Knox Addison Alan.

Amanda Righetti Family celebrating Christmas

[Amanda Righetti Family celebrating Christmas]


  • International Cover Model: She was spotted by the Cover model search team when she was 15.
  • Modeling career: She worked as a model starting at the age of 15 until her career in acting took off.

Magazine covers

She has appeared on the magazine covers of various magazines:


  • Select (US)- November 2010
  • Live (US) - January 2010
  • Prestige (US) -April 2009
  • Las Vegas Magazine (US) - February 10, 2009
  • LAX (US) - November 2008
  • Brides (JP) - May 2006
  • FHM (US) - November 2005
  • Celebrity Style (US)- January 2005
  • People (US) - December 2004
  • US Weekly (US) - June 2004

Facts & Trivia

  • Ancestry: She is of English(Mother), French(Mother), German(Mother), Italian(father) descent.
  • Dance student: She studied jazz and ballet as a young girl
  • The beginning: Her career in the entertainment industry began at the age of 4, she was a dancer at the age of 4.
  • Talent agency: Since 2011, she has been associated with United Talent Agency, a talent agency based in Beverly Hills, California
  • TV Shows: She has appeared on the TV shows of- Craig Ferguson, Ryan Seacrest, Craig Kilborn, and others.
  • FHM's 100 Sexiest Women: Amanda was among the top 100 sexiest women in FHM's list in 2005, 2006
  • FHM pin-up calendar: She appeared in the FHM calendar in 2005, she was September
  • Residence: She splits her time between Hollywood (when acting) and in Hawaii.
  • Commercials:
    • She has appeared in Cindy Crawford's anti-aging skincare system infomercial in 2012. It was hosted by Katrina Szish and Cindy Crawford.
  • Interesting Coincidence: There is a character with the exact name "Amanda Righetti" in the movie Deep Red (1975), the role was played by Giuliana Calandra.
  • Spaghetti Righetti: Her Reunion (2005) co-stars gave her that name, and still call her by that name. (Is it a play on her Italian roots, or her lanky and tall structure?)
  • Diet: Protein shakes are a regular part of her diet. Her glowing skin, sturdy structure owe a lot to her clean diet.
  • A child at heart: She likes playing with her son Knox's toys.
  • Partying: she partied a lot when she was young, she says she mellowed down by age 21 (which is very young by other standards).


She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 from her hometown Saint George in Utah. She worked in an office as a helper when she first arrived in Los Angeles.

The Mentalist

Amanda played the character of CBI Special Agent Grace Van Pelt in the psychic crime drama 'The Mentalist'. Grace Van Pelt was a member of Teresa Lisbon's crime-fighting unit. In the sixth season, Grace Van Pelt co-heads a private security firm with her on-screen husband Wayne Rigsby (played by Owain Yeoman).

Her role in the TV series demanded that she know how to shoot (of course, she played a police officer). She learned to shoot the gun by undergoing training in shooting.

Pregnancy: She was pregnant in 2012-13 when they were still shooting for the 4th & 5th Season of the TV Series. They hid her pregnancy on TV with her role having reduced role and shooting her from selected angles. her character was largely limited to the desk job at the time. She left the series after the sixth season.

She appeared as a guest in the seventh and the concluding season, her character was present at Teresa & Jane's wedding in the final season. 

Amanda Righetti with 'the Mentalist' crew

[Amanda Righetti with 'the Mentalist' crew]

Main roles in the series were played by Simon Baker(Patrick Jane), Robin Tunney(Teresa Lisbon), Tim Kang(Kimball Cho), Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby), Rockmond Dunbar (Dennis Abbott)

Bliss Sinema

Amanda and her husband Jordan Alan co-own the movie/ television production company 'Bliss Sinema. 'Bliss Sinema' is located at ' Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California'.


Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
  Grandma Dearest Kendall  
2017 Love at the Shore Jenna Turner TV Movie
2015 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Josephine Smart also as co-producer
2012 Shadow of Fear Casey Cooper TV Movie
2011 The Chateau Meroux Jennifer  
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent  
2011 Wandering Eye Maren Abbott TV Movie
2009 Friday the 13th Whitney Miller Lead role
2008 Role Models Isabel  
2007 Marlowe Jessica Reede TV Movie
2007 Pipeline Jocelyn also as producer
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Ariel Wolfe Direct to video
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Friendly Girl uncredited; TV Movie
2003 No Place Like Home   TV Movie
2003 Gentleman B.   as co-producer
2002 Angel Blade
Samantha Goodman
1997 Kiss & Tell
Little One
1997 Missing Emotions
as co-producer
1995 Love and Happiness Charlie's kid sister  


TV series List

Year TV series Character Comment
2016-2017 Colony Madeline 23 episodes; Regular role
2008-2015 The Mentalist Grace Van Pelt 132 episodes; Main Role
2014 Chicago P.D. Dr. Holly Whelan "8:30 PM"
2014 Chicago Fire Dr. Holly Whelan "A Dark Day"
2007 K-Ville A.J. Gossett 3 episodes
2006 Enemies Kelly Callaway "Pilot"
2005-2006 Reunion  Jenna Moretti 13 episodes; Main
2006 Entourage Katrina "Aquamom"
2004-2005 North Shore Tessa Lewis 20 episodes; Regular
2003-2005 The O.C. Hailey Nichol 12 episodes; Recurring
  Greg the Bunny Debbie Fishman Episode: "Surprise!"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Riding Teen "You've Got Male"


Short movies List

Year Short movies Character Comment
2019 Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room Misty also as producer
2019 Pastalight Susanna Lenzi  
2008 Matter Stranger also as associate producer


Video Games List

Year Video games Character Comment
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Femme Fatale (voice)  


Questions & Answers

  • If she could be any superhero what would she choose?
    • She likes to be the 'Wonder woman'. (She attended the audition of Wonder woman, unfortunately, couldn't land the role)
  • What is Amanda Righetti's salary?
    • Gentleman B. (2003): she made $40,000 per episode of the series
    • The Mentalist (2008): she made $75,000 per episode of the series
    • Friday the 13th (2009): she made $250,000 per episode of the series


Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2009 WON New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Matter (2008) Best Actress (Short Film)  



  • Motherhood has been amazing, spending some time with my son would be great.
  • The best part of Grace (Van pelt) was her vulnerability, she played tough, but there was a vulnerable naive side to her.
  • I have a newfound respect for the Police force after the Mentalist.
  • I don't think I'm as pretty as everybody thinks.
  • I had this boyfriend who cheated on me. I cheated back and then we broke up and then got back together.
  • Having a child was like another production of a grander scale.
  • For me part of the challenge was letting go, there are so many things you don't have control over as a mom, you just find your way as you go through.
  • Dancing is my first love, acting came later
  • I think I'm really blessed, the universe has been good to me.
  • There was that pretty-girl factor. People would ostracize me without knowing a thing about me.
  • One time an agent told me I would never work on TV if I didn't get a nose job. I laugh at it now.
  • Life is better when you're laughing


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