Mena Suvari Bio - Biography

Name Mena Suvari
Height 5' 4"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 13 February 1979,
Place of Birth Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Famous for
Mena Adrienne Suvari was born on 13 February 1979, in Newport, Rhode Island. Her father was Ando Suvari, a psychiatrist; and her mother Candice, a nurse. Mena's first name comes from her British Aunt named after the Mena Hotel (at the base of the pyramids in Egypt); her last name is Estonian. Mena has 3 older brothers. Mena started modeling at age 12, and her acting career began when she did a Rice-a-Roni commercial at age 13. She was also a Wilhelmina model for a few years. Mena attended middle school at the Ashley Hall all-girls school in Charleston, South Carolina, and graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California.

Mena was a natural for movies: she is petite (5' 4"), has blue eyes, and her natural hair color is blonde. Mena's breakout role was as a choir girl in the teen comedy American Pie (1999). This was followed by her great performance in American Beauty (1999), which she won a SAG award for outstanding performance by a cast, and a BAFTA award nomination.

Mena married Robert Brinkmann, a cinematographer, on March 4, 2000.

Mena's hobbies include: jewelry making, photography, mountain biking, and hiking. Her fans look forward to her new movies, in what promises to be a long and successful career.

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