Mena Suvari

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Mena Alexandra Suvari
  • Birth Place: Newport, RI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/13/1979, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; model
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Mena Suvari Fast Facts:
  • Named after her godmother, who in turn was named for the Mena House, a hotel that sits at the base of the pyramids in Egypt.
  • Lived in a Rhode Island mansion built in 1870 that she and her brothers claimed was haunted.
  • Two of her brothers, A.J. and Sulev, attended The Citadel and went on to become U.S. Army Captains.
  • Attended a modeling convention at age 12 and signed with the Wilhelmina Models.
  • First acting gig was a Rice-A-Roni commercial at the age of 13.
  • Made her breakthrough in 1999 with a pair of high-profile movie roles: Heather in American Pie and Kevin Spacey's object of desire American Beauty.
  • Models for Lancome cosmetics.
  • A longtime supporter of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF).
  • Mena Suvari Relationships:
  • Simone Sestito - Ex-husband
  • Sulev Suvari - Brother
  • Robert Brinkmann - Ex-husband
  • Mike Carrasco - Ex-significant Other
  • A.J. Suvari - Brother
  • Yuri Suvari - Brother
  • Ando Suvari - Father
  • Candice Suvari - Mother
  • Mena Suvari Awards:
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee

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