Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, actress Amanda Righetti was born on April 4 1983 in St. George, Utah. The youngest of eight children, she soon developed her passion for acting and moved to Los Angeles to pursue that career. She caught the eyes of the Fox network executives when she was cast in the pilot No Place Like Home, and soon rose to fame. She appeared on episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and was seen playing small roles on Kiss & Tell, and Love and Happiness.
Amanda Righetti later played a guest character, Hailey Nichol, on the hit American teen drama The O.C. After her stint on the series, she was cast as Tessa Lewis in North Shore, where she appeared on 20 episodes from 2004 to 2005. This was followed by the FOX series Reunion, where she portrayed the character Jenna Moretti. Righetti has also been known to grace the cover of FHM magazine’s November 2005 issue. She was also ranked as number 59 on their 100 Sexiest Women list that year, and number 84 the following year.
Righetti was later seen on episodes of Enemies and HBO’s Entourage, and soon lent her voice to the videogame Scarface: The World Is Yours. She next starred as the female lead in the major motion picture release Return to House on Haunted Hill in 2007, while appearing on the TV production Marlowe. That year, Righetti landed a recurring role in the series K-Ville. She also starred and produced the film Pipeline, before working on the short film Matter in 2008. After joining the cast of the CBS series The Mentalist as Grace Van Pelt, she signed on to the work on the remake of Friday the 13th, as the character Whitney. Her other credits include roles in Role Models as well as in Romy and Michele: The Beginning.
2011 Cat's Dancing on Jupiter Josephine Smart
2010 Wandering Eye Maren Abbott
2009 Friday the 13th Whitney Miller
2008 Role Models Isabel
2007 Pipeline Jocelyn
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Ariel
2002 Angel Blade Samantha Goodman
1996 Kiss & Tell Little One
1995 Love and Happiness Charlie's kid sister
2008-Present The Mentalist
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning
2003-05 The O.C.
2003 No Place Like Home
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation