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Mena Alexandra Suvari was born on the 13th February 1979, in Newport, Rhode Island USA, of English, Greek, German and Estonian descent. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in a number of TV and film titles such as in the role of Angela Hayes in the film “American Beauty” (1999), and playing Heather Gardner in the film series “American Pie”. She is also known for being a fashion model and designer, who works for Lancôme cosmetics.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Mena Suvari is? According to sources, it is estimated that the size of Mena’s net worth is over $17 million as of mid-2016. Her career in modeling as well as her career as an actress has earned her a big part of her wealth over time. Additional to this, she has appeared in various advertisements and TV shows, and these have also contributed to her overall net worth.

Mena Suvari Net Worth $17 Million

Mena Suvari was born to Ando Suvari, who worked as a psychiatrist, and Candice, who was a nurse; she has three older brothers. Mena was named after an Egyptian godmother. She matriculated from Providence High School in Burbank, California in 1997.

Mena’s career began when she was in her teens, signing a contract with the Wilhelmina modeling agency, which soon promoted her into acting. She made her debut in the mid-1990s, appearing in such TV series as “Boy Meets World” (1995-1996), “ER” (1996), and “High Incidents” (1996-1997). She made her big screen debut in 1997 in the film “Nowhere”, alongside James Duval and Rachel True, which was soon followed by her appearance in the film “Snide And Prejudice” the same year, with actors René Auberjonois, Remy Auberjonois, Claudia Christian and Joseph Bottoms among others. By the end of the 1990s, Mena had also appeared in “Kiss The Girls” (1997), “Slums Of Beverly Hills” (1998), and she earned her breakout role of Angela Hayes in the film “American Beauty”, as well as Heather in the film “American Pie” (1999), a role which she repeated in its sequels “American Pie 2” (2001), and “American Reunion” (2012), which increased her net worth by a large degree, and her popularity as well.

Mena’s career reached a whole new level in the early 2000s, as she began to feature in more notable roles in such films as “Sugar & Spice” (2001), “Sonny” (2002), which was Nicolas Cage’s directorial debut, then “Edmond”, and “Domino” in 2005, and “Stuck” (2007), in which she played the lead role opposite Stephen Rea. By 2010, Mena had also featured in such productions as “The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh” (2008), and “Day Of The Dead” (2008), among others. Her net worth was certainly rising.

In the next decade of the 2000s, Mena’s career and net worth continued to improve, with roles in such TV series and films as “American Horror Story” (2011), “You May Not Kiss The Bride” (2011), “Chicago Fire” (2013), and most recently “South Of Hell” (2015), which also added to the overall size of her net worth.

Thanks to her talents, Mena has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the BAFTA Film Award nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on “American Beauty”, and she won the SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for her work on “American Beauty”.

Regarding her personal life, Mena Suvari has been married twice. Her first husband was cinematographer Robert Brinkmann from 2000 to 2005. She was then married to Simone Sestito from 2010 to 2012. At the present time, she is in a relationship with tattoo artist Sal Sanchez, Jr. Mena is known as a big supporter of women’s causes, and she participates in the World Poker Tour for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Beside that, she also works with the African Medical and Research Foundation.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 13, 1979
Birth place: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Simone Sestito (m. 2010–2012), Robert Brinkmann (m. 2000–2005)
Parents:Ando Suvari, Candice Chambers
Siblings:A.J. Suvari, Sulev Suvari, Yuri Suvari
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1First wife of Robert Brinkmann.
2In addition to appearing in 5 films with the word "American" in the title, she also appeared in two episodes of the TV series, American Horror Story (2011).
3Filed for divorce from her second husband Siomone Sestio after 1 year and 6 months of marriage and two months of separation [January 13, 2012].
4Has a tattoo on her back of a lion's head over the words, "Word Sound Power".
5Had early aspirations of becoming an archaeologist. She and her brothers used to dig holes in their backyard, looking for buried treasure.
6Announced her engagement to Simone Sestito, having been in a relationship with him since September 2007.
7Ranked #52 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
8Ranked #73 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
9Named #69 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
10Attended workshops at TVI Actors Studio.
11Filed for divorce from cinematographer Robert Brinkmann after five years of marriage. The actress cited irreconcilable differences (10 May 2005).
12Her older brother A.J., formerly an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army, is currently a real estate agent in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
13Auditioned for the role of Mary Jane in Spider-Man (2002).
14Did her own singing in American Pie (1999).
15Declared as the most "patriotic" artist of 2000 by Entertainment Weekly magazine, making allusion to her 3 consecutive movies with the word "American" on their titles: American Pie (1999), American Beauty (1999) and American Virgin (1999). In 2001, she added American Pie 2 (2001) to that list. And then, more than a decade later, she added yet another "American" film to her resume, with American Reunion (2012).
16People Weekly magazine titled an article about her "All-American Girl" (1999).
17Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870.
18Mother is a nurse; father is a psychiatrist.
19Has 3 older brothers, 1 of them in the US army.
20First name "Mena", pronounced "MEE-nah".
21Her last name, "Suvari", pronounced "soo-VAHR-ee", is Estonian. Her father was Estonian, and her mother is American-born. Mena's maternal grandfather had English and German ancestry, while Mena's maternal grandmother was the daughter of Greek immigrants.
22Graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California class of 1997.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
American Reunion (2012)$750,000


Quotes

#Quote
1It's nice when people want your autograph, but it's a little strange because I never expected it.
2I've chosen to get the word out to women, especially young women, that tobacco is not glamorous - it's addictive and smoking takes a serious toll on your health.
3A year or so ago I went through all the people in my life and asked myself: does this person inspire me, genuinely love me and support me unconditionally? I wanted nothing but positive influences in my life.
4You have to surround yourself with people who love you and want the best for you.
5I love art and fashion.
6I'm accepting of who I am and how diverse I am and honoring that.
7[Talking about working with Stuart Gordon on 2007's Stuck (2007)] The greatest thing about working with Stuart is that I love what he loves - stories like this. I really enjoy the dark side, and his work is so macabre. But as a director, he's very calm, yet he has this great energy. Initially, it was tough to dissect this character, but Stuart has given me ample freedom to ask questions and experiment with my performance.
8One of the things you learn being in the public eye is that you have the ability to raise awareness about serious issues, and, in the process, really help people. I've chosen to get the word out to women, especially young women, that tobacco is not glamorous - it's addictive and smoking takes a serious toll on your health.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureAmerican Beauty (1999)· Annette Bening
· Wes Bentley
· Thora Birch
· Chris Cooper
· Peter Gallagher
· Allison Janney
· Kevin Spacey
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBreakthrough Performance - FemaleAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Ensemble CastAmerican Pie (1999)· Jason Biggs
· Chris Klein
· Thomas Ian Nicholas
· Alyson Hannigan
· Shannon Elizabeth
· Tara Reid
· Eddie Kaye Thomas
· Seann William Scott
· Natasha Lyonne

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesSix Feet Under (2001)· Lauren Ambrose
· Frances Conroy
· James Cromwell
· Idalis DeLeon
· Peter Facinelli
· Ben Foster
· Sprague Grayden
· Rachel Griffiths
· Michael C. Hall
· Peter Krause
· Justina Machado
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Mathew St. Patrick
· Justin Theroux
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Newcomer (Internet Only)American Pie (1999)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceAmerican Beauty (1999)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleAmerican Beauty (1999)· Kevin Spacey
· Annette Bening
· Chris Cooper
· Wes Bentley
· Thora Birch
· Peter Gallagher
· Allison Janney
· Scott Bakula


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Becks2016post-productionElysse
I'll Be Home for Christmas2016filmingJackie
After Dark with Julian Clark2016TV Series
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesMena
You're Not My Girlfriend2015/IIVideo
South of Hell2015TV SeriesMaria Abascal
You're Not My Girlfriend2015/IVideo short
Clarence2014-2015TV SeriesBelson's Mom / Cynthia / Video Game Voice
Badge of Honor2015Jessica Dawson
The Opposite Sex2014Jane
Don't Blink2014Tracy
Hysteria2014TV SeriesLogan Harlen
Chicago Fire2013TV SeriesIsabella
Whisper of Fear2013TV MovieIvy
The Knot2012Sarah
American Reunion2012Heather
Happy Valley2012TV MovieLizzy
American Horror Story2011TV SeriesElizabeth Short
Restitution2011/IHeather
You May Not Kiss the Bride2011Tonya
No Surrender2011/ITV MovieAmelia Davis
The Cape2011TV SeriesTracey Jerrod Dice
Children of the Spider2010ShortSimone
Psych2010TV SeriesAllison Crowley
The Garden of Eden2008Catherine Hill Bourne
Sex and Lies in Sin City2008TV MovieSandy Murphy
Day of the Dead2008VideoSarah Bowman
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh2008Phlox Lombardi
Stuck2007Brandi Boski
Brooklyn Rules2007Ellen
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameAerith Gainsborough (English version, voice)
Factory Girl2006Richie Berlin
The Dog Problem2006Jules
Caffeine2006Vanessa
Orpheus2006TV MovieSue Ellen
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameAerith Gainsborough (English version, voice)
Rumor Has It...2005Annie Huttinger
Domino2005Kimmie
Edmond2005Whore
Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren2005Aerith Gainsborough (English version, voice)
Standing Still2005/IILana
Beauty Shop2005Joanne
Six Feet Under2004TV SeriesEdie
Trauma2004/ICharlotte
Sonny2002Carol
Spun2002Cookie
The Musketeer2001Francesca Bonacieux
American Pie 22001Heather
Sugar & Spice2001Kansas Hill
Loser2000Dora Diamond
American Beauty1999Angela Hayes
American Virgin1999Katrina
American Pie1999Heather
Atomic Train1999TV Mini-SeriesGrace Seger
The Rage: Carrie 21999Lisa
Slums of Beverly Hills1998Rachel
413 Hope St.1997TV SeriesCrystal
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesIvy Moore
Kiss the Girls1997Coty Pierce (as Mena A. Suvari)
Snide and Prejudice1997Geli Raubal
Nowhere1997Zoe
High Incident1996-1997TV SeriesJill Marsh
ER1996TV SeriesLaura-Lee Armitage
Minor Adjustments1996TV SeriesEmily
Boy Meets World1995-1996TV SeriesHilary / Laura

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Blink2014associate producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loser2000performer: "The Best Things in Life are Free"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Game Night2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2005-2014TV SeriesHerself
Shoe Are You?®2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2012TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine2012TV MovieHerself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHerself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Talk2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
2010 New Now Next Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Christian Siriano: Having a Moment2010TV MovieHerself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Film '722008TV SeriesHerself
Where Music Meets Film2008TV MovieHerself
Cartelera2007TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2005TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHerself
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party2005DocumentaryHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Effect2004TV SeriesHerself
The View2004TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2003TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2002TV SeriesHerself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Times with Cast and Crew of 'American Pie 2'2002Video documentary shortHerself
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live2001TV SeriesHerself - Host
American Beauty: Look Closer...2000Video documentary shortHerself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short
Spotlight on Location: American Pie1999TV Short documentaryHerself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron1999TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHeather
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryAngela Hayes
Colors en sèrie2007TV SeriesAngela Hayes
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryAngela Hayes (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2000TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron2000TV SeriesHerself

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