Mena Suvari

Biography: Blonde, blue-eyed, and looking for all the world like Heather Graham's little sister, Mena Suvari made her film debut with a small role in Gregg Araki's 1997 Nowhere. The same year, Suvari, who was born in Newport, RI, on February 9, 1979, appeared in two other films, Snide & Prejudice and Kiss the Girls. After another small role, in The Slums of Beverly Hills (which starred her future American Pie co-star Natasha Lyonne), Suvari landed her breakthrough role playing the sweet, virginal Heather in the 1999 sex comedy smash American Pie. The same year, the actress (who had also done television work on shows such as ER and Chicago Hope) won further recognition with a lead role as the teen-aged object of Kevin Spacey's middle-aged affections in the hugely acclaimed American Beauty. With yet another lead role that year, this time in the made-for-TV disaster film Atomic Train, Suvari seemed perfectly poised on the well-trod brink of stardom. Her profile received another boost inBlonde, blue-eyed, and looking for all the world like Heather Graham's little sister, Mena Suvari made her film debut with a small role in Gregg Araki's 1997 Nowhere. The same year, Suvari, who was born in Newport, RI, on February 9, 1979, appeared in two other films, Snide & Prejudice and Kiss the Girls. After another small role, in The Slums of Beverly Hills (which starred her future American Pie co-star Natasha Lyonne), Suvari landed her breakthrough role playing the sweet, virginal Heather in the 1999 sex comedy smash American Pie. The same year, the actress (who had also done television work on shows such as ER and Chicago Hope) won further recognition with a lead role as the teen-aged object of Kevin Spacey's middle-aged affections in the hugely acclaimed American Beauty. With yet another lead role that year, this time in the made-for-TV disaster film Atomic Train, Suvari seemed perfectly poised on the well-trod brink of stardom. Her profile received another boost in 2000, thanks to starring roles in Sugar and Spice and Loser, the latter of which saw her starring as the apple of American Pie co-star Jason Biggs' eye. That same year, the then 21-year-old actress made headlines of a different sort with her marriage to Richard Brinkman, a cinematographer 17 years her senior. Expand

Mena Suvari's Scores

Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 86 American Beauty
Lowest Metascore: 23 Caffeine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
28 Hemingway's Garden of Eden Dec 10, 2010 Catherine Bourne 4.8
38 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Apr 10, 2009 Phlox Lombardi 5.1
23 Caffeine Mar 16, 2007 Vanessa 7.0
38 Standing Still Apr 21, 2006 Lana 8.0
35 Rumor Has It... Dec 25, 2005 Annie Huttinger 4.0
36 Domino Oct 14, 2005 Kimmie 5.0
31 Sonny Dec 27, 2002 Carol 6.9
27 The Musketeer Sep 7, 2001 Francesca Bonacieux 4.9
35 Loser Jul 21, 2000 Dora Diamond 8.0