Mena Alexandra Suvari (/ ˈ m iː n ə s ə ˈ v ɑːr i /; born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer and model. After beginning her career as a model and guest-starring in several television series, she made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997).
Mena Suvari, Actress: American Beauty. Mena Alexandra Süvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Candice (Thompson), a nurse, and Ando Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her father was Estonian and her mother is of Greek, Norwegian, and German descent. Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870 and had early aspirations of becoming an archaeologist before moving to Charleston...
Jul 27, 2021 · Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari in 1999's ‘American Beauty.’ Hulton Archive “Between the ages of twelve and twenty, I was the victim of repeated sexual abuse,” Suvari recounts in her book. At ...
Jul 22, 2021 · Mena Suvari said in a new interview that learning about the sexual abuse allegations against her "American Beauty" co-star Kevin Spacey triggered an "unusual" memory for her.
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Jul 28, 2021 · Mena Suvari writes about her life and mentions Kevin Spacey in her new memoir “The Great Peace'' and wants to explain why. By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press. July 28, 2021, 5:35 PM
- The allegations against Kevin Spacey reminded her of an “eerie” encounter while shooting “American Beauty.” The film is about a suburban father, played by Spacey, who becomes obsessed with his teenage daughter’s friend, played by Suvari.
- Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are all too familiar to her. During the production of “American Beauty,” Suvari was dating and living with a man she describes at one point as “the devil himself.”
- Filming “American Pie” was a joyful escape. Suvari moved in with Tyler early in their relationship, making her feel trapped, but once she was cast in “American Pie,” her breakout role, she had somewhere where she could thrive.
- Drugs were a darker escape. When Suvari was in high school in Burbank, Calif., she writes, methamphetamines took over her life. She spent her school hours thinking about getting out to take the drug, then she started snorting it during bathroom breaks.