Mandy Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984. Mandy was born Amanda Leigh Moore and her parents worked as a news reporter and a commercial pilot for American Airlines.
Shortly after her birth, Moore moved with her family to Longwood, Florida, due to her father’s airline job. She began singing after the move and was initially inspired by the classic musical “Oklahoma!” After gaining some experience singing national anthems at area sporting events, Mandy was discovered by Epic Records during a recording session.
While speaking with Newsweek in 2006, Moore revealed that it was actually a FedEx worker with friends in high places that brought her the first big break of her career.
“Isn't that weird? A FedEx guy heard me sing at a recording studio, and he knew the head of A&R at Epic Records, and he sent my totally unfinished demo off to him. Thank God for FedEx,” she explained.
Moore has scored hits with tunes like “Candy” and “I Wanna Be With You.” She has also had a successful movie career, appearing in films like “The Princess Diaries” and “A Walk To Remember.”