Hello and welcome to Simply Mandy, your ultimate source for everything Mandy Moore. Mandy is currently starring on the hit television show This Is Us as Rebecca, but you may known her for her work in movies such as Tangled - where she voiced Rapunzel - or A Walk To Remember. Mandy has also had a successful singing career and released several albums. Here you will find the latest news, photos and more related to Mandy's career. Thank you for your visit!
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July 17, 2019 News - This Is Us

Congratulations, Mandy!

DEADLINE.COM: Mandy Moore has officially entered the Emmy race. The matriarch of NBC’s hit series, This Is Us, landed her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, joining fellow repeatedly nominated co-stars Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia.

“It hasn’t sunk in. Not sure if it ever will. I’ve never dreamed of something like this. I’m really blown away. To say this is unexpected is a huge understatement,” Moore beamed while speaking with Deadline following the announcement.

While she may have been in disbelief over her individual nom, Moore was not surprised that she show picked up its third another nomination for outstanding drama series, especially in a Peak TV era where network television has fallen prey to premium cablers and streaming platforms.

“I believe [the show] deserves to be right there with everyone else, said Moore. “I think people love the cathartic nature of our show during these very tumultuous, confusing, emotionally charged times where I feel like life itself is sort of forcing us to be on one side or the other. Our show is just this middle ground that shows there’s more to celebrate.

Moore’s recognition from the TV Academy couldn’t come at a better time. Her character, Rebecca Pearson, really stepped up this last season and is “finally getting her credit as a fellow superhero along with Jack,” Moore reflected.

“This last season we saw her grappling with being a widow and being a single parent and watching the kids go off to college and graduate and picking up the pieces of her shattered life to figure out what she was going to do next. That’s all very real and resonant,” said Moore. “She constantly has 50 balls in the air, as most moms do, and makes it all work pretty seamlessly.”

As production on season 4 is underway, Moore teased that “the very first episode is going to surprise people in a really beautiful way… there’s a couple of twists in that first episode that I think people are going to be shocked by in the best way.”

Without giving too much away, Moore hinted to expect “happy times” and “a little bit of levity.” “Myself and Milo [characters], we’re picking up where we left off after that fateful road trip out to California. We just arrived back in Pittsburgh and we’re trying to figure out how we move forward with our relationship and meet each other’s respective families.”

But don’t be quick to put those Kleenex boxes away. “What people have come to expect from the show, you will not be disappointed.”

Season 4 of This Is Us returns this fall.

April 25, 2019 News

ALLURE.COM: Mandy Moore is what’s known in Hollywood as a triple threat: an actor, singer, and recycler. Yes, the third descriptor typically applies to dancers, but ever since becoming a Garnier brand ambassador, her recycling skills are poised to become the stuff of legend, all thanks to Garnier’s ‘Rinse, Recycle, Repeat’ campaign in collaboration with DoSomething.org. And she’s speaking out to encourage others to correctly recycle their empty beauty product packaging.

“Recycling has been a practice since the ‘80s, but I still know plenty of people who don’t have it as part of their routine,” Moore tells us. “It’s been in my life for as long as I can remember, but when you hear the staggering statistic that only half of Americans recycle their beauty and self-care products, it’s pretty mind-blowing how much waste that actually accounts for in landfills.”

A big factor in the woefully low number of empties being recycled, Moore says, is a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be recycled and the right way to go about recycling certain types of packaging. “Before I became a part of Garnier’s ‘Rinse, Recycle, Repeat’ campaign, I was recycling things that aren’t technically recyclable, that can’t be collected in the regular collection,” she admits, which is why why the campaign is so important: it not only gets the word out about the right way to recycle things like conditioner bottles and moisturizer jars, it’s also the world’s first-ever beauty recycling program that facilitates the collection and recycling of beauty empties that otherwise cannot be recycled for free.

Empowered with new recycling know-how, the This Is Us star is eager to spread the word about easy ways to keep unnecessary beauty waste out of landfills. “It’s just about better-educating people so they can understand what and how they can recycle and hoping that they look at every way they can get involved and make a difference,” Moore says. “I hope they see what a real impact something as simple as recycling their shampoo bottles can make. It’s just nice to have a tangible action so you know you’re making a real difference.”

Moore makes that tangible action as easy as possible in her own home by keeping recycling receptacles in a front-and-center spot. “I’ve started keeping a box next to my recycling bin in my kitchen so I know that when I have my beauty empties and I’ve taken the lids off and whatnot, I have a specific place — I can train myself, and it’s not out-of-sight-out-of-mind,” she says. “I’ve heard of people keeping a box in their bathroom so it becomes more habitual. I’m fine with having it in my kitchen so I know that it’s there. It’s right next to the other recycling, so it all feels a little more organized to me, personally.”

This simple change has helped Moore feel like she’s making a difference, and she’s confident ‘Rinse, Recycle, Repeat’ will do the same for others: “I think that so many people — especially young people — want to find a way that they can make an impact, and this campaign will give them all the tools they need.”

For more information on how you can properly recycle your beauty empties for free, visit the Garnier’s ‘Rinse, Recycle, Repeat’ page at garnierusa.com.

March 26, 2019 Interviews - News

ETONLINE.COM: Mandy Moore is rooting for Zachary Levi!

ET caught up with the This Is Us star on the red carpet at PaleyFest on Sunday, where she explained why her Tangled co-star would be the perfect addition to a future Justice League movie.

“He always had it in him,” Moore said of Levi, who portrays the latest DC superhero in Shazam! “He was always a superhero in my mind. Maybe the world is just finally starting to take notice.”

“I adore him. I think he’s one of the most phenomenally talented gentlemen out there,” she continued. “He’s a total sweetheart. I’m so happy for him. I can’t wait to go see his movie and support him. I think he’s, like, tailor made for a buff superhero.”

Moore isn’t the only one that seems to feel that way! Levi has become somewhat of a sex symbol on social media, with some referring to him as a “zaddy.” Speaking with ET earlier this month, the 38-year-old actor said he’s “not ready” for that type of attention.

“I don’t think about that stuff,” he said. “All that stuff is just the icing on the cake of the not real life that all of this is. So if people wanna put me in the same conversation as all those guys [like the Hemsworth brothers], rock ‘n’ roll. I just am gonna keep doing what I think is the right thing in my life.”

All jokes aside, Levi said he couldn’t be any more grateful for getting the opportunity to play such a coveted role.

“This is the far biggest thing I’ve ever been blessed enough to be a part of and be the titular character of, so it’s super surreal and super cool,” he gushed. “I always dreamed and believed it was possible that I could be a superhero maybe one day, certainly ever since I was a kid I wanted that to be a reality. But these roles are rare, there’s not that many of them and I had already been very blessed playing an Asgardian in another universe.”

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The season three finale, which creator Dan Fogelman teases will be “gigantic,” airs April 2.

March 26, 2019 Interviews - News

VARIETY.COM: This Is Us star Mandy Moore successfully transitioned from a teenage pop star to an adult who juggles singing, acting and, soon enough, producing professionally. On March 25 she is being celebrated for her achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an honor she calls “tremendously humbling.”

“I feel like I’m operating at my best now. I know what I want; I know how to ask for it; I know how to not settle until I get that,” Moore says. “I’m better at stepping up to the plate and acknowledging the value I bring to the plate. I guess that just only comes with the wisdom and clarity of time and age.”

Read the full article here.

March 22, 2019 News

THE INDEPENDENT: Mandy Moore will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate her two-decade career in music, film and television.

Moore discussed the forthcoming ceremony, which is scheduled for the 25 March, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, telling the host that it is “crazy” to think about the honour.

Kimmel showed her a photo of her star’s future location, which is close to a costume shop that Moore says she has visited in the past.

The actor said she has invited approximately the same number of people to the ceremony as she did to her 2018 wedding to musician Taylor Goldsmith.

Dan Fogelman, the creator of the hit series This Is Us, on which Moore plays the role of Rebecca Pearson, is set to give a speech during the event.

“He’s given me my life,” Moore told Kimmel of Fogelman. “It’s the reason I’m getting a star on the Walk of Fame.”

In order for a celebrity to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a nomination must be submitted in their name and with their agreement. A selection committee then reviews applications.

There is a $40,000 fee to cover the creation and maintenance of the star, which can be paid by industry executives (such as a recording label) or, on occasion, by fans.

February 17, 2019 News

US WEEKLY: Standing right beside her. Shane West supported his A Walk to Remember costar Mandy Moore after she spoke out about her ex-husband Ryan Adams’ alleged abusive behavior toward her during their marriage.

“Warmest hug EVER to the strongest woman I know,” the Nikita alum, 40, commented on the This Is Us star’s Wednesday, February 13, Instagram post.

Moore, 34, and West starred as unlikely teenage couple Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter, respectively, in the 2002 romantic drama, which was adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. The pair reunited with director Adam Shankman in February 2017. “Welp. These 2 gentlemen are still some of the best around,” the actress captioned a selfie of the trio on Instagram at the time. “Loved catching up with ya, @theshanewest and @adamshankman. My [heart] is full.”

The “Candy” singer accused Adams, 44, of psychological abuse in a New York Times exposé published on Wednesday. “Music was a point of control for him,” she told the newspaper of her ex, whom she split from in January 2015 following nearly six years of marriage. “He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument.’”

She continued: “His controlling behavior essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time — my entire mid-to-late 20s.”

Through his lawyer, Adams denied Moore’s claims, which he called “completely inconsistent with his view of the relationship.” He also noted that he supported his ex-wife’s “well-deserved professional success.”

The Tangled star defended her allegations in her Wednesday Instagram post. “Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it,” she wrote. “My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever.”

Moore, who wed Taylor Goldsmith in November 2018, stepped out on Thursday, February 14, for the first time since the piece was published. A source told Us the songstress looked “super happy” while hanging out with her friends at Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles, adding: “It just looked like a regular, fun girls’ night out with all the girls talking to each other, eating, drinking [and] snapping pics on their cell phones of each other.”

February 16, 2019 News

PEOPLE.COM: Days before she discussed how her ex-husband Ryan Adams allegedly held her music career hostage during their marriage, Mandy Moore enthusiastically spoke about returning to singing.

“I’ll be recording music during the [This Is Us] hiatus,” the actress told reporters at a set visit at Paramount Studios last week.

When asked by PEOPLE if her husband Taylor Goldsmith, who is the frontman for Dawes, will be creating new projects with her, Moore was giddy with excitement.

“Yes! With my husband! We have things written, ready to go,” she said. “Our hiatus starts soon, so I’m getting ready to go in the studio.”

This Is Us fans may already be familiar with Goldsmith’s work as he co-wrote an original song called “Invisible Ink” for a season 3 episode, which aired before the couple tied the knot in November. (Moore and Goldsmith got engaged in September 2017 after they’d been dating for two years.)

This Is Us executive producer Isaac Aptaker previously told Entertainment Weekly that the producers had Goldsmith in mind for quite a while. “We wanted to bring him in for something,” he said, adding that Moore “was so excited from the beginning. They collaborate on stuff outside the show, and he’s part of the This is Us extended family, so she was all in.”

Elizabeth Berger, another executive producer on the show, also spoke about Goldsmith and Moore’s chemistry, both on and off the screen. “They just absolutely love working together, and they find a lot of joy from it, so we were just looking for the perfect fit,” she told EW.

Moore revealed her plans for new music less than a week before the release a New York Times exposé, in which she claimed Adams took charge of her music career in 2010, three years after they first met when she was 23.

Read the full article here.

December 03, 2018 News

When Mandy Moore set out to explore her lineage on TLC’s long-running docuseries Who Do You Think You Are?, the This Is Us star thought she had a good idea of what she’d learn about her family tree.

“Mandy was expecting to find English roots for her English grandmother, who was very important to her growing up,” executive producer Lisa Kudrow says. Instead, Moore discovered that her great-great-great-grandparents were married Down Under. “That led to many questions,” Kudrow continues, “at the core of which was, why Australia in 1855?”

Josh Duhamel, Regina King and Matthew Morrison also trace their histories this season with the help of Ancestry.com. (Morrison found ties to the Revolutionary War, while King counts an Alabama civil-rights activist among her forebears.)

Each search begins with accessible documents like birth, death and marriage records. From there, experts keep digging, even using new developments in DNA testing.

In the eight years since the show’s U.S. premiere (the British original began in 2004), no one has walked away unaffected. Participants “can’t escape the impact of the events that influenced their ancestors’ lives,” Kudrow explains. “Change one of those circumstances, and they may not have been born.”

Who Do You Think You Are?, Season Premiere, Monday, December 3, 10/9c, TLC.

November 19, 2018 News

Mandy and Taylor tied the knot this past weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple!

EONLINE.COM: Mandy Moore is officially a bride!

E! News can confirm that the This Is Us star married Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith in front of family and close friends Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.

A source told E! News that the ceremony was “an intimate backyard wedding at Mandy’s home that started just after sundown on Sunday evening.”

The private wedding ceremony comes after Mandy hinted to E! News that her ceremony wouldn’t be an over-the-top affair. It seemed like a very convivial gathering. The source added: “There was a small group of family and friends that looked to be about 50 people.”

According to the insider, the look of the wedding was “very boho,” which included “rugs on the floor surrounding the altar. The flower arrangements were beautiful with lots of large feathers.”

After the nuptials, guests then traveled to The Fig House, which is a private event space in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Some attendees include Minka Kelly, Wilmer Valderrama, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown.

According to another insider, there was a plethora of culinary options at the reception. The source said there was no formal dinner, but there were a “number of food stations around the venue, including meat, chicken, vegetarian, raw food, flat bread, cheese and charcuterie and more.” The catering was all provided by Room Forty.

Like many weddings, guests could also enjoy lots of drinks provided by Pharmacy, which involved “a whiskey station and lots of wine.”

So what about the cake? Well, Mandy and Taylor went with something a bit more “non-traditional.” The insider said, “They’ll have 12 different kinds of cake for people to try.” Yum!

The groom himself also took a moment away from the dance floor to perform at the reception, along with Jackson Brown, Jonathan Rice, Blake Mills and Lenny Goldsmith.

The Tangled star has hinted that her wedding would be something very under-the-radar and low key. “It’s not going to be some lavish affair, its maybe something that isn’t going to require as much planning or at least that’s what I’m telling myself,” she previously told E! News. “I picked a funny profession for someone who doesn’t like all the attention focused on them so I’ve already done my girls weekend.”

Mandy continued: “It was sort of a birthday/bachelorette girls weekend all rolled into one and that was fabulous and fantastic so now I sort of feel like it could happen at a moment’s notice. Maybe I won’t even tell people and they’ll just show up at the house and it will just unfold.”

Back in September 2017, Taylor proposed to the This Is Us star after dating for more than two years. Since then, the actress has been able to celebrate with her close friends on multiple occasions including an unforgettable road trip.

Minka Kelly and This Is Us co-star Susan Kelechi Watson were just some of the ladies who traveled from Los Angeles to Ventana Big Sur.

“We lived our best lives and I’m left blown away by my friends and our good fortune to be able to share these moments together,” Mandy shared on Instagram.

As for any talks of expanding her family, let’s just say her experience of playing a mom on NBC’s hit show has certainly opened her eyes to more possibilities.

“The chapters have sort of lined up pretty perfectly,” she previously told reporters at a TCA panel. “It’s certainly good practice because I want to be a mom one day. Working with babies and kids and everything in between.”

For now, we’ll simply say congratulations and here’s to many years of happiness as husband and wife.