Mena Suvari started her career as a fashion model.  and several years later started auditioning for screen roles. She is perhaps best known for portraying the character Angeles Hayes in the five-time Oscar nominated film “American Beauty.”  Mena’s performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress nod by The British Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Mena also won a Movieline Award for Breakthrough Performance.

On TV, you’ve seen Mena in “Six Feet Under” and “Chicago Fire” among other shows. The highly anticipate show “American Woman,” co-starring Alicia Silverstone, premieres tonight on the Paramount Network.

Mena started her career as a fashion model (can you tell from the photo?) and soon went into acting. Mena is passionate about being a vegan and cruelty free.


In this interview, learn what excites Mena most about her new show, “American Woman,” what it was like working with co-stars Alicia Silverstone and Jen , how and why Mena became vegan and cruelty free, her advice and more! we loved getting to know Mena and hope the you enjoy learning from her as much as we did: