SAG Award winner known for FX’s American Horror Story & Academy Award winning film American Beauty, upcoming in 10 films
MENA SUVARI made her film debut working with director Gregg Araki in the cult-classic NOWHERE (1997). That was soon followed by the back to back blockbuster successes of AMERICAN PIE (1999) and the five-time Oscar-awarded AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) directed by Sam Mendes, her genuine and moving performance as the character ‘Angeles Hayes’ in the iconic film earned her a Best Supporting Actress nod by The British Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Suvari also won a Movieline Award for Breakthrough Performance. She reunited with Jason Biggs in Amy Heckerling’s romantic comedy LOSER (2000) and continued to showcase her range in projects as diverse as Jonas Åkerlund’s cult-classic SPUN (2002), Rob Reiner’s RUMOR HAS IT (2005), Tony Scott’s DOMINO (2005), BEAUTY SHOP (2005) and FACTORY GIRL (2006), amongst others, while also contributing sequels to the AMERICAN PIE franchise in between (AMERICAN PIE 2 in 2001 and AMERICAN REUNION in 2012, respectively). Mena had critically acclaimed roles in the independent films BECKS (2017), DON’T TELL A SOUL (2019) starring opposite Rainn Wilson which was accepted and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and GRACE AND GRIT (2021) starring opposite Francis Fisher and Stuart Townsend, based on the best-selling book. Her upcoming films include: BREAKWATER starring opposite Dermot Mulroney, THE DRESDEN SUN starring opposite Christina Ricci, REAGAN starring opposite Dennis Quaid and directed by Sean McNamara and THE ACCURSED directed by Kevin Lewis. On the small screen, Mena reteamed with Alan Ball with an arc on the award-winning HBO series SIX FEET UNDER (2004), played the iconic Black Dahlia in Ryan Murphy’s television series AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011 and 2018), appeared on the hit series CHICAGO FIRE (2013) and continued to work in the medium as the lead in the Amazon pilot HYSTERIA (2014) and WeTv’s mini-series SOUTH OF HELL (2015), executive produced by both Eli Roth and Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions. She also tried her hand at sketch comedy, taking successful turns on the series INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (2016) and HOT DATE (2017). Additionally, Mena co-stared in the highly anticipated tv series AMERICAN WOMAN produced by John Wells for the Paramount Network.
Having modeled since her teens, Mena has also fronted several clothing and beauty campaigns, chief among them being tapped as one of the faces of the Lancome global campaign and being shot by the late Richard Avedon for Harry Winston’s Winter advertising campaign. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.