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10+ Random Facts About Mandy Moore That Fans Didn't Know

Whether you're a fan of Mandy Moore for her music or her roles in This Is Us, A Walk To Remember, Chasing Liberty, Tangled, or Saved, there are so many reasons to love her!

But there is a lot more to know about her than just what goes on when the cameras are rolling. Here are some random facts about Mandy that you probably didn't know!

Mandy Moore is one of the most popular actresses around right now.

This is thanks to her spot on This Is Us, but she has actually been around for far longer.

She was huge in the '90s, but now, she is making a comeback in a major way.

However, just because we love to watch her on screen, that doesn't mean that we know everything about the star!

In fact, there is plenty that we don't know about her!

Luckily, we are here to help with that! Let's get into these random facts about Mandy Moore!

1. She wants to adopt children.

In an interview with Glamour, she explained that she is well-aware that her "biological clock" is ticking, and she would like to opt for adopting.

Now, however, the star is pregnant!

2. Back in the '90s, she toured alongside some major names in pop music.

After the release of her 1999 hit "Candy," she hit the road, touring with the likes of *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Backstreet Boys.

3. She contemplated leaving the entertainment industry for good in 2015.

"I had done four failed TV pilots," she told CBS.

"So, I was kind of at the point where I was like, 'Maybe this acting thing is done for me.' Like, 'Maybe I need to hang it up and go back to Florida, go to school, go try my hand at something else."

4. She loves to go on trips with her girlfriends.

"We love a trip. We love a trip together because we all love to travel, but we're big proponents and believers in giving ourselves something to look forward to."

"So it's like we don't end one trip without planning the next or at least setting something in motion, putting it out in the world like, where are we going next? Are we going to Austin, are we going to Nashville, Charleston?"

"We're already planning Halloween again. We want to go back to New Orleans," she told Popsugar.

5. She found it "unsettling" to see herself as an elderly woman in *This Is Us*.

"It was very unsettling. It also took a really long time; it took about five and a half hours. So, by the time I showed up to set, people couldn't even look me in the eye."

"I think they were so disturbed, they were sad to see Rebecca in that state. I guess because when you look in the mirror and you're aged 50 years, there's nothing recognizable, there's nothing tangible to hold on to and go, 'Oh, I see my mom or my grandma.'"


"There's nothing I can relate to. I just felt that sadness," she told Popsugar.

6. She loves '70s fashion.

In an interview with Popsugar, she revealed that her favorite era for fashion was the '70s.

She loves that she is able to dress up like a woman from that time in This Is Us when she plays a young version of Rebecca.

7. *Last Week Tonight* is her favorite TV show.

When asked by Popsugar what her go-to binge series is, Mandy confessed that she isn't much of a binge-watcher.

She actually perefers to digest more informative, political content, like the news.

8. *A Walk to Remember* is one of her favorite things that she has ever made.

"Besides This Is Us, the favorite thing I've ever done. I was 16. I didn't know what I was doing and sweet Shane [West] was on this big TV show and had done a bunch of movies and was a bit older than me in that sense," she told Popsugar.

"So he really showed me the ropes. I didn't know how to hit my mark. I just was so green; I didn't know anything. So he was wonderful. I had never had that real experience of the Summer camp of [making] a movie," she added.

"It was just like the capsule of that moment in time was so special. I was so young and vulnerable, and I didn't know anything."

9. She admitted that music is what led her to become an actress.

In an interview with Popsugar, Mandy explained that music was her first love and it was the first opportunity she had to get her foot in the door of show business.

Once that happened, it was much easier for her to dabble in other branches of the industry, like acting.

10. She recently released her first album in over a decade.

It has been more than 10 years since the last time Mandy Moore released music.

But thankfully, in 2020 she finally decided to make a comeback, releasing her newest album, "Silver Landings."

"I think [in] the process of making this record, something that was important to me was coming to terms with that 15-year old version of Mandy 'cause she still lives in me; I carry her around," she told NPR.

"Considering the fact that we're going on the road and I want to honor that part of my life and my career — and perhaps people and their nostalgic connection to that time in music, as well — I've been revisiting some of [my old music]."

"I mean, I know that people are coming on the road and want to hear 'Candy,' so that's a no-brainer to me. But listening back to that era of music, there's definitely some songs that I'm like 'Okay, this wasn't so bad. I'm excited to figure out a new arrangement of this song.'"

11. She used to be married to musician Ryan Adams.

Despite initially denying being in a relationship in 2007, the pair quietly tied the knot in 2008.

Unfortunately, their marriage did not go the distance and it did not end amicably.

12. She accused her ex-husband, Ryan Adams, of psychological abuse.

“Music was a point of control for him. He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician because you don’t play an instrument,'" she wrote in a New York Times exposé in February 2019.

"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."

“He’s taken so much for so long from so many people. I can promise you he gets satisfaction being talked about in any capacity. I just know that about him. I haven’t spoken to him in, I don’t know, two years or something, but just knowing him as well as I know him, he really gets off on being talked about."

13. She was once plagued with self-doubt.

This self-doubt reached into her creative and personal lives. She was afraid that she was not good enough to keep anyone around.

Thankfully, she came to the realization that she is more than enough on her own, and didn't need to wait for a man to continue working on herself.

14. She is a democrat.

While she was on the side of Pete Buttigieg, she has said that she would support any democrat who won the hearts of the voters.

She enjoys using her platform to spread the word about voting and elections.

15. She has no issues with getting older.

In fact, it is her opinion that as she gets older, she learns to care less and less about what people think of her.

She appreciates the wisdom that comes with age.

16. She actually identifies more with her daughter Kate on *This Is Us* instead of her own character.

"Mother-daughter dynamics are always complicated no matter how you slice it, and my mom and I are no exception," she told Parade.

"Parts of Kate’s and Rebecca’s relationship cut close to the bone for me—how Kate treats her mom, the general annoyance."

"I think, Oof, I don’t want to be like that! I’ll read a script and feel this need to call or text my mom out of the blue to tell her I love her and appreciate her!"

17. She actually appreciates everything that 2020 has taught her.

"I’m hopeful! I feel like a lot of people look at 2020 and are ready to skip on over to 2021, and I totally understand that," she said to Parade.

"But I think this period of recalibration was long needed and maybe couldn’t have happened unless we found ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic and fight for racial justice and all these other pieces of the puzzle that are starting to coalesce."

"There’s been this awakening in so many senses. I don’t see things returning to the status quo, and that’s good. We need change."

18. She loves to bake!

While this may be a picture from her scene on This Is Us, Moore actually loves to bake.

Especially banana bread and blueberry muffins. Tbh, she could bake for me anytime she wants.

Do you know any other random facts about Mandy Moore?

Or were you pleasantly surprised by all of the facts in this article?

Either way, let us know down below in the comments! We would love to hear from you.