Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer/songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer, who is best known for her starring role as Rapunzel in the 2010 hit Disney animated feature film Tangled. She reprised the role in most of the character's appearances, including Tangled Ever After, Sofia the First, the Disney Infinity series, the television series of the same name, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and among others.
Moore's other roles for Disney include voicing Nita in the 2006 direct-to-video Disney sequel, Brother Bear 2, Mara in the Disney XD animated series Tron: Uprising, Sheriff Callie in the Disney Junior series Sheriff Callie's Wild West, and played Lana Thomas, the high school rival to Anne Hathaway's Mia Thermopolis, in the 2001 hit Disney comedy film, The Princess Diaries. She also sang "Singing to the Song of Life" for the 2002 direct-to-video film, Tarzan & Jane and voiced Aerith in Kingdom Hearts.
Outside of Disney, Moore has appeared in films, like A Walk to Remember, Chasing Liberty, Because I Said So, License to Wed, and 47 Meters Down. She also starred as Rebecca Pearson in NBC drama series This Is Us, where she was nominated for Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for her work.
- Some audiences have noted certain similarities between Moore, and her character Rapunzel, such as their facial features and personality. Also, Moore is famous for frequently changing her hairstyle and color from short and brown, to long and blonde, or vice versa, similar to Rapunzel. Furthermore, Rapunzel is seen barefoot throughout the majority of the film. Likewise, it is a known fact that Mandy Moore, as a singer, enjoys performing barefoot.
- She performed "I See the Light" with Zachary Levi at the 2011 Oscars.
- Although Mandy Moore has voiced Rapunzel in the majority of her appearances since the film, she was unable to reprise her role as Rapunzel in Kingdom Hearts III, where instead the role was given to Kelsey Lansdowne, due to schedule conflicts with her own series, This is Us. Ironically, Mandy was in the first Kingdom Hearts game, where she voiced the Final Fantasy character, Aerith.