"Red Riding Hood" star Amanda Seyfried plays the fabled girl in the red cloak who talks to wolves, but did you know she once had a mad crush on Leonardo DiCaprio?

Find out more about this lovely actress!

Fun Facts about Amanda Seyfried

Acting Bug Bites

Amanda wanted to be an actress at age 10 after watching Baz Luhrman's 1996 "Romeo + Juliet" with her father. She began modeling at age 11.

School Girl Crush

Seyfried once admitted, "At 11, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson from MacGyver and Indiana Jones."

Cover GIrl

Amanda appeared on the cover of three Francine Pascal books.

Allentown Connection

Seyfried graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2003.

Dedicated to Her Craft

Amanda missed 70 school days during her senior year, due to her acting commitments.

'Mean Girl'

In 2004, Seyfried finally had her big break when she was cast as Karen Smith, the dimwitted member of the "Plastics" in the hit comedy teenage film "Mean Girls."

Denim Blues

Jeans are just so sexy, there's something about them that turns me on, you know?

Weather Girl

Her other career choice may have been meteorology. She admits being fascinated by weather.

The Girl Can Sing!

Seyfried was trained in classical opera for two years and studied under a Broadway voice coach for almost five years.

Dominic Cooper

Amanda began a three-year relationship with actor Dominic Cooper, who she met on the set of "Mamma Mia!" in 2007.

'Veronica Mars'

Amanda originally auditioned for the lead in the TV hit "Veronica Mars," but lost the part to Kristen Bell. She wasm however, offered the role of "Lilly", Veronica's dead best friend and was brought back many times.

Beautiful Girl

She was votes one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2009 and 2010.

Puppy Love

Amanda loves her Australian shepherd dog, Finn.

'Sucker Punch'ed

Amanda sadly lost the part of Babydoll in the upcoming "Sucker Punch" because she was committed to her HBO show "Big Love." The role went to "Lemony Snicket" actress Emily Browning.

What's Up Next?

Amanda will star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Now," with Ryan Phillippe (who she is rumored to be dating). The story centers on the not-too-distant future where everyone stops aging at 25. But there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it.

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