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Amber Valleta
AV
Character Lydia Davis
Season(s) 1, 3
 
Date of Birth February 9, 1974
 
Birthplace Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 
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Amber Evangeline Valletta (born February 9, 1974) is an American actress and model. She began her career as a model for fashion agencies, and appeared on cover pages of internationally recognized magazines. She made her film debut in Drop Back Ten (2000). She then starred in the hit film Hitch (2005). She has since appeared in films such as Man About Town (2006), Dead Silence (2007), Gamer (2009), and The Spy Next Door (2010).

LifeEdit

Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother worked at the post office. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. She got her start in the fashion industry when her mother enrolled her in modeling school at the age of fifteen at the Linda Layman Agency. She appeared on the cover of magazines and in advertisements for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace and hosted MTV's House of Style with fellow model Shalom Harlow.

Valletta is married to Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw. They have a son, named Auden.In January 2008, she participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will.I.Am called "Yes We Can" along with her son Auden, whom she was holding in her arms.

CareerEdit

She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the "Modern Muses". Valletta's first role was in the comedy film Drop Back Ten (2000); Later that year, she played a supporting role in the thriller film What Lies Beneath. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. She appeared alongside Nicolas Cage in The Family Man. In 2003, she played as Celine in Danny DeVito's Duplex, starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, she also played as Meline in Raising Helen (2004), opposite Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Abigail Breslin, and Helen Mirren.

Valletta's major role was as Allegra Cole in Andy Tennant's Hitch (2005), for which she gained more attention. The film was released on February 11, 2005 and was a box office and critical success. She also has a minor role in Transporter 2. She appeared in the comedy The Last Time, costarring Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser. In 2007, she starred in the horror film Dead Silence as Ella Ashen. Later in 2007, she portrayed the character of Claire in Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock.

Valletta appeared as Angie in Gamer, opposite Gerard Butler. The film was released in North America on September 4, 2009. In 2010, she appeared in The Spy Next Door, starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, and Billy Ray Cyrus; she played the mother of a child who accidentally downloads a CIA code from the internet.

In 2011, she appeared as Lydia on the ABC's television drama series Revenge.

Valletta also serves as the spokesperson for Oceana's[1] Seafood Contamination Campaign,[2]where she brings awareness of the dangers of mercury poisoning in various kinds of seafood. The decision to join Oceana's campaign was prompted by the mercury-poisoning experience of a friend and the fact that she is a mother of two.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Drop Back Ten Mindy Deal
What Lies Beneath Madison Elizabeth Frank
The Family Man Paula
2001 Perfume Blair
Max Keeble's Big Move Ms. Dingman
Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story Lorelei Shellist Television movie
2003 Duplex Celine
2004 Raising Helen Martina
Lucky Sarah 1 episode
2005 Hitch Allegra Cole
Transporter 2 Audrey Billings
Punk'd Herself 1 episode
2006 Man About Town Brynn Lilly Direct-to-video
The Last Time Belisa
2007 Dead Silence Ella
Premonition Claire
My Sexiest Year Marina
2008 Days of Wrath Jane Summers
2009 Gamer Angie
2010 The Spy Next Door Gillian
2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar Camilla
2011-2014 Revenge Lydia Davis 14 episodes, Recurring role

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