Amanda Righetti is best known for her starring role in CBS’ People’s Choice Award-winning hit drama series “The Mentalist,” alongside Simon Baker. Righetti played well-liked former rookie Grace Van Pelt, special agent in the fictionalized California Bureau of Investigation. Most recently, Righetti starred as Madeline in USA Network’s drama series “The Colony.”
In the spring of 2015, Righetti co-produced and starred, with Jonathan Bennett, in the indie film “Cats Dancing on Jupiter” and, her past film credits include the hits “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Friday The 13th” from director Michael Bay, “Role Models” and “The Chateau Meroux.”
Righetti was cast as Hailey Nichol in the Fox hit “The O.C.,” which led the way to roles on other FOX network TV shows, including “North Shore” and “Reunion.” Additional television credits include guest-starring roles on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” HBO’s comedy series “Entourage,” NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD.”
Born and raised near Las Vegas, Righetti currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her son, Knox.