Bio: Mena Alexandra Süvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Candice (Thompson), a nurse, and Ando Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her father was Estonian, and her mother is of Greek, English, and German descent. Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870, and had early aspirations of becoming an archaeologist. She starred in three consecutive movies with the word "American" in their titles: American Pie (1999) (for which she did her own singing), American Beauty (1999) and Live Virgin (1999). People Weekly magazine titled an article about her, "All-American Girl" (1999), and she was declared as the most "patriotic" artist of 2000 by Entertainment Weekly magazine. In 2001, she added American Pie 2 (2001) to that list, and then, more than a decade later, added yet another "American" film to her resume, with American Reunion (2012). In addition, she also appeared in two episodes of the TV series, American Horror Story (2011). Mena was named #69 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list, was ranked #73 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2007" list, and #52 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2008" list. She has a tattoo on her back of a lion's head over the words, "Word Sound Power".