Meena Suvari

Mena Adrienne Suvari born February 13, 1979 in Newport, Rhode Island, is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her work in American Beauty (1999) and the first two American Pie films.Suvari made appearances in television shows such as Boy Meets World and ER at the age of fifteen and sixteen respectively. In 1999, Mena starred in the Oscar winning American Beauty and the popular American Pie. She followed these movies with roles in such movies as Loser (2000), The Musketeer (2001), and Spun (2002). Suvari is the only actress to appear in three consecutive movies that start with the word "American": American Pie (1999), American Beauty (1999), American Virgin (2000). Suvari also became a recurring character in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed HBO serial Six Feet Under in 2004, as lesbian performance poet and artist, Edie. Suvari married German-born cinematographer Robert Brinkmann on March 18, 2000. The marriage was notable as Brinkmann is 18 years older than Suvari. However, Suvari filed for legal separation from Brinkmann on April 24, 2005, citing irreconcilable differences. The two divorced in May of the same year. In Summer 2005, she began dating break dancer Mike "Murda" Carrasco. Is quoted on her website as saying, "I really like most styles of music. I am very much into hip-hop, soul, funk, and especially reggae, and really, there are too many artists to mention, but I like a lot of old school music.
Her first name is that of a hotel in Egypt, given to her by her godmother. Suvari married German-born cinematographer Robert Brinkmann on March 4, 2000. Brinkmann is seventeen years her senior. On April 24, 2005, Suvari filed for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce was finalized in May 2005. After her divorce she began dating dancer Mike "Murda" Carrasco, but they broke up after dating for several months. In 2007, Suvari began dating Italian-Canadian concert promoter, Simone Sestito. Suvari and Sestito became engaged in July of 2008 during a vacation to Jamaica.
Suvari plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Starlight Children's Foundation. She is also active in female empowerment issues. She is involved with several charities whose cause is breast cancer, the "End Violence Against Women" campaign, and tours high schools as a "Circle Of Friends" spokesperson, encouraging teenagers to quit smoking.