10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amanda Seyfried

  
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Amanda Seyfried’s career is currently on fire, but it wasn’t always this way. Back when she was a young teenager, she had roles in Guiding Light, As the World Turns and All My Children, and it was only when she landed the role of Karen on Mean Girls that she was able to start getting better parts. Now, she’s one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses! Since she’s about to celebrate her birthday, get to know Seyfried better with these 10 things that most people don’t know about her:

10. OCD

The Jennifer’s Body actress has been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. “I had pretty bad health anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I had a tumor in my brain,” she told Allure in their October 2016 issue. “I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist,” she continued. “As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot. Knowing that a lot of my fears are not reality-based really helps.” After receiving the diagnosis, she was put on Lexapro, something she plans to stay on indefinitely. “I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose. I don’t see the point of getting off of it. Whether it’s placebo or not, I don’t want to risk it,” she said.

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9. Taxidermy Collection

The Big Love actress has a taxidermy collection. That’s right! She buys dead animals that have been stuffed and preserved – she considers it art! “When taxidermy is done well it’s an amazing piece of art,” she said on The Jonathan Ross Show. “I love animals and they’re very easy to look after when they’re dead. I recently decided I was going to start building a parliament of owls because I only have one. But I have a horse, a miniature horse, it’s a baby. It’s quite small, it’s much bigger than my dog. His name is Antoine.”

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