Paternal ancestors Moore was Irish and Cherokee Indian, maternal grandfather was a Russian Jew, grandmother — English.Grandmother was a professional dancer at the theatre in London’s West End during the Second World War served in the Women’s Royal Naval army.Moore was raised in the Catholic faith she attended Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando.In December 2016 Moore gave an interview in which she said her mother is a lesbian and left her father for another woman. Interest in singing with Moore arose after watching the musical “Oklahoma! The first public performances of the future stars took place at sporting events in Florida, where Moore played the national anthem.She came to mainstream fame in 2011, with her debut studio album 'Who You Are', which released on February 28.The album was a huge success, selling 105,000 copies in the UK, and 34,000 in the US, within the first week itself.Moore has performed live several times, including on the show Teenapalooza Fox Network in 2001.
In support of the album was held the concert of Mandy Moore [email protected] The album contained songs to the rhythm of uptempo and elements of music of the East.
All Music Guide called it “a juicy, multi-layered product”.
The album received mixed reviews from critics, although Entertainment Weekly noted that Moore tried to create a new sound and “hoarse notes of the voices of Natalia Imbruglia’s sound like a teenage pop music, it could be much worse” Rolling Stone praised Moore more like “aspiring rocker than R&B upstart” and indicated that she got on the “high road” compared to her first two albums.
The title track “I Wanna Be With You” was the only single in the album and took 24-th line in the Hot 100, what was the best achievement of Mandy Moore.
He also became the soundtrack to the film “Center Stage” (2000).