Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. After beginning her career as a model and guest-starring in several television series, she made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997). Suvari rose to international prominence for her roles in the 1999 romantic drama film American Beauty,
American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an advertising executive who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, played by Mena Suvari.
You start to convince yourself to stay in the safe lane, says the actress, who made waves in American Beauty and American Pie.