Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer who is best known for her starring role as Rapunzel in the 2010 hit Disney animated film, Tangled. She also provided the voice for Nita in the 2006 direct-to-video Disney film, Brother Bear 2, Mara in the Disney XD animated series Tron: Uprising, and played Lana Thomas the high school rival to Anne Hathaway's Mia Thermopolis in the 2001 hit Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries.
In 2010, she was chosen for her largest theatrical role to-date, providing the voice of Rapunzel in the hit Disney animated film, Tangled. Moore was critically acclaimed for her performance and will soon provide the voice of the titular character in the upcoming Disney Junior series Sheriff Callie's Wild West .
Some audiences have noted certain similarities between Moore and her character, Rapunzel, such as their facial features and personality. Also, Moore is famous for frequently changing her hairstyle and color from short and brown, to long and blonde, or vice versa, similar to Rapunzel. Furthermore, Rapunzel is seen barefoot throughout the majority of the film. Likewise, it is a known fact that Mandy Moore, a singer, enjoys performing barefoot.