Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, she appeared in guest roles on such 1990s television shows as Boy Meets World and High Incident. She made her film debut in the drama Nowhere. She achieved international fame for her roles in the 1999 films American Beauty as Angela Hayes, and as Heather in American Pie. She reprised her role as Heather in American Pie 2 and American Reunion. She has also appeared in The Rage: Carrie 2, Loser, Sugar & Spice, Spun, Trauma and the HBO drama series Six Feet Under in 2004. Suvari is a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve and has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Vogue. She is a long-time supporter and activist for the African relief organization, the African Medical and Research Foundation. She is also active in feminist issues and is involved with charities whose cause is breast cancer and "End Violence Against Women" campaign.