Amber Evangeline Valletta born February 9, 1974 is an American model and actress. She is best known for her roles in the movies Hitch, Transporter 2 and Gamer.
Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother worked at the post office.Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. She got her start in the fashion industry when her mother enrolled her in modeling school at the age of fifteen at the Linda Layman Agency.
Valletta has gone on to act in several films, been on the cover of magazines and in advertisements for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace and hosted MTV's House of Style with friend and fellow model Shalom Harlow. Her next movie is The Spy Next Door, starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, and Billy Ray Cyrus. She plays the mother of a child who accidentally downloads a CIA code from the internet.
Valletta is married to Olympic volleyball player Christian "Chip" McCaw with whom she has a daughter. Her second born child, a son named Auden was fathered by a London musician named Russell. Her first marriage, in 1994, was to Hervé Le Bihan. They divorced in 1996. Leonardo DiCaprio and Amber continued an affair, living together in her home.
Valletta also serves as the spokesperson for Oceana’s Seafood Contamination Campaign, where she brings awareness of the dangers of mercury poisoning in various kinds of seafood. The decision to join Oceana's campaign was prompted by the mercury-poisoning experience of a friend and the fact that she is a mother.
In August 2006, the New York Daily News reported that Valletta completed a stint at The Meadow rehabilitation facility in Wickenburg, Arizona, for stress and non-substance-related issues. Valletta told People magazine, "As was correctly reported earlier this week, my stay at The Meadows had nothing to do with substance abuse or addiction; I am pleased to say I have seven years' sobriety. But I continue every day to heal and grow as a person".
In January 2008, she participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will.I.Am called "Yes We Can" along with her son Auden, whom she was holding in her arms.