She’s the gorgeous 23-year-old who you may recognize from the 11th cycle of America’s Next Top Model where she came third, or more likely, as the scene-stealing actress whose breakout role saw her crushing on Steve Carell (not Ryan Gosling! Gasp) in Crazy, Stupid, Love. That’s not to say that she didn’t fall for The Goz though. ‘It irritated me so much,’ Analeigh tells Grazia in our latest issue (out now) about meeting Ryan on set, ‘he does this…leaning in thing. He’s so attentive when he talks to you, and so suave and handsome.’ Analeigh even revealed to us that Ryan Gosling made her a mix-tape (A MIX-TAPE!) so we’ve decided we love him even more.
The Minnesota-raised model-turned-actress was only eight when her parents relocated to L.A where she went on to study film writing and directing (watch out Lena Dunham!) By the time she was 18, Analeigh was scouted by an ANTM producer for the show and although she didn't win, she landed a contract with Ford models straight after but it’s acting and writing that seem to be her true calling. ‘I figured if people liked my acting they’d hire me, and if they didn’t it wasn’t meant to be,’
In her latest film, Damsels in Distress, due out this Friday, Analeigh teams up with Arthur actress Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody (yes, that’s Seth from The O.C) in a quirky indie rom-com directed by Whit Stillman. We think you'll agree that it’s time to get to know Analeigh Tipton, especially as she’ll lead us one step closer to Ryan Gosling...
Check out Grazia’s full interview with Analeigh Tipton in this week’s issue, out now.