First wife of Robert Brinkmann.
Mother is a nurse; father is a psychiatrist.
Her older brother A.J., formerly an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army, is currently a real estate agent in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Her last name, "Suvari", pronounced "soo-VAHR-ee", is Estonian. Her father was Estonian, and her mother is American-born. Mena's maternal grandfather had English and German ancestry, while Mena's maternal grandmother was the daughter of Greek immigrants.
Mena and her ex-husband Robert Brinkmann have taken considerable flak because of their age difference - 18 years. Robert is a cinematographer.