Mandy Moore Working on New Album With Husband Ryan Adams

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The singer-actress says she's writing songs for a follow-up to 2009's "Amanda Leigh" and hopes to have it ready to release by year's end.

Mandy Moore says she's getting some help from her singer-songwriter husband, Ryan Adams, for her next album.

Moore and Adams, who married in 2009, recently started collaborating on her follow-up to 2009's Amanda Leigh, the singer told

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"I'm probably going to work with my husband on this album," she said. "I'm not sure necessarily in what capacity, but we've been writing a little bit together. He has a studio, so I definitely want to make my record there."

Moore said Adams, who has introduced her to new music, "inspires" her.

"There's tremendous influence right now around the house -- from the music I've been introduced to and being very happy and in a healthy, happy relationship," she said. "I think that still garners a lot of material to write about."

Moore added that in the three years since she released her last album, "a lot" has happened in her life, which also will serve as inspiration for her new songs. She added she sees the new album as "intense, emotional" and hopes it will be ready for release at the end of this year or beginning of next.

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Since the release of Amanda Leigh, Moore voiced a character and recorded songs for the animated movie Tangled. She also starred in a comedy pilot for ABC that was in contention for the 2012-13 TV season.

Moore -- who also has appeared in several live-action movies, including A Walk to Remember -- said she doesn't plan on giving up acting.

"I like to have my plate as full as possible," she said. "I also try to be picky and choosy and find things that are going to help you grow and evolve and challenge you."