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Amanda Peet

Television Actress / Film Actress / Writer / Playwright / Stage Actress / Television Producer | * 01/11/1972 (49) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress, writer and producer. She began her career with small parts on television, and made her feature film debut in Animal Room (1995). Her portrayal of Jill St. Claire in The Whole Nine Yards (2000) brought her wider recognition, and she has since appeared in a variety of films, such as Saving Silverman (2001), High Crimes; Changing Lanes; Igby Goes Down (all 2002), Something's Gotta Give (2003), Identity (2003), Melinda and Melinda (2004), ()
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Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972, height 5' 6½" (1,69 m)) is an American actress who has appeared in film, stage and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles on television, before making her film debut in 1995. Featured roles in films such as the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition.She has appeared in a variety of films, including the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman, the 2003 romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, the 2003 psychological thriller film Identity, the 2005 action-thriller Syriana, the 2006 comedy-drama remake Griffin & Phoenix, the 2007 romantic comedy The Ex, the 2008 science fiction film The X-Files: I Want to Believe and the 2009 disaster adventure drama 2012. She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill and the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.Early lifePeet was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny (née Levy), a social worker, and Charles D. Peet, Jr., a corporate lawyer. Her parents are divorced. Her maternal great-grandfathers were Samuel Levy, a lawyer, businessman, and public official, who served as Manhattan Borough President, and Samuel Roxy Rothafel, a theatrical impresario and entrepreneur. Peet's father is a Quaker and Peet's mother is Jewish. Peet attended Friends Seminary, then studied history at and graduated from Columbia University,where she auditioned for acting teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen's class. During her four-year period of study with Hagen, Peet appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's Awake and Sing with Stephen Lang.Personal lifePeet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City.They have two children; Frances Pen "Frankie", born in 2007, and Molly June, born in 2010. The family lives in Manhattan and Beverly Hills. Peet was maid of honor at Lauren Holly's marriage in 2001 to Francis Greco.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Amanda Peet as Actress(47)

as Joan2013 The Way Way Back
as Marcy2013 Trust Me
as Trish Patterson2013 Identity Thief
as Mary2010 Please Give
as Darcy Silverman2010 Gulliver's Travels
as Kate Curtis2009 2012
as Stacy Reilly2008 What Doesn't Kill You
as ASAC Dakota Whitney2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe
as Maggie2008 $5 a Day
as Maria Montez (voice)2007 Battle for Terra
as Harlee2007 Martian Child
as Sofia Kowalski2006 The Ex
as Phoenix2006 Griffin & Phoenix
as Julie Woodman2005 Syriana
as Emily Friehl2005 A Lot Like Love
as Jill St. Claire2004 The Whole Ten Yards
as Susan2004 Melinda and Melinda
as Patty2003 Whatever We Do
as Paris2003 Identity
as Rachel2002 Igby Goes Down
as Cynthia Delano Banek2002 Changing Lanes
as Jackie2002 High Crimes
as Judith Fessbeggler2001 Saving Silverman
as Karen2000 Takedown
as Nina Harris2000 Two Ninas
as Mia2000 Whipped
as Debbie2000 Isn't She Great
as Jill St. Claire2000 The Whole Nine Yards
as Lisa1999 Jump
as Chris1999 Simply Irresistible
as Jane Bannister1999 Body Shots
as Amber1998 Playing by Heart
as Nicole1998 1999
as Marianne Silva1998 Southie
as Julia Hobbs1997 Ellen Foster
as Patty1997 Grind
as Bridgette1997 Touch Me
as Molly1996 She's the One
as Celia1996 One Fine Day
as Debbie1995 Animal Room

TV Shows/Series with Amanda Peet as Actress(22)

as Bertha Russell2021 The Gilded Age
as Betty Broderick2018 Dirty John
as Jules2017 Brockmire
as Tina Morris2015 Togetherness
as Alex Meyers2012 Bent
as Jordan McDeere2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
as Jenkins2005 How I Met Your Mother
as Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett1999 Jack & Jill
as herself1997 The View

TV Shows/Series with Amanda Peet as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2021 The Chair

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Amanda Peet
Born: Tuesday, 01/11 1972 (January) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 252 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University, Friends Seminary
Spouses (current/former): David Benioff
Mother: Penny Peet
Student of: Uta Hagen
Other names for Amanda Peet (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Аманда Піт"
"Аманда Пит"
"아만다 피트"
"Αμάντα Πιτ"
Amanda Peet frequently works together with these people:
Roland Emmerich (11x, Crew)
Michael J. Fox (7x, Actor)
Jennifer Garner (7x, Actress)
James Spader (7x, Actor)
Jeffrey Tambor (7x, Actor)
Lauren Graham (7x, Actress)
Megan Mullally (7x, Actress)
Tim Allen (7x, Actor)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (7x, Actress)
Marcia Cross (7x, Actress)
Meredith Vieira (7x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:499, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/13/2021