Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

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    • January 11th, 1972
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 life Peet 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 life Peet 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.

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Acting (43 Credits)

2018Dirty John as Betty Broderick
2018The Romanoffs as Olivia Wells
2017Brockmire as Jules James
2015Sleeping with Other People as Paula
2015Togetherness as Tina Morris
2013Identity Thief as Trish Patterson
2013Trust Me as Marcy
2013The Way Way Back as Joan
2012Bent as Alex Meyers
2010Please Give as Mary
2010Gulliver's Travels as Darcy Silverman
20092012 as Kate Curtis
2009Important Things With Demetri Martin as Actress
2008The X Files: I Want to Believe as ASAC Dakota Whitney
2008What Doesn't Kill You as Stacy Reilly
2008$5 a Day as Maggie
2007Martian Child as Harlee
2007Battle for Terra as Maria Montez (voice)
2006Griffin & Phoenix as Phoenix
2006The Ex as Sofia Kowalski
2006Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Jordan McDeere
2005A Lot Like Love as Emily Friehl
2005Syriana as Julie Woodman
2004The Whole Ten Yards as Jill St. Claire
2004Melinda and Melinda as Susan
2003Identity as Paris
2003Something's Gotta Give as Marin
2002High Crimes as Jackie
2002Igby Goes Down as Rachel
2002Changing Lanes as Cynthia Delano Banek
2001Saving Silverman as Judith Fessbeggler
2000Whipped as Mia
2000The Whole Nine Yards as Jill St. Claire
2000Takedown as Karen
2000Isn't She Great as Debbie
1999Two Ninas as Nina Harris
1999Body Shots as Jane Bannister
1999Simply Irresistible as Chris
1999Jack & Jill as Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett
1998Southie as Marianne Silva
1998Playing by Heart as Amber
1996She's the One as Molly
1996One Fine Day as Celia


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