Amanda Peet

Biography

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.

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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Birthday 1972-01-11

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The 4%: Film's Gender Problem as Herself
2015 Sleeping with Other People as Paula
2015 Togetherness(16 episodes) as Tina Morris
2013 The Way Way Back as Joan
2013 Trust Me as Marcy
2013 Identity Thief as Trish Patterson
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as Ranger (voice)
2012 Partners(13 episodes)
2012 Bent(6 episodes) as Alex Meyers
2010 Gulliver's Travels as Darcy Silverman
2010 Please Give as Mary
2009 2012 as Kate Curtis
2009 Important Things with Demetri Martin(17 episodes) as Actress
2008 What Doesn't Kill You as Stacy Reilly
2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe as ASAC Dakota Whitney
2008 $5 a Day as Maggie
2007 Martian Child as Harlee
2007 Battle for Terra as Maria
2006 The Ex as Sofia Kowalski
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip(23 episodes) as Jordan McDeere
2006 Griffin & Phoenix as Phoenix
2005 Syriana as Julie Woodman
2005 How I Met Your Mother(1 episode) as Jenkins
2005 A Lot Like Love as Emily Friehl
2004 Melinda and Melinda as Susan
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 The Whole Ten Yards as Jill
2003 Something's Gotta Give as Marin
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Identity as Paris
2003 Whatever We Do as Patty
2002 Igby Goes Down as Rachel
2002 Changing Lanes as Cynthia Delano Banek
2002 High Crimes as Jackie
2001 Saving Silverman as Judith Fessbeggler
2000 Two Ninas as Nina Harris
2000 Whipped as Mia
2000 Takedown as Karen
2000 The Whole Nine Yards as Jill St. Claire
2000 Isn't She Great as Debbie
1999 Body Shots as Jane Bannister
1999 Jack & Jill(33 episodes) as Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett
1999 Jump as Lisa
1999 Simply Irresistible as Chris
1998 Playing by Heart as Amber
1998 Southie as Marianne Silva
1998 1999 as Nicole
1997 Touch Me as Bridgette
1997 Grind as Patty
1996 One Fine Day as Celia
1996 Spin City(1 episode)
1996 She's the One as Molly
1995 The Single Guy(1 episode)
1995 Central Park West(3 episodes)
1995 Animal Room as Debbie
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1900 Wainy Days(0 episodes) as Jill

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