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Amanda Peet

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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Born:
Jan 11, 1972 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Latest Project:
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem 2016-03-08
Known For
Poster of Syriana
Poster of Double the Fist
Poster of Playing by Heart
Poster of King of the Hill
Filmography
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Herself 2016-03-08
Movie Sleeping with Other People Paula 2015-06-26
Movie Identity Thief Trish Patterson 2013-02-07
Movie The Way Way Back Joan 2013-06-06
Movie Trust Me Marcy 2013-04-20
Series Partners 2012-09-24
Movie Gulliver's Travels Darcy Silverman 2010-12-25
Movie Please Give Mary 2010-01-22
Series Important Things with Demetri Martin Actress 2009-02-11
Movie 2012 Kate Curtis 2009-10-10
Movie The War Boys Alex Meyers 2009-05-30
Movie The X Files: I Want to Believe ASAC Dakota Whitney 2008-07-24
Movie $5 a Day Maggie 2008-01-01
Movie What Doesn't Kill You Stacy Reilly 2008-12-12
Movie Battle for Terra Maria 2007-09-06
Movie Martian Child Harlee 2007-11-02
Movie Griffin & Phoenix Phoenix 2006-09-12
Movie The Ex Sofia Kowalski 2006-12-01
Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jordan McDeere 2006-09-18
Movie A Lot Like Love Emily Friehl 2005-04-22
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie Syriana Julie Woodman 2005-11-23
Movie Dead Leaves Unknown 2004-01-16
Series Double the Fist Jill St. Claire 2004-05-21
Movie Melinda and Melinda Susan 2004-10-29
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Identity Paris 2003-04-25
Movie Whatever We Do Patty 2003-01-16
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Something's Gotta Give Marin 2003-12-12
Movie High Crimes Jackie 2002-04-03
Movie Igby Goes Down Rachel 2002-09-13
Series Daily Remix Ranger (voice) 2001-01-29
Movie Saving Silverman Judith Fessbeggler 2001-02-09
Movie Isn't She Great Debbie 2000-01-28
Movie Takedown Karen 2000-03-15
Movie Two Ninas Nina Harris 2000-12-01
Movie Whipped Mia 2000-09-01
Series Jack & Jill Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett 1999-09-26
Movie Body Shots Jane Bannister 1999-10-07
Movie Southie Marianne Silva 1998-06-10
Movie 1999 Nicole 1998-01-01
Movie Playing by Heart Amber 1998-12-30
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Grind Patty 1997-04-11
Movie She's the One Molly 1996-08-26
Movie One Fine Day Celia 1996-12-20
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Animal Room Debbie 1995-01-01
Series The Single Guy Unknown 1995-09-21
Series Central Park West Unknown 1995-09-13
Series Chris Cross Chris 1994-03-18
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04