Amanda Peet

Actor, Waitress, Restaurant hostess
A scene-stealing role as an aspiring mobster in the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) put actress Amanda Peet on the map, even though she spent years prior to that studying with one of the premier drama coaches in ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1972 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Togetherness 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sleeping With Other People 2015 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 - 2010, 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Piccadilly Jim 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trust Me 2014 (Movie)

Marcy (Actor)

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Trish Patterson (Actor)

The Good Wife 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Bent 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Quantum Quest 2012 (Movie)

Rayna (Voice)

Gulliver's Travels 2010 (Movie)

Darcy Silverman (Actor)

How I Met Your Mother 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Please Give 2010 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

2012 2009 (Movie)

Kate Curtis (Actor)

Battle for Terra 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Maria Montez (Actor)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe 2008 (Movie)

ASAC Dakota Whitney (Actor)

What Doesn't Kill You 2008 (Movie)

Stacy Reilly (Actor)

$5 a Day 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Griffin and Phoenix 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Martian Child 2007 (Movie)

Harlee (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Sofia Kowalski (Actor)

A Lot Like Love 2005 (Movie)

Emily Friehl (Actor)

Entourage 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Partners 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Syriana 2005 (Movie)

Julie Woodman (Actor)

The Single Guy 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Whole Ten Yards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Takedown 2004 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Ten Yards 2004 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

Paris (Actor)

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

Marin Barry (Actor)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

Cynthia Banek (Actor)

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Whatever We Do 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jack & Jill 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Saving Silverman 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

Judith (Actor)

Two Ninas 2001 (Movie)

Nina Harris (Actor)

Zoe Loses It 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Isn't She Great 2000 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

The Whole Nine Yards 2000 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Whipped 2000 (Movie)

Mia (Actor)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

Jane Bannister (Actor)

Southie 1999 (Movie)

Mary Ann Silva (Actor)

1999 1998 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

Jump 1998 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Origin of the Species 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Touch Me 1998 (Movie)

Bridgett (Actor)

Grind 1997 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

Date Squad (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen Foster (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A scene-stealing role as an aspiring mobster in the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) put actress Amanda Peet on the map, even though she spent years prior to that studying with one of the premier drama coaches in New York. She would return to drama in a number of notable films including Stephen Gaghan's political thriller "Syriana" (2005), but before being a part of that critical favorite, she suffered innumerable castings as one dimensional girlfriends and objects of desire in low budget sex comedies and big budget flops like "Saving Silverman" (2001). Her reputation became more favorable when she charmingly held her own opposite Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give" (2003) and was tapped by Woody Allen for "Melinda Melinda" (2005). From television work on series including Aaron Sorkin's highly anticipated series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07) and the Duplass Brothers dramedy "Togetherness" (HBO 2015- ) to films ranging from the apocalyptic action flick "2012" (2009) to charming indie comedies like "The Way, Way Back" (2013) and "Sleeping With Other People" (2015), the maturing actress was fortunate to still find herself increasingly in demand for high-profile feature film work that required strong, beautiful, intelligent women who could hold their own with the boys.

Relationships

David Benioff Writer

Companion
Began dating early 2003 Engaged July 2005 Married Sept. 30, 2006

Frances Friedman

Daughter
Born Feb. 21, 2007; father, David Benioff

Molly Friedman

Daughter
Born April 20, 2010; father, David Benioff

Henry Friedman

Son

Charles Peet

Father
Divorced from Peet's mother 1990

Penny Peet

Mother
Divorced from Peet's father 1990

Ben Stiller Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1998 No longer together

Brian Van Holt Actor

Companion
Acted together in "Whipped" (2000) Began dating 2000 Separated late 2001

EDUCATION

Friends Seminary

New York, New York 1990

Columbia University

New York, New York 1995

Milestones

2015

Co-starred opposite Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in romantic comedy "Sleeping With Other People"

2015

Co-starred with Mark Duplass on HBO comedy "Togetherness"

2013

Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2012

Began recurring role on CBS legal drama "The Good Wife"

2012

Guest starred on CBS legal drama "The Good Wife"

2010

Co-starred with Jack Black in modern-day remake of "Gulliver's Travels"

2010

Joined ensemble cast for Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give"

2009

Re-teamed with Cusack, as ex-spouses in Roland Emmerich's disaster film "2012"

2008

Played an FBI agent in Chris Carter's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe"

2007

Co-starred with Zach Braff and Jason Bateman in comedy "The Ex"

2007

Co-starred with John Cusack in "The Martian Child"

2006

Again collaborated with Matthew Perry to play a network executive on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

2006

Made Broadway debut in "Barefoot in the Park" opposite Patrick Wilson

2005

Played Matt Damon's wife in geopolitical thriller "Syriana," based on real-life memoirs of CIA agent Robert Baer

2005

Starred in off-Broadway drama "This Is How It Goes"

2005

Cast in Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," a comedic storyline which was one of two (one comic and one tragic) that revolved around central character of Melinda

2004

Re-teamed with Matthew Perry for "The Whole Ten Yards"

2003

Played love interest of Jack Nicholson and daughter of Diane Keaton in Nancy Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give"

2003

Cast in thriller "Identity"

2002

Acted opposite Ben Affleck in "Changing Lanes"

2000

Cast as an aspiring hit woman in "The Whole Nine Yards," co-starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry

2000

Featured opposite Bette Midler in Jacqueline Susann biopic "Isn't She Great"

2000

Played female lead in dating comedy "Whipped"

1999

Landed first series lead, playing Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett on The WB drama series "Jack & Jill"

1999

Appeared in "Simply Irresistible" with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery

1998

Acted in New Year's Eve-set ensemble "1999"

1998

Acted in ensemble feature "Origin of the Species"

1998

Played a young woman struggling with her HIV positive diagnosis in "Touch Me"

1997

Played a young teacher who takes a special interest in an abused child in CBS TV movie "Ellen Foster"

1997

Appeared on NYC-set sitcoms "Spin City" (ABC) and "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1996

Featured in romantic comedy "One Fine Day"

1996

Played Jennifer Aniston's sister in Edward Burns directed comedy "She's The One"

1995

Landed short stint on ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"

1995

Appeared on NBC's "Law & Order"

1994

Filmed independent drama "Grind" (released 1997)

Bonus Trivia

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Peet was the maid of honor at her close friend Lauren Holly's 2001 wedding.

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Peet studied under legendary acting teacher Uta Hagen for four years.

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Peet became an active proponent for childhood vaccinations in 2008, acting as spokeswoman for the non-profit Every Child By Two, which advocated for wider use of vaccinations for infants and toddlers/

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