Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Age
42
Birthday
Jan. 11th, 1972
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 7"

Amanda Peet's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV Show
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Bent TV Show
Bent
Jack & Jill TV Show
Jack & Jill
Central Park West TV Show
Central Park West
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Please Give
2010 - Gulliver's Travels
2009 - 2012
2008 - What Doesn't Kill You
2007 - Martian Child
2006 - Griffin & Phoenix
2005 - A Lot Like Love
2005 - Syriana
2004 - The Whole Ten Yards
2004 - Melinda and Melinda
2003 - Identity
2003 - Something's Gotta Give
2002 - Changing Lanes
2002 - High Crimes
2001 - Saving Silverman
2000 - The Whole Nine Yards
2000 - Takedown
1999 - Body Shots
1999 - Simply Irresistible
1998 - Playing by Heart
1996 - She's the One
1996 - One Fine Day
1995 - Animal Room

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Laura Hellinger
7
Leslie Harlan
1
Shelly McCory
1
Herself
1
Kathy
1
Herself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Amanda Peet grew up in New York with her older sister and their parents; Charles, a lawyer; and Penny, a social worker. She made an unconventional stage debut at the age of three, when she jumped onto the stage during a play. Yet, despite this early start, she later studied acting more as a hobby than anything else. She studied history at Columbia University, where a drama professor convinced her to audition for acting teacher Uta Hagen, with whom she later went on to study for a four-year period. During this time, she participated in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's "Awake and Sing." She supported herself during the audition phase of her career by working as a waitress and with the residual checks she received from a Skittles candy commercial. Perseverance and hard work paid off, and, in 1995, she was cast in a guest-starring role on the hit series "Law & Order" (1990).

Her feature film debut came in 1995 with the movie Animal Room (1995). For a while afterward, Amanda continued to find steady work but also found herself appearing in a depressingly large number of indie films that were never picked up for distribution. She did, however, meet her boyfriend Brian Van Holt on the set of indie movie Whipped (2000). Her turn as the ditzy hit-woman with the heart of gold in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000), opposite Bruce Willis, took her from supporting role status to leading lady. That same year she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by "People" Magazine.


TRIVIA:
  • Childhood friend of 'Jill Leiderman' (qv).
  • Her father, Charles, has been a prominent corporate attorney in New York City for decades.
  • Did not learn to drive until she moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2000.
  • Engaged to 'David Benioff' (qv) [July 22, 2005].
  • Mother: the former Larry (sic) Levy, who was born in England.
  • Has one older sister.
  • Educated at an all-girls' prep school in London.
  • Attended Friends Seminary (k-12) with actor 'Liev Schreiber' (qv): when he was a senior she was in the 7th grade.


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