Amanda Peet was born January 11, 1972, in New York City, NY. She is an American film actress. Amanda Peet Height : 5'6"/168 cm.
Biography and Career :
The younger of two daughters, Amanda Peet was raised by her father Charles, a lawyer, and mother Penny, a social worker, before their subsequent divorce in 1990.
Although it was clear from the start that Amanda had the showbiz flair after she jumped on a stage in the middle of a play, she majored in history at Columbia University.
Her feature film debut came in 1995 in the movie Animal Room (1995). For a while after, Amanda continued to find steady work, but also found herself appearing in a depressingly large number of indie films that were never picked up.
Amanda Peet did however, meet her boyfriend Brian Van Holt on
the set of one of those indies; the movie Whipped (2000). But it was her turn as the dippsy hit-woman with the heart of gold in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000) opposite Bruce Willis, that took her from supporting role status to leading lady.
In 2005, she starred in the play This Is How It Goes, alongside Jeffrey Wright and Ben Stiller. As of February 2006, Amanda Peet has been appearing in Neil Simon's Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.
On February 3, 2006, it was announced Peet would be joining the cast of Aaron Sorkin's new show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, to premiere on NBC in the fall of 2006.
- "Oh, I'm not gonna do that. I'm just here for the work!" I find it to be a little pretentious, honestly. Cause you're not that famous. Calm down."
- Graduated from Columbia University in 1994.
- Her father, Charles, has been a prominent corporate attorney in New York City for decades.
- Born on the same day as actor Marc Blucas.
- Voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World 2000 by People Magazine.
- Educated at an all-girls' prep school in London.
2006 - The Martian Child - Harlee - Post-production
2006 - Fast Track - Sofia Kowalski - Post-production
2006 - Griffin and Phoenix - Post-production
2005 - Syriana - Julia Woodman
2005 - A Lot Like Love - Emily Friehl
2005 - Melinda and Melinda - Susan
2004 - The Whole Ten Yards Jill
2003 - Something's Gotta Give Marin
2003 - Identity Paris
2002 - Igby Goes Down Rachel
2002 - Changing Lanes Cynthia Delano Banek
2002 - High Crimes Jackie
2001 - Saving Silverman Judith Fessbeggler
2000 - Whipped Mia
2000 - The Whole Nine Yards (film) Jill
2000 - Isn't She Great Debbie
1999 - Body Shots Jane Bannister
1999 - Two Ninas Nina Harris
1999 - Jump Lisa
1999 - Simply Irrisistible Chris
1998 - Playing by Heart Amber
1998 - Southie Marianne Silva
1998 - Origin of the Species Julia
1997 - Touch Me Bridgette
1997 - Grind Patty
1997 - Sax and Violins
1996 - One Fine Day
1996 - She's the One
1996 - Winterlude
1996 - Virginity
1995 - Animal Room Debbie
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