Amanda Peet
American actress
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet is an American actress, who has appeared on 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 to a much wider recognition.
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Watch: Amanda Peet on Her Decision Not to Go Under the Knife
ABC News - 10 months
The actress tells "The View" co-hosts her reasons for aging gracefully in Hollywood.
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'Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon': Amanda Peet Explores Aging In Hollywood
NPR - 10 months
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with actress Amanda Peet about her Lenny Letter essay, "Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon," and how to navigate aging in the image-obsessed entertainment industry.
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Amanda Peet Writes About Botox and Losing Roles to Younger Stars Like Alicia Vikander
ABC News - 10 months
"I'm still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks," she wrote.
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HBO Golden Globes Party Dazzled
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ricky Gervais and David Oyelowo at HBO Golden Globes After Party 2016 (all photo credit: Filmmagic) Once again the premium ticket after the Golden Globes award show was the HBO after party, where reportedly 1200 stars, artists, producers and executives mingled and touted the evenings results as guests, nominees and winners headed downstairs from the banquet room where the awards show is televised at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to the lower level where multiple parties happen back to back under the highest security. Entrée to each party is of course an exclusive ticket. The HBO party took over the famed Trader Vics, patio and pool outside with a tented dance floor and DJs spinning records all night. Oscar Issac wins best actor for HBO's Show Me A Hero Oscar Isaac was there with his Golden Globe win for actor in a limited series for HBO's Show Me a Hero, HBO's win of the night. John Hamm, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Elisabeth R ...
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Amanda Peet Continues To Fight For You, Jon Snow Fans
Huffington Post - over 1 year
All men must listen to their wives. (Warning! "Game of Thrones" spoilers! Seriously though, if this is still a spoiler, what are you doing with your life?) From George R.R. Martin's books to actual leaked photos, there's mounting evidence that Jon Snow may be returning to "Game of Thrones," but Amanda Peet, whose husband David Benioff co-created the HBO show, will believe it when she sees it. Peet says she finds it "hard to believe that [David] and D.B. Weiss could be so cynical" and continues to threaten her marriage unless Jon Snow returns. (Keep it up for the "Game of Thrones" fans, Amanda!) In addition to clearly having her priorities straight, Peet just released her first children's book, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein, which is a humorous look at a young Jewish girl's attempt to celebrate Christmas. Peet created the book along with writing partner Andrea Troyer and is donating a portion of its sales to the peace building youth organization Seeds of Peace. The a ...
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Amanda Peet Continues To Fight For You, Jon Snow Fans
Huffington Post - over 1 year
All men must listen to their wives. (Warning! "Game of Thrones" spoilers! Seriously though, if this is still a spoiler, what are you doing with your life?) From George R.R. Martin's books to actual leaked photos, there's mounting evidence that Jon Snow may be returning to "Game of Thrones," but Amanda Peet, whose husband David Benioff co-created the HBO show, will believe it when she sees it. Peet says she finds it "hard to believe that [David] and D.B. Weiss could be so cynical" and continues to threaten her marriage unless Jon Snow returns. (Keep it up for the "Game of Thrones" fans, Amanda!) In addition to clearly having her priorities straight, Peet just released her first children's book, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein, which is a humorous look at a young Jewish girl's attempt to celebrate Christmas. Peet created the book along with writing partner Andrea Troyer and is donating a portion of its sales to the peace building youth organization Seeds of Peace. The a ...
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Hayden Panettiere Receiving Treatment For Postpartum Depression
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Hayden Panettiere Receiving Treatment For Postpartum Depression
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Scene City: Stars of Hollywood, Art and Fashion at Hammer Gala
NYTimes - over 1 year
Julia Roberts, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet, Armie Hammer and others at Hammer Museum’s gala.
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Jason Sudeikis is showing his range at Tribeca in “Sleeping with Other People”
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
I really love seeing an actor prove that they have another side to themselves, especially when it’s a comedic performer showing off their dramatic chops. At the current incarnation of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jason Sudeikis has two different projects that have him stretching in exciting new ways. One is Tumbledown, but the one I want to rave a bit about today is Sleeping with Other People, a romantic comedy that has fantastic things to offer in the genre, all with a heaping helping of sex humor and, perhaps unexpectedly, effective drama too. It’s anchored by Sudeikis, who has quite frankly never been better than here. To sum up the film in short…it’s a rather fresh take on the “friends who should be lovers” sub genre of the rom-com. Sudeikis plays a womanizer who befriends a woman played by Alison Brie who he briefly met and slept with in college. They both trace their current sexual commitment issues to that meeting and pledge to become friends, with no benefits. They frankly discus ...
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Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - almost 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Amanda Peet
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 40
    She co-starred in the film Trust Me, written and directed by Clark Gregg, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013 and had a limited U.S. release in June 2014.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Peet has an appeared in three different films alongside John Cusack, Identity, Martian Child, and 2012.
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    In 2012 and 2013, Peet played the role of Laura Hellinger in 7 episodes of the critically acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife.
    More Details Hide Details Peet made her playwriting debut with the new play The Commons of Pensacola starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. Its final performance occurred February 9, 2014.
    Peet starred in 2012, a 2009 disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, alongside John Cusack and Danny Glover.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, she portrayed the character of Kate Curtis, a medical student and Jackson's ex-wife. The film received mixed or average reviews from critics, but had a $769,679,473 worldwide gross, becoming Peet's biggest success at the box office. In an interview with Femail, she said about the film: "this movie is like going on a roller coaster. Though I can't anymore myself, I get sick! But it's a controlled way of scaring yourself. So in a safe, controlled environment, you can really enjoy being scared. In a masochistic way."
  • 2010
    Age 37
    Peet next provided the voice for Rayna, one of the main characters of the 2010 animated educational sci-fi adventure film Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, which was opened on January 13, 2010 in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Peet joined the cast of the live-action family adventure film Gulliver's Travels. She appears with Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. The film was released on December 25, 2010 in 3D. Her character is Darcy Silverman, Jack's editor, and potential love interest. Peet was cast as a lead in NBC's Bent. The series was cancelled after six episodes on May 11, 2012.
    In the 2010 independent comedy-drama film Please Give, Peet co-starred with Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall; she played a self-centered cosmetologist named Mary.
    More Details Hide Details Please Give received a limited release in March 2010 after it was screened out of competition at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim; Ethan Alter of Film Journal International wrote that Peet "does career-best work here film." Peet and the other Please Give cast members received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast. She guest appeared in the television series How I Met Your Mother episode "Jenkins", playing the title character.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    She next appeared as an FBI agent in The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She was cast in Nigel Cole's Five Dollars a Day (2008), in which she starred as a beautiful young woman named Maggie, who is the girlfriend of Alessandro Nivola's character. The film opened at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Actors Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone also co-starred in the film. Also that year, Peet released the crime drama film What Doesn't Kill You, in a limited release. Her character was Stacy Reilly. The film received generally favorable reviews and Peet's performance was praised by Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, who wrote that she "is terrific as Brian's worn-down wife, sick of seeing her man disappear before her eyes."
  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007's The Ex, a romantic comedy, Peet played an attorney who stays home to raise a new baby.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released on May 11, 2007 and also starred Zach Braff, Charles Grodin and Jason Bateman. The film generally received negative reviews from critics and had an international gross of $5,142,074.
    In 2007, she received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance in the show.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    Peet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City.
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    Peet was a member of the cast of the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which premiered on NBC on September 18, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She starred with Matthew Perry, with whom she had worked in The Whole Nine Yards and The Whole Ten Yards, and Sarah Paulson, with whom she previously co-starred in Jack & Jill and in "Griffin & Phoenix". In Studio 60, Peet's character Jordan McDeere was the newly appointed president of the National Broadcasting System (NBS).
    Later in 2006, she starred in the romantic drama film Griffin & Phoenix, a remake of the 1976 ABC TV movie, where she played the role of Sarah Phoenix, a terminally-ill woman living life to the fullest.
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    In February 2006, she performed in Neil Simon's Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    Peet was nominated for the "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred alongside George Clooney in the thriller film Syriana, which was based loosely on former Central Intelligence Agency agent Robert Baer and his memoirs of being an agent in the Middle East. In Syriana her character was Julie Woodman, the wife of Brian (played by Matt Damon). The film was released theatrically in November 2005.
    Peet also co-starred in Woody Allen's tragicomedy Melinda and Melinda, which was given a limited release in the United States on March 18, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Peet had the lead role with Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy film A Lot Like Love. The film is about two people whose relationship slowly evolves from lust to friendship to romance over the course of seven years. A Lot Like Love received mixed reviews and was a box office success. Los Angeles Times stated that Peet "is charming and charismatic without being cloying or artificial." Her on screen chemistry with Kutcher was either criticized or praised by a number of critics.
    In 2005, Peet appeared in the play This Is How It Goes, filling in for Marisa Tomei at the last minute after six days of rehearsal.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    Peet appeared in the 2003 horror and psychological thriller film Identity.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Paris Nevada, a Las Vegas prostitute. Identity afforded her the chance to work with such actors as John Cusack, Ray Liotta and John Hawkes. The film was a modest box office success worldwide however received much critical acclaim. The following year, she starred in The Whole Ten Yards, the sequel to The Whole Nine Yards. The film was not well received by critics and audience.
    In 2003, Peet co-starred with Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Keanu Reeves in the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, directed by Nancy Meyers.
    More Details Hide Details Her role was Marin Barry, the daughter of Keaton's character, who is a 29-year-old auctioneer, working for Christie's. The film was a commercial and critical success and was nominated for and won several awards.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    Later, she appeared as Rachel in the 2002 American comedy-drama film Igby Goes Down.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, she explained her character in the film: "She's not very successful at it and she certainly doesn't seduce the right things" and "She seduces all the wrong things and is seduced by all the wrong things, as well." Peet portrayed a supporting role in the thriller film Changing Lanes (2002) as Ben Affleck's character's wife.
  • 2001
    Age 28
    Peet was maid of honor at Lauren Holly's marriage in 2001 to Francis Greco.
    More Details Hide Details Peet is best friends with actress Sarah Paulson whom she met as castmates in Jack & Jill and co-starred again in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She is also close friends with actor Peter Dinklage, who she met through friends at Bennington College. In 2008, Peet volunteered to be a spokeswoman for Every Child By Two (ECBT), a non-profit organization that advocates childhood vaccination. Peet began working with the group after becoming concerned by the "amount of misinformation floating around vaccines, particularly in Hollywood." In an interview with Cookie, Peet stated: "Frankly, I feel that parents who don't vaccinate their children are parasites," referring to the benefit unvaccinated children derive from herd immunity and the concern that dropping vaccination rates may put all children at increased risk of preventable disease. Peet's comments stirred controversy; in response, she apologized for using the term "parasites", but affirmed her position on the importance and safety of vaccinations.
    She received a nomination for the "Favorite Supporting Actress: Comedy" award at the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and for the "Choice Film Liar" award at the 2000 Teen Choice Awards.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, landed the starring role, Mia, in the independent film Whipped, won the Young Hollywood Award at the category of "Best New Style Maker", and was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. Peet appeared, playing a psychologist and romantic interest of Jason Biggs's character in the American comedy Saving Silverman (2001). The film was largely panned by critics, but had a minor box office success grossing over $26 million worldwide. Jack Black and Steve Zahn also co-starred in the film.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill, the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the 2015 comedy-drama series Togetherness.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    Peet's first role in a widely released feature film came in 2000, with the mafia comedy film The Whole Nine Yards, starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, playing Jill St. Claire.
    More Details Hide Details The film received several favorable reviews from critics and was a big hit at the worldwide box office, with a $106,371,651 gross. Critic Roger Ebert called Peet's performance "Perfect" because "it exactly matches what is required, and then adds a level of heedless glee."
  • 1999
    Age 26
    In 1999, Peet was cast opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the fantasy romantic comedy Simply Irresistible.
    More Details Hide Details Her character in the film was Chris, the former girlfriend of Sean Patrick Flanery's character, Tom. Peet had a supporting role in the biographical film Isn't She Great, in which she appeared with Bette Midler and Nathan Lane. The film was released in January 2000.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    After several small and supporting roles in 1998's Origin of the Species, Southie and Playing by Heart, Peet had her first major role as Jacqueline Barrett in the 1999 WB network series Jack & Jill (which aired for two seasons).
    More Details Hide Details Her character was played by Amelia Heinle in the pilot. However, Heinle was replaced by Peet after the series was picked up. She also appeared in the eighth-season finale of Seinfeld ("The Summer of George") as a waitress whom Jerry Seinfeld meets.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    The film was released in late 1996, and she co-appeared with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer.
    More Details Hide Details Also that year, she portrayed a supporting role in the romantic comedy film She's the One, opposite Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    She appeared the November 1995 episode "Hot Pursuit" of Law and Order.
    More Details Hide Details For much of the late 1990s, Peet maintained a steady acting career in relatively obscure independent films. Her next feature film was One Fine Day.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Featured roles in the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born in 1972.
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