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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Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson in a 'Cagney & Lacey' reboot? Please make this happen
LATimes - 10 months
Amanda Peet and her BFF Sarah Paulson have a common vision when it comes to choosing parts — if the alarm rings at 4:45 in the morning and you’re not feeling stoked to be getting out of bed, then the role’s not for you. Peet hasn’t had such a part since the premature death of her beloved HBO series...
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WATCH: 'Brockmire' co-stars visit Times Square
ABC News - 11 months
Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet dish on the baseball comedy.
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The First Time: Amanda Peet: The First Time I (Didn’t) Read a Scathing Review
NYTimes - 11 months
She recalls the shattering morning after her Broadway debut, when a critic’s review left her skulking around Manhattan and avoiding eye contact on the street.
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Watch: Amanda Peet on Her Decision Not to Go Under the Knife
ABC News - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
"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 2 years
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 ...
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Amanda Peet Continues To Fight For You, Jon Snow Fans
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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 ...
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Amanda Peet Continues To Fight For You, Jon Snow Fans
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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 ...
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Hayden Panettiere Receiving Treatment For Postpartum Depression
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Peet has an appeared in three different films alongside John Cusack, Identity, Martian Child, and 2012.
    In 2012 and 2013, Peet played the role of Laura Hellinger in 7 episodes of the critically acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife.
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    Peet starred in 2012, a 2009 disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, alongside John Cusack and Danny Glover.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    She next appeared as an FBI agent in The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007's The Ex, a romantic comedy, Peet played an attorney who stays home to raise a new baby.
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    In 2007, she received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance in the show.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    Peet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City.
    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.
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    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.
    In February 2006, she performed in Neil Simon's Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    Peet was nominated for the "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 2003
    Age 30
    Peet appeared in the 2003 horror and psychological thriller film Identity.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    Later, she appeared as Rachel in the 2002 American comedy-drama film Igby Goes Down.
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  • 2001
    Age 28
    Peet was maid of honor at Lauren Holly's marriage in 2001 to Francis Greco.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1999
    Age 26
    In 1999, Peet was cast opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the fantasy romantic comedy Simply Irresistible.
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  • 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).
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  • 1996
    Age 23
    The film was released in late 1996, and she co-appeared with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    She appeared the November 1995 episode "Hot Pursuit" of Law and Order.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born in 1972.
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