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Amanda Peet

Highest Rated:   86% Please Give (2010)
Lowest Rated:   4% The Whole Ten Yards (2003)
Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Born on January 11th, 1972, Amanda Peet grew up in New York and made a decidedly unconventional debut into showbiz: At three-years-old, a thoroughly uninvited Peet jumped onto a stage during the middle of a play. Despite the auspicious beginning, Peet treated acting as more of a hobby than anything else, and only began to consider it a potential career after her drama professor at Columbia University encouraged her to audition for renowned acting teacher Uta Hagen. Peet studied with Hagen for four years, during which time she participated in the off-Broadway revival Awake and Sing. Though she would eventually be voted one of the year's 50 most beautiful people in a 2000 issue of People magazine -- not to mention participate with the likes of Susan Sarandon, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jack Nicholson -- Peet worked as a waitress during the first few years of her acting career.The sloe-eyed brunette made her onscreen debut in Craig Singer's Animal Room (1996). That same year, she could also be seen in an episode of Law & Order, and went on to play a role in Grind (1996), a crime drama starring Billy Crudup. Before long, Peet landed a small role in the Michelle Pfeiffer-George Clooney romantic comedy One Fine Day. Since then, the actress has continued to build both her film and television credits: in 1997, she appeared in the AIDS drama Touch Me, and the following year she had sizable roles in South Boston crime drama Southie with Donnie Wahlberg and Rose McGowan, which won the American Independent award at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival. On television, she could be seen guest starring on a number of shows including Seinfeld and Ellen Foster. In 1999, she got her own television show, Jack & Jill, on the WB network. That same year, she could be seen playing Sean Patrick Flanery's fiancée in Simply Irresistible and then acting as his bedmate in Body Shots, another in the long line of explorations into pre-millennial twentysomething dating angst.After starring in director Neil Turitz's debut Two Ninas, Peet landed a leading role in Peter M. Cohen's independent comedy Whipped. While the film itself performed dismally, Peet met her boyfriend, Brian Van Holt, on the set. Despite it's independent status, Whipped was given a solid amount of mainstream marketing, and Peet was praised for a game performance in the face of an admittedly weak script.After a small role in 2000's Isn't She Great with Bette Midler and Nathan Lane, Peet was finally recognized by critics and audiences alike in The Whole Nine Yards. Though the film itself did not fare particularly well, Peet was praised for holding her own against Hollywood heavy-hitter Bruce Willis, which certainly didn't hurt her when it came time to audition for Saving Silverman, which placed her opposite Jason Biggs while he was still reeling from the success of American Pie. In 2002, Peet played a considerably less vicious wife in Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson, and won no small amount of praise for her performance as the heroin-addled mistress of Kieran Culkin's godfather in Igby Goes Down. Peet would go on to star opposite film veterans Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give, in which she stars as Nicholson's scandalously young girlfriend, as well as James Mangold's psychological thriller Identity with John Cusack. In 2004, Peet signed on for the sequel to The Whole Nine Yards (aptly titled The Whole Ten Yards), and acted alongside Will Ferrell, Chloë Sevigny, and Josh Brolin in the Woody Allen feature Melinda and Melinda. The next year, Peet starred alongside Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love, before joining the cast of the politically charged thriller Syriana. Then, in 2006, the actress accepted a recurring role on the one-hour drama Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip. The Aaron Sorkin written series received major critical acclaim but was cancelled after just one season. Undeterred, Peet next teamed up with John Cusack for


Highest Rated Movies



63% Sleeping with Other People
  • Paula
53% Trust Me
  • Marcy
84% The Way Way Back
  • Joan
$21.6M 2013
19% Identity Thief
  • Trish Patterson
$134.5M 2013
20% Gulliver's Travels
  • Darcy Silverman
$42.8M 2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
  • Ranger
86% Please Give
  • Mary
$4.1M 2010
39% 2012
  • Kate
$166.2M 2009
48% Battle For Terra
  • Maria Montez
$1.7M 2009
64% What Doesn't Kill You
  • Stacy
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)
  • Dakota Whitney
$20.9M 2008
No Score Yet $5 a Day (Five Dollars a Day)
  • Maggie
33% Martian Child
  • Harlee
$7.5M 2007
19% The Ex
  • Sofia Kowalski
$3.1M 2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix
  • Phoenix
72% Syriana
  • Julie Woodman
$50.9M 2005
41% A Lot Like Love
  • Emily Friehl
$21.9M 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Susan
$3.8M 2005
71% Something's Gotta Give
  • Marin Barry
$121.5M 2003
62% Identity
  • Paris
$51.5M 2003
4% The Whole Ten Yards
  • Jill
$16.3M 2003
No Score Yet Origin of the Species
  • Actor
No Score Yet Whatever We Do
  • Actor
75% Igby Goes Down
  • Rachel
$4.7M 2002
77% Changing Lanes
  • Cynthia Banek
$66.7M 2002
31% High Crimes
  • Jackie
$41.5M 2002
18% Saving Silverman
  • Judith
$19M 2001
67% Two Ninas
  • Nina Harris
45% The Whole Nine Yards
  • Jill St. Claire
$57.3M 2000
25% Isn't She Great
  • Debbie
No Score Yet Track Down
  • Karen
No Score Yet Takedown
  • Actor
No Score Yet Animal Room
  • Debbie
11% Body Shots
  • Jane Bannister
13% Whipped
  • Mia
$3.8M 1999
No Score Yet Jump
  • Lisa
13% Simply Irresistible
  • Chris
60% Playing by Heart
  • Amber
38% Southie
  • Marianne
No Score Yet Origin of the Species
  • Julia
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Actor
No Score Yet Touch Me
  • Bridgette
No Score Yet Grind
  • Patty
47% One Fine Day
  • Celia
61% She's the One
  • Molly


94% Brockmire
  • Jules
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Guest
  • 2016
90% Togetherness
  • Tina Morris Tina
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Guest
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
  • Capt. Hellinger Laura Hellinger
  • 2013
  • 2012
81% Bent
  • Alex
  • 2012
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
  • Jenkins
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
67% Entourage
  • Herself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2004
  • 2000
No Score Yet Seinfeld
  • Lanette
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
  • Leslie Harlan
  • 1995

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