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Amanda Peet
Born January 11, 1972

Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972, height 5' 6½" (1,69 m)) is an American actress who has appeared in 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 wider recognition.

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. She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill and the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Early life

Peet was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny (née Levy), a social worker, and Charles D. Peet, Jr., a corporate lawyer. Her parents are divorced. Her maternal great-grandfathers were Samuel Levy, a lawyer, businessman, and public official, who served as Manhattan Borough President, and Samuel Roxy Rothafel, a theatrical impresario and entrepreneur.  Peet's father is a Quaker and Peet's mother is Jewish. Peet attended Friends Seminary, then studied history at and graduated from Columbia University,where she auditioned for acting teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen's class. During her four-year period of study with Hagen, Peet appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's Awake and Sing with Stephen Lang.

Personal life

Peet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City.They have two children; Frances Pen "Frankie", born in 2007, and Molly June, born in 2010. The family lives in Manhattan and Beverly Hills. Peet was maid of honor at Lauren Holly's marriage in 2001 to Francis Greco.


The 4%: Film's Gender Problem
 2016, Herself
Sleeping with Other People
 2015, Paula
The Way Way Back
 2013, Joan
Trust Me
 2013, Marcy
Identity Thief
 2013, Trish Patterson
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
 2012, Ranger (voice)
Gulliver's Travels
 2010, Darcy Silverman
Please Give
 2010, Mary
 2009, Kate Curtis
Battle for Terra
 2009, Maria Montez (voice)
What Doesn't Kill You
 2008, Stacy Reilly
The X Files: I Want to Believe
 2008, ASAC Dakota Whitney
$5 a Day
 2008, Maggie
Martian Child
 2007, Harlee
The Ex
 2006, Sofia Kowalski
Griffin & Phoenix
 2006, Phoenix
 2005, Julie Woodman
A Lot Like Love
 2005, Emily Friehl
Melinda and Melinda
 2004, Susan
 2004, Karen
The Whole Ten Yards
 2004, Jill St. Claire
Something's Gotta Give
 2003, Marin
 2003, Paris
Whatever We Do
 2003, Patty
Igby Goes Down
 2002, Rachel
Changing Lanes
 2002, Cynthia Delano Banek
High Crimes
 2002, Jackie
Saving Silverman
 2001, Judith Fessbeggler
Two Ninas
 2000, Nina Harris
 2000, Mia
The Whole Nine Yards
 2000, Jill St. Claire
Isn't She Great
 2000, Debbie
Body Shots
 1999, Jane Bannister
 1999, Lisa
Simply Irresistible
 1999, Chris
Playing by Heart
 1998, Amber
 1998, Marianne Silva
 1998, Nicole
Origin of the Species
 1998, Julia
Ellen Foster
 1997, Julia Hobbs
Touch Me
 1997, Bridgette
 1997, Patty
One Fine Day
 1996, Celia
She's the One
 1996, Molly
Animal Room
 1995, Debbie



The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
 2006, Jordan McDeere
The Reichen Show
The Romanoffs
 2017, Jules
 2015, Tina Morris
Central Park West
Law & Order
Jack & Jill
 1999, Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett
 2012, Alex Meyers
Important Things with Demetri Martin
 2009, Actress
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Spin City
The Single Guy
How I Met Your Mother
 2005, Jenkins
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
The View
 1997, Herself


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