January 11, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 6½ in | 169 cm tall
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Amanda Peet was born in New York City, New York, United States, on January 11, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Amanda Peet began her acting career in off-Broadway play "Awake and Sing".
She got her screen debut in Skittles candy commercial.
She made her big screen debut in thriller drama movie Animal Room (1995) in role as Debbie.
She got her television debut in NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order (2018) in episode "Hot Pursuit", in role as Leslie Harlan.
Her breakthrough performance came as Jill St. Claire in crime comedy film The Whole Nine Yards (2000).
She landed her stage debut at the age of three, she jumped onto stage during a play.
She made her Broadway debut in a play "Barefoot in the Park" (2006).
She was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy or Romance and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar for her role as Jill St. Claire in crime comedy film The Whole Nine Yards (2000).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for her performance as Emily Friehl in romantic comedy drama film A Lot Like Love (2005).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi for her role as Kate Curtis in science fiction disaster movie 2012 (2009).
She won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award and was nominated for the Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast for her role as Mary in dark comedy film Please Give (2010).
She voiced Maria Montez in animated action adventure science fiction film Battle for Terra (2007).
She voiced Ranger in animated educational sci-fi adventure movie Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010).
Syriana (2005) geopolitical thriller opposite George Clooney, Matt Damon and Kayvan Novak
Identity (2003) psychological mystery slasher with John Cusack, Ray Liotta and John Hawkes
Melinda and Melinda (2004) comedy drama opposite Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Saving Silverman (2001) comedy with Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn and Jack Black
High Crimes (2002) legal thriller opposite Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) supernatural thriller with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Martian Child (2007) comedy drama opposite John Cusack, Bobby Coleman and Sophie Okonedo
What Doesn't Kill You (2008) crime drama with Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke
Gulliver's Travels (2010) fantasy adventure comedy opposite Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel
Identity Thief (2013) comedy with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and John Cho
Sleeping with Other People (2015) romantic comedy in role as Paula, opposite Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie and Jordan Carlos
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series – Drama for her role as Jordan McDeere in NBC comedy drama television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007).
C.P.W. (1996) drama series in role as Robyn Gainer
Jack & Jill (1999-2001) The WB comedy drama series in role as Jacqueline Barrett
Bent (2011) NBC romantic sitcom in role as Alex Meyers
The Good Wife (2012-2013) CBS political drama series in role as Laura Hellinger
Togetherness (2015-2016) HBO comedy drama series in role as Tina Morris
Brockmire (2017-2020) IFC comedy series in role as Jules
Dirty John (2020) Bravo true crime anthology series in role as Betty Broderick
Attended Quaker school, Friends Seminar.
Graduated from Columbia University (1994), with a degree in American History.
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Studied under acting teacher Uta Hagen.
Has one older sister.
Has German, English and Jewish ancestry.
She co-wrote children's book "Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein" (2015).
Good friends with Sarah Paulson, Peter Dinklage, Ashton Kutcher and Jill Leiderman.
She wrote a play "Our Very Own Carlin McCullough" (2018).
Served as an ambassador for the UN Foundation’s Shot@life program.
She dated Brian Van Holt (1999-2003) and Ben Stiller (1998).
She married screenwriter David Benioff in 2006, they have three children, two sons: Frances "Frankie" Pen and Henry Peet and one daughter, Molly June.