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Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet is an accomplished and versatile film actress who is best known for her diverse choice of roles in romantic comedies, dramas and thrillers. She was most recently seen in X Files: I Want to Believe. In addition, Peet's voice was featured in the animated film Terra along with the voices of Luke Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Dennis Quaid.

Peet will begin filming 20th Century Fox's Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black and Jason Segel this summer.

Peet also has recently been seen in the independent film What Doesn't Kill You opposite Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. Peet just recently finished production on the Nicole Holofcenter dramatic comedy opposite Catherine Keener. This Sony Pictures Classic film is still without a title but is planning on a spring 2010 release.

Peet also joined John Cusack in the New Line Cinema drama The Martian Child. She starred as Jordan McDeere on Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip alongside co-stars Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford.

In 2006, Peet made her Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon's comedy, Barefoot in the Park. She and Patrick Wilson starred as newlyweds in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Last summer, Peet starred to critical acclaim, in the Neil LaBute off-Broadway play This Is How It Goes opposite Ben Stiller and Jeffrey Wright.

Her numerous film credits include the Oscar-nominated Warner Bros./Section Eight thriller, Syriana, also starring Matt Damon, George Clooney and Chris Cooper. In 2005 Peet starred alongside Ashton Kutcher in A Lot Like Love. Other credits include Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda opposite Will Ferrell; The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards; the 2003 hit Something's Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton; and the thriller Identity, in which Peet starred alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta in 2003. In 2002, Peet was seen in High Crimes, alongside Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd and Changing Lanes opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck and Sydney Pollack. That same year, she appeared as Jeff Goldblum's mistress, a beautiful and privileged young woman who is hooked on drugs, in Igby Goes Down. Audiences first warmed to Peet when she starred as Jack on the hit television drama, Jack and Jill.

A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American History. While there, she also studied acting under Uta Hagen, which ultimately lead her to pursue acting as a career.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Amanda Peet Facts

BirthdayJanuary 11, 1972 (50)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Amanda Peet compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sleeping with Other People
High Crimes
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Identity Thief
Something's Gotta Give
The Way, Way Back
A Lot Like Love
Gulliver's Travels
Changing Lanes
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