Amanda Peet

 

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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

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Amanda Peet

Born 1972-01-11 (47 years ago) in New York City, New York, USA.
Height 170 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award (Please Give) 26th Independent Spirit Awards 2011 Please Give
Young Hollywood Award for Best New Style Maker 2000 Young Hollywood Awards 2000
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance (Please Give) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2010 2010 Please Give
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (2012) 2010 Teen Choice Awards 2010 2012
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) 11th Satellite Awards 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy (A Lot like Love) 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2005 A Lot Like Love
Young Hollywood Award for Best New Style Maker 2000 Young Hollywood Awards 2000
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liar (The Whole Nine Yards) 2000 Teen Choice Awards 2000 Oss Torpeder Emellan
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
David Benioff(Gifta: 2006-09-30–) 2006-09-30 Gifta
Children

Frances Pen Benioff, Molly June Benioff

Parents

Charles Peet, Penny Levy

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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.

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