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Amanda Peet is a Actor American born on 11 january 1972 at New York City (USA)

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet
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Birth name Amanda Peet
Nationality USA
Birth 11 january 1972 (47 years) at New York City (USA)

Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) 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 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.

Biography

Peet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City. They have three children: Frances Pen "Frankie", born February 20, 2007; Molly June, born in 2010; and Henry, born December 6, 2014. The family lives in Manhattan and Beverly Hills. Peet was maid of honor at Lauren Holly's marriage in 2001 to Francis Greco.

Best films

2012 (2009)
(Actress)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
(Actress)
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
(Actress)
Identity Thief (2013)
(Actress)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
(Actress)
Changing Lanes (2002)
(Actress)

Usually with

Chris Carter
Chris Carter
(1 films)
Edward Burns
Edward Burns
(1 films)
Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(1 films)
Jim Rash
Jim Rash
(1 films)
Brian Goodman
Brian Goodman
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Amanda Peet (41 films)

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Actress

Sleeping with Other People, 1h41
Directed by Leslye Headland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Marc Blucas
Roles Paula
Rating64% 3.248523.248523.248523.248523.24852
Good-natured womanizer Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and serial cheater Lainey (Alison Brie) form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Identity Thief, 1h51
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Maggie Jones, Amanda Peet, T.I.
Roles Trish Patterson
Rating57% 2.8510052.8510052.8510052.8510052.851005
In Denver, accountant Sandy Patterson buys identity theft protection from Diana, a con artist, over the phone and reveals all of his personal information. At work, after Sandy clashes with his obnoxious and bullying boss, Harold Cornish, he receives a phone call that reminds him he has an appointment at a salon in Florida. Confused, he puts it out of his mind when co-worker Daniel Casey suggests they and several others leave Cornish's company and start their own firm; Sandy agrees to join them.
The Way Way Back, 1h36
Directed by Jim Rash, Nat Faxon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families
Actors AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney
Roles Joan
Rating73% 3.6987253.6987253.6987253.6987253.698725
14-year-old Duncan reluctantly goes on summer vacation to a beach house in a small seaside town near Cape Cod with his mother, Pam; her boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter, Steph. Trent emotionally disparages Duncan, often making comments and gestures that are belittling and rude to him. On the way to the beach house, Trent asks Duncan to rate himself on a scale of one to ten, and tells Duncan he thinks Duncan is a three. They arrive at the beach house and are greeted by the neighbors, the gregarious, hard-drinking Betty, her children Susanna and Peter, and married couple Kip and Joan. Later that evening, Duncan and Susanna have an awkward conversation from their adjacent porches.
Trust Me
Trust Me (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Clark Gregg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Niecy Nash, Amanda Peet
Roles Marcy
Rating60% 3.049133.049133.049133.049133.04913
Howard Holloway (Clark Gregg) is a former child star who is now a down and struggling agent who specializes in representing child actors. Howard has an ongoing feud with more successful agent Aldo Stankas (Sam Rockwell), who has poached several of Howard's clients who were on the verge of success.
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, 45minutes
Directed by Harry Kloor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Chris Pine, Amanda Peet, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Sandra Oh
Roles Ranger (voice)
Rating52% 2.618622.618622.618622.618622.61862
The story begins with the Cassini Saturn spacecraft releasing the Huygens Titan probe. We then transition to Earth, where a 12-year-old girl, Jeana (Voiced by Abigail Breslin), places a sun filter over a telescope to view sun spots. She asks her mentor, a Professor "Why is the Sun so bright?" This leads the professor to launch into a scientific explanation about fusion. The little girl laughs, having played this trick on her mentor many times, she says "No I meant bright, bright like happy. In most drawings the sun has a big smile. Is he good, like the man in the moon." Knowing this means she wants a story, the mentor begins to spin a tale, but as a mentor, this one, while entertaining, is also educational.
Gulliver's Travels, 1h25
Directed by Rob Letterman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Danni Bennatar, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Catherine Tate
Roles Darcy Silverman
Rating49% 2.452362.452362.452362.452362.45236
Deeply depressed at his dead-end job in the mail room of a New York City newspaper, Lemuel Gulliver decides to talk to journalist Darcy Silverman. He convinces her he could write a report about his (false) extensive world "travels" saying his dream is to become a writer. After suffering writer's block and thinking that Darcy will not want to hang out with a "guy from the mailroom", he plagiarises a report from other publications on the internet. The next day, Darcy, impressed by his writing, presents Gulliver with a new task – to travel to the Bermuda Triangle and write an article about the legends of ships mysteriously disappearing there.
Please Give, 1h30
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Roles Mary
Rating65% 3.298323.298323.298323.298323.29832
Kate (Keener) and Alex (Platt) are a couple living in a New York City apartment with their teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele). Kate and Alex own a furniture store specializing in used modern furniture, which they buy at estate sales. They have bought the apartment adjacent to theirs, but its occupant, the elderly and cranky Andra (Guilbert), will stay in it until she dies. Andra has two granddaughters, the dutiful and generous Rebecca (Hall), a breast cancer radiology technician, and the cynical, sharp-tongued Mary (Peet), a cosmetologist.
2012
2012 (2009)
, 2h38
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Volcanisme, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Catastrophe climatique, Political films, Dans un avion, Dystopian films, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes, White House in fiction
Actors John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover
Roles Kate Curtis
Rating57% 2.8988452.8988452.8988452.8988452.898845
In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley visits astrophysicist Satnam Tsurutani in India and learns that neutrinos from a massive solar flare are causing the temperature of the Earth's core to rapidly increase. Arriving at a party in Washington, D.C, Helmsley presents his information to White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser, who takes him to meet the President.
What Doesn't Kill You, 1h40
Directed by Brian Goodman, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about drugs, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Peet, Donnie Wahlberg, Angela Featherstone, Brian Goodman
Roles Stacy Reilly
Rating65% 3.298763.298763.298763.298763.29876
Hawke and Ruffalo play childhood friends Paulie and Brian, who are forced to survive on the tough streets of South Boston through a life of petty thievery. They join a local gang of criminals, but Brian finds it hard to reconcile his work and friendship with Paulie and his relationship with his wife (Amanda Peet) and sons.
The X Files: I Want to Believe, 1h44
Directed by Chris Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit, Billy Connolly, Mitch Pileggi
Roles ASAC Dakota Whitney
Rating58% 2.9486352.9486352.9486352.9486352.948635
Dana Scully (Anderson), a former FBI agent, is now a staff physician at a Catholic hospital; she is treating Christian, a young boy with Sandhoff disease. FBI agent Mosely Drummy (Joiner) approaches Scully for help in locating her former partner, Fox Mulder (Duchovny), who has been in hiding as a fugitive since the events of the series finale. Drummy states that the FBI will call off its manhunt for Mulder if he helps investigate the disappearances of several women in Virginia, the latest of whom is a young FBI agent named Monica Bannan (Xantha Radley). Scully agrees and convinces a reluctant Mulder to help.
$5 a Day
$5 a Day (2008)
, 1h38
Directed by Nigel Cole
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amanda Peet, Sharon Stone, Peter Coyote, Dean Cain
Roles Maggie
Rating62% 3.147873.147873.147873.147873.14787
Ritchie Flynn Parker (Alessandro Nivola) is a seemingly successful man living in Los Angeles, California who has just broken up with his girlfriend Maggie (Amanda Peet). He has also just been fired from his job as a health inspector when he discovers his father Nat (Christopher Walken), a cheap con-man, has a terminal brain tumor and he wants to see Ritchie. Ritchie, believing it's another con, grudgingly goes to Atlantic City to see his father who explains he has been living on five dollars a day, going to extremes to do so, such as constantly calling various radio station contests with different aliases to win things, like concert tickets he can then scalp. Nat shows Ritchie an x-ray of his skull, and asks Ritchie to drive him to New Mexico to seek a potential cure. The father and son hit the road driving a Sweet'n Low car free of charge provided they get gas at Chevron stations along the way. Ritchie calls his girlfriend to tell her about his life and the trip, using one of Nat's many free cell-phones with promotional minutes.
Martian Child, 1h46
Directed by Menno Meyjes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack
Roles Harlee
Rating67% 3.3993353.3993353.3993353.3993353.399335
David Gordon (John Cusack), a popular science fiction author, was widowed when his wife Mary died as they were trying to adopt a child. Two years later, David is finally matched with a young boy named Dennis (Bobby Coleman). Socially awkward, Dennis believes he is from Mars and only goes outdoors when under the cover of a large box to block out the sun's harmful rays. Although initially hesitant to adopt a boy by himself, David recognizes a part of him in Dennis and slowly coaxes him out of the box and into his home.
Battle for Terra, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, James Garner, Chris Evans, Danny Glover, Vanessa Johansson
Roles Maria Montez (voice)
Rating65% 3.2963153.2963153.2963153.2963153.296315
Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) and her friend Senn (Justin Long) are young alien creatures who live on Terra, a planet from a star system in the Milky Way. Terra is a peaceful planet of alien creatures who have a rich semi-advanced culture.
The Ex
The Ex (2006)
, 1h30
Directed by Jesse Peretz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue
Roles Sofia Kowalski
Rating54% 2.7492052.7492052.7492052.7492052.749205
Living in Manhattan, Tom (Zach Braff) is a cook who has a hard time holding down his job. His wife, Sofia (Amanda Peet), is an attorney. When their first child is born, they agree that she will be a full-time mom and he will work to get a promotion. When Tom gets fired over defending his friend Paco (Yul Vazquez), he takes a job in Ohio working at the ad agency where his father-in-law is the assistant director. Tom is assigned to report to Chip (Jason Bateman). Chip is a competitive and hard-driving wheelchair-using man who is coincidentally Sofia's ex-boyfriend from high school. Chip still carries a desire for her, so he conspires to make Tom's work life miserable. As Tom's frustrations mount, Chip begins to sway Sofia to his side.
Griffin & Phoenix, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown, Alison Elliott, Lois Smith
Roles Phoenix
Rating69% 3.4977153.4977153.4977153.4977153.497715
The film starts with Henry Griffin (Dermot Mulroney) learning from his oncologist that his cancer has spread and that he only has one year, two at most, left to live. This discovery starts him on a journey of self-reflection which includes starting a novel and taking a psychology class at New York University. In this class, he meets Sarah Phoenix (Amanda Peet). He asks her on a date and after hesitation she comes. Then the two of them goof around and eventually stay up all night together watching the sunrise. Griffin believes they are close but Phoenix doesn't show as much interest. Although Phoenix sends Griffin the occasional mixed signals, the two team up for a whirlwind of adventurous and almost childlike activities. However Phoenix doesn't want to hurt Griffin or her self by falling in love because she's too weak to deal with it as she too has cancer and is also short of time. One day while at Griffin's house after their adventure, while cleaning she comes across his books on dying and "living life to the fullest" and comes to the conclusion that Griffin knows she's ill and is being nice only out of sympathy. She storms out and after their confrontation Griffin explains that the books belong to him and he too has cancer. This causes the two to fall ever more deeply for one another, and their relationship deepens. Together, they strive to make the most of their last days of life. However while exploring and making the most of their last days, Griffin explains how when he gets seriously ill he will just leave and he wishes for her to not come looking for him because it's something he feels he must do himself. But Phoenix is first to get sick and uses Griffin's same words against him. This deeply hurts Griffin and causes him to overact. Later, however, after realizing he was wrong, he decides he wants to spend the last moments of Phoenix's life with her anyhow. The movie ends with Griffin making 'Christmas' for Phoenix, as it is her favorite season and it would be their last holiday together.