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Amanda Peet grew up in New York with her older sister and their parents; Charles, a lawyer; and Penny, a social worker. She made an unconventional stage debut at the age of three, when she jumped onto the stage during a play. Yet, despite this early start, she later studied acting more as a hobby than anything else. She studied history at Columbia University, where a drama professor convinced her to audition for acting teacher Uta Hagen, with whom she later went on to study for a four-year period. During this time, she participated in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets`s "Awake and Sing." She supported herself during the audition phase of her career by working as a waitress and with the residual checks she received from a Skittles candy commercial. Perseverance and hard work paid off, and, in 1995, she was cast in a guest-starring role on the hit series "Law & Order" (1990).
Her feature film debut came in 1995 with the movie Animal Room (1995). For a while afterward, Amanda continued to find steady work but also found herself appearing in a depressingly large number of indie films that were never picked up for distribution. She did, however, meet her boyfriend Brian Van Holt on the set of indie movie Whipped (2000). Her turn as the ditzy hit-woman with the heart of gold in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000), opposite Bruce Willis, took her from supporting role status to leading lady. That same year she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by "People" Magazine.
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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.
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Charles D. Peet Jr
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Married||David Benioff and Amanda Peet
have been married since 30th Sep 2006. |||
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David Benioff and Amanda Peet have been married for 9 years. They were dating for 4 months after getting together in Mar 2005. After 1 year of engagement they married on 30th Sep 2006.
Amanda Peet has been in relationships with Brian Van Holt (2001 - 2003), Ben Stiller (1998) and John Kennedy Jr. (1994 - present).
She is rumoured to have hooked up with Sarah Paulson ( - present).
Amanda Peet has 3 children, Frances Penn (9), Molly June (6) and Henry (1).
Amanda Peet is a 44 year old American Actress. Born on 11th January, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA and educated at Friends Seminary High School, New York City, NY, she is famous for Touch Me in a career that spans 1995–present. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Amanda Peet has been in 8 on-screen matchups, notably with Jason Biggs in Saving Silverman (2001), Ashton Kutcher in A Lot Like Love (2005), Bruce Willis in The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Dermot Mulroney in Griffin & Phoenix (2006) and Ivan Sergei in Jack & Jill (1999).
Amanda Peet is a member of the following lists:
American women dramatists and playwrights,
Jewish American actresses and
Actresses from New York City.
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