Amanda Peet is an American actress. She made her film debut in Animal Room. Her featured role in the comedy The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition. On television, she has starred in Jack & Jill, Togetherness, Brockmire, and the second season of Dirty John in 2020.
About Amanda Peet in brief
Amanda Peet is an American actress. She made her film debut in Animal Room. Her featured role in the comedy The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition. She has since appeared in a variety of films, including Something’s Gotta Give, Identity, Syriana, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, 2012, and The Way, Way Back. On television, Peet has starred in Jack & Jill, Togetherness, Brockmire, and the second season of Dirty John in 2020. Peet was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. She also played the wife of a successful, young Wall Street lawyer in 2002’s Changing Lanes. She is the sister of Ashley Judd’s sister Ashley Morgan Freeman, who played Ashley in the 2012 film The Way,. Way Back. Peet’s father is a Quaker and her mother is Jewish; both are also atheists. 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. She attended Friends Seminary, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American history.
In college, she auditioned for acting with teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen’s class. She appeared in an off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets’s Awake and Sing! with Stephen Lang. Her first screen performances were in a television commercial for Skittles and an uncredited appearance as the girlfriend of the titular character in the second episode of The Larry Sanders Show in 1992. In 1996, she appeared in One Fine Day, with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, and She’s the One, with Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. She had her first major role as Jacqueline Barrett in the WB network series Jack and Jill, which aired for two seasons, between 1999 and 2001, to moderate success. In 2003, she starred with Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Jack Nicholson in the romantic comedy Keanu Reeves in the film Keanu. She portrayed a heroin-addicted trophy mistress in the dramedy She Ig Goes Down, which garnered acclaim among critics and audiences. In 2008, she played a psychologist and the romantic interest of Jason Bigman in the movie Identity.