32 Facts About Amanda Peet


Amanda Peet was born on January 11,1972 and is an American actress.


Amanda Peet began her career with small parts on television before making her feature film debut in Animal Room.


Amanda Peet is married to American screenwriter David Benioff, with whom she has three children.


Amanda Peet was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny, a social worker, and Charles Amanda Peet Jr.


Amanda Peet's father is a Quaker and her mother is Jewish; both are atheists.


At age seven, Amanda Peet relocated with her family to London, returning to New York four years later.


Amanda Peet enrolled in HB Studio's teen acting program when she was 13.


Amanda Peet attended Friends Seminary, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American history.


Amanda Peet appeared in the November 1995 episode "Hot Pursuit" of Law and Order.


For much of the late 1990s, Amanda Peet maintained a steady acting career in relatively obscure independent films co-starring more established actors.


Amanda Peet appeared in the critically acclaimed film Playing by Heart, as part of an ensemble cast that included Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, and Ryan Phillippe.


Amanda Peet appeared in the eighth-season finale of Seinfeld as a waitress whom Jerry Seinfeld meets.


In 1999, Amanda Peet starred in the fantasy romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar.


Amanda Peet appeared alongside Bette Midler and Nathan Lane in Andrew Bergman's Isn't She Great, a highly fictionalized account of the life and career of author Jacqueline Susann.


Amanda Peet took on the role of a psychologist and the romantic interest of Jason Biggs in the comedy Saving Silverman, and portrayed a heroin-addicted trophy mistress in the dramedy Igby Goes Down, which garnered acclaim among critics.


Amanda Peet played the wife of a successful, young Wall Street lawyer thriller film Changing Lanes, with Ben Affleck.


In 2003, Amanda Peet appeared with Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Keanu Reeves in the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, directed by Nancy Meyers, playing an auctioneer, working for Christie's.


In 2004, Amanda Peet starred in The Whole Ten Yards, the sequel to The Whole Nine Yards.


Amanda Peet starred as an attorney who stays home to raise a new baby in the romantic comedy The Ex, which went unnoticed by critics and audiences.


In 2012, a disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, Amanda Peet reunited with John Cusack, to play his estranged wife.


In 2010, Amanda Peet provided for one of the main characters of DVD sci-fi adventure film Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, and starred as the love interest of the main character in the live-action family adventure film Gulliver's Travels, with Jack Black and Emily Blunt.


In 2012, Amanda Peet headlined the television series Bent, as a recently divorced lawyer.


From 2015 to 2016, Amanda Peet played Tina Morris on the HBO series Togetherness, which focused on the lives of two couples living under the same roof.


From 2016 to 2020, Amanda Peet appeared in Brockmire, as the owner of a Minor League Baseball team.


In 2021 Netflix released The Chair, a six-episode comedic dramatic series written by Peet and produced by her, alongside David Benioff and D B Weiss.


In 2008, Amanda Peet volunteered to be a spokeswoman for Every Child By Two, a non-profit organization that advocates childhood vaccination.


Amanda Peet's comments stirred controversy; in response, she apologized for using the term "parasites," but affirmed her position on the importance and safety of vaccinations.


Amanda Peet has co-written a children's book Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein about a Jewish girl during the Christmas season.


Amanda Peet wrote a play Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, which ran for two months in 2018 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles to positive reviews.


Amanda Peet married screenwriter David Benioff, son of former Goldman Sachs CEO and chairman Stephen Friedman, on September 30,2006, in New York City.


Amanda Peet is a friend of actor Peter Dinklage, who starred in her husband's series Game of Thrones and whom she had met years earlier through friends at Bennington College.


In 2008, Amanda Peet revealed that she has struggled with postpartum depression and that she has ADHD.