Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Women in the World, Amanda Peet is a successful film and television actress. She married screenwriter David Benioff (whom she met on a blind date) on September 30, 2006 and gave birth to a daughter, Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007. The two live in Manhattan and Los Angeles.
Amanda is the star of WB's Jack & Jill, and has had several noteworthy movie roles including The Whole Nine Yards, Saving Silverman, Whipped, and She's The One.
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Amanda Peet Basics
Name: Amanda Peet
Height: 5' 6"
Birth Date: January 11, 1972
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Education: Friends Seminary High School in New York City, New York
Columbia University in New York (graduated in 1994)
Relationship: David Benioff (screenwriter; born in 1970; began dating in 2003; engaged in July 2005; married on September 30, 2006), Brian Van Holt (actor; born on April 25, 1969; dating in 2001)
Father: Charles Peet (attorney; divorced in 1990)
Mother: Penny Peet (social worker)
Daughter: Frances Pen (born on February 20, 2007; father: David Benioff)
Claim to fame: as Jacqueline Jack Barrett in the WB series Jack & Jill (1999)
Born in New York, NY on January 11, 1972, Amanda attended the Friends Seminary until she was 7-years-old, when her family moved to London. Four years later, the family returned to New York where Peet continued her Quaker education before attending Columbia University where she earned a degree in American History. The younger of two daughters, Amanda was raised by her father Charles, a lawyer, and mother Penny, a social worker, before their subsequent divorce in 1990.
At University.where a drama professor encouraged her to audition for Uta Hagen, an acting teacher. She eventually spent 4 years under the dramatic training of Uta Hagen after she graduated University in 1994. In the meantime, she gained experience by performing in the play, Awake & Sing.
With no more than her income as a waitress, and paychecks from a candy commercial she starred in, to support herself, Amanda accepted whichever acting gigs she was offered. She was finally cast in an episode of NYPD Blue, and had a recurring gig in Central Park West. She also appeared in Law & Order and The Single Guy.
Her first major role was as "Jack" in the 1999 WB network series Jack & Jill (which aired for two seasons). She also appeared in the eighth-season finale of Seinfeld ("The Summer of George") as a waitress whom Jerry Seinfeld meets. Her character is notable for seemingly dating two men at once: Jerry and her apparent roommate ("dude"), Lyle. Peet's first role in a widely-released feature film came in 2000, with The Whole Nine Yards, elevating her status from supporting actress to lead. That same year, she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. Peet was also in the movie Saving Silverman with Jack Black and Steve Zahn. She also starred in Something's Gotta Give in 2003. Peet played Diane Keaton's daughter, and, at one point, Jack Nicholson's lover.
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Amanda continued her upward climb, breaking into higher-profile features, including her turn in the Jacqueline Susann biopic "Isn't She Great?" (2000), starring Bette Midler as the popular novelist and socialite. She also starred opposite Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry as a dental hygienist with mob ties in the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000)-along complete with a stunning nude scene involving firearms that demonstrated her flair for comic timing. The actress later reprised the role in the unnecessary sequel "The Whole Ten Yards" (2004). Not forsaking smaller independents, Peet acted in the suicide-themed black comedy "Jump," which premiered at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, then had a starring turn as a Nina, a blonde beauty vying with another captivating Nina (Cara Buono) for the affections of a writer ("Body Shots" co-star Ron Livingston) in the acclaimed 1999 festival-run feature "Two Ninas." Something of a fixture on the independent film scene, Peet later starred in "Whipped" (2000), playing a woman simultaneously carrying on relationships with three self-absorbed playboys, much to their surprise.
- She was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World 2000 by People Magazine.
- She was maid of honor at actress Lauren Holly's wedding to Francis Greco. (10 March 2001)
- She turned down an audition for ALLY MCBEAL (1997).
- She worked at City Crab in New York before hitting it big.
- She attended high school with actor Live Schreiber when he was a senior and she was a freshman.
- During the erotic sequence in THE WHOLE NINE YARDS (2000), Peet was afraid to do the nude scenes, but overcame the fear after the director stated that the erotic scenes was pertinent to the script. This was similar to WILD THINGS (1998), where Denise Richards was topless during the ménage-à trois sequence.
- Eye color: Blue
- Hair color: Brown
- Trade mark: Smile and large teeth
- Replaced Amelia Heinle (the original Jack in the JACK & JILL (1999) pilot episode)
- Educated at an all-girls' prep school in London.
- Her father, Charles, has been a prominent corporate attorney in New York City for decades.
- When she was three, she jumped onstage at a play she was attending.
- Studied history at Columbia and drama was just a hobby.
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Amanda and Troy screenwriter David Benioff, 36, were married on Saturday September 30th, 2006 at Friends Seminary, a Quaker school (Peet is an alumnus) in New York City. The couple announced their engagement in July, 2005 after dating for four years. This is a first marriage for both.
The wedding was a black tie affair. Peet wore an off-white dress with a black sash. She carried a bouquet of large white, pink and cream roses. The bride, who was all smiles, walked down the aisle to a string quartet playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto.
"It was a beautiful event," says the actress' friend, Ken Witty. "Amanda looked beautiful. They passed the rings around so every single person could touch them, which was unusual, but nice."
Celebrity guests included actor Mark Ruffalo and actress Elizabeth Berkley.
"It was beautiful," Ruffalo tells Us.
After the wedding, guests were shuttled by bus to New York's Chelsea Art Museum for the reception. Guests were treated to the sounds of Dexter Lake Club, the band Peet and her husband selected for their big day.
Amanda and David
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Willoughby on March 21, 2012:
She is hot! I bet she'd get voted into dreammatches.com (if she weren't married, and was looking, etc.)
ferdoussiraj@ on November 16, 2009:
Very sexyyyy & powerful naughty eyes.
cool kid on May 17, 2009:
i have the same birthday
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