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Amanda Peet

Jacqueline "Jack" Barrett in Jack & Jill

Photos Amanda Peet Birth name: Amanda Peet
Birth date: 1972/01/11 (49 years old)
Birth place : New York / USA

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Biography for Amanda Peet

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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Title Role
2012 (2009) (filming) Kate
Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project (2009) (post-production)
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) ASAC Dakota Whitney
$5 a Day (2008) Maggie
Martian Child (2007) Harlee
Terra (2007) (voice) Maria
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jordan McDeere (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Fast Track (2006) Sofia Kowalski
Griffin & Phoenix (2006) Phoenix
Syriana (2005) Julie Woodman
A Lot Like Love (2005) Emily Friehl
Melinda and Melinda (2004) Susan
The Whole Ten Yards (2004) Jill
Something's Gotta Give (2003) Marin
Identity (2003) Paris
Whatever We Do (2003) Patty
Igby Goes Down (2002) Rachel
Changing Lanes (2002) Cynthia Delano Banek
High Crimes (2002) Jackie
Jack & Jill Jacqueline 'Jack' Barrett (32 episodes, 1999-2001)
Saving Silverman (2001) Judith
Date Squad (2001) Belkis Felcher
Whipped (2000) Mia
Takedown (2000) Karen
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) Jill St. Claire
Isn't She Great (2000) Debbie
Zoe Loses It (2000) Zoe
Body Shots (1999) Jane Bannister
Two Ninas (1999) Nina Harris
Jump (1999) Lisa
Simply Irresistible (1999) Chris
Partners Beth Harmon (1 episode, 1999)
Playing by Heart (1998) Amber
Southie (1998) Marianne Silva
1999 (1998) Nicole
Origin of the Species (1998) Julia
Ellen Foster (1997) (TV) Julia Hobbs
Touch Me (1997) Bridgette
Seinfeld Linette (1 episode, 1997)
Grind (1997) Patty
Spin City Shelly McCrory (1 episode, 1997)
Sax and Violins (1997)
One Fine Day (1996) Celia
She's the One (1996) Molly Donati
Central Park West Robyn Gainer (6 episodes, 1996)
The Single Guy Kathy (1 episode, 1996)
Winterlude (1996)
Virginity (1996)
One Life to Live (1968) TV series Layle (unknown episodes, 1995)
Law & Order Leslie Harlan (1 episode, 1995)




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