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Celebrity Biography – Amanda Peet

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Today we are taking a look at the actress Amanda Peet. We will cover everything about the model including her early upbringing, relationships, career and future plans in this Amanda Peet biography post.

Background

Amanda Peet grew up in the Big Apple. Her parents are social workers Penny (Levy) and Charles Peet, an attorney, and she has an older sister. Father: English/German/Jewish; Mother: Jewish/English/German/Jewish (from Germany, Russia, and Hungary). Samuel Levy and S.L. Rothafel were Peet’s great-grandfathers.

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At the tender age of three, Peet made her stage debut by leaping onto the stage during a play. To her credit, she only pursued acting as a hobby after getting her start in it so early in life. Her first acting teacher was Uta Hagen, with whom she trained for four years while pursuing a degree in history at Columbia University. Meanwhile, she appeared in a production of Clifford Odets’s “Awake and Sing” off Broadway. The residual checks she earned from a Skittles candy commercial helped her get by while she was working as a waitress and auditioning.

Career

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Hot Pursuit,” in which she played a character eerily reminiscent of Patty Hearst, was one of her earliest credits. The drama picture Animal Room (1995), starring Neil Patrick Harris and Matthew Lillard, was her first cinematic role. The late 1990s saw Peet continue a steady playing career in small, independent films that were mostly forgotten about. One Fine Day was her next major motion picture. Her co-stars were George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1996 film. She also appeared in the romance comedy She’s the One, which starred Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, as a supporting player in that year.

Peet’s first major part was as “Jack” in the WB network sitcom Jack & Jill in 1999, following minor roles in Origin of the Species, Southie, and Playing by Heart. In the pilot, Amelia Heinle portrayed her. After the show was picked up, Peet took Heinle’s spot. She also was featured as a waitress in Jerry Seinfeld’s first encounter with her on Seinfeld’s eighth-season finale (“The Summer of George”). Simply Irresistible, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Peet, was released in 1999. Chris, the ex-girlfriend of Sean Patrick Flanery’s character, Tom, was played by her in the film.

In 2000, Peet appeared in Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry’s mafia comedy The Whole Nine Yards. It was his first appearance in a widely distributed feature picture. She played Jill St. Claire, a character who appeared in a naked scene in the film. The film earned a number of positive reviews from reviewers and raked in $106,371,651 at the global box office. Peet’s performance was dubbed “Perfect” by critic Roger Ebert because it “perfectly matches what is required, and then adds a degree of careless delight.”

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In the same year, she secured the lead part of Mia in the indie film Whipped, won the Young Hollywood Award for “Best New Style Maker” and was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

Actor Peet appeared in films such as Changing Lanes, Saving Silverman and Identity in the early 2000’s.

Peet has been in a number of films in the 2010s, including Please Give, a comedy-drama co-starring Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall.

Pete most recently played Betty Broderick in the television series Dirty John..

Personal Life and Relationship Status

It was on September 30, 2006, in New York City, when Peet married screenwriter David Benioff. They had a daughter, Frances Pen “Frankie,” on February 20, 2007. Molly June was born on April 19, 2010 to Peet, who announced her pregnancy in December 2009. Manhattan and Beverly Hills are home to the family.

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In addition to her family, Peet is involved in very involved with social causes and Activism. Every Child By Two (ECBT), a non-profit organization that promotes childhood vaccination, invited Peet to be a spokesperson in 2008. The “amount of disinformation circulating around [about vaccines], particularly in Hollywood” worried Peet, so she joined the team.

With regard to the benefit unvaccinated children derive from herd immunity and the concern dropped vaccination rates may put all children at increased risk of preventable disease, in an interview with Cookie, Peet stated: “Frankly, I feel like parents who don’t vaccinate their children are parasites.” As a result of Peet’s controversial remarks, she issued an apology but reaffirmed her belief in the significance and safety of immunizations.

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Common FAQs

How tall is Amanda Peet?

Peet is 5 ft 6 in (170 cm)

How Old is Amanda Peet?

Amanda Peet was born on January 11, 1972 and she turns 50 in 2022.

Is Amanda Peet Married?

Peet married married screenwriter David Benioff in 2006 and the couple has two children.

What is Amanda Peet’s net worth?

It is estimated Peet and her husband, screenwriter David Benioff, have a combined net worth of $100 million.

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