Amanda Peet

Biography: American film and TV actress Amanda Peet was born January 11, 1972 in New York City where she also grew up with an older sister. It was clear early on that Peet was born to perform when she jumped onstage during a play when she was just three years old. While studying at the university, she studied drama under renowned acting teacher Uta Hagen. She also did a few off-Broadway plays while in New York.
After her experience in theater, commercial work, and auditions for television shows, she guest-starred on shows like Law & Order and The Single Guy. In 1999, she was cast as Jack Barrett in the WB dramedy Jack & Jill which lasted for two seasons. Amanda appeared in several minor roles in various movies throughout the late '90s before landing her first major role and Hollywood break in the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards co-starring Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis.
Her memorable performance as a dental hygienist in the comedy hit brought on more movie roles for Peet as she starred
in popular films like Whipped (2000), Saving Silverman (2001), Identity (2003), and A Lot Like Love (2005). In 2006, she played Jordan McDeere, the president of the fictional TV network National Broadcasting System, in the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip which ran for one full season.
In 2007, Peet returned to movie work, playing the part of the wife of Zach Braff in the film The Ex. Furthermore, in 2008, she became part of the X-Files saga as she portrayed an FBI agent in the much-criticized The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
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Amanda Peet's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 78 Please Give
Lowest Metascore: 10 Whipped
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
78 Please Give Apr 30, 2010 Mary 7.4
76 Syriana Nov 23, 2005 Julie Woodman 7.8
72 Igby Goes Down Sep 13, 2002 Rachel 7.7
71 What Doesn't Kill You Dec 12, 2008 Stacy Reilly 5.4
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Cynthia Delano Banek 7.0
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Joan / Joan 7.9
66 Something's Gotta Give Dec 12, 2003 Marin 6.5
64 Identity Apr 25, 2003 Paris 7.3
54 Melinda and Melinda Mar 18, 2005 Susan 6.1
49 2012 Nov 13, 2009 Kate Curtis 5.4
48 A Lot Like Love Apr 22, 2005 Emily Friehl 7.0
48 High Crimes Apr 5, 2002 Jackie 6.5
48 Martian Child Nov 2, 2007 Harlee 7.7
47 The Whole Nine Yards Feb 18, 2000 Jill St. Claire 6.8
47 The X Files: I Want to Believe Jul 25, 2008 ASAC Dakota Whitney 6.3
44 Southie May 28, 1999 Marianne Silva tbd
41 Two Ninas Jan 26, 2001 Nina Harris 6.8
36 Body Shots Oct 22, 1999 Jane Bannister 6.0
35 Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Principal Cast / Trish Patterson 4.8
34 Isn't She Great Jan 28, 2000 Debbie 5.5
33 Gulliver's Travels Dec 25, 2010 Darcy 4.4
32 The Ex May 11, 2007 Sofia Kowalski 5.5
27 Simply Irresistible Feb 5, 1999 Chris 5.7
24 The Whole Ten Yards Apr 9, 2004 Jill 4.0
22 Saving Silverman Feb 9, 2001 Judith 7.2
10 Whipped Sep 1, 2000 Mia 5.7