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
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 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 Trust Me Jun 6, 2014 Marcy / Marcy 7.3
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Joan / Joan 7.9
35 Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Principal Cast / Trish Patterson 4.8
33 Gulliver's Travels Dec 25, 2010 Darcy 4.4
78 Please Give Apr 30, 2010 Mary 7.5
49 2012 Nov 13, 2009 Kate Curtis 5.5
71 What Doesn't Kill You Dec 12, 2008 Stacy Reilly 5.5
47 The X Files: I Want to Believe Jul 25, 2008 ASAC Dakota Whitney 6.3
48 Martian Child Nov 2, 2007 Harlee 7.7
32 The Ex May 11, 2007 Sofia Kowalski 5.5
76 Syriana Nov 23, 2005 Julie Woodman 7.8
48 A Lot Like Love Apr 22, 2005 Emily Friehl 7.0
54 Melinda and Melinda Mar 18, 2005 Susan 6.1
24 The Whole Ten Yards Apr 9, 2004 Jill 3.6
66 Something's Gotta Give Dec 12, 2003 Marin 6.6
64 Identity Apr 25, 2003 Paris 7.6
72 Igby Goes Down Sep 13, 2002 Rachel 7.7
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Cynthia Delano Banek 7.3
48 High Crimes Apr 5, 2002 Jackie 6.3
22 Saving Silverman Feb 9, 2001 Judith 7.1
41 Two Ninas Jan 26, 2001 Nina Harris 6.8
10 Whipped Sep 1, 2000 Mia 5.9
47 The Whole Nine Yards Feb 18, 2000 Jill St. Claire 7.6
34 Isn't She Great Jan 28, 2000 Debbie 4.7
36 Body Shots Oct 22, 1999 Jane Bannister 6.0
44 Southie May 28, 1999 Marianne Silva tbd
27 Simply Irresistible Feb 5, 1999 Chris 6.3