Amanda Peet

Biography: A native New Yorker who studied with famed acting teacher Uta Hagen, Peet launched her career in a 1995 off-Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! After a brief stint on One Life to Live she moved to Hollywood, where Peet rarely lacked for work, appearing in a succession of romantic comedies before landing her breakthrough role as a relationship-challenged twentysomething on the dramedy Jack & Jill (1999-2001). Her nude scene in the 2000 comedy The Whole Nine Yards earned her a bevy of fans, but instead of settling for being eye candy, Peet began tackling challenging supporting roles that made the most of her intelligence, including a junkie in the indie Igby Goes Down (2002) and a grieving mother in Syriana (2005). In 2006 she took time out from her jam-packed schedule to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, and landed a part in Aaron Sorkin's series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Despite 60's disappointing one-season run, Peet continued aA native New Yorker who studied with famed acting teacher Uta Hagen, Peet launched her career in a 1995 off-Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! After a brief stint on One Life to Live she moved to Hollywood, where Peet rarely lacked for work, appearing in a succession of romantic comedies before landing her breakthrough role as a relationship-challenged twentysomething on the dramedy Jack & Jill (1999-2001). Her nude scene in the 2000 comedy The Whole Nine Yards earned her a bevy of fans, but instead of settling for being eye candy, Peet began tackling challenging supporting roles that made the most of her intelligence, including a junkie in the indie Igby Goes Down (2002) and a grieving mother in Syriana (2005). In 2006 she took time out from her jam-packed schedule to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, and landed a part in Aaron Sorkin's series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Despite 60's disappointing one-season run, Peet continued a steady film career, including 2012 (2009) and Please Give (2010). Expand

Amanda Peet's Scores

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Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 78 Please Give
Lowest Metascore: 10 Whipped
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
28 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
64 Sleeping with Other People Sep 11, 2015 Cast / Cast / Paula / Paula 1.6
51 Trust Me Jun 6, 2014 Marcy / Marcy / Marcy / Marcy 8.9
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Joan / Joan / Joan / Joan 9.7
35 Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Trish Patterson / Trish Patterson tbd
33 Gulliver's Travels Dec 25, 2010 Darcy 4.5
78 Please Give Apr 30, 2010 Mary 7.5
49 2012 Nov 13, 2009 Kate Curtis / Kate Curtis 8.8
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 / ASAC Dakota Whitney tbd
48 Martian Child Nov 2, 2007 Harlee 7.5
32 The Ex May 11, 2007 Sofia Kowalski 7.4
76 Syriana Nov 23, 2005 Julie Woodman 7.7
48 A Lot Like Love Apr 22, 2005 Emily Friehl / Emily Friehl 6.7
54 Melinda and Melinda Mar 18, 2005 Susan 5.9
24 The Whole Ten Yards Apr 9, 2004 Jill / Jill 5.9
66 Something's Gotta Give Dec 12, 2003 Marin 6.2
64 Identity Apr 25, 2003 Paris / Paris tbd
72 Igby Goes Down Sep 13, 2002 Rachel 7.3
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Cynthia Delano Banek / Cynthia Delano Banek tbd
48 High Crimes Apr 5, 2002 Jackie 6.6
22 Saving Silverman Feb 9, 2001 Judith 6.6
41 Two Ninas Jan 26, 2001 Nina Harris / Nina Harris tbd
10 Whipped Sep 1, 2000 Mia / Mia 7.3
47 The Whole Nine Yards Feb 18, 2000 Jill St. Claire 8.3
34 Isn't She Great Jan 28, 2000 Debbie / Debbie 5.4
36 Body Shots Oct 22, 1999 Jane Bannister 7.9
44 Southie May 28, 1999 Marianne Silva tbd
27 Simply Irresistible Feb 5, 1999 Chris 7.8