| Amanda Peet
Born January 11, 1972 in New
York, Amanda burst, literally into acting when she was still
a toddler. At age three, she can unbidden onto the stage
during a play, and after that, she was hooked. She was encouraged
by a professor at Colombia University to audition for legendary
acting coach, Uta Hagen, which she did successfully, working
with Hagen for four years.
In 1996, Peet made her film debut with
a role in “Animal Room” and appeared in an episode
of television’s “Law and Order”.
In ‘97, it was “Touch Me” and then in
1998, she appeared in “Southie” which won the
American Independent Award at the Seattle Film Festival
that year. The next year, Amanda appeared in a short lived
series on the WB called “Jack and Jill”.
Amanda found 2000 to be a major breakout
year for her, with films such as “Isn’t She
Great?”, “The Whole Nine Yards”, and “Saving
Silverman”. Both “The Whole Nine Yards”
and “Saving Silverman” saw Amanda playing opposite
males leads like Bruce Willis and Jason Biggs, and completely
holding her own. Two years later, she found herself
acting opposite Hollywood powerhouse, Jack Nicholson as
well as Diane Keaton in “Somethings Gotta Give”.
Peet returned for the sequel to “The Whole Nine Yards”
in 2004- called “The Whole Ten Yards”.
Peet had a recurring
role in the critically acclaimed but short lived NBC series,
“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and also appeared
in the movie “Martian Child” with John Cusack.”
Amanda’s best known hairstyle is
a shoulder length bob with either no bangs or a side-swept
part. The color is a caramel brown, often with shiny highlights.
Her hair always appears silky and well maintained and the
cut suits her strong, beautiful face well.