With the news that Amanda Peet will be joining Hank Azaria on IFC’s new baseball comedy Brockmire, we thought it high time to look back at some of her career highlights. A leading lady with dramatic chops, Peet can do it all, but she’s always excelled when she can let her inner screwball loose. Here are a few of her funniest roles to date, to give you just a taste of what she’ll be getting up to when Brockmire premieres in 2017.
5. Judith, Saving Silverman
Peet played the ultimate girlfriend from hell in this 2001 comedy that featured one of Jack Black’s early film roles.
4. Tina Morris, Togetherness
Peet earned critical acclaim in this HBO comedy about friendship and marriage as Tina, a flighty vagabond hoping to make her fortune selling bouncy houses.
3. Joan, The Way Way Back
Her role as a cheating wife on vacation allowed Peet to showcase her comedic chops, in this coming-of-age dramedy written by the Oscar winning duo Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants).
2. Paula, Sleeping With Other People
Peet played the woman Jason Sudeikis isn’t meant to be with in this edgy 2015 rom-com.
1. Jill, The Whole Nine Yards
An early hit for the actress, this comedy about nosey neighbors and mobsters featured the unlikely pairing of Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry and helped make Amanda Peet a star.