Amanda Peet is an accomplished and versatile actress who is known for her diverse choices in film, television, and theater. She is best known for her starring roles in commercial and critically acclaimed films, including the Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, Burr Steers’ edgy dramedy Igby Goes Down alongside Jeff Goldblum, and The Whole Nine Yards with Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis.
In 2016 Peet stared in the HBO comedy series Togetherness, created by the Duplass Brothers. In recent years she could be seen in Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With Other People. She also starred in the WB hit drama Jack and Jill, Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Emmy winning drama The Good Wife, and NBC’s romantic comedy Bent.
As a lover of theater, Peet gravitates towards great playwrights, and her credits include the Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park and off-Broadway productions of Break of Noon and This Is Hose It Goes, both by Neil Labute. She also is a burgeoning playwright. Having written a full length drama, Commons of Pensacola, which was produced by Manhattan Theater Club and starred Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. Some of Peet’s other acclaimed performances have been in Please Give, directed by Nicole Holofcener, What Doesn’t Kill You opposite Mark Ruffalo, and Syriana with Matt Damon and George Clooney. A native New Yorker, Peet resides in both Los Angeles and New York with her husband, writer/director David Benioff, and their two daughters.