Amanda Peet

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Date of Birth: January 11th 1972

Reportedly turned down an audtion for "Ally McBeal" (1997) and instead accepted roles in other TV series such as "Jack & Jill" (1999) and "Partners" (1999). Perhaps you recognize her from the feature film "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) with Bruce Willis or "Saving Silverman" (2001).

Peet's first screen performance was a television commercial for Skittles. Her early roles included a guest role on the television series Law & Order. She made her film debut in Animal Room (1995). Peet maintained a steady acting career in relatively obscure indie movies.

Her first major role was as "Jack" in the 1999 WB network series Jack & Jill (which aired for two seasons). She also appeared in the eighth-season finale of Seinfeld ("The Summer of George") as a waitress whom Jerry Seinfeld meets. Her character is notable for seemingly dating two men at once: Jerry and her apparent roommate ("dude"), Lyle. Peet's first role in a widely-released feature film came in 2000, with The Whole Nine Yards, elevating her status from supporting actress to lead. That same year, she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. Peet was also in the movie Saving Silverman with Jack Black and Steve Zahn. She also starred in Something's Gotta Give in 2003. Peet played Diane Keaton's daughter, and, at one point, Jack Nicholson's lover.

Peet married screenwriter David Benioff (whom she met on a blind date) on September 30, 2006 and gave birth to a daughter, Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007. The two live in Manhattan and Los Angeles.

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