Amanda Peet

Inside Biography


Amanda Peet is an American author and actress best known for appearing in numerous films, television, and stage shows. She was seen in various movies including Saving Silverman, Identity, Something’s Gotta Give, The Ex, The X-Files: I Want to Believe and Syriana.

Early Life and Education

Amanda Peet was born on January 11, 1972, in New York, U.S. She holds the American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity. Her parents were Penny and Charles D. Peet. Her parents divorced and she was raised by her father in a Quaker tradition.

Peet’s mother was a social worker and father was a lawyer who later divorced. She attended Columbia University and learned acting with Uta Hegan. Later on, she joined friends University and completed her degree in History.


The brilliant actress started her career on a television commercial entitled Skittles. She made her debut in a film from the drama Animal room during 1995.

In the year 2000, she was seen in a movie named The Whole Nine Yards which grabbed a high budget. After she appeared in the movie, she was well appreciated by her performance and the movie gained positive feedback from critics.  Further, she worked in the play This Is How It goes with a role of Marisa Tomei. Then she was seen in movies, A Lot Like Love, Melinda and Melinda.

Moreover, she played in The X-Files: I want to Believe with a role of FBI agent. Recently she worked in a movie, Trust me which was written by Clark Gregg.

Apart from her acting career, Peet also co-wrote a children's book Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein, a story about a Jewish girl. The book was released during the Christmas season in 2015.

Personal Life

Peet married David Benioff, a screenwriter in 2006. The couple has three children named Frances Pen Friedman, Molly June Friedman, and Henry Peet Friedman. Their children used Friedman as their last name which was also the surname of her husband. David used his mother’s maiden name as his professional name.

Peet is residing with her husband and children in Beverly Hills and was maid of honor at Lauren Holly’s marriage in 2001. She has a best friend named Sarah Paulson who she met in Jack & Jill as they were cla s smates. She was also quite close to actor Peter Dinklage. They both met at Bennington College.

Net worth and Body Measurement

The promising actress has earned a lucrative amount of salary from her professional career.

Her net worth is reported to be around $18 million which helped her to live a luxurious life along with her husband and three children at their own residence in Beverly Hills.

Peet is 5 feet 6 inch in height.

by ab-niranjan, 07 Sep, 2017

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