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Amanda Peet Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Studied acting with Uta Hagen while finishing college
  • Early acting experience included a spot in a Skittles candy commercial
  • Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000
  • In 2008, volunteered as a spokesperson for Every Child by Two, a non-profit, vaccine-advocacy group cofounded by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
  • Has memorized all of the lines to the 1982 film Tootsie


  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated