Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress, writer and producer. She began her career with small parts on television, and made her feature film debut in Animal Room (1995). Her portrayal of Jill St. Claire in The Whole Nine Yards (2000) brought her wider recognition, and she has since appeared in a variety of films, such as Saving Silverman (2001), High Crimes; Changing Lanes; Igby Goes Down (all 2002), Something's Gotta Give (2003), Identity (2003), Melinda and Melinda (2004), A Lot Like Love (2005), Syriana (2005), Battle for Terra (2007), Martian Child (2008), The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Please Give (2010), Gulliver's Travels (2010), The Way, Way Back (2013), Identity Thief (2013), and Trust Me (2013). On television, Peet starred as Jacqueline Barrett on The WB's Jack & Jill (1999–2001), as Tina Morris on HBO's Togetherness (2015–2016), as Jules on IFC's Brockmire (2016–2020), and as Betty Broderick on the second season of Dirty John in 2020. She wrote and co-executive produced the Netflix series The Chair that was released in 2021. Description above from the Wikipedia article Amanda Peet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Identity (2003)

DarkFast pacedViolentThought provoking

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

The Way Way Back (2013)

UpliftingEnjoyableCharmingBeautiful

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nat Faxon  •  Jim Rash
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Toni Collette  •  Allison Janney  •  Sam Rockwell

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nat Faxon  •  Jim Rash
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Toni Collette  •  Allison Janney  •  Sam Rockwell

A Lot Like Love (2005)

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amanda Peet  •  Aimee Garcia  •  Taryn Manning

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amanda Peet  •  Aimee Garcia  •  Taryn Manning

Changing Lanes (2002)

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Igby Slocumb, a rebellious and sarcastic 17-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of old money privilege he was born into. With a schizophrenic father, a self-absorbed, distant mother, and a shark-like young Republican big brother, Igby figures there must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Kieran Culkin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Jared Harris

Igby Slocumb, a rebellious and sarcastic 17-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of old money privilege he was born into. With a schizophrenic father, a self-absorbed, distant mother, and a shark-like young Republican big brother, Igby figures there must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Kieran Culkin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Jared Harris

Melinda and Melinda (2004)

While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of affairs leans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Wallace Shawn  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle  •  Larry Pine  •  Radha Mitchell

While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of affairs leans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Wallace Shawn  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle  •  Larry Pine  •  Radha Mitchell

Saving Silverman (2001)

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Steve Zahn  •  Jack Black  •  Amanda Peet

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Steve Zahn  •  Jack Black  •  Amanda Peet

She's the One (1996)

Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Burns
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Michael McGlone  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Jennifer Aniston

Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Burns
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Michael McGlone  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Jennifer Aniston

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

FunnyRomanticMind blowingCharming

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

After a mobster agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison, he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbours figure out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Matthew Perry  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

After a mobster agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison, he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbours figure out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Matthew Perry  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Matthew Perry  •  Amanda Peet  •  Kevin Pollak

Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Matthew Perry  •  Amanda Peet  •  Kevin Pollak

Playing by Heart (1998)

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Carroll
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  April Grace  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Gena Rowlands

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Carroll
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  April Grace  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Gena Rowlands

Simply Irresistible (1999)

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

High Crimes (2002)

GrippingSuspensefulDramaticEnjoyable

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

One Fine Day (1996)

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  George Clooney  •  Mae Whitman  •  Alex D. Linz

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  George Clooney  •  Mae Whitman  •  Alex D. Linz

Southie (1998)

South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Shea
CAST:  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Rose McGowan  •  Anne Meara  •  Will Arnett

South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Shea
CAST:  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Rose McGowan  •  Anne Meara  •  Will Arnett

The Ex (2006)

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

Whatever We Do (2003)

Twenty margaritas and 10 shots of tequila, with a few ounces of debauchery, bring four friends closer to the truth than they have been for years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connolly
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Amanda Peet  •  Zooey Deschanel

Twenty margaritas and 10 shots of tequila, with a few ounces of debauchery, bring four friends closer to the truth than they have been for years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connolly
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Amanda Peet  •  Zooey Deschanel

Touch Me (1997)

Bridgette is an aspiring actress who teaches aerobics at a local gym that's run by the womanizing Adam. After a tryst with Adam, Bridgette scores a role in a big play, but then learns that a former boyfriend is dying of AIDS. While preparing to get tested, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Gordon Boos
CAST:  Amanda Peet  •  Michael Vartan  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Leslie Bibb

Bridgette is an aspiring actress who teaches aerobics at a local gym that's run by the womanizing Adam. After a tryst with Adam, Bridgette scores a role in a big play, but then learns that a former boyfriend is dying of AIDS. While preparing to get tested, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Gordon Boos
CAST:  Amanda Peet  •  Michael Vartan  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Leslie Bibb
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