Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet


1/11/1972, New York City, New York, USA

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Amanda Peet


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American film and TV actress Amanda Peet was born January 11, 1972 in New York City where she also grew up with an older sister. It was clear early on that Peet was born to perform when she jumped onstage during a play when she was just three…more


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    • Amanda: I also definitely love glamor. I mean, I love getting dressed up, and having someone do my make-up and feeling pretty. I'm not gonna lie about that, cause that's part of what I love about what I do. But celebrity, it's like the feeling of going to the prom, the adolescent feeling of popularity. As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role. I mean, I understand when you're incredibly famous that it becomes difficult to deal with the publicity aspect. But people who are like me, who go, "Oh, I'm not gonna do that. I'm just here for the work!" I find it to be a little pretentious, honestly. Cause you're not that famous.

    • Amanda: I'm not into vilifying L.A., like "everyone is so dumb, everyone has fake boobs... ", it's just not true. There's a lot of really smart, fascinating people there. I'm a New Yorker who loves L.A.

    • Amanda: (after having read Pamela Paul's "Parenting, Inc.") According to the book, I'm a narcissistic consumer. I'm the target market for the onslaught of baby products: this sling, that sling, Baby Einstein, the idea that your baby will be smarter if she uses these learning toys at this milestone.

    • Amanda: (on her fear of flying) I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster.

    • Amanda: Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.

    • Amanda: (on being an outcast as a child) I think once I was in high school-I had boyfriends and stuff like that, but I think when I was younger, I went through a period where I looked like a boy, and people thought I was a boy. I guess I was really scarred by that.

    • Amanda: I think when you're a bigger star you get many good scripts sent to you, and you have to choose which one you're going to gravitate toward, but I just try to gravitate toward the best-written one that's been thrown my way after a lot of girls have passed on it.

    • Amanda: There's a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It's not easy to get a good job with good actors.

    • Amanda: I usually try on at least 20 pairs of jeans before I find something that looks good on me. And even then, I have a trustworthy friend tell me if my butt looks big!

    • Amanda: (about "Something's Gotta Give" [2003]) Well, my mom is single and we've both been single at the same time over the last ten years, so I really related to the bond between my character and Diane's.

    • Amanda: When I read The Whole Nine Yards I was like, 'Okay, this is a G-spot role.'

    • Amanda: If I had to give up cheese or chocolate, I'd give up chocolate in a heartbeat.

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    Amanda Peet is a very good actress. I like her in movies like "The Whole Nine Yards" and "The Whole Ten Yards" and "Saving Silverman" I also like her in the series "Studio 60 on Sunset Strip" she is really a very good actress, I love her style and I really like the way she acts. I really like her.