Amanda Peet

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Amanda Peet

Born

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

Birth Name

Amanda Peet

Gender

Female
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9.1
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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: 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: 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.

    • Amanda: Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.

    • Amanda: If there were some recipe that would make all of our children really sane and civic-minded and hugely intelligent, I think we'd probably all do it. But I don't know that there is a recipe for creating that.

    • Amanda: I try to be really hippie about things. I'm uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I'm completely lacking.

    • Amanda: He can't even be at a casual read and not be creating the whole thing in his mind. I remember feeling very awed about how much he still seems to be so in love with it, and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous.

    • 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: I would do a musical, but I can't sing.

    • Amanda: As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role.

    • Amanda: Whenever I was with Kevin Pollak, I had to leave the room.

    • Amanda: There aren't many roles that are interesting if you're a 40-year-old woman, unless you're Julia Roberts or Cate Blanchett.

    • Amanda: I'd love to work with Joan Cusack again - I'm obsessed with Joan Cusack.

    • Amanda: The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up.

    • Amanda: I love getting dressed up and having someone do my make-up and feeling pretty.

    • 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: I think children should be vaccinated because that affects the health of all the other children.

    • Amanda: If you take 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' and watch the early shows, they're kind of awkward. It took a while for the writers and everything to gel.

    • Amanda: I don't clean, I don't make the bed. I spend my salary. I worry a lot. I just don't worry about socks on the floor.

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

    • 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: 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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    9.0
    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.
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