On April 20 2010, Amanda and her husband David Benioff welcomed their second daughter, Molly June Benioff, to the world.
In 2008, Peet became the celebrity spokesperson of Every Child By Two's "Vaccinate Your Baby" campaign, which promotes early immunization for children against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Amanda is fan of the AMC series Mad Men.
Amanda is 5' 6" (168 cm) tall. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Her trademark is flashing her smile and large teeth.
In 2000, Amanda won Best New Style Maker at the Young Hollywood Awards. She was nominated twice at the Teen Choice Awards: as Choice Liar in 2000 for The Whole Nine Yards and as Choice Movie Actress: Comedy in 2005 for A Lot Like Love.
Amanda and husband, David Benioff, became the proud parents of a baby girl, Frances Pen, when Amanda gave birth on February 21, 2007.
When she was younger, she played Hennie Berger in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing (1995) and Dawn in Winter Lies (1993). She also performed in Neil Simon's 2006 Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.
Amanda turned down an audition for Ally McBeal.
Amanda's idol is Meryl Streep.
In one of Amanda's first roles, she was cast to a role in NYPD Blue, where she played a kidnap victim who later fell for her abductor.
Amanda Peet's List Rankings/Appearances:
2000 - No.61, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2000 - listed, People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World
2002 - No.44, Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World
2006 - No.87, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2007 - listed, People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (Beauty at Every Age: 35)
Amanda was the maid of honor at actress Lauren Holly's wedding to Francis Greco.
Amanda supported herself during the audition phase of her career by waitressing and with the residual checks she received from a Skittles candy commercial.
Peet treated acting as more of a hobby than anything else, and only began to consider it a potential career after her drama professor at Columbia University encouraged her to audition for renowned acting teacher Uta Hagen.
Peet has sensitive skin, and thus wears little or no makeup.
Amanda attended Friends Seminary, a private, Quaker school located in downtown Manhattan. When she was in 8th grade, Amanda had a crush on a senior at her high school -- actor Liev Schreiber. Other alumni include Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Stiles, and Vera Wang.
Amanda's dad, Charles, has been a prominent corporate attorney in New York City for decades, and her mom, Penny, is a social worker. Amanda also has an older sister. Amanda's parents divorced in 1990.
Amanda is known to be one of David Letterman's favorite and most frequent guests on his show.
Amanda majored in history and graduated from Columbia University in 1994.
Amanda got engaged to screenwriter David Benioff, writer of Troy, on July 19, 2005. In attendance at their September 30, 2006 wedding were Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Berkley, and Greg Lauren. It was held at Friends Seminary, where Amanda went to school.
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" ) 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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