MELINDA AND MELINDA
AMANDA PEET (Susan) charmed audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of
a dental hygienist/aspiring hit woman in the Warner Bros.' box office hit THE WHOLE
NINE YARDS. She received strong reviews for her performance in MGM's IGBY GOES
DOWN, opposite Jeff Goldblum, Susan Sarandon and Kieran Culkin. With films like
IDENTITY and the heartfelt SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, she continues to explore her
range as an actress.
Peet's upcoming projects include SYRIANA, a geopolitical thriller in which she'll
star opposite Matt Damon. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, and Michael Nozik are
producing, and Jennifer Fox, Ben Cosgrove and Georgia Kacandes are executive
producing. She will soon be seen in A LOT LIKE LOVE with Ashton Kutcher for Beacon
Pictures/Walt Disney Company. Directed by Nigel Cole, the story revolves around a
guy and a girl who manage to resist their mutual attraction over the years only to see
fate throwing them back together.
Peet was last seen in director Nancy Meyers' SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
alongside Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Frances McDormand and Keanu Reeves. Also
in 2003, Peet starred alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta in the Sony Pictures thriller,
IDENTITY, for director James Mangold. In 2002, Peet starred with Morgan Freeman and
Ashley Judd in 20th Century Fox and New Regency's thriller HIGH CRIMES for director
Carl Franklin and in Paramount Pictures' CHANGING LANES opposite Samuel L.
Jackson, Ben Affleck and Sydney Pollack.
Television audiences warmed to her when she starred as Jack on the WB drama,
"Jack and Jill.ā€¯
A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree
in American History. While there, she also studied acting under Uta Hagen, which
ultimately led her to pursue acting as a career.
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