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AMANDA PEET (ASAC Dakota Whitney) is an accomplished and versatile film
actress who is best known for her diverse choice of roles in romantic comedies, dramas
and thrillers. She was recently seen with John Cusack in the New Line Cinema drama
The Martian Child, and starred as Jordan McDeere on Aaron Sorkin's television series
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip alongside co-stars Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford. In
addition, her voice will be featured in the animated film Terra along with the voices of
Luke Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Dennis Quaid.
Upcoming is the independent film Real Men Cry opposite Mark Ruffalo and
Ethan Hawke and an as yet untitled Nicole Holofcener dramatic comedy opposite
Catherine Keener for Sony Pictures Classics.
In 2006, Peet made her Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon's comedy
Barefoot In the Park. She and Patrick Wilson starred as newlyweds in Greenwich
Village in the 1960s. Last summer, she starred to critical acclaim, in the Neil LaBute off-
Broadway play This Is How It Goes opposite Ben Stiller and Jeffrey Wright.
Her numerous film credits include the OscarÂ® nominated Warner Bros./Section
Eight thriller, Syriana, also starring Matt Damon, George Clooney and Chris Cooper. In
2005 Peet starred alongside Ashton Kutcher in A Lot Like Love. Other credits include
Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda opposite Will Ferrell; The Whole Nine Yards and
its sequel The Whole Ten Yards; the 2003 hit Something's Gotta Give with Jack
Nicholson and Diane Keaton; and the thriller Identity, with co-stars John Cusack and
Ray Liotta. In 2002, Peet was seen in High Crimes alongside Morgan Freeman and
Ashley Judd, and Changing Lanes opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck and Sydney
Pollack. That same year, she appeared as Jeff Goldblum's mistress, a beautiful and
privileged young woman who is hooked on drugs, in Igby Goes Down. Audiences first
warmed to Peet when she starred as Jack on the hit drama, Jack and Jill.
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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