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AMANDA PEET (Darcy) is an accomplished and versatile film actress who is best known for her diverse choice of roles in romantic comedies, dramas and thrillers. Last year, Peet starred in the disaster film, "2012,” directed by Roland Emmerich, starring John Cusack. Earlier this year, she starred in the dramatic comedy "Please Give,” directed by Nicole Holofcener, also starring Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall.

Peet has been seen in the independent film "What Doesn't Kill You” opposite Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. She joined 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 Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford.

On stage, Peet is currently starring in Neil LaBute's drama "Break of Noon” with David Duchovny. In 2006, Peet made her Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon's comedy "Barefoot In the Park,” in which she and Patrick Wilson starred as newlyweds in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Peet 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 Oscar nominated 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,” alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta. In 2002, Peet was seen in "High Crimes,” alongside Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, and in "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.” She also 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, Peet also studied acting under Uta Hagen, which ultimately led her to pursue acting as a career.


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