Amanda Peet is an American actress. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny (social worker) and Charles D. Peet (corporate lawyer). Peet graduated from Columbia University with a history degree before delving into acting.
Amanda Peet's first screen performance was in a television commercial for Skittles. Her feature film debut came in 1995 with the drama movie Animal Room (1995). Her next feature film was "One Fine Day" with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer which was released in 1996. After several small and supporting roles, her first major role as Jacqueline Barrett in the 1999 WB network series Jack & Jill.
Amanda's acting in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000), opposite Bruce Willis, took her from supporting role status to leading lady. In 2005, Peet appeared in the play This Is How It Goes. She has also appeared as an FBI agent in The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008. She starred in multiple episodes of The Good Wife in 2012-2013.
Peet made her play-writing debut with the new play The Commons of Pensacola starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The actress married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006 and gave birth to her daughter, Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007. Peet's second daughter, Molly, was born in April 2010 and her third child, Henry, was born on December 6, 2014.