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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
By United Press International
Sarah Jessica Parker, Blythe Danner to star in Amanda Peet's new play

Sarah Jessica Parker, Blythe Danner to star in Amanda Peet's new play

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner are to star in the world premiere of Amanda Peet's play "The Commons of Pensacola," the Manhattan Theatre Club said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Matthew Perry returns to 'The Good Wife'

Matthew Perry returns to 'The Good Wife'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Matthew Perry is reprising his role as a Chicago attorney on "The Good Wife" for one episode, CBS said.

Colter to return to 'The Good Wife'

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Mike Colter is scheduled to return to CBS' "The Good Wife" where he first made a brief appearance in 2010, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Robbery left Peet 'panicked,' husband says

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A thief left pregnant actress Amanda Peet distressed when he broke into her home last year, her husband testified in a New York court.
Amanda Peet gives birth to daughter

Amanda Peet gives birth to daughter

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Amanda Peet's publicist says the actress has given birth in New York to her second child, a daughter she named Molly June Benioff.
Amanda Peet pregnant with baby No. 2

Amanda Peet pregnant with baby No. 2

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Amanda Peet's publicist has confirmed the U.S. actress is pregnant with her second child.
'2012' television series in the works

'2012' television series in the works

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- German-born director Roland Emmerich says a U.S. television series is being planned to follow up his new global disaster flick "2012."

Peet to appear in Emmerich disaster film

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet reportedly will star alongside actor John Cusack in an upcoming Hollywood disaster movie from director Roland Emmerich.

Peet, Connolly sign up for 'X-Files'

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet, rapper Xzibit and comedian Billy Connolly have all signed on for roles in the new "X-Files" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Hawke, Ruffalo to star in 'Real Men Cry'

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet have signed on to headline Brian Goodman's feature-film directorial debut, "Real Men Cry."

Peet saddened by 'Studio 60's' demise

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amanda Peet says she was saddened to hear her 2006-07 TV drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" wouldn't be back for a second season.

Amanda Peet has baby girl

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Actress Amanda Peet and husband David Benioff have welcomed their first child -- a baby girl -- to their Los Angeles home.
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Amanda Peet
Actress Amanda Peet makes her Broadway debut on 2/16/06 in the revival production of the Neil Simon play "Barefoot in the Park" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress.

After studying with Uta Hagen, Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles in television and independent films. Featured roles in films such as The Whole Nine Yards (2000) brought her recognition and she was named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World". Her subsequent film roles have been more prominent, and include Something's Gotta Give (2003), Syriana (2005), and 2012 (2009).

Peet was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny (née Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a corporate lawyer. The two are now divorced. Her father is a Quaker and her mother is Jewish. Peet attended Friends Seminary, then studied history at and graduated from Columbia University, where she auditioned for acting teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen's class. During her four-year period of study with Hagen, Peet appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's Awake and Sing.

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