Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet
  • Born: January 11, 1972
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress









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As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role.
Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
Being an actor is really, really hard, no matter how you slice it.
He can't even be at a casual read and not be creating the whole thing in his mind. I remember feeling very awed about how much he still seems to be so in love with it, and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I do know that I think children should be vaccinated because that affects the health of all the other children. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I don't clean, I don't make the bed. I spend my salary. I worry a lot. I just don't worry about socks on the floor.
I don't know if those things work, where you do, like, this crash diet or crash starvation. It's just not something I've ever been into. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I have a fairly realistic idea about what my gifts and limitations are.
I like playwriting because it's rooted in a single location with actors standing talking to each other.
I love getting dressed up and having someone do my make-up and feeling pretty. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I see a lot of homes that are supercool, and everything is very tasteful, but it's not warm. I'm really scared of rooms that look too serious.
I think children should be vaccinated because that affects the health of all the other children. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster.
I think once I was in high school - I had boyfriends and stuff like that, but I think when I was younger, I went through a period where I looked like a boy, and people thought I was a boy.
I think when you're a bigger star you get many good scripts sent to you, and you have to choose which one you're going to gravitate toward, but I just try to gravitate toward the best-written one that's been thrown my way after a lot of girls have passed on it.
I think you have to be in an insane stratosphere in terms of fame in order to get offered really well-written scripts. Amanda Peet is definitely not in that group.
I try to be really hippie about things. I'm uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I'm completely lacking. Families, Children & Parenting
I usually try on at least 20 pairs of jeans before I find something that looks good on me. And even then, I have a trustworthy friend tell me if my butt looks big!
I would do a musical, but I can't sing.
I'd like to be someone on 'Games of Thrones.'
I'd love to work with Joan Cusack again - I'm obsessed with Joan Cusack. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If I had to give up cheese or chocolate, I'd give up chocolate in a heartbeat.
If there were some recipe that would make all of our children really sane and civic-minded and hugely intelligent, I think we'd probably all do it. But I don't know that there is a recipe for creating that.
If you take 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' and watch the early shows, they're kind of awkward. It took a while for the writers and everything to gel.
If you think about it, there aren't that many women who are in their 40s, who are Jewish and funny and stage-worthy. Women ;Humor
I'm a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It's crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening. Humor
I'm interested in people who are very close to the people who commit crimes.
I'm technologically an imbecile. But I do use the camera phone!
In a romantic comedy, it's usually a good idea to have people who can't stand the fact that they are attracted to each other. Romantic
My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That's how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good.
Since I got a really bad review when I was, like, 28 in 'The New York Times,' I don't read reviews anymore.
Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.
The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up.
There aren't many roles that are interesting if you're a 40-year-old woman, unless you're Julia Roberts or Cate Blanchett.
There's a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It's not easy to get a good job with good actors. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Well, my mom is single and we've both been single at the same time over the last ten years, so I really related to the bond between my character and Diane's. Time
When I make a change, like when I found out I had high cholesterol, I just changed my lifestyle.
When you're an actor, you can be hindered by your own narcissism.
Whenever I was with Kevin Pollak, I had to leave the room.

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