Amanda Peet is an American actress who came into the limelight after featuring in the 2000 American crime comedy film The Whole Nine Yards. She had worked her way into films after appearing in many commercials and minor television roles in the 1990s. Peet appeared in the American comedy film Saving Silverman and later acted in the American romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. She has also been part of the popular comedy films Griffin & Phoenix and The Ex. Besides comedy films, Peet has appeared in several other genres as well. In the early 2000s, she appeared in the American geopolitical thriller film Syriana and the science fiction film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Academically inclined as a young girl, she decided to become an actress while in college. Peet took classes under acting teacher Uta Hagen and embarked on an acting career. For three years, she was part of the American comedy-drama television series Jack & Jill and later appeared in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, another comedy-drama series. Peet has also actively taken part in various campaigns advocating childhood vaccinations. The Independent Investigative Group awarded her (IIG) awarded her work campaigning for vaccines.