Amanda Peet is a playwright and actress. Her first play, “The Commons of Pensacola,” recently opened to critical acclaim at Manhattan Theater Club, starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American History. She has appeared in numerous films, including “Please Give,” “Syriana,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “The Whole Nine Yards.” She also starred in the TV series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” as well as the Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” and “This is How it Goes” at the Public, among others. Currently, Amanda is filming a new comedy series, “Togetherness” for HBO.