What happened to Amanda Peet?

Amanda Peet is still acting, though she’s been working mostly in television for the better part of the past decade. Recently, she could be seen in the second season of the true crime anthology series “Dirty John” which originally aired in 2020 on USA Network. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, “Dirty John” Season 2 bore the subtitle “The Betty Broderick Story.” Peet plays the title character and Christian Slater plays her husband, Dan. The plot revolves around their marriage and affluent life, which sounds perfect to outsiders, but – as this is a true crime story – it’s anything but. The show itself garnered mixed positive reviews, but Peet was often singled out for his strong performance.

Peet also starred in IFC’s sports sitcom “Brockmire” with Hank Azaria and JK Simmons. The series, about a disgraced sportscaster trying to revive his career in a small Pennsylvania minor league baseball market, ran for four seasons from 2017 to 2020. Peet was cast as Jules James, the hyper-competitive owner of the team, the Morristown Savages – which underwent a name change to become the Morristown Frackers.

Alongside “Brockmire,” Peet also worked on the 2018 Amazon Prime Video series “The Romanoffs.” The eight-part anthology was Matthew Weiner’s sequel to “Mad Men” and featured an almost entirely unique cast and story for each episode, though there were a few interconnecting characters and plot threads. “The Romanoff” imagines the lives of people around the world who claimed to be descendants of the infamous Russian royal family whose line came to a bloody end. Peet is the star of the fourth episode, “Expectation”.

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