Peet would go on to star opposite film veterans Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give, in which she stars as Nicholson's scandalously young girlfriend, as well as James Mangold's psychological thriller Identity with John Cusack.In 2004, Peet signed on for the sequel to The Whole Nine Yards (aptly titled The Whole Ten Yards), and acted alongside Will Ferrell, Chloë Sevigny, and Josh Brolin in the Woody Allen feature Melinda and Melinda.After starring in director Neil Turitz's debut Two Ninas, Peet landed a leading role in Peter M. While the film itself performed dismally, Peet met her boyfriend, Brian Van Holt, on the set.Despite it's independent status, Whipped was given a solid amount of mainstream marketing, and Peet was praised for a game performance in the face of an admittedly weak script.The Aaron Sorkin written series received major critical acclaim but was cancelled after just one season.
Then, in 2006, the actress accepted a recurring role on the one-hour drama Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip.
In 2002, Peet played a considerably less vicious wife in Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L.
Jackson, and won no small amount of praise for her performance as the heroin-addled mistress of Kieran Culkin's godfather in Igby Goes Down.
Since then, the actress has continued to build both her film and television credits: in 1997, she appeared in the AIDS drama Touch Me, and the following year she had sizable roles in South Boston crime drama Southie with Donnie Wahlberg and Rose Mc Gowan, which won the American Independent award at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.
On television, she could be seen guest starring on a number of shows including Seinfeld and Ellen Foster.