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Amy Adams

Film Actress / Television Actress / Stage Actress / Actress / Voice Actress | * 08/20/1974 (45) | Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both Her comedic and dramatic performances, she has been featured three times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Her accolades include two Golden Globes, and nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards. Born in Vicenza, Italy, and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams is the fourth of seven siblings. She trained to be a ballerina, but at age 18, she found musical theater a better fit, and from 1994 to 1998, she worked in dinner theater. She made Her feature film debut with a supporting part in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in small-scale features. Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic ()
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Amy Lou Adams (born: August 20, 1974) in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry. Adams sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dance company, with the ambition of becoming a ballerina. However, she worked as a greeter at The Gap and as a Hooters hostess to support herself before finding work as a dancer at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse in such productions as "Brigadoon" and "A Chorus Line". It was there that she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner-theater director who asked her to move to Chanhassen, Minnesota for more regional dinner theater work. Nursing a pulled muscle that kept her from dancing, she was free to audition for a part in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), which was filming nearby in Minnesota. During the filming, Kirstie Alley encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, where she soon won a part in the Fox television version of the film, Cruel Intentions (1999), in the part played in the film by Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Kathryn Merteuil". Although three episodes were filmed, the troubled series never aired. Instead, parts of the episodes were cobbled together and released as the direct-to-video Cruel Intentions 2 (2000). After more failed television spots, she landed a major role in Catch Me If You Can (2002), playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But this did not provide the break-through she might have hoped for, with no work being offered for about a year. She eventually returned to television, and joined the short-lived series, Dr. Vegas (2004). Her role in the low-budget independent film Junebug (2005) (which was shot in 21 days) got her real attention, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as other awards. The following year, her ability to look like a wide-eyed Disney animated heroine helped her to be chosen from about 300 actresses auditioning for the role of "Giselle" in the animated/live-action feature film, Enchanted (2007), which would prove to be her major break-through role. Her vivacious yet innocent portrayal allowed her to use her singing and dancing talents. Her performance garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Adams next appeared in the major production, Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and went on to act in the independent film, Sunshine Cleaning (2008), which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Her role as "Sister James" in Doubt (2008) brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. She appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and as a post-9/11 hot line counselor, aspiring writer, amateur cook and blogger in Julie & Julia (2009). More recently, she starred with Jason Segel in The Muppets (2011) and alongside Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve (2012).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Amy Adams

Golden Globe Award Independent Spirit Awards Saturn Award Screen Actors Guild Award 4x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Amy Adams as Actress(50)

as Anna Fox2020 The Woman in the Window
as Giselle2019 Disenchanted
as Lynne Cheney2018 Vice
as Lois Lane2017 Justice League
as Dr. Louise Banks2016 Arrival
as Susan Morrow2016 Nocturnal Animals
as Margaret Keane2014 Big Eyes
as Emily2014 Lullaby
as Lois Lane2013 Man of Steel
as Amy2013 Her
as Sydney Prosser2013 American Hustle
as Peggy Dodd2013 The Master: Back Beyond
as Mickey Lobel2012 Trouble with the Curve
as Peggy Dodd2012 The Master
as Jane / Joan Vollmer2012 On the Road
as Mary2011 The Muppets
as Charlene Fleming2010 The Fighter
as Charlotte Brown2010 Love and Distrust
as Anna Brady2010 Leap Year
as Chloe2009 Moonlight Serenade
as Julie Powell2009 Julie & Julia
as Sister James2008 Doubt
as Delysia LaFosse2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
as Rose Lorkowski2008 Sunshine Cleaning
as Giselle2007 Enchanted
as Bonnie Bach2007 Charlie Wilson's War
as Polly Purebred (voice)2007 Underdog
as Abby March2006 The Ex
as Elise2005 Standing Still
as Ashley Johnsten2005 Junebug
as Amy Ellis2005 The Wedding Date
as Alexis2004 The Last Run
as Kate2002 Serving Sara
as Alex2002 Pumpkin
as Brenda Strong2002 Catch Me If You Can
as Doreen2002 The Slaughter Rule
as Kathryn Merteuil2000 Cruel Intentions 2
as Marvel Ann2000 Psycho Beach Party
as Jill Royaltuber2000 The Chromium Hook
as Leslie Miller1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous

TV Shows/Series with Amy Adams as Actress(16)

as Camille Preaker2018 Sharp Objects
as Katy2005 The Office
as Alice Doherty2004 Dr. Vegas
as Jodi Melville2001 Smallville
as Maggie Murphy1998 Charmed
as Cousin Beth1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
as Herself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

TV Shows/Series with Amy Adams as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Sharp Objects

Full Name: Amy Adams
Born: Tuesday, 08/20 1974 (August) in Vicenza (current age: 45 years + 4 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Douglas County High School
Spouses (current/former): Darren Le Gallo
Children: Aviana Olea Le Gallo
Other names for Amy Adams (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Amy Lou Adams"
"艾美·亞當斯"
"Эми Адамс"
"إيمي آدمز"
"เอมี แอดัมส์"
"エイミー・アダムス"
"에이미 아담스"
"艾米·亚当斯"
Amy Adams frequently works together with these people:
Mindy Kaling (9x, Actress)
Marti Noxon (9x, Crew)
Todd Slavkin (9x, Crew)
Jay Leno (8x, Actor)
Brian Peterson (8x, Crew)
Christian Slater (7x, Actor)
Tina Fey (7x, Actress)
Martin Short (7x, Actor)
Adam McKay (7x, Crew)
Turi Meyer (7x, Crew)
Darren Swimmer (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:152, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/22/2019