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Amy Adams

Film Actress / Television Actress / Stage Actress / Actress / Voice Actress | * 08/20/1974 (47) | Vicenza, Veneto (Italy)
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic roles, she has featured three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. She has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards. Adams began her career as a dancer in dinner theater, which she pursued from 1994 and 1998, and made her film debut with a supporting part in the dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). She made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in low-budget feature films. Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's biopic Catch Me If You Can (2002), but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came when she portrayed a loquacious pregnant woman in the independent comedy-drama Junebug (2005), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. The musical fantasy film Enchanted ()
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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 for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Independent Spirit Awards Saturn Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 5x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Amy Adams as Actress(57)

as Giselle2022 Disenchanted
as The Mother2021 Nightbitch
as Anna Fox2021 The Woman in the Window
as Cynthia Murphy2021 Dear Evan Hansen
as Beverly "Bev" Vance2020 Hillbilly Elegy
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 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 Brown (Segment 4: Pennies)2010 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 The Society Girl2007 Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
as Bonnie Bach2007 Charlie Wilson's War
as Polly Purebred (voice)2007 Underdog
as Abby March2006 The Ex
as Charlotte Brown2006 Pennies
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(22)

as Camille Preaker2018 Sharp Objects
as herself2010 Conan
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Katy2005 The Office
as Alice Doherty2004 Dr. Vegas
as Jodi Melville2001 Smallville
as Cathy1999 The West Wing
as Kat Peterson1998 That '70s Show
as Maggie Murphy1998 Charmed
as Cousin Beth1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
as herself1997 The View
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Amy Adams as Crew(2)

Production/Producer2022 Disenchanted
Production/Producer2021 Nightbitch

TV Shows/Series with Amy Adams as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2022 Kings of America
Production/Executive Producer2018 Sharp Objects

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Amy Lou Adams
Born: Tuesday, 08/20 1974 (August) in Vicenza, Veneto (Italy) (current age: 47 years + 355 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Douglas County High School
Spouses (current/former): Darren Le Gallo
Other names for Amy Adams (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Amy Lou Adams"
"Эми Адамс"
"إيمي آدمز"
"เอมี แอดัมส์"
"에이미 아담스"
"Емі Адамс"
Amy Adams frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (28x, Actor)
Bill Hader (26x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (20x, Actor)
Jason Sudeikis (19x, Actor)
Will Forte (17x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (15x, Actress)
Amy Poehler (14x, Actress)
Ricky Gervais (13x, Actor)
Tina Fey (12x, Actress)
Zack Snyder (9x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Amy Adams (US)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:152, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/19/2022