Amy Adams

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1974-08-20

Place of Birth
Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Also Known As
Amy Lou Adams
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Amy Adams

Amy Lou Adams was born 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).

Catch Me If You Can

2002

Catch Me If You Can

7.9

Junebug

2005

Junebug

6.6

Drop Dead Gorgeous

1999

Drop Dead Gorgeous

6.5

Enchanted

2007

Enchanted

6.7

Cruel Intentions 2

2000

Cruel Intentions 2

4.6

The Slaughter Rule

2002

The Slaughter Rule

6.6

Charlie Wilson's War

2007

Charlie Wilson's War

6.6

Julie & Julia

2009

Julie & Julia

6.6

Leap Year

2010

Leap Year

6.7

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

6.7

Serving Sara

2002

Serving Sara

5.3

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

2006

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

6.3

Sunshine Cleaning

2008

Sunshine Cleaning

6.5

The Wedding Date

2005

The Wedding Date

6.5

The Last Run

2004

The Last Run

4.2

Psycho Beach Party

2000

Psycho Beach Party

5.9

Moonlight Serenade

2009

Moonlight Serenade

4.5

Standing Still

2005

Standing Still

5.4

Doubt

2008

Doubt

7.2

The Fighter

2010

The Fighter

7.3

The Muppets

2011

The Muppets

6.6

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

6.0

Love and Distrust

2010

Love and Distrust

4.4

Man of Steel

2013

Man of Steel

6.5

The Master

2012

The Master

7.1

On the Road

2012

On the Road

5.6

Big Eyes

2014

Big Eyes

7.0

Trouble with the Curve

2012

Trouble with the Curve

6.7

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party

2006

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party

6.8

Her

2013

Her

7.9

American Hustle

2013

American Hustle

6.8

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5.8

The Master: Back Beyond

2013

The Master: Back Beyond

8.5

Justice League

2017

Justice League

6.2

Lullaby

2014

Lullaby

6.0

Arrival

2016

Arrival

7.4

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League

2016

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League

5.2

Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia

2009

Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia

6.8

Nocturnal Animals

2016

Nocturnal Animals

7.4

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

2006

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

6.6

Pumpkin

2002

Pumpkin

5.9

The Ex

2006

The Ex

5.0

The Chromium Hook

2000

The Chromium Hook

0.0

Underdog

2007

Underdog

4.8

Disenchanted

Disenchanted

0.0

Vice

2018

Vice

7.2

The Untitled Rick Howard Project

2014

The Untitled Rick Howard Project

0.0

The True American

The True American

0.0

The Woman in the Window

2019

The Woman in the Window

0.0

Wide-Awake

2012

Wide-Awake

0.0

Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

2007

Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

0.0

Pennies

2006

Pennies

0.0

Untitled Superman Project

2020

Untitled Superman Project

0.0