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Amy Lou Adams [edit]

(born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014 and is among the highest-paid actresses in the world. She has won two ]]Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for five ]]Academy Awards, and six ]]BAFTA Awards.

Adams began [edit]

her career on stage performing in dinner theater and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B-movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can. Adams's breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, in which her portrayal of a young pregnant woman earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. In 2007, she starred as a princess in the commercially successful Disney musical film Enchanted.

Adams received [edit]

three more Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), and The Master (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell's film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a second consecutive Golden Globe Award for portraying artist Margaret Keane in the comedy-drama Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, Adams reprised the role of Lois in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and garnered acclaim for her performances in the science fiction film Arrival and the thriller Nocturnal Animals.


Amy Adams [edit]

Actress - Born August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Birth Name [edit]

Amy Lou Adams

Height [edit]

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1) [edit]

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. 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 [edit]

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 [edit]

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 [edit]

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 [edit]

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). In the early 2010s, she starred with Jason Segel in The Muppets (2011), with Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), and alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake in Trouble with the Curve (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013) and con artist Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (2013), before portraying real-life artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's biopic Big Eyes (2014).

In 2016 [edit]

, she reprised her role as Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and headlined Denis Villeneuve's science fiction drama Arrival (2016) and Tom Ford's dark thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Greenhalgh

Spouse (1) [edit]

Darren Le Gallo (2 May 2015 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (5) [edit]


Long strawberry blonde hair
Often plays optimistic characters with cheerful dispositions
Her wide-eyed expressions
Sparkling blue eyes
Her bright smile

Trivia (57) [edit]



Personal Quotes (19) [edit]

First Name
Middle Name
Maiden Name
Adams
Full Name at Birth
Amy Lou Adams
Other Names
Amy Lou Adams
Amy Adams
Age
44
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Long strawberry red/blonde hair
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
Occupation
Actress
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Enchanted and Junebug
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
1995–present
1994–present
Talent Agency
Endeavor Talent Agency (WME)
Brand Endorsements
Commercial Federal Bank
Measurements (inches)
32B-24-34
Shoe Size
8
Official Website
Father
Richard Kent Adams (U.S. serviceman)
Mother
Brother(s)
Friends
Associated People
Favorite Movies
Favorite TV Shows
Favorite Colors
Pink, Green
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