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Amy Adams

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).


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Born:
Aug 20, 1974 In Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
61
First Appeared:
In the movie Disenchanted
Latest Project:
Movie Dear Evan Hansen 2021-09-23
Known For

Amy Adams Movies Filmography

Movie
Disenchanted
Giselle 2022
Movie
The Woman in the Window
Anna Fox 2021-05-14
Movie
Dear Evan Hansen
Cynthia Murphy 2021-09-23
Movie
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Lois Lane 2021-03-18
Movie
Hillbilly Elegy
Bev 2020-11-09
Movie
The Fight
Boxer 2019-03-15
Movie
Vice
Lynne Cheney 2018-12-25
Series
Sharp Objects
Camille Preaker 2018-07-08
Movie
Justice League
Lois Lane 2017-11-15
Movie
Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival
Self 2017-02-14
Movie
Arrival
Dr. Louise Banks 2016-11-10
Movie
Nocturnal Animals
Susan Morrow 2016-11-04
Movie
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Lois Lane 2016-03-23
Movie
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League
Herself 2016-01-19
Movie
The Making of Big Eyes
Herself 2015-04-14
Movie
Big Eyes
Margaret Keane 2014-12-24
Movie
Lullaby
Emily 2014-06-13
Movie
The Untitled Rick Howard Project
2014-05-13
Movie
Back Beyond
Peggy Dodd 2013-02-26
Movie
Her
Amy 2013-12-18
Movie
Man of Steel
Lois Lane 2013-06-12
Movie
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy
Herself (archive footage) 2013-09-24
Movie
American Hustle
Sydney Prosser 2013-12-12
Movie
Wide-Awake
The Light-Bringer 2012-12-07
Movie
Trouble with the Curve
Mickey Lobel 2012-09-21
Movie
The Master
Peggy Dodd 2012-09-07
Movie
On the Road
Jane / Joan Vollmer 2012-05-22
Movie
The Muppets
Mary 2011-11-22
Movie
The Fighter
Charlene Fleming 2010-12-17
Movie
Love and Distrust
Charlotte Brown (Segment 4: Pennies) 2010-08-16
Movie
Leap Year
Anna Brady 2010-01-08
Movie
Moonlight Serenade
Chloe 2009-01-01
Movie
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Amelia Earhart 2009-05-20
Movie
Julie & Julia
Julie Powell 2009-08-06
Movie
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia
2009-12-08
Movie
Doubt
Sister James 2008-02-27
Movie
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Delysia LaFosse 2008-03-07
Movie
Sunshine Cleaning
Rose Lorkowski 2008-01-18
Movie
Charlie Wilson's War
Bonnie Bach 2007-12-19
Movie
Enchanted
Giselle 2007-11-20
Movie
Underdog
Polly Purebred (voice) 2007-08-03
Movie
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
The Society Girl 2007-03-13
Movie
The Ex
Abby March 2006-12-01
Movie
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Gorgeous Woman 2006-11-22
Movie
Pennies
Charlotte Brown 2006-10-20
Movie
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Susan 2006-08-04
Movie
Standing Still
Elise 2005-01-02
Movie
The Wedding Date
Amy Ellis 2005-02-04
Movie
Junebug
Ashley Johnsten 2005-08-03
Movie
The Last Run
Alexis 2004-01-01
Movie
Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera
Herself 2003-05-06
Movie
Catch Me If You Can
Brenda Strong 2002-12-25
Movie
Serving Sara
Kate 2002-08-23
Movie
Pumpkin
Alex 2002-06-28
Movie
The Slaughter Rule
Doreen 2002-01-01
Movie
Cruel Intentions 2
Kathryn Merteuil 2000-11-09
Movie
Psycho Beach Party
Marvel Ann 2000-08-06
Movie
The Chromium Hook
Jill Royaltuber 2000-05-13
Movie
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Leslie Miller 1999-07-23
Movie
Dream Trap
Co-ed 1990-01-01
Movie
Witch Story
Susan 1989-01-01