Amy Adams

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).
Name Amy Adams
Also Known As 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
Birthday 1974-08-20
Gender Female
IMDB Amy Adams profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
As: Brenda Strong
2002-12-25
Catch Me If You Can...
As: Ashley Johnsten
2005-08-03
Junebug...
As: Leslie Miller
1999-07-23
Drop Dead Gorgeous...
As: Giselle
2007-11-20
Enchanted...
As: Kathryn Merteuil
2000-11-09
Cruel Intentions 2...
As: Doreen
2002-01-01
The Slaughter Rule...
As: Bonnie Bach
2007-12-21
Charlie Wilson's War...
As: Julie Powell
2009-08-07
Julie & Julia...
As: Anna Brady
2010-01-08
Leap Year...
As: Delysia Lafosse
2008-03-07
Miss Pettigrew Lives...
As: Kate
2002-08-20
Serving Sara...
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2006-08-04
Talladega Nights: Th...
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2008-01-18
Sunshine Cleaning...
As: Amy Ellis
2005-02-04
The Wedding Date...
As: Alexis
2004-01-01
The Last Run...
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2000-08-06
Psycho Beach Party...
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2009-01-01
Moonlight Serenade...
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2005-01-02
Standing Still...
As: Sister James
2008-12-12
Doubt...
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2010-12-17
The Fighter...
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2011-11-23
The Muppets...
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2009-05-21
Night at the Museum:...
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2010-11-02
Love and Distrust...
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2013-06-14
Man of Steel...
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2012-09-14
The Master...
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2012-12-21
On the Road...
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2014-12-25
Big Eyes...
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2012-09-21
Trouble with the Cur...
As: Herself
2006-05-30
Stephen Tobolowsky's...
As: Amy
2013-12-18
Her...
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2013-12-12
American Hustle...
As: Lois Lane
2016-03-25
Batman v Superman: D...
As: Peggy Dodd
2013-02-26
The Master: Back Bey...
As: Lois Lane
2017-11-17
Justice League...
As: Emily
2014-06-13
Lullaby...
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2016-11-11
Arrival...
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2016-01-19
DC Films Presents Da...
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2009-12-08
Secret Ingredients: ...
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2016-11-18
Nocturnal Animals...
As: Gorgeous Woman
2006-11-22
Tenacious D in The P...
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2002-06-28
Pumpkin...
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2006-12-01
The Ex...
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2000-05-13
The Chromium Hook...
As: Polly Purebred (voic
2007-08-03
Underdog...
As: Giselle

Disenchanted...
As: Lynne Cheney
2018-12-14
Vice...
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2014-05-13
The Untitled Rick Ho...
As: Anna Fox
2019-10-04
The Woman in the Win...
As: The Light-Bringer
2012-12-07
Wide-Awake...
As: The Society Girl

Vanity Fair: Killers...
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1999-01-08
Providence...
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1983-04-04
Live with Regis and ...
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1998-10-07
Charmed...
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1993-09-13
Late Night with Cona...
As: Dinah
1999-01-17
Zoe, Duncan, Jack an...
As: Alice Doherty
2004-09-24
Dr. Vegas...
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1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
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1997-03-10
Buffy the Vampire Sl...
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1998-08-23
That '70s Show...
As: Herself - Presenter
1996-01-10
Critics' Choice Movi...
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1999-09-22
The West Wing...
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1997-01-12
King of the Hill...
As: Katy
2005-03-24
The Office...
As: Jodi Melville
2001-10-16
Smallville...
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1975-10-11
Saturday Night Live...
As: Amy Adams
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Camille Preaker
2018-07-08
Sharp Objects...