Amy Adams Biography

Birthday: 1974-08-20
Place of Birth: Vicenza, Veneto Italy
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Amy Lou Adams was born in Italy, to American parents Kathryn and Richard Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado. 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) (V). 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/I) 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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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 1975
Dr. Vegas Alice Doherty 2004 - 2004
Drop Dead Gorgeous Leslie Miller 2006 - Comedy
Leap Years Anna Brady 2010 Comedy
Money 2011 Lois Lane 2011
The Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself 2011
Back In The Game Mickey 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Superstition 2 Susan 1989 Horror
Cruel Intentions 2 Kathryn Merte 2000
Psycho Beach Party Marvel Ann 2000
The Slaughter Rule 2002
Catch Me If You Can Brenda Strong 2002 Comedy
Serving Sara Kate 2002 Biography
The Last Run 2004
The Wedding Date Amy 2005 Comedy, Romance
Enchanted Giselle 2007 0, Biography, 0
Charlie Wilson's War Bonnie Bach 2007
Doubt Sister James 2008 Game Show
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Delysia 2008 Comedy, Romance
Julie & Julia Julie Powell 2009 0
Sunshine Cleaning Rose Lorkowski 2009 Comedy, Drama
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amelia Earhart 2009 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Drop Dead Gorgeous Leslie Miller 2010 0, 0
Leap Year Anna Brady 2010 Comedy, Romance
The Fighter Charlene Fleming 2010 Drama, Sport
Fighter Charlene Fleming 2010 Drama, Sport
The Muppets Mary 2011 0, 0, 0
Trouble with the Curve Mickey 2012 Drama, Sport
American Hustle Sydney Prosser 2013 0, Comedy, Game Show
Her Amy 2013 Biography, Sport
Man of Steel Lois Lane 2013 Sport, 0
The Master 2014
Big Eyes Margaret Keane 2014 0
Batman vs. Superman Lois Lane 2015 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Story of Your Life Dr. Louise Banks 2016