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Amy Adams

Birth Name: 
Amy Lou Adams
Birthday: 
Tuesday, August 20, 1974
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Birth Place: 
Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Height: 
5' 4"

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).

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (The Master)
2011 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (The Fighter)
2009 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Doubt)
2006 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Junebug)

News

David O. Russell's Next Film to Hit Theaters in December

David O. Russell -- along with his Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper along with Christian Bale -- already looks poised to take part in next year's awards season.... Read more
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Justin Timberlake Joining Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams in Baseball Drama

Justin Timberlake is joining Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve, the Warner Bros. drama which sees Eastwood’s longtime producer partner Robert Lorenz making his directorial debut... Read more
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Amy Adams Cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman'

Amy Adams has landed the iconic role of journalist Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Adams joins Henry Cavill, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner on the production, which will be directed by Zack Snyder.... Read more
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Amy Adams Off To Meet The Muppets

There are a few guaranteed cast members for a Muppet movie: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie etc. But it would seem that the next film – which doesn’t actually have a title at the moment – is slowly locking in its human support.... Read more
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Amy Adams circles 'Fighter'

Amy Adams is in negotiations to star alongside Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in Relativity Media's "The Fighter."... Read more
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Reviews

Trouble With The Curve

The world is changing. Technology has taken over a majority of the jobs that hardworking people have accomplished year after year. No one feels the pressure more than Gus (Clint Eastwood), one of the best scouts the MLB has ever seen.... Read more
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The Muppets

For most adults, Jim Henson’s Muppets are a symbol of their childhood. They were everywhere; on TV, on the radio, in toy stores. Then, like all great things, they slowly fade into memories.... Read more
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The Fighter (BLU RAY)

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The Fighter

Brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) and Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) are boxers from the small town of Lowell, Massachusetts. At one point, Dickie when toe-to-toe with boxing phenomenon Sugar Ray Leonard, earning him the nickname, The Pride of Lowell.... Read more
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Leap Year

According to legend, once every four years, a woman may propose to a man on February 29th, leap year.  After waiting for her boyfriend to propose, Anna decides to take things into her own hands and fly to Ireland to propose to Jeremy on this special day.... Read more
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Videos

Big Eyes (Trailer #1)

Big Eyes (Trailer #1)

Big Eyes - Trailer #1 starring Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman ... Read more
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Lullaby (Trailer #1)

Lullaby (Trailer #1)

Lullaby (Trailer #1) ... Read more
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Lullaby (Trailer #1)

Lullaby (Trailer #1)

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Man of Steel: Official Trailer #2

Man of Steel: Official Trailer #2

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The Master: Last One/Thank You CLIP

The Master: Last One/Thank You CLIP

 The Master: Last One/Thank You CLIP ... Read more
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