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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).


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Born:
Aug 20, 1974 In Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the series Manchester Prep
Latest Project:
movie Backseat 2018-05-23
Known For
Poster of Enchanted
Poster of Kidnapped
Poster of Catch Me If You Can
Poster of Pound Puppies
Filmography
Series Manchester Prep 2019
Movie Man of Steel 2 2019
Movie Backseat 2018-05-23
Movie Disenchanted 2018-03-16
Movie Justice League 2017-11-15
Movie DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League 2016-01-19
Movie Nocturnal Animals 2016-11-04
Movie Arrival 2016-11-10
Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016-03-25
Movie Lullaby 2014-06-13
Movie Big Eyes 2014-12-24
Movie American Hustle 2013-12-12
Movie Back Beyond 2013-02-26
Movie Man of Steel 2013-06-12
Movie Her 2013-12-18
Movie Trouble with the Curve 2012-09-21
Movie The Master 2012-09-07
Movie On the Road 2012-05-22
Movie The Muppets 2011-11-22
Movie The Winner 2011-03-18
Movie The Fighter 2010-12-17
Movie Leap Year 2010-01-08
Movie Love and Distrust 2010-08-16
Movie Moonlight Serenade 2009-01-01
Movie Julie & Julia 2009-08-06
Movie Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia 2009-12-08
Movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009-05-20
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008-03-07
Series Gone Country 2008-01-25
Movie Charlie Wilson's War 2007-12-19
Series The Kill Point 2007-07-22
Movie Underdog 2007-08-03
Movie Enchanted 2007-11-20
Series Kidnapped 2006-09-20
Movie Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party 2006-05-30
Movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006-08-04
Movie The Wedding Date 2005-02-04
Series The Office 2005-03-24
Movie The Last Run 2004-01-01
Movie Catch Me If You Can 2002-12-25
Movie Serving Sara 2002-08-20
Movie The Slaughter Rule 2002-01-01
Series Smallville 2001-10-16
Movie Cruel Intentions 2 2000-11-09
Movie Get Carter 2000-10-06
Movie The Chromium Hook 2000-05-13
Movie Psycho Beach Party 2000-08-06
Series Providence 1999-01-08
Series Wives and Daughters 1999-11-28
Series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane 1999-01-17
Series The West Wing 1999-09-22
Series That '70s Show 1998-08-23
Series Charmed 1998-10-07
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-03-10
Series King of the Hill 1997-01-12
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards 1996-01-10
Series TriBeCa 1993-03-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-09-13
Series Pound Puppies 1986-09-13
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Series Quincy, M.E. 1976-10-03
Series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Series The New Breed 1961-10-03
Series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18