Amy Adams
Birthday: 1974-08-20
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic roles, she has been featured three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. She has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards. Born in Vicenza, Italy to American parents and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams trained to be a ballerina but found musical theater a better fit at the age of 18. From 1994 to 1998, she worked in dinner theater, and made her feature film debut with a supporting part in the dark comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in low-budget feature films. Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's biopic Catch Me If You Can (2002), but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came when she portrayed a loquacious pregnant woman in the independent comedy-drama film Junebug (2005), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. The musical fantasy film Enchanted (2007), in which Adams played a cheerful fairy tale princess-type character, was her first major success as a leading lady. She followed this by playing naïve, optimistic women in films like the drama Doubt (2008), and subsequently played stronger parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama film The Master (2012). In 2013, she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the painter Margaret Keane in the biopic film Big Eyes (2014). Further acclaim came for playing a linguist in the science fiction film Arrival (2016), an art gallery owner in the thriller film Nocturnal Animals (2016), a self-harming reporter in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), and Lynne Cheney in the satirical film Vice (2018). Adams' stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012, in which she played the Baker's Wife. In 2014, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
Career History
Being Produced
Nightbitch as The Mother
Finding the Mother Tree as Suzanne Simard
2022
Disenchanted as Giselle
Brad Pitt: More Than a Pretty Face as Self (archive footage)
2021
Dear Evan Hansen as Cynthia Murphy
2020
Hillbilly Elegy as Beverly "Bev" Vance
2018
Vice as Lynne Cheney
2017
2016
Arrival as Dr. Louise Banks
Nocturnal Animals as Susan Morrow
2015
2014
Big Eyes as Margaret Keane
Lullaby as Emily
Her: Love in the Modern Age as Self (Archival Footage)
2013
Man of Steel as Lois Lane
Her as Amy
American Hustle as Sydney Prosser
2012
Trouble with the Curve as Mickey Lobel
The Master as Peggy Dodd
On the Road as Jane / Joan Vollmer
Wide-Awake as The Light-Bringer
2011
The Muppets as Mary
2010
Leap Year as Anna Brady
The Fighter as Charlene Fleming
Love and Distrust as Charlotte Brown (Segment 4: Pennies)
2009
2008
Sunshine Cleaning as Rose Lorkowski
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Delysia LaFosse
Doubt as Sister James
2007
Enchanted as Giselle
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Society Girl
Charlie Wilson's War as Bonnie Bach
Underdog as Polly Purebred (voice)
2006
2005
Junebug as Ashley Johnsten
Standing Still as Elise
The Wedding Date as Amy Ellis
2004
The Last Run as Alexis
2003
2002
The Slaughter Rule as Doreen
Catch Me If You Can as Brenda Strong
Serving Sara as Kate
Pumpkin as Alex
2001
Cruel Intentions 2 as Kathryn Merteuil
2000
The Chromium Hook as Jill Royaltuber
Psycho Beach Party as Marvel Ann
1999
Drop Dead Gorgeous as Leslie Miller