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Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Gender: female | Birthday: 1974-08-20 | Place of Birth:

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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Known For

Disenchanted
Disenchanted

Disenchanted   

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 0

Director: Adam Shankman /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  James Marsden  /  Adam Shankman
Justice League
Justice League

Justice League   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.5

Director: Joss Whedon / Jason Momoa /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Henry Cavill  /  Gal Gadot
Arrival
Arrival

Arrival   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.2

Director: Denis Villeneuve / Donald Sparks /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Jeremy Renner  /  Forest Whitaker
Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.2

Director: Tom Ford / Jason Blumenfeld /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Jake Gyllenhaal  /  Michael Shannon
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.8

Director: Jason Momoa / Zack Snyder /

Stars: 
Henry Cavill  /  Ben Affleck  /  Jesse Eisenberg
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.7

Director: Vikram Gandhi / Jason Momoa /

Stars: 
Henry Cavill  /  Ben Affleck  /  Amy Adams
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.3

Director: Jason Momoa / Kevin Smith /

Stars: 
Kevin Smith  /  Geoff Johns  /  Amy Adams
Big Eyes
Big Eyes

Big Eyes   

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 6.8

Director: Tim Burton / Danny Huston /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Christoph Waltz  /  Krysten Ritter

Acting

2018
Disenchanted

as    Giselle

2017
Justice League

as    Lois Lane

2016
Arrival

as    Dr. Louise Banks

2016
2016
Nocturnal Animals

as    Susan Morrow

2014
Big Eyes

as    Margaret Keane

2014
Lullaby

as    Emily

2013
American Hustle

as    Sydney Prosser

2013
Back Beyond

as    Peggy Dodd

2013
Her

as    Amy

2013
Man of Steel

as    Lois Lane

2012
On the Road

as    Jane / Joan Vollmer

2012
The Master

as    Peggy Dodd

2012
Trouble with the Curve

as    Mickey Lobel

2011
The Muppets

as    Mary

2010
Leap Year

as    Anna Brady

2010
Love and Distrust

as    Charlotte Brown

2010
The Fighter

as    Charlene Fleming

2009
Julie & Julia

as    Julie Powell

2009
Moonlight Serenade

as    Chloe

2009
2008
Doubt

as    Sister James

2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

as    Delysia Lafosse

2008
Sunshine Cleaning

as    Rose Lorkowski

2007
Charlie Wilson's War

as    Bonnie Bach

2007
Enchanted

as    Giselle

2007
Underdog

as    Polly Purebred (voice)

2006
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

as    Gorgeous Woman

2006
The Ex

as    Abby March

2005
Junebug

as    Ashley Johnsten

2005
Standing Still

as    Elise

2005
The Wedding Date

as    Amy Ellis

2004
The Last Run

as    Alexis

2002
Catch Me If You Can

as    Brenda Strong

2002
Pumpkin

as    Alex

2002
Serving Sara

as    Kate

2000
Cruel Intentions 2

as    Kathryn Merteuil

2000
Psycho Beach Party

as    Marvel Ann

1999
Drop Dead Gorgeous

as    Leslie Miller

1900
Man of Steel 2

as    Lois Lane

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