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Amy Adams

1974-08-20 Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

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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, seven British Academy Film Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Adams began her career as a dancer in dinner theater, which she pursued from 1994 to 1998, and made her film debut with a supporting part in the dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). 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 Junebug (2005), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. The musical fantasy film Enchanted (2007), in which Adams played a cheerful princess-to-be, was her first success as a leading lady. She followed this by playing other naïve, optimistic women in films like the drama Doubt (2008), and subsequently played more assertive parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama The Master (2012). From 2013 to 2017, she portrayed 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 Big Eyes (2014). Further acclaim came for playing a linguist in the science fiction film Arrival (2016), a self-harming reporter in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), and Lynne Cheney in the satire Vice (2018). Adams' stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012 and the West End theatre revival of The Glass Menagerie in 2022. 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.


Disenchanted Giselle 2022-11-18
Brad Pitt, la revanche d'un blond Self (archive footage) 2022-10-09
Dear Evan Hansen Cynthia Murphy 2021-09-24
Zack Snyder's Justice League Lois Lane 2021-03-18
The Woman in the Window Anna Fox 2021-05-14
Hillbilly Elegy Beverly "Bev" Vance 2020-11-09
Vice Lynne Cheney 2018-12-25
Justice League Lois Lane 2017-11-15
Xenolinguistics: Understanding 'Arrival' Self 2017-02-14
Arrival Dr. Louise Banks 2016-11-10
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lois Lane 2016-03-23
Nocturnal Animals Susan Morrow 2016-11-04
The Making of Big Eyes Herself 2015-04-14
Big Eyes Margaret Keane 2014-12-24
Her: The Untitled Rick Howard Project Self 2014-05-13
Her: Love in the Modern Age Self (archive footage) 2014-01-17
Lullaby Emily 2014-06-13
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy Self (archive footage) 2013-09-24
American Hustle Sydney Prosser 2013-12-03
Her Amy 2013-12-18
Man of Steel Lois Lane 2013-06-12
Wide-Awake The Light-Bringer 2012-12-07
The Master Peggy Dodd 2012-09-07
On the Road Jane / Joan Vollmer 2012-05-22
Trouble with the Curve Mickey Lobel 2012-09-21
The Muppets Mary 2011-11-22
The Fighter Charlene Fleming 2010-12-10
Leap Year Anna Brady 2010-01-08
Love and Distrust Charlotte Brown (Segment 4: Pennies) 2010-08-16
Moonlight Serenade Chloe 2009-01-01
Doubt: Stage to Screen Herself 2009-04-07
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia 2009-12-08
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amelia Earhart 2009-05-20
Julie & Julia Julie Powell 2009-08-06
Sunshine Cleaning Rose Lorkowski 2008-01-18
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Delysia LaFosse 2008-03-07
Doubt Sister James 2008-02-27
Underdog Polly Purebred (voice) 2007-08-03
Enchanted Giselle 2007-11-20
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Society Girl 2007-03-13
Charlie Wilson's War Bonnie Bach 2007-12-19
The Ex Abby March 2006-12-01
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Gorgeous Woman 2006-11-22
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party Herself 2006-05-30
Pennies Charlotte Brown 2006-10-20
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Susan 2006-08-04
The Wedding Date Amy Ellis 2005-02-04
Junebug Ashley 2005-08-03
Standing Still Elise 2005-01-02
The Last Run Alexis 2004-01-01
Pumpkin Alex 2002-06-28
The Slaughter Rule Doreen 2002-01-11
Catch Me If You Can Brenda Strong 2002-12-16
Serving Sara Kate 2002-08-23
Cruel Intentions 2 Kathryn Merteuil 2001-03-13
The Chromium Hook Jill Royaltuber 2000-05-13
Psycho Beach Party Marvel Ann 2000-08-06
Drop Dead Gorgeous Leslie Miller 1999-07-23
Streghe Susan 1989-01-01
Nightbitch The Mother
Finding the Mother Tree Suzanne Simard
Average Height, Average Build
The True American