Amy Adams Biography |
  • Amy Adams Biography

    Born: August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

    AMY ADAMS is a four-time Oscar® nominee, whose impressive body of work ranges from major studio hits to acclaimed independent features. 

    She earned her most recent Oscar® nod for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's 2012 drama "The Master," for which she also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. She also won several critics groups awards, including the Los Angeles Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics Awards.

    Following "Man of Steel," Adams stars in a number of diverse films, including the near-future drama "Her," for director Spike Jonze; David O. Russell's "American Hustle"; and Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," in which she portrays artist Margaret Keane, opposite Christoph Waltz. In addition, she is set to produce and star in "Object of Beauty," based on the book by Steve Martin.

    Adams earned her first Oscar® nomination for her performance in the 2005 indie film "Junebug." In addition, she garnered a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award, as well as a number of critics group awards for her work in that film.

    She gained her second Oscar® nomination for her role in John Patrick Shanley's 2008 thought-provoking drama "Doubt," in which she starred with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adams' performance in the film as the conflicted Sister James also brought her Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG Award® nominations

    Adams' third Oscar® nomination came for her work in David O. Russell's true-life drama "The Fighter," in which she starred with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. For her portrayal of the tougher-than-she-looks bartender, Charlene, she was also recognized with Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations.

    In 2007, she delighted critics and moviegoers in Kevin Lima's musical hit "Enchanted," earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance as the displaced, would-be fairy tale princess, Giselle.

    Adams had first caught the attention of critics and audiences when she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg's fact-based drama "Catch Me If You Can." Among her other film credits are Adam McKay's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," with Will Ferrell; Mike Nichols' "Charlie Wilson's War," with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts; "Sunshine Cleaning"; "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"; "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," with Ben Stiller; Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia," with Meryl Streep; the family hit "The Muppets"; "Leap Year"; and Clint Eastwood's "Trouble with the Curve," opposite Eastwood and Justin Timberlake.

    On the stage, Adams starred last summer in the Public Theatre's revival of the award-winning musical "Into the Woods," a presentation of Shakespeare in the Park, at the Delacorte Theater.

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