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).

Movies of Amy Adams

Justice League
Justice League

Justice League   2017

Release Date: 2017-11-15

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Joss Whedon / Jason Momoa /

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

Arrival   2016

Release Date: 2016-11-10

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment / FilmNation Entertainment /

Director: Denis Villeneuve / Donald Sparks /

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

Nocturnal Animals   2016

Release Date: 2016-11-04

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Artina Films /

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   2016

Release Date: 2016-06-28

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: DC Comics / Atlas Entertainment /

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   2016

Release Date: 2016-03-23

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: DC Comics / Atlas Entertainment /

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   2016

Release Date: 2016-01-19

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Warner Bros. /

Director: Jason Momoa / Kevin Smith /

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

Big Eyes   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-24

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: The Weinstein Company / Silverwood Films /

Director: Tim Burton / Danny Huston /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Christoph Waltz  /  Krysten Ritter
Lullaby
Lullaby

Lullaby   2014

Release Date: 2014-06-13

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Avenue Picture /

Director: Andrew Levitas /

Her
Her

Her   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-18

Rating: 7.9

Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures /

Director: Scarlett Johansson / Tracy Scott /

American Hustle
American Hustle

American Hustle   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-12

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Atlas Entertainment /

Director: Tracy Scott / David O. Russell /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Bradley Cooper  /  Amy Adams
Man of Steel
Man of Steel

Man of Steel   2013

Release Date: 2013-06-12

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. /

Director: Kevin Costner / Zack Snyder /

Stars: 
Henry Cavill  /  Amy Adams  /  Michael Shannon
Back Beyond
Back Beyond

Back Beyond   2013

Release Date: 2013-02-26

Rating: 8

Production Companies:

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman / Paul Thomas Anderson /

Trouble with the Curve
Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-21

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies:

Director: Clint Eastwood / Robert Lorenz /

Stars: 
Clint Eastwood  /  Amy Adams  /  Justin Timberlake
The Master
The Master

The Master   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-07

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Ghoulardi Film Company / The Weinstein Company /

Director: Adam Somner / Philip Seymour Hoffman /

On the Road
On the Road

On the Road   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-22

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Kirsten Dunst / Walter Salles /

Stars: 
Kristen Stewart  /  Garrett Hedlund  /  Sam Riley
The Muppets
The Muppets

The Muppets   2011

Release Date: 2011-11-22

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures /

Director: James Bobin / John Krasinski /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Jason Segel  /  Emily Blunt
The Fighter
The Fighter

The Fighter   2010

Release Date: 2010-12-17

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures /

Director: Karen Golden / Cara Giallanza /

Stars: 
Mark Wahlberg  /  Christian Bale  /  Amy Adams
Love and Distrust
Love and Distrust

Love and Distrust   2010

Release Date: 2010-08-16

Rating: 4.8

Production Companies:

Director: James Franco / Lorraine Bracco /

Stars: 
Laurence Beck  /  Dawn Anderson  /  Robert Downey Jr.
Leap Year
Leap Year

Leap Year   2010

Release Date: 2010-01-08

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment /

Director: Anand Tucker /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Matthew Goode  /  Adam Scott
Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia   2009

Release Date: 2009-08-06

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Scott Rudin Productions /

Director: Stanley Tucci / Nora Ephron /

Stars: 
Meryl Streep  /  Amy Adams  /  Stanley Tucci
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian   2009

Release Date: 2009-05-20

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / 1492 Pictures /

Director: Christopher Guest / Shawn Levy /

Stars: 
Ben Stiller  /  Amy Adams  /  Owen Wilson
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade

Moonlight Serenade   2009

Release Date: 2009-01-01

Rating: 3

Production Companies:

Director: Giancarlo Tallarico /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Scott G. Anderson  /  Moon Bloodgood
Doubt
Doubt

Doubt   2008

Release Date: 2008-11-27

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Miramax Films /

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman / Dianne Dreyer /

Stars: 
Amy Adams  /  Philip Seymour Hoffman  /  Meryl Streep
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day   2008

Release Date: 2008-03-07

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Kudos Productions Ltd. / Shine Pictures /

Director: Sue Hills / Bharat Nalluri /

Stars: 
Frances McDormand  /  Amy Adams  /  Lee Pace
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