Amy Adams is an American actress. She is popular for her dramatic and comedic performances. Adams is among the top paid actresses worldwide since 2017. She has been nominated for Academy Awards five times and British Academy Film Awards six times. Her other accolades include a couple of Golden Globes.
Amy Adams was born on August 20, 1974, in Vicenza, Italy. However, the actress grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado. She is the fourth child of her parents and has six siblings. Although she started out with ballerina training, Adams got into musical theater at 18. She worked in dinner theater between 1994 and 1998.
The actress played a supporting role in the "Drop Dead Gorgeous" movie. It was her feature debut film and satire in 1999. Adams moved to Los Angeles later on and appeared on television as a guest. Later, she took up a role in small-scale parts of the film "Mean girl".
Adam's first main acting role was in the 2002 biopic "Catch Me if You Can" movie. Steven Spielberg produced the film. However, she became unemployed later on. The actress got her breakthrough when she acted in "Junebug". The independent film was released in 2005. She took up the role of a loquacious pregnant woman in the film.
Her major success as a leading lady actress was when she took up the role of a cheerful Disney Princess in the 2007 musical, "Enchanted". While playing various roles in different films, Adams acted naive yet optimistic. The actress also took part in the 2012 "The Master" psychological drama and the 2010 sports film dubbed "The Fighter".
Amy Adams also acted in "American Hustle", a crime film released in 2013. She played the role of a hot, seductive con artist.
During the same year, Adams acted in superhero movies set in the DC Extended Universe. She represented Lois Lane in the films. She also featured in the 2014 biopic "Big Eyes" film as Margaret Keane, a troubled painter.
The actress received acclaims for her leading roles in the thriller a "Nocturnal Animals" and "Arrival", a science fiction movie. Adams played the stage role of the "Baker's Wife" in the 2012 "Into the Woods" revival production in the Public Theater. She appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Times named her one of the 100 most influential people worldwide.
Today, Amy Adams is an established actress with several upcoming projects. She has a role in Sharp Objects and The Woman in the Window, among other filming projects.
Adams is married to Darren Le Gallo, an actor, and painter. The actress and actor have a daughter. The couple met in an acting class in 2001. They started dating a year later. In 2008, they got engaged and had their daughter a couple of years later. The couple got married in 2015 in a Santa Barbara ranch in California, but reside in Beverly Hills.
Amy Adams keeps a healthy work-life balance and attracts little gossip. She supports underprivileged students in Ghetto Film School and the Trevor Project. The latter is an NGO helping troubled LGBT teenagers. She is also involved in charities for people diagnosed with cancer.
Adams has received several acting credits and awards for her exemplary performance, including Academy Awards.