Amy Adams

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

20th August, 1974




1st January, 1970



Amy Adams (born 20.8.1974)
Amy Adams is an American actress, born in Italy. Her breakthrough role came with 2005's Junebug, for which she won an Academy Award.

Childhood: Amy Adams was born to Kathryn and Richard Adams in the Vicenza area of Italy. She is the fourth of seven siblings raised as Mormons. Richard Adams was a US serviceman and the family was stationed in Italy when Amy was born. They eventually settled in Castle Rock in Colorado when Amy was around eight years old.

Whilst she attended County Douglas High School, Amy Adams sang in the school choir as well as training at a local dance company. When she graduated from high school, Amy moved to Atlanta with her mother where she pursued musical theatre, as she did not feel that she was talented enough to become a professional dancer.

Amy's first full-time job was working for the restaurant chain Hooters, something that the press mentioned often, early on in her acting career.

Acting Career: Amy landed professional dancing jobs at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse. She was spotted by Michael Brindisi, a dinner theatre director. Brindisi then offered her work with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. She worked for the company in Minnesota for three years but was forced to take time off work when she pulled a muscle.

During her time off, Amy Adams auditioned for Drop Dead Gorgeous, landing her first film role. Her colleague in the film, Kirstie Alley, convinced Amy that she should move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.

Although Amy does not have fond memories of her first year in LA, she found work relatively quickly, in Manchester Prep, the Fox Network spin-off of the film Cruel Intentions.

Amy Adams was then cast in a number of low budget films, such as Psycho Beach Party (which also starred Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose) as well as landing a number of bit-parts in TV series such as Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed.

Amy was then cast in 2002's Catch Me If You Can. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Catch Me If You Can told the true story of the con-artist Frank Abagnale Jr. Although the film was a success, it failed to be the springboard to success that Adams had hoped, though working with that caliber of actors gave her a great deal of confidence.

In 2004, Amy Adams was cast in The Last Run. She also voiced characters on the popular cartoon series King of The Hill. She briefly appeared in Dr. Vegas, playing Alice Doherty, but following a dispute over her contract, she was fired.

Adams was cast alongside Dermot Mulroney and Jack Davenport in The Wedding Date, though the film failed to attract attention.

Amy Adams' breakthrough role came in 2005 with the release of Junebug. Adams was cast as Ashley Johnston, a young pregnant woman and the film was shot on a small budget in North Carolina. Adams won the Special Jury Prize at that year's Sundance Festival for her performance as well as being nominated for an Academy Award.

Her performance in Junebug led to a number of roles on high profile films such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, the comedy vehicle for Will Ferrell, also starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Adams also played Katy in the US version of The Office, the British comedy series masterminded by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

In 2007, Adams starred in Disney's Enchanted, which also starred James Marsden, Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey.

Adams went on to work with Tom Hanks again in Charlie Wilson's War. The film also starred Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Adams next film was another independent, named Sunshine Clearing. It received mixed reviews at the 2008 Sundance Festival.

In 2008, Adams starred in Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, opposite Frances McDormand. This was followed by a role in Doubt, again working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as Meryl Streep.

2009 saw Adams star as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. The film also starred Ben Stiller.

Personal Life: Amy Adams became engaged to her partner, Darren Le Gallo in April 2008.

Isla Fisher Recalls Lady Gaga Mistaking Her For Amy Adams

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 October 2017

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The actress went along with the situation - even when it turned awkward.

Being mistaken for a celebrity can't be all bad, but when you are an actress mistaken for a more famous star, it can get pretty awkward. That's what happened to Isla Fisher when she met Lady GaGa, who seemed certain that she was in fact Amy Adams.

Image caption Isla Fisher at the ITV Studios

41-year-old Isla Fisher has never and will never be Amy Adams, but when she bumped into Lady Gaga at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party, she was determined to pretend that she was the 'Arrival' star after the singer got the two of them mixed up.

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Justice League Trailer

The planet is in turmoil. Superman is apparently dead and crime rates have surged around the world as a result. But there's more than just petty theft and random assaults out there; mankind are under threat from an alien general named Steppenwolf who, with his terrible army of Parademons, are causing devastation as they search far and wide for three mysterious Mother Boxes hidden on Earth. The people need help, and so Bruce Wayne brings back Gotham's hero - Batman - and enlists the assistance of Wonder Woman to form a new legion of heroes. They, along with Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, must protect the world from total destruction at the hands of Steppenwolf and, ultimately, his boss Darkseid. They're all very different heroes, with very different ideas about fighting villains, but there's one thing they all have in common - a desire for justice.

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Amy Adams at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

Amy Adams goes shopping for groceries at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Amy Adams at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Amy Adams at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Amy Adams seen with various friends and family as she's awarded honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 11th January 2017

Isla Fisher Fooled Her Family By Swapping Her Face For Amy Adams' On Christmas Card

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19 November 2016

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Not even Isla Fisher’s family can tell her apart from Amy Adams.

Isla Fisher and Amy Adams are constantly getting mistaken for each other and it seems even their families can’t tell them apart.

Speaking on the ‘Today Show’, Fisher revealed that one year she swapped her face for Adams’ on a family Christmas card and no one noticed.

Image caption Isla Fisher, not Amy Adams

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Nocturnal Animals Review

Very Good

It's been seven years since designer Tom Ford made a splash with his award-winning writing-directing debut A Single Man, and it's no surprise that his second film is just as exquisitely beautiful to look at. What's unexpected is the complexity of the storytelling. Adapted by Ford from Austin Wright's novel Tony and Susan, this movie has three sides to it: a romantic drama, a darkly personal odyssey and a freaky thriller. These elements kind of fight for the audience's attention, but they're sharply played and packed with intense emotion.

Set in Los Angeles, everything revolves around gallery owner Susan (Amy Adams), who lives in a spectacular home with her banker husband Hutton (Armie Hammer), who's facing financial problems. Susan is shocked when she receives a manuscript by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finally finished his long-gestating novel. But as she reads it, she realises that their break-up inspired the story, and she pictures Edward in the central role as Tony, a man travelling through Texas with his wife and daughter (Isla Fisher and Ellie Bamber), who are kidnapped and brutalised by roadside thugs led by the unstable Ray (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). So Tony teams up with jaded detective Bobby (Michael Shannon) to track them down.

The film's central narrative is Susan's deeply internalised discovery of her own dark soul, which plays out both in her scenes with Hutton and figuratively in the fictional thriller narrative. All of these things take complex twists and turns that have vivid moral shadings. But of course the Wild West action element continually steals focus from the more understated personal drama. In this sense, Gyllenhaal has the trickiest role, or rather two roles, as the story's catalyst and victim. Meanwhile, Adams is strikingly transparent as Susan, engaging in jagged interaction with both Gyllenhaal's enigmatic Edward and Hammer's eerily heartless Hutton.

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Arrival Trailer

Louise Banks is a communications expert, she's spent years studying linguists and is considered the go to person if you have any translation difficulties - especially with difficult scripts and ancient texts but never did she expect to be called upon to work on a language like the one her government is about to approach her with.

When a number of UFO's land on earth in different countries, no one knows what to do and what the outcome will be - the most everyone can hope for is a peaceful solution. Colonel Weber briefs Louise and informs her of her mission, she's been tasked with finding a way to translate and communicate the aliens demands - the top priority is to find out why they're on Earth.

Working alongside Louise is mathematician Ian Donnelly, the linguist and mathematician join a small team of military who must travel up inside the spaceship and race against time before a global war breaks out.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a much hated alien powerhouse beneath the earthly guise. As Superman he has the power to destroy the world and, even though he would never dream of it, the world wants him gone. Even his efforts to become the ultimate hero go unappreciated, in particular by his Gotham rival Bruce Wayne; a billionaire vigilante known as Batman by night. He believes Superman is to blame for all the horror the Earth has been faced with, and vows to take him despite his limited abilities. It isn't long before the two are forced to unite, however, in order to protect the citizens of Earth from a real threat that could prove to thrust the planet into oblivion.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer

When an alien lifeform crashed to Earth decades ago, no one noticed. When his own kind came after him, the fate of the world was threatened. When he saved mankind, they looked up to him like a God. But times have changed, and people have died since his arrival. The world has had enough of the "false God" Superman (Henry Cavill), but there is already another hero in the world. In Gotham City, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has spent years and billions of dollars making himself into the greatest detective and the finest crime fighter. But the Batman knows that one does not simply arrive to a thunderous applause. He has earned his role as judge and jury, and it is up to him to stop the Man of Steal.

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First Taste Of 'Batman V Superman': Someone's Going To Bleed [Trailer + Pictures]

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 April 2015

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Batman and Superman go head to head in the new trailer for 'Dawn of Justice'.

The first trailer for the DC crossover movie 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' has finally arrived - and it's difficult to tell who's most formidable, despite the fact that one superhero has earned his power, and the other was gifted at birth.

Image caption 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is coming next year

Zack Snyder is returning with the sequel to 2013's Superman adventure 'Man Of Steel', and it's our first taste of The Justice League as they hit theaters for the first time. While the plot remains unknown, we can gather that the world has become disillusioned with Clark Kent (Henry Cavill); mistrusting of him given humanity's history with power and corruption, and fearful that their faiths are being questioned.

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Zack Synder Shares Real 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Trailer After Pirated Version Leaks Online

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 April 2015

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Zack Synder has shared the real version of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' after a pirated version, filmed on a mobile phone, leaks online.

Director Zack Synder did not despair when the exclusive trailer of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked online on Thursday. The grainy footage, shot on a mobile phone camera, immediately went viral and certainly did not do justice to the true version.

Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v. Superman.

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Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star In Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals'

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 March 2015

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Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks with producers of the upcoming film 'Nocturnal Animals'. The film, directed by designer Tom Ford, is based on Austin Wright's 1993 novel, 'Tony and Susan'.

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming film, Nocturnal Animals. Fashion designer Tom Ford is set to direct the film, his second following 2009's A Single Man. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are also on board to produce, through their Smokehouse Pictures production company.

Amy Adams is reportedly in talks for Nocturnal Animals.

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