Actress of Italian origins, gifted with irrefutable talent and acting skills, Amy Adams has managed to establish herself in the international film scene, engaging in different interpretations and roles. Over the course of her distinguished career, she has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, six Screen Actors Guilds, winning one, and six Golden Globes, winning two. Amy Adams proved to be one of the best actresses of her generation, thanks to the eclecticism that distinguishes her, which allowed her to go from the interpretation of an enchanting princess to that of a tough, decisive, masculine woman who stands up to her boyfriend boxer in The Fighter.
Born under the sign of Leo, on August 20, 1974, the actress Amy Adams came into the world in Vicenza. Her middle name is Lou, and the reason for her birth in Italy is linked to her father’s work. Richard Adams, in fact, was a soldier of the United States Army, stationed in Vicenza when his wife gave birth to their baby girl. Amy Adams’ mother, Kathryn Hicken, was a gymnast. Amy Adams is the fourth of seven children and has two sisters and four brothers. Theirs is a Mormon family of Swedish, Norwegian, and Swiss origins, and the actress lived in Aviano until the age of 3.
In the following eight years, the mother Kathryn Adams, the little Amy, her three older brothers, and her three minors move from one location to another in the north of Italy for the work of the head of the family, until in 82 in the United States. Just three years later Richard and Kathryn divorced.
The Adams then moved to Colorado in Castle Rock, where Amy grows up. After attending Douglas Country High School in the city, she begins to get passionate about dance and so takes a few lessons, while around 18 she is one of the famous Hooters waitresses. The passion for acting was born relatively late. She enrolled at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minnesota and, after completing her education, began appearing in many productions, including Brigadoon and Good News.
Her debut in front of the camera, after much theater, comes in 1999, when Michael Patrick Jann offers her the part of protester Leslie Miller in To die for, where she stars with Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, and Brittany Murphy. Her career, however, became purely television: That ’70s Show (2000), Charmed (2000), Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (2000), Providence (2000), Smallville (2001), and The West Wing(2002). she is noted, unexpectedly, in 2002 in the film Try to Catch Me by Steven Spielberg, where alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, James Brolin, Jennifer Garner and Ellen Pompeo in a small role.
According to the director that part should have launched her career and instead Adams remains unemployed for one year. But the experience serves the 28-year-old who admits to having understood on that occasion that she had what it takes to act at the level of great actors.
In 2004 she found some small engagements: a part in The Last Run, dubbing some characters from the animated series King of the Hill, joins the cast of the TV series Dr. Vegas, but the big break comes with the low-budget independent film called Junebug in which Amy Adams gets the role of the young and outgoing pregnant woman Ashley Johnston.
Her tenacity and efforts are rewarded: for her performance in Junebug, Adams is awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and many other critics’ awards throughout the United States. She is nominated for as many awards, including the Screen Actor Guild Award and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In 2006 she was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
From this moment on the actress begins to work on one project after another to never stop: the television series The Office and the films Tenacious D and the destiny of rock, Ricky Bobby – The story of a man who could count to one, Charlie Wilson’s War, Underdog – Story of a true superhero.
But it is the Disney success Enchanted to consecrate her to the general public in 2007. Alongside Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon, and James Marsden, she plays the role of the protagonist Giselle, who from cartoon becomes a woman in the flesh and bones in the bewildering reality of New York City.
The following year with Doubt the critical success is even greater: Amy Adams plays the young and naive Sister James alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep. Between 2009 and 2010 Adams is loved by the public in three plays: Julie & Julia, A night at the museum 2, and A proposal to say yes.
In 2011 comes the third Oscar nomination with The Fighter a film inspired by the life and sporting history of boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg). She returns to sing in 2011 with The Muppets, then in 2012 a role in the adaptation of the novel On the road, and the part of the protagonist Mickey alongside Clint Eastwood in the bitter Back in the Game, set on the baseball fields.
Also in 2012, she enchants in The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson, in 2013 she is Lois Lane in the new Superman movie, The Man of Steel. She was seen in Spike Jonze’s Lei, and is in the cast of American Hustle – Appearance deceives, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress and was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for Best Actress. In 2016 she is the protagonist of the sci-fi film Arrival by Denis Villeneuve and of the thriller Nocturnal Animals directed by Tom Ford.
In 2017 she returns to play the role of Lois Lane for the third time in the other chapter of the saga entitled Justice League. In 2018 she is the protagonist and producer of the television miniseries Sharp Objects, an adaptation of the novel On the Skin. In the same year, she plays Lynne A. Vincent, second lady during the administration of George W. Bush, in the biographical Vice – The man in the shadows.
In 2020 she starred in the thriller Woman at the Window, directed by Joe Wright. She plays Anna Fox, a psychologist suffering from agoraphobia who spends her days indoors spying on neighbors, but one day witnesses a brutal crime. Also in the same year, she co-starred with Glenn Close in the drama American Elegy, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and distributed by Netflix.
Gossip and Rumors of Amy Adams
- Amy Adams has confirmed that she will be returning for the sequel of her 2007 film Enchanted which will be titled Disenchanted.
- Amy still loves to quote and talk about her cult classic movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.
- She joined Instagram on 17th March 2020 to promote a good cause #SaveWithStories along with Jennifer Garner.
Amy has English, German, Danish and Norwegian ancestry. This actress has an impressive body that she has modified over the years, she takes good care of herself. Amy Adams has shown her talents for almost every challenge in her job. She is a sensible girl who has been able to fit into a niche that was for artists of her quality. There is no doubt, the actress is now with a fantastic look, there are several weight gains and losses, but she has made an effort to play sports and take care of herself.
She also performs sports almost every day and focuses on the hip area and also perform several miles of cardio exercise.
Amy naturally has a strawberry blonde hair color, has blue oceanic eyes with wide-eyed expressions, bright smile, she stands at a height of 5ft 3 and a half inches and weighs 58kgs with a curvaceous figure of 34-25-34 inches.
In 2001, Amy began dating actor and artist Darren Le Gallo. She first met him during an acting class in 2001. Later, in April 2008, after dating for several years, the couple got engaged. Amy gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo in May 2010. The duo married in May 2015 at a ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Amy and her family live in Beverly Hills, California. She tries not to let her celebrity status get the better of her and maintains a routine that involves going to work, taking her daughter to the park, and making time for weekly dates with her husband.
Amy Adams has an estimated net worth of $ 60 million that she basically earned from her successful career in the entertainment industry. This is not surprising as she has appeared in more than 40 feature films during her career, which spans nearly two decades. Although she has had a few short breaks, her earnings are sure to increase as she is still active in the industry.
- Her performance in films such as Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Man of Steel (2013) American Hustle (2013) Enchanted (2007) Julie and Julia (2009), and others.
- For the 2007 Walt Disney animated musical film Enchanted, Amy Adams contributed as the singer for the film’s soundtrack. She sang songs like True Love’s Kiss, Happy Working Song and That’s How You Know.
- Then again for the 2008 film Miss Pettigrew Live for a Day, and the 2011 film The Muppets, she contributed as a singer and actress.