Adams at an event for Nocturnal Animals in 2016
|Born||Amy Lou Adams|
20 August 1974
Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Darren Le Gallo (m. 2015)|
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is a American actress. She is a five-time Academy Awaird nominee.
Born in Vicenza, Italy, an raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams is the fowert o seiven siblins. She trained tae be a ballerina, but at age 18, she foond muisical theatre a better fit, an frae 1994 tae 1998, she wirked in dinner theatre. She made her featur film debut wi a supportin part in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. Efter muivin tae Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in telly an teuk on "mean girl" pairts in smaw-scale featurs. Her first major role cam in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she wis unemployed for a year efterwart. Her breakthrou came in the pairt o a loquacious pregnant wumman in the 2005 independent film Junebug.
The 2007 muisical Enchanted, in that Adams played a cheerfu princess, wis her first major success as a leadin leddy. She follaed it bi playin naïve, optimistic weemen in a series o films sic as the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played stranger pairts tae positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) an the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013, she begoud portrayin Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She wan two consecutive Gowden Globe Awairds for Best Actress for playin a seductive con airtist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) an the tribbled penter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014). Faur acclaim cam for playin a linguist in the science feection film Arrival (2016), a sel-hairmin reporter in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), an Lynne Cheney in the satirical film Vice (2018).
Adams's stage roles include the Public Theater's revival o Into the Woods in 2012, in that she played the Baker's Wife. In 2014, she wis named ane o the 100 most influential fowk in the warld bi Time an featurt in the Forbes Celebrity 100 leet. She is mairied tae actor an airtist Darren Le Gallo, wi that she haes a dochter.