Facts about Amy Adams
Amy Adams Biography
Actress Amy Adams has been a regular nominee at the Oscars since her breakout in 2005’s Junebug.
That was her first nomination as best actress; her second nomination was for American Hustle (2013 with Christian Bale).
A vibrant redhead who can bring both charm and fire, Adams made her movie debut in the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous (with Kirsten Dunst).
Adams then made the most of a small role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 2002’s Catch Me If You Can (directed by Steven Spielberg), and co-starred with Rob Lowe in the short-lived 2004 TV series Dr. Vegas, but Junebug was her first big role — a warm reception at the Sundance Film Festival earned an acting prize for Adams and wider distribution for the film.
Her other movies include Talladega Nights: The Ricky Bobby Story (2006, as the mousy girlfriend of Will Ferrell), the Disney feature Enchanted (2007, with Patrick Dempsey), the sort-of Julia Child biopic Julie and Julia (2009, with Meryl Streep), the sort-of biopic of Margaret Keane Big Eyes (2014, directed by Tim Burton), the science fiction drama Arrival (2006), as Lois Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), and in 2020’s Hillbilly Elegy (with Glenn Close).
A different Amy Adams was one of the contestants on American Idol in 2004, the year Fantasia Barrino won the competition… Some sources list her birthday as 1975 rather than 1974.