Facts about Amy Adams
Amy Adams Biography
Actress Amy Adams earned her first Oscar nomination as the gabby and guileless Ashley in the 2005 film Junebug.
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).
She 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 breakout 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 Pumpkin (2002, starring Christina Ricci), 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), and the science fiction drama Arrival (2006).
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.