Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Highest Rated: 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Lowest Rated: 4% Serving Sara (2002)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1974

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

An actress with a knack for light comedy, Amy Adams was born in Italy and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado. After high school, she studied dance and worked in regional dinner theater until age 20, when she moved to Minnesota with her family after being spotted by a visiting Minneapolis producer and recruited to work in his dinner theater there. She landed her first film role in the satiric 1999 comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was, appropriately enough, set in Minnesota. After appearing in the independent comedy Psycho Beach Party, Adams made guest appearances on a number of television series, including That 70s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing; she was also cast as a regular in Manchester Prep, a TV spin-off of the hit film Cruel Intentions. Manchester Prep, however, was never aired when its network decided that the show's sexual content was too strong for television, although several episodes were eventually re-edited into a direct-to-video feature entitled Cruel Intentions 2. 2002 proved to be a very busy year for Adams, who appeared in no fewer than four features, including the eagerly anticipated Catch Me if You Can, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.Adams took a 2 year break following Catch Me If You Can, reemerging in 2004 to appear with Fred Savage in the low-key comedy/drama The Last Run. The next year she took a substantial role in the romantic comedy The Wedding Date, but the part that proved to be a career-shaping one was the very innocent, very pregnant Ashley in Phil Morrison's independent film Junebug. Adams was adored by audiences and praised by critics for her quirky, sensitive performance, and she netted a Best Supporting Actress nomination in the process.The young actress rounded out 2005 with a brief series of regular appearances on the wildly popular TV comedy The Office. In 2006 Amy co-starred in the NASCAR comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, alongside Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen. 2007 provided a big boost to her lead-actress stock in the form of Disney's Enchanted, a Splash-like confection in which Adams played a fairytale princess inadvertently plopped into the alternate universe of modern-day New York City. The family-friendly Thanksgiving release racked up considerable praise and millions of box-office dollars. Adams picked up her second Academy Award nomination in 2008 for her work in John Patrick Shanley's adaptation of his award winning play Doubt. In addition to that honor, she scored nods from the Screen Actors Guild, and the Hollywood Foreign Press. The following year, Adams teamed with Doubt star Meryl Streep again, to play a young amateur chef who attempts to cook every recipe in a massive cookbook by Julia Child (Streep) in the Nora Ephron-directed Julie and Julia.The following year, Adams played the romantic interest of Mark Wahlberg in the Oscar contender The Fighter, earning tremendous critical acclaim both for her tough performance and spot-on Boston accent. Then in 2011, Adams teamed up with funnyman Jason Segel for a much anticipated relaunching of Jim Henson's beloved Muppets franchise. In 2012 she played the controlling wife of a cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's drama The Master, and captured her fourth Best Supporting Actress nomination in just eight years for her work in that film. In 2013 she took on the legendary part of Lois Lane in the Superman reboot Man of Steel.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Woman in the Window Actor 2020
No Score Yet Hillbilly Elegy Actor 2020
66% Vice Lynne Cheney 2018
40% Justice League Lois Lane $227.1M 2017
74% Nocturnal Animals Susan Morrow $10.7M 2016
94% Arrival Dr. Louise Banks $100.6M 2016
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lois Lane $293.8M 2016
72% Big Eyes Margaret Keane $8.1M 2014
30% Lullaby Emily 2014
92% American Hustle Sydney Prosser $99.2M 2013
95% Her Amy $18M 2013
56% Man of Steel Lois Lane $291.1M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Sydney Prosser 2013
44% On the Road Jane/Joan Vollmer $0.7M 2012
51% Trouble with the Curve Mickey $35.8M 2012
85% The Master Peggy Dodd $15.9M 2012
95% The Muppets Mary $88.7M 2011
91% The Fighter Charlene Fleming $93.6M 2010
No Score Yet Love & Distrust Charlotte Brown 2010
23% Leap Year Anna $25.9M 2010
77% Julie & Julia Julie Powell $94.2M 2009
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Amelia Earhart $177.2M 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning Rose $12.1M 2009
No Score Yet Moonlight Serenade Chloe 2009
80% Doubt Sister James $33.5M 2008
78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Delysia Lafosse $12.3M 2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War Bonnie Bach $66.7M 2007
93% Enchanted Giselle $127.8M 2007
14% Underdog Polly $43.8M 2007
18% The Ex Abby March $3.1M 2007
No Score Yet Pennies Actor 2006
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Gorgeous Woman $8.2M 2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Susan $148.3M 2006
86% Junebug Ashley $2.5M 2005
36% Standing Still Elise 2005
11% The Wedding Date Amy $32.1M 2005
No Score Yet Cruel Intentions 3 Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Last Run Alexis 2004
96% Catch Me If You Can Brenda $164.5M 2002
4% Serving Sara Kate $16.9M 2002
36% Pumpkin Alex $0.2M 2002
74% The Slaughter Rule Doreen 2002
17% Cruel Intentions 2 Kathryn 2000
55% Psycho Beach Party Marvel Ann 2000
46% Drop Dead Gorgeous Leslie Miller 1999
No Score Yet Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer Susie 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
92% Sharp Objects
2018
Executive Producer Camille Preaker 2018
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017-2018
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2016
2010
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014-2019
2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2014
2013
2010
2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host 2014
2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
2009
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest 2011
68% American Idol
2002-2016
Reality cast member Appearing 2008
81% The Office
2005-2013
Guest Katy Moore Katie Katy 2005
15% Dr. Vegas
2004
Alice Doherty 2004
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 2004
78% Smallville
2001-2011
Jodi Melville Jodi 2002
2001
82% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Beth 2000
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Becka 2000
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Kat Sweeney 2000
1999

QUOTES FROM Amy Adams CHARACTERS

Lois Lane says: You are psychotic

Lois Lane says: You are psychotic.

Lex Luthor says: That is a 3 syllable word for any thought too big for little minds

Lex Luthor says: That is a 3 syllable word for any thought too big for little minds.

Clark Kent/Superman says: Superman was never real. Just a dream of a farmer from Kansas.

Lois Lane says: That dream is all some people have.

Margaret Keane says: The eyes are the windows of the soul.

Margaret Keane says: From a distance, you look like a painter, but up close, there's just not much there.

Sydney Prosser says: You're nothing to me 'til you're everything.

Lois Lane says: Why are you surrendering to Zod?

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: I'm surrendering to mankind, there's a difference.

Lois Lane says: And you let them handcuff you?

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: Wouldn't be much of a surrender if I ressisted, and if it makes them feel more secure and all the better for it.

Ashley says: All I really want is for Johnny to love me like he did in high school.

Amy says: We are only here briefly and in this moment I want to allow myself joy.

Ashley says: Did they sign a contact?

Ashley says: God loves you just the way you are. But He loves you too much to let you stay that way.

Ashley says: I can't sit down! I'm too excited!

Madeleine says: I even bite my toenails.

Ashley says: You do not.

Amy says: We're only here briefly, and while I'm here I want to allow myself joy. So fuck it.

Amy says: Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.

Peggy Dodd says: You can't take this life straight, can you?

Gary says: So you guys aren't getting back together?

Kermit says: [sadly] No.

Kermit says: No.

Mary says: This is going to be a really short movie.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: Thank you for believing in me.

Lois Lane says: It didn't make much difference in the end.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: It did to me.

Lois Lane says: They say it's all downhill after the first kiss.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: Only if you're kissing a human.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: I think that only applies if you are kissing a human.

Lois Lane says: Welcome to the planet.

Lois Lane says: They say it's all downhill after the first kiss.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: I think that only applies if you are kissing a human.

Lois Lane says: Welcome to our planet.

Lois Lane says: Welcome to the planet.

Lois Lane says: Welcome to the Daily Planet.

Lois Lane says: Welcome to the planet.

Lois Lane says: For some, he was a guardian angel. For others, a ghost, who never quite fit in.

Lois Lane says: How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks?

Lois Lane says: What's the 'S' stand for?

Lois Lane says: How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks? For some, he's a guardian angel. For others, a ghost who never quite fit in.

Micky Ward says: I'm the one fighting, I know what I need.

Charlene Fleming says: And you need Dicky?

Micky Ward says: I want Dicky back. And I want you, Charlene, and I want O'Keefe, and my family.

Charlene Fleming says: You can't do that to us.

Ashley says: God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to let you stay that way.

Rose Norkowski says: Yeah. I do. Um, we come into people's lives when they have experienced something profound - and sad. And they've lost somebody, you know? And um, the circumstances, they're always different. But that's the same. And we help. In some small way we, um, we help

Rose Norkowski says: Yeah. I do. Um, we come into people's lives when they have experienced something profound - and sad. And they've lost somebody, you know? And um, the circumstances, they're always different. But that's the same. And we help. In some small way we, um, we help.

Mary Sue Dodd says: He's dangerous, and he will be our undoing if we continue to have him here. Perhaps he's past help. Or insane.

Ashley says: What's your favorite animal? Mine's the meerkat.

Mary Sue Dodd says: You can't take this life straight, can you?

Mary Sue Dodd says: The only way to defend ourselves is to attack.

Johnny says: So, what do you think about dinner?

Mickey says: You mean together?

Johnny says: That's a little forward, don't you think? But, if you're asking me out, then, yes, I accept.

Mary Sue Dodd says: This is something you do for a billion years, or not at all.

Peggy Dodd says: I don't care much more blacks. They're monsters and they smell like feces.

Queen Narissa says: Speciosous-formosous-preclareus

Queen Narissa says: Speciosous-formosous-preclareus.

Nathaniel says: My most adored queen where did you send her?

Queen Narissa says: To a place where there are no happily ever afters

Queen Narissa says: To a place where there are no happily ever afters.

Princess Giselle says: (screams)

Queen Narissa says: (cackles)

Nathaniel says: For the nice lady. From a secret admirer.

Robert Philip says: A secret admirer... How come people keep giving you free stuff?

Princess Giselle says: What is it?

Nathaniel says: It's an apple martini, miss.

Robert Philip says: Apple mar-... Ooh! It looks yummy.

Robert Philip says: Yeah, be careful. It's poisonous.

Princess Giselle says: You're joking.

Robert Philip says: Yeah. *Laughter* They'll creep on you though. I'd be really careful.

Mary says: Not now eighties robot.

Mary says: Gary I've gone home, I love you but you need to decide, are you a man, or a muppet?

Amelia Earhart says: I just feel as if I've been asleep for along time and now suddenly I'm awake.

Mary says: "Party of one."

Mary says: Party of one.

Fozzie Bear says: Check it out! Fart Shoes! *fart* *fart*

Mary says: This is going to be a REALLY short movie.

Mary says: "Your right up on the steed. Get down on one knee. And say marry will you marry me?"

Mary says: Your right up on the steed. Get down on one knee. And say marry will you marry me?

Mary says: "Pleaseee!"

Mary says: Pleaseee!

Mary says: ''Individually.''

Mary says: Individually.

Mary says: "Theres no one at this party that I don't already know."

Mary says: There's no one at this party that I don't already know.

Mary says: "Are you a man or a muppet?"

Mary says: Are you a man or a muppet?

Mary says: "It's time to meet the muppets."

Mary says: It's time to meet The Muppets.

Mary says: "What happens at a Me Party, stays at a Me Party."

Mary says: What happens at a Me Party stays at a Me Party...

Princess Giselle says: You...are not a very nice man!

Princess Giselle says: [after an old man steals her tiara] You... are not a very nice old man!

Julie Powell says: Are you back? Please be back.

Robert Philip says: You want me to call somebody?

Robert Philip says: Would you like me to call someone for you?

Princess Giselle says: Well, I don't think they'd hear from here.

Princess Giselle says: I don't think they would hear you from here.

Madeleine says: I was born in Japan.

Ashley says: You were not.

Ashley says: You were not!

Paul Child says: Your book is gonna change the world, your book is amazing!

Julie Powell says: Oh Paul, you'r the sweetest man

Paul Child says: Fuck them!

Charlene Fleming says: Deal, I'll see you in Mickey's corner but otherwise go fuck yourself...

Charlene Fleming says: Deal. I'll see you in Mickey's corner but otherwise go fuck yourself.

Charlene Fleming says: You call me skank once more and I'm gonna rip that nasty hair right outta you head.

Charlene Fleming says: What kind of name is Saul Mamby?

"Irish" Mickey Ward says: Black and Jewish.

Charlene Fleming says: Stop calling me a MTV girl, whatever the fuck that means.

Princess Giselle says: She's beautiful...

Princess Giselle says: She's beautiful.

Robert Philip says: It's just a statue!

Robert Philip says: It's reality.

Princess Giselle says: Well, I think I prefer to be in Andalasia.

Robert Philip says: I think I prefer that too!

Julie Powell says: I could write a blog. I have thoughts.

Rose Norkowski says: There's not a lot that I am good at. But I'm good at getting guys to want me. Not date me, or marry me, but want me.

Anna says: What are you, the Lucky Charms leprecaun?

Eric Powell says: Why don't you write a blog about how much you love Queens?

Julie Powell says: A short blog.