Amy Adams

Highest Rated: 95% The Muppets (2011)
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 2019
66% Vice Lynne Cheney 2018
40% Justice League Lois Lane $227.1M 2017
73% 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
31% Lullaby Emily 2014
92% American Hustle Sydney Prosser $99.2M 2013
94% 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
84% The Master Peggy Dodd $15.9M 2012
95% The Muppets Mary $88.7M 2011
90% The Fighter Charlene Fleming $93.6M 2010
No Score Yet Love & Distrust Charlotte Brown 2010
23% Leap Year Anna $25.9M 2010
76% Julie & Julia Julie Powell $94.2M 2009
44% 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
77% 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
87% Junebug Ashley $2.5M 2005
36% Standing Still Elise 2005
11% The Wedding Date Amy $32.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Last Run Alexis 2004
95% 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
53% Psycho Beach Party Marvel Ann 2000
45% 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
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
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
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
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
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
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2008
89% The Office
2005-2013
Guest Katie Katy
  • 2005
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2004
94% Smallville
2001-2011
Jodi Melville Jodi
  • 2002
  • 2001
81% 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

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