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, Veneto, Italy

Amy Adams was an Oscar-nominated American actress who was best known for her extraordinary work in numerous critically-acclaimed films, including "Junebug" (2005), "Doubt" (2008), "The Master" (2012), and "Arrival" (2016). Adams grew up in a big family (she was the fourth of seven siblings) and due to her father's career in the United States Army, she moved around a lot as a child. She was born on a military complex in Italy, and continued moving with her parents and siblings from one Army base to the next throughout the early part of her childhood. When she was 8 years-old, Amy's parents finally put some permanent roots down in Castle Rock, Colorado. It was around this time that Adams first discovered her love for performing. She described her family as not having a lot of money, so to entertain themselves they would often put on skits. Amy was always cast as the lead, and quickly found that she loved acting in front of an audience. When she entered high school, Adams, who was never a good student, started training as a ballerina. She had aspirations of going pro, but by the time she graduated at 18, Adams realized that a professional ballerina career was not in the cards. After high school ended, Adams moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her mother. It was there that she renewed her childhood passion for acting by getting involved in community theater. One of her first productions during this period was a part in a local production of the musical "Annie." The rush of energy she received from being on stage was enough to convince Adams that she had found her life's calling. From there, she began taking on more roles in community theater. By the mid-1990s Adams was doing dinner theater in places like Boulder, Colorado and Chanhassen, Minnesota, which allowed her to hone her craft night after night. It was also during this period that Adams worked waitressing jobs to make some extra cash. Then in the late 90s, when she was living in Minnesota, Adams went to a local audition for a new film called "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999). The film was a satire on beauty pageants, and starred Kristen Dunst and Kirstie Alley. After auditioning for the role, Adams was cast in a supporting role as an over-sexed cheerleader named Leslie Miller. After landing the part in "Drop Dead Gorgeous," Adams moved to Los Angeles where she began auditioning for whatever roles came her way. She nabbed guest spots on TV shows like "That 70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006) and "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001-2011), as well as a substantial part in the Steven Spielberg film "Catch Me if You Can" (2002). After a few years in L.A., however, Adams was growing frustrated and was seriously contemplating quitting acting for good. With her career prospects looking grim, Adams decided to take a chance by accepting a role in an independent comedy-drama called "Junebug." Adams felt an instant connection with her character, a chatty pregnant woman named Ashley Johnsten, and her performance earned her heaps of critical praise. As a result, Adams was nominated for her first acting Oscar for "Junebug." With her stock on the rise after the huge success of "Junebug," Adams started getting offers to play the kind of roles she always wanted to play. And over the next several years, she would win over critics and audiences alike for her sterling performances in films like "Enchanted" (2007), "Doubt," "The Fighter" (2010), and "The Master." In 2013 Adams begin playing the fictional Lois Lane, the love interest of Superman, in the superhero film "Man of Steel" (2013). It was a role she would reprise in two additional superhero films: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) and "Justice League" (2017). By the late 2010s, Adams's career showed no signs of slowing down. She earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in "Sharp Objects" (HBO, 2018), which was based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, and also played Lynne Cheney, the wife of the former Vice President Dick Cheney, in Adam McKay's comedy biopic "Vice" (2018). Her role as Cheney earned Adams her sixth Oscar nomination, thus lending even more credence to Amy Adam's already defined status as one of the most celebrated actresses of her generation.

Highest rated movies

Catch Me if You Can
The Muppets
Arrival
Her
Enchanted
American Hustle
The Fighter
Junebug

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disenchanted Unknown (Character) - 2022
28% 88% Dear Evan Hansen Cynthia Murphy (Character) $15.0M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meryl Streep: The Winner Takes it All Unknown (Character) - 2021
25% 33% The Woman in the Window Anna Fox (Character) - 2021
71% 94% Zack Snyder's Justice League Lois Lane (Character) - 2021
25% 83% Hillbilly Elegy Bev (Character) - 2020
65% 60% Vice Lynne Cheney (Character) $47.8M 2018
39% 68% Justice League Lois Lane (Character) $227.0M 2017
74% 73% Nocturnal Animals Susan Morrow (Character) $10.4M 2016
94% 82% Arrival Louise Banks (Character) $100.5M 2016
29% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lois Lane (Character) $330.2M 2016
72% 68% Big Eyes Margaret Keane (Character) $14.5M 2014
30% 54% Lullaby Emily (Character) - 2014
94% 82% Her Amy (Character) $25.6M 2013
92% 74% American Hustle Sydney Prosser (Character) $150.1M 2013
56% 75% Man of Steel Lois Lane (Character) $291.0M 2013
45% 34% On the Road Jane/Joan Vollmer (Character) $717.8K 2012
51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Mickey (Character) $35.8M 2012
84% 62% The Master Peggy Dodd (Character) $16.2M 2012
95% 80% The Muppets Mary (Character) $88.6M 2011
91% 89% The Fighter Charlene Fleming (Character) $93.6M 2010
No Score Yet 11% Love & Distrust Charlotte Brown (Character) - 2010
23% 47% Leap Year Anna (Character) $25.9M 2010
No Score Yet 21% Moonlight Serenade Chloe (Character) - 2009
78% 70% Julie & Julia Julie Powell (Character) $94.1M 2009
44% 47% Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amelia Earhart (Character) $177.2M 2009
74% 63% Sunshine Cleaning Rose (Character) $12.1M 2008
79% 78% Doubt Sister James (Character) $33.4M 2008
78% 71% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Delysia Lafosse (Character) $12.3M 2008
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War Bonnie Bach (Character) $66.6M 2007
93% 80% Enchanted Princess Giselle (Character) $127.7M 2007
16% 42% Underdog Polly Purebred (Voice) $43.8M 2007
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Susan (Character) $148.2M 2006
No Score Yet 32% The Last Run Alexis (Character) - 2005
36% 37% Standing Still Elise (Character) $12.8K 2005
86% 73% Junebug Ashley (Character) $2.7M 2005
11% 67% The Wedding Date Amy (Character) $31.6M 2005
74% 43% The Slaughter Rule Doreen (Character) $13.1K 2002
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Brenda Strong (Character) $164.4M 2002
4% 26% Serving Sara Kate (Character) $16.9M 2002
56% 66% Psycho Beach Party Marvel Ann (Character) $268.0K 2000
17% 21% Cruel Intentions II Kathryn Merteuil (Character) - 2000
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Leslie Miller (Character) $10.6M 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016 2018 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011 2013-2014 2017-2018 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011 2013 2018
92% 83% Sharp Objects Camille Preaker (Character),
Executive Producer
2018
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollywood Masters Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2010 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2008 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Ferns Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
68% 0% American Idol Guest 2008
No Score Yet 100% Dateline NBC Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
81% 89% The Office Katy (Guest Star) 2005-2006
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Alice Doherty (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Merilynn/Sunshine (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Voice)
2004
75% 95% The West Wing Cathy (Guest Star) 2002
78% 68% Smallville Jodi Melville (Guest Star) 2001
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cousin Beth (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 93% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000