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Amy Adams

Actor Date of birth 20th August 1974
Place of birth Aviano, Italy
Year of debut 1999
First feature film Drop Dead Gorgeous

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated4
  • BAFTA Awards nominated3
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated4
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Biography

Amy Adams was born in Italy and raised in Colorado by her Mormon family. She wanted to be a ballerina and trained at her local dance company. She became a dancer and actress in dinner theatre productions. While off work due to a pulled muscle, she auditioned for her debut role in Drop Dead Gorgeous. When she was about to abandon her acting career, she got her Oscar-nominated role in independent movie Junebug. She has since gained commercial success in movies like Enchanted and Julie & Julia.

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Packshot for the film Her
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
121 Mins
Released
2013

A lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his new, artificially-intelligent operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Strong language and sex references.

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Packshot for the film Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2009

Ben Stiller heads to a magical museum to rescue some old friends. Co stars Amy Adams, Hank Azaria and Owen Wilson. Mild comic violence and scary moments.

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Packshot for the film Enchanted
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
2007

Amy Adams is a fairytale princess lost in New York City. Can she find her prince (James Marsden)? Contains mild scary scenes and innuendo.

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Packshot for the film The Fighter
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2010

Based on a true story. A failing boxer (Mark Wahlberg) gets one last shot at the title. With Christian Bale. Strong language, intense boxing violence and overt hard drug use.

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Packshot for the film Leap Year
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2010

Amy Adams travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend. With Matthew Goode. Infrequent mild language.

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Did you know?

  • Amy Adams said that the surprisingly cut-throat world of dinner theatre helped prepare her for life in Hollywood.
  • While playing a pregnant woman in Junebug, two of her sisters were pregnant for the first time.
  • She listened to Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon while filming the Enchanted scenes when her character Gisele moves from her animated world to the real-life world of New York.
  • In an interview with The Telegraph, she revealed that was so cold filming Leap Year that she had a hot bath and a Guinness every evening to warm up again.
  • She first acted at home in plays her father wrote.

Awards

  • 4 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Actress In A Leading Role - American Hustle
    • 2011 Actress in a Supporting Role - The Fighter
    • 2008 Actress in a Supporting Role - Doubt
    • 2005 Actress in a Supporting Role - Junebug
  • 3 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Leading Actress - American Hustle
    • 2011 Supporting Actress - The Fighter
    • 2008 Supporting Actress - Doubt
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - American Hustle
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - American Hustle
    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Fighter
    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Doubt
    • 2008 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Enchanted