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Amy Adams (1)

Mostly Credited As: Amy Adams (1)
Birth Name: Amy Lou Adams
Date Of Birth: August 20, 1974 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: Italy
Birth Place: Vicenza, Veneto
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Amy Adams (1)


Amy Lou Adams is the daughter of Richard and Kathryn Adams. Born in Italy as a result of her father stationed there as a U.S. serviceman, Amy was raised in Castle Rock, Colorado. She grew up a Mormon along with six other siblings. Whilst attending Douglas County High School, where she sang in choir classes, Amy danced as an apprentice for a local dance company in hopes of one day becoming a ballerina. She also worked at The Gap as a greeter, as well as a hostess and waitress at Hooters. Later Amy would become a dancer at Country Dinner Playhouse and Boulder's Dinner Theatre, appearing in the "Brigadoon" and "A Chorus Line" productions. While working there she was spotted by a dinner-theater director from Minneapolis. As a result of this, Amy moved to Chanhassen, Minnesota and began working in regional dinner theatre.

Amy got her break into acting when recovering from a pulled muscle. The film Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was being filmed in Minnesota, was holding an audition to win a part in the movie. Winning the role as Leslie Miller, Amy got advice from Kirstie Alley to pursue an acting career. After moving to Los Angeles, she was given a role on what was to be a television series continuation of the movie Cruel Intentions. The series had many difficulties and never aired. As a result of several episodes already having been filmed, the footage was instead made into Cruel Intentions 2. Soon after Amy was making guest star appearances on many popular television shows, until 2002 when she played a major role in Catch Me If You Can. After a year without work she would return to television roles.

Amy would soon get the recognition she deserved when the independent film Junebug, released in 2005, got her an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actress." Her success continued when she was chosen for the part of Giselle in the the 2007 film Enchanted, a role that was auditioned by three-hundred other actresses. The film allowed her to use her dancing and singing talents, resulting in a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy." Amy is now a very well-known and sought-after actress, appearing in several films a year.

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TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actress (For 'The Master'), [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actress (for 'The Fighter'), [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 80th Annual Academy Awards 56x01: (Feb/24/2008) As Presenter, [Featuring]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 71x01: (Jan/12/2014) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'American Hustle') 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Amy Adams 19x34: (Dec/10/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  June 14, 2013 14x165: (Jun/14/2013) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Katy B 13x11: (Jun/14/2013) As Herself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  June 13, 2013 03x197: (Jun/13/2013) As Herself 

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Amy Adams, Mary McCormack, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Whitney Cummings 07x85: (Jun/06/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Amy Adams, Dave Franco, Lady Antebellum 11x88: (Jun/04/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Matt Damon 11x14: (Jan/24/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Amy Adams, Olivia Munn 10x172: (Jun/04/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Amy Adams, Adam Carolla, Hunter Hayes 21x37: (Feb/07/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Amy Adams, Rocket City Rednecks, Miranda Lambert 19x189: (Nov/14/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Amy Adams, Paula Abdul, Dierks Bentley 17x92: (Feb/11/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Selma Blair, Xzibit, Puddle Of Mudd 12x125: (Apr/01/2004) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 7 16x07: (Sep/12/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Amy Adams, Paul Teutul Sr. & Paul Teutul Jr., Hacienda 19x182: (Aug/28/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Amy Adams, Zachary Levi, Vampire Weekend 17x72: (Jan/05/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Amy Adams, Michael Sheen, Jamey Johnson 16x55: (Dec/09/2008) As Herself 
  Amy Adams, Jamie Oliver, Liam Finn 15x76: (Feb/28/2008) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  How the Grinch Stole Innocence 01x23: (Dec/15/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Guest co-host Anderson Cooper; Amy Adams; Leslie Mann 27x239: (Jul/30/2009) As Herself 
  Amy Adams, Michael McDonald, Ivanka Trump, 26x132: (Mar/04/2008) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Amy Adams, M. Ward, Nick Griffin 05x40: (Mar/06/2009) As Herself 
  Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Adams, Rocco DeLuca 02x29: (Feb/16/2006) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Amy Adams, Eddie Izzard, John Legend 16x53: (Dec/15/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Harrison Ford, Amy Adams, K.T. Tunstall 13x80: (Feb/07/2006) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend 33x07: (Mar/08/2008) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Booze Cruise 02x11: (Jan/05/2006) As Katy Luke 
  The Fire 02x04: (Oct/11/2005) As Katy Luke 
  Hot Girl 01x06: (Apr/26/2005) As Katy Luke 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Talking Shop! 08x22: (May/23/2004) Voiced  Unknown 
  Stressed For Success 08x19: (May/02/2004) Voiced  Unknown 
  Cheer Factor 08x13: (Mar/07/2004) Voiced  Merilynn 
  My Hair Lady 08x11: (Feb/15/2004) Voiced  Client 

The West Wing (1999) 
  20 Hours in America (1) 04x01: (Sep/25/2002) As Cathy 

Smallville (2001) 
  Craving 01x07: (Nov/27/2001) As Jodi Melville 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Family 05x06: (Nov/07/2000) As Cousin Beth 

Providence (1999) 
  The Good Doctor 03x03: (Nov/03/2000) As Rebecca 

Charmed (1998) 
  Murphy's Luck 02x16: (Mar/30/2000) As Maggie Murphy 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  Burning Down the House 02x15: (Feb/07/2000) As Kat Peterson 
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Trivia

Amy was a waitress at a Hooters bar/restaurant at the age of 16. She quit after she turned 18 when the Corporation started to require all the females to wear skimpy orange and white outfits.

Appearing in such productions as "Brigadoon" and "Good News," Amy is a member of the Chanhassen Dinner Theater alumna, located in Minnesota.

Amy's brother Eddied Adams works for TMZ, a tabloid and gossip show.

Strawberry Blonde is Amy's natural hair colour.

Awards:
  • Won (Critics Choice Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (COFCA Award): Breakthrough Film Artist for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (FFCC Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (Independent Spirit Award): Best Supporting Female for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (Sundance Film Festival): Special Jury Prize for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (Gotham Awards): Breakthrough Award for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (NSFC Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (SFFCC Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (SEFCA Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (WAFCA Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Won (VFCC Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (Golden Globe): Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Enchanted (2007)
  • Nominated (Oscar): Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (Critics Choice Award): Best Actress for Enchanted (2007)
  • Nominated (Critics Choice Award): Best Song for Enchanted (2007) for the song "That's How You Know"
  • Nominated (SAG Awards): Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (Satellite Award): Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Enchanted (2007)
  • Nominated (Satellite Award): Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (WAFCA Award): Best Breakthrough Performance for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (OFCS Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)
  • Nominated (CFCA Award): Best Supporting Actress for Junebug (2005)

Amy Adams (1) Quotes
I have worked with some of the meanest people in the world. You can't do anything to intimidate me.

I think that I've always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place. I think there's a lot of room for discovery in these characters and that's something I always have fun playing.

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