Amy Adams
Amy Adams

Date of Birth
20 August 1974, Aviano, Italy

Birth Name
Amy Lou Adams

5' 4" (1.63 m)
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous .... Leslie Miller
2000 Cruel Intentions 2  .... Kathryn Merteuil
2000 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" .... Cousin Beth (1 episode)
2000 "Providence" .... Rebecca 'Becka' Taylor (1 episode)
2000 "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" .... Dinah (1 episode)
2000 The Chromium Hook  .... Jill Royaltuber
2000 "Charmed" .... Maggie Murphy (1 episode)
2000 "That '70s Show" .... Kat Peterson (1 episode)
2000 Psycho Beach Party  .... Marvel Ann
2000 The Peter Principle  .... Susan
2001 "Smallville" .... Jodi Melville (1 episode)
2002 Catch Me If You Can  .... Brenda Strong
2002 "The West Wing" .... Cathy (1 episode)
2002 Serving Sara  .... Kate
2002 Pumpkin  .... Alex
2002 The Slaughter Rule  .... Doreen
2004 "Dr. Vegas" .... Alice Doherty (5 episodes)
2004 "King of the Hill" .... Merilynn  ... (3 episodes)
2004 The Last Run  .... Alexis
2005 Standing Still  .... Elise
2005 Junebug  .... Ashley Johnsten
2005 The Wedding Date  .... Amy
2005 "The Office" .... Katy (3 episodes)
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny  .... Gorgeous Woman
2006 Pennies  .... Charlotte Brown
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby  .... Susan
2006 Moonlight Serenade  .... Chloe
2006 Fast Track  .... Abby March
2007 Charlie Wilson's War  .... Bonnie Bach
2007 Enchanted  .... Giselle
2007 Underdog (voice) .... Polly Purebread
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  .... Delysia
2008 Sunshine Cleaning  .... Rose Lorkowski
2008 Doubt  .... Sister James
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian... Amelia Earhart
2009 Julie & Julia   .... Julie Powell
Amy Adams was born in Italy to American parents Kathryn and Richard Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in
a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Adams sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dance company, with the
ambition of becoming a ballerina. However, she worked as a greeter at The Gap and as a Hooters hostess to support herself before
finding work as a dancer at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse in such productions as "Brigadoon" and "A Chorus
Line." It was there that she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner-theater director who asked her to move to Chanhassen, Minnesota for
more regional dinner theater work.

She landed a major role in "Catch Me If You Can" playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But this did not provide the break-through she
might have hoped for. Her role in the low-budget independent film "Junebug" (which was shot in 21 days) got her real attention, including
an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress as well as other awards. The following year, her ability to look like a wide-eyed
Disney animated heroine helped her to be chosen from about 300 actresses auditioning for the role of Giselle in the animated/live-action
feature film "Enchanted" which would prove to be her major break-through role. Her vivacious yet innocent portrayal allowed her to use
her singing and dancing talents. Her performance garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Musical or Comedy.

Adams next appeared in the major production "
Charlie Wilson's War" and went on to act in the independent film "Sunshine Cleaning"
which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and "
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" which garnered her a Delta's Choice Award for
Best Supporting Actress. Her recent role as Sister James in "
Doubt" brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best
Supporting Actress as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. She
appears as Amelia Earhart in "
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and as a temp secretary in "Julie & Julia". She is a very
sought-after actress with a bright future.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2008 - Saturn Award Best Actress    for: Enchanted
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2006 - Critics Choice Award Best Supporting Actress   for: Junebug
Central Ohio Film Critics Association
2006  - COFCA Award Breakthrough Film Artist    for: Junebug
Delta's Choice Award
2007  - #37 Delta 99 Most Desirable Women - debut on the D99
2008  - Delta for best supporting actress    
           for: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
2008  - #8  Delta 99 Most Desirable Women
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
2005  - FFCC Award Best Supporting Actress   for: Junebug
Gotham Awards
2005  - Breakthrough Award   for: Junebug
Independent Spirit Awards
2006  - Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female   for: Junebug
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
2006  - NSFC Award Best Supporting Actress     for: Junebug
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
2005  - SFFCC Award Best Supporting Actress   for: Junebug
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
2005  - SEFCA Award Best Supporting Actress   for: Junebug
Sundance Film Festival
2005  - Special Jury Prize Dramatic   for: Junebug
Vancouver Film Critics Circle
2006  - VFCC Award Best Supporting Actress    for: Junebug
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
2005  - WAFCA Award Best Supporting Actress    for: Junebug