Amy Adams – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography




Amy Adams (Amy Lou Adams) – American actress, three times nominated for the “Oscar” (for her work in the films “June Beetle”, “Doubt”, “The Fighter”). And three times she was nominated for the “Golden Globe” (“Enchanted”, “Doubt”, “Fighter”). Also known for the tapes “Cruel Intentions 2”, “Catch Me If You Can”.

Amy Adams Short Biography

amy adams biography

Amy Lou Adams was born into an American military family in Vicenza, Italy, on August 20, 1974. The profession of parents forced the family to move regularly, so the actress has been familiar with the nomadic lifestyle since childhood. When she was nine years old, the Adams finally settled in America, Colorado. Amy grew up with two sisters and four brothers, but the family idyll soon came to an end. When Amy was 11, her parents divorced. From a young age, the future star was preparing to become a professional athlete, was engaged in athletics.

However, to the disappointment of her parents, she later decided to become a dancer and became seriously interested in ballet. But as she matured, Amy was not well suited for this profession. The girl focused on dramatic art – she played in school plays and sang in the choir. After school, Amy studied acting classes and worked as a waitress, then a barker at the store. Then the girl got a job at the local theater Boulders Dinner, where her performance was certified as “excellent”.

Theater director Michael Brindisi spoke about the young actress like this: “Let’s be specific. Amy, Amy. She is extraordinary. I found her, and I want to be directly involved in her career. ” Soon, the talented actress was invited to the more famous theater in the state of Minnesota – the Saint-Paul Theater, in which she played for about three years since 1995. On the stage, she was noticed by the producer of the film “Murderous Beauties” (1999).

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He invited the 25-year-old actress to play Leslie Miller. Amy played on the same court with Kirsten Dunst and Ellen Barkin. The film debut turned the actress’s plans for her theatrical future. “Coming to Los Angeles set me on a completely different path … I used to think that Hollywood had nothing to do with me and that some special people should act in films. But meeting people who starred in films, and remained at the same time just people, helped me understand that I was wrong, – recalls Amy.

She started her film career with television series (King of the Hill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Show of the 70s, Charmed, Providence, Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane). In Hollywood, the girl not only did not get lost, but was also able to stand out among other stars. In 2000, Amy played the queen of intrigue in the adaptation of Chaderlos de Laclos’ popular novel Cruel Intentions 2: Manchester Preparation. In 2002, she already played the role of the close-minded bride of the hero Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s film Catch Me If You Can.

A real success for the 31-year-old actress was her role in Phil Morrison’s drama June Beetle (2005), where she portrayed the naive provincial Ashley. For her brilliant performance, Amy Adams won an Oscar nomination and won the prestigious American Sundance independent film festival, receiving the Special Jury Prize. Amy soon won a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her performance as a princess in Kevin Lim’s story Enchanted (2007). A year later she received her second Oscar nomination, Golden Globe for her dramatic performance in Doubt (2008). The actress received the third Oscar nomination for her work in the movie The Fighter (2010). In 2011, 37-year-old Amy is still playing romantic young ladies, in particular, she starred in the popular film “The Muppets”.

Amy Adams Body Measurements

amy adams height

  • Height: 1.63 m (5′ 4″ in)
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Bra size: 32B
  • Breast size: 86 cm (34 inch)
  • Waist size: 63.5 cm (25 in)
  • Hips size: 89 cm (34 in)
  • Shoe size: 6
  • Dress size: 2

Amy Adams Personal Info

amy adams date of birth

  • Date of Birth: August 20, 1974
  • Born Place: Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
  • Birth Name: Amy Lou Adams
  • Nickname: Amy
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Occupation: Actress, Singer
  • Religion: Agnostic
  • Race/Ethnicity: White, She has English, German, Danish and Norwegian ancestry.
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Eyes color: Blue
  • Hair color: Redhead

Amy Adams Family Details

amy adams family

  • Father: Richard Kent
  • Mother: Kathryn
  • Children: 1
  • Spouse: Darren Le Gallo
  • Siblings: She has four brothers and two sisters.

Personal life

In the spring of 2008, the actress got engaged to actor and artist Darren Le Gallo, whom she met seven years ago in acting classes. In May 2010, the couple had a baby girl, Aviana Olea Le Galo.

Amy Adams Interesting Facts

amy adams interesting facts

  • Five-time Academy Award nominee
  • Among her ancestors, besides the British, there were also Danes, Swiss and Norwegians
  • Confesses Mormonism
  • In her youth, she worked as a consultant in the Gap store
  • She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but she was not talented enough to continue her career
  • After school worked as a head waitress at Hooters to save up for her first car
  • Her songs have become the soundtracks of many films, including: Moonlight Serenade, “Enchanted”, “The Muppets” and “Miss Pettigrew Lives One Day”
  • Her brother Eddie Adams starred in an episode of the film Austin Powers Goldmember and took part in the filming of the film Pennie, where Amy also played

Amy Adams Movies

amy adams movies

  1. Janis Joplin: Strive while you can
  2. Batman v Superman (2016)
  3. Lullaby (2014)
  4. Big eyes (2014)
  5. American Scam (2013)
  6. She (2013), Top250: 240
  7. Man of Steel (2013)
  8. Spun ball (2012)
  9. Master (2012)
  10. On the road (2012)
  11. The Muppets (2011)
  12. Fighter (2010)
  13. Love and betrayal (2010)
  14. How to get married in 3 days (2009)
  15. Moonlight Serenade (video, 2009)
  16. Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (video, 2009)
  17. Julie and Julia: Cooking Happiness with a Recipe (2009)
  18. Night at the Museum 2 (2009)
  19. Doubt (2008)
  20. Shoe Shine (2008)
  21. Miss Pettigrew (2007)
  22. Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  23. Enchanted (2007)
  24. Super Dog (2007)
  25. Ex-lover (2006)
  26. Choice of Destiny (2006)
  27. Pennies (2006)
  28. Ricky Bobby: King of the Road (2006)
  29. Without looking back (2005)
  30. Office (TV series, 2005 – 2013)
  31. June Beetle (2005)
  32. Groom for Rent (2005)
  33. The Last Race (2004)
  34. Doctor Vegas (TV series, 2004 – 2005)
  35. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  36. Scammers (2002)
  37. Pumpkin (2002)
  38. Slaughter Act (2002)
  39. Smallville (TV series 2001 – 2011)
  40. The Peter Principle (TV Movie 2000)
  41. Cruel Intentions 2: Manchester Preparation (video, 2000)
  42. The Chromium Hook (2000)
  43. Beach Psychosis (2000)
  44. West Wing (TV series, 1999 – 2006)
  45. Killer Beauties (1999)
  46. Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (TV series 1999 – 2000)
  47. Providence (TV series, 1999 – 2002)
  48. Charmed (TV series, 1998 – 2006)
  49. Show of the 70s (TV series, 1998 – 2006)
  50. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series 1997 – 2003)
  51. King of the Hill (TV series, 1997 – 2010)
  52. Saturday Night Live (TV series 1975 – …)
  53. A guide to the world of cinema (TV series 2013)
  54. Frame (TV series 2013)
  55. Big morning drone live (TV series 2011 – …)
  56. Conan (TV series 2010 – …)
  57. In the house with Peter Bart and Peter Huber (TV series, 2009 – 2011)
  58. Project “7 pm” (TV series, 2009 – …)
  59. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV series 2009 – …)
  60. Storymakers (TV series 2009)
  61. Making the film “Charlie Wilson’s War” (video, 2008)
  62. Between two ferns with Zach Galifianakis (TV series 2008 – …)
  63. In the course of the latest developments with Chelsea (TV series 2007 – …)
  64. Wide screen (TV series, 2007 – 2011)
  65. The Graham Norton Show (TV series 2007 – …)
  66. with Carrie Keegan (TV series 2007 – …)
  67. Studio 30 (TV series 2006-2013)
  68. Rachel Ray (TV series 2006 – …)
  69. Made in Hollywood (TV series 2005 – …)
  70. Stephen Tobolovski’s Birthday (2005)
  71. Latest show with Craig Ferguson (TV series 2005 – …)
  72. Great Channel + magazine (TV series, 2004)
  73. Tavis Smiley (TV series, 2004 – 2011)
  74. The Sunday Morning Challenge (TV series 2003 – 2008)
  75. Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV series 2003 – …)
  76. American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV series 2002 – …)
  77. Look (TV series, 1997 – …)
  78. Daily show (TV series 1996 – …)
  79. Late Night with Conan O’Brien (TV series 1993 – 2009)
  80. Evening Show with David Letterman (TV series 1993 – …)
  81. HBO: First Look (TV series 1992 – …)
  82. Night show with Jay Leno (TV series 1992 – …)
  83. The Charlie Rose Show (TV series 1991 – …)
  84. Live with Ridges and Katie Lee (TV series 1988 – …)
  85. Three cinemas (TV series 1984 – …)
  86. Entertainment Tonight (TV series 1981 – …)
  87. Good Morning America (TV series 1975 – …)
  88. Sesame Street (TV series 1969 – …)

Amy Adams Awards and Nominations

amy adams awards

  • Oscar, 2014. Nominations: Best Actress (“American Scam”)
  • Golden Globes, 2014. Winner: Best Performance by an Actress, Musical or Comedy (American Scam)
  • British Academy, 2014. Nominations: Best Actress (“American Scam”)
  • Actors Guild Award, 2014. Winner: Best Performance by a Cast, American Scam
  • Oscar, 2013. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Master”)
  • Golden Globes, 2013. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Master”)
  • British Academy, 2013. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Master”)
  • Oscar, 2011. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Fighter”)
  • Golden Globe, 2011. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Fighter”)
  • British Academy, 2011. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Fighter”)
  • Actors Guild Award, 2011 Nominations: Best Cast (“Fighter”), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (“The Fighter”)
  • Oscar, 2009. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Doubt”)
  • Golden Globes, 2009. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Doubt”)
  • British Academy, 2009. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“Doubt”)
  • Actors Guild Award, 2009 Nominations: Best Cast (“Doubt”), Best Supporting Actress (“Doubt”)
  • Golden Globes, 2008. Nominated: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (“Enchanted”)
  • MTV Channel Award, 2008. Nominations: Best Actress (“Enchanted”), Best Comedy (“Enchanted”), Best Kiss (“Enchanted”)
  • Saturn, 2008. Winner: Best Actress (“Enchanted”)
  • Oscar, 2006. Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“June Beetle”)
  • Actors Guild Award, 2006 Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (“June Beetle”)
  • Sundance, 2005. Winner: Special Jury Prize in the Dramatic Film Category (June Beetle)

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