Amy Adams was born August 20, 1974 in a military base in Vicenza, Italy to American parents Richard and Kathryn Adams. Growing up in Colorado and Minnesota, Amy was inspired to act, and joined several local dinner theater companies. In 1998, she was spotted by a Minnesota movie…more
Amy attended the premiere of The Muppetts at the El Captain Theater inHollywood on November 12th, 2011.
Amy gave birth to her daughter, Aviana Olea Le Gallo, on May 15th, 2011.
Amy was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for Doubt, at the 2009 Academy Awards.
In 2009, Amy was ranked #7 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."
She used to work as a greeter at a GAP store.
She has said in previous interviews that she has admired actress/singer Julie Andrews since childhood.
Patrick Dempsey, who starred with Amy in the 2007 film Enchanted, once described her performance as "absolutely unreal," going on to say that she was so easy to work with because all he had to do was stand there and react to what she was doing.
She performed live at the 2008 Academy Awards, singing Happy Working Song from her movie Enchanted, which was nominated for Best Original Song.
In 2006, Penthouse Magazine voted her the #1 hottest new star of the year.
She won a Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Performance of the Year at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for Junebug.
Her favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Election.
In 1998, she was spotted in the chorus of the Country Dinner Playhouse production of "Anything Goes" by producer Michael Nelson, who made her audition for the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was filming near-by. Amy won the role, and it set her on the road to stardom.
She began working in dinner theater as a teen, appearing in productions of Brigadoon, A Chrous Line and Good News.
She was personally called by Steven Spielberg just fifteen minutes after it was announced she had been nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.
Her father, Rich, formerly worked in the military, and now works as a theater actor. Her mother, Kathryn, works in a Starbucks café back in Minnesota.
Before landing her Oscar-nominated role in Junebug, she was planning on quitting acting.
As of 2006, she is in a long-term relationship with actor Darren LeGallo.
She was raised a Mormon, but departed the religion in her teens.
Amy was born in Italy and raised in both Colorado and Minnesota.
Amy won Satellite Awards' 'Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role' for her role in Junebug.
Amy's first big screen role is Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Her favorite TV show is The West Wing. One of her acting ambitions was to one day appear on the show, a goal she fulfilled in 2002.
She used to work at a Hooters restaurant. She quit when she turned 18, when her manager forced her to wear the notorious Hooters uniform.
Amy's height is 5'5".
Amy's natural hair colour is a light red.
Amy was in Cruel Intentions 2: Manchester Prep. It was released to video as Cruel Intentions 2 and was designed as a prequel to Cruel Intentions. Manchester Prep the TV series was cancelled before any episodes aired.
Amy: (on Fozie being her favorite muppett as a child) Growing up, "wocka wocka" was like my thing...I would tell a joke and then go, "Wocka wocka!" I was a bit of a nerd.
Amy: (on her roles with The Muppetts and Man of Steel) I was a huge Superman fan growing up as well. So, between 'The Muppets' and Superman,' I feel like it's like, 'Wow! What else?'
Amy: (on keeping herself grounded) I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
Amy: (on working at Hooters before she became famous) Well, I'd spent a lot of time doing theater and hanging around in tights and leotards. I wasn't overly shy, so I couldn't imagine there'd be much difference - a little pair of shorts, a little top. [But] there was a big difference!
Amy: (in 2009 about filming two movies with Meryl Streep) What can I say? That she wanted to work with me again... gave me a huge faith in myself, a real sense of validity. I still geek out on her at the most inappropriate moments. I still gush, but that's part of my stage fright. She set an example. There was no hand-holding, no condescending. What else could give you more confidence and more reason to do your best?
Amy: (on being a role model for young girls) It's a honor. Little bit of pressure. I don't worry about it too much, though, because I think I'm pretty well-behaved.
Amy: (about meeting her very young Enchanted fans who think she's really a princess) I'll introduce myself as Amy, and I'll be very kind to them, of course. I would have loved to meet Julie Andrews when I was a kid, and I'm sure she would have been lovely, and that's my intention now, as well.
Amy: I am completely open to dying my hair from a role. If you look closely, my Enchanted character Giselle had blonde hair for a second. I am happy that Disney agreed with me that I looked much better as a redhead. When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!
Amy: (about her role in Enchanted) I was a real dork in high school, singing up and down the hallways, so all I can say is that I was well-studied!
Amy: (On her favorite Disney princess) I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
Amy (On what she thinks she is best known for) It depends on who you ask. A lot of people say Catch Me If You Can, but then there are diehard Buffy fans, where nothing exists except my guest spot on Buffy.
Amy (On family): I'm one of seven kids. That'll keep your ego in check.
Amy (On her character in "Junebug"): I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. But what if she sees the truth about her life, understands it all and ultimately makes the choice that this is what she wants? Is she goofy? Yes. But she could ultimately be the most intelligent person in the movie.
Amy: (on working at Hooters) ..was a short enough period of my life. I always find it fascinating that it's become my entire press career a while. I'm glad that I finally get to talk to people so they can like put a person with the Hooters girl. It's good. It was fine. It took care of me for a while.
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