Amy Adams

Actress + Singer
Born Aug 20, 1974

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, to American parents, and began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters, before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous.

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1974 Birth Adams was born on August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. … Read More
1985 10 Years Old Until her parents' divorce in 1985, Adams was raised in the LDS Church. … Read More


1995 20 Years Old Adams began working professionally as a dancer at Boulder's Dinner Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse and Heritage Square Music Hall. There, she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner theater director, Michael Brindisi, in 1995. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old 1 More Event
While she was off work nursing a pulled muscle, she auditioned for the satirical 1999 comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was being filmed in Minnesota, and was cast in her first film role.
2000 25 Years Old From 2000 to 2002, Adams appeared in a series of small films like Psycho Beach Party, while guest-starring on television series such as That '70s Show, Charmed, The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville and The West Wing. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old In 2001, Adams began dating actor and artist Darren Le Gallo, whom she met in an acting class.
2004 29 Years Old In 2004, she starred in The Last Run as well as voicing characters on the animated television series King of the Hill. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Junebug premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with Adams winning a Special Jury Prize for her performance.
2006 31 Years Old The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Adams to become a member in 2006. … Read More
2007 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After providing the voice for Polly Purebred in Walt Disney Pictures' Underdog, Adams starred in Disney's 2007 big-budget animated/live-action feature film, Enchanted. … Read More
…  She received her second Oscar nomination for playing a nun in the 2008 film Doubt. … Read More
2009 - 2011 3 More Events
2012 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2012, Adams played the role of the Baker's Wife in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at The Public Theater as part of their annual Shakespeare in the Park summer festival at their outdoor home, The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, marking her New York Stage debut and her first appearance in theater in 13 years. … Read More
2013 38 Years Old Adams portrayed Lois Lane, opposite Henry Cavill as Superman, in the 2013 comic book reboot film, Man of Steel. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Adams was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, she married Le Gallo in California. … Read More
2016 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Adams reprises her role as Lois Lane in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. … Read More
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