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Amy Adams

Actor
Date Of Birth:
20 August 1974
Place Of Birth:
Vicenza, Italy
Actress Amy Adams earned her first Oscar nomination as the gabby and guileless Ashley in the 2005 film Junebug. She has since been nominated for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008, with Philip Seymour Hoffman), The Fighter (2013, with Christian Bale) , The Master (2012) and American Hustle (2013). A vibrant redhead who can bring both charm and fire, Adams made her movie debut in the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous (with Kirsten Dunst). She then made the most of a small role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 2002's Catch Me If You Can (directed by Steven Spielberg), and co-starred with Rob Lowe in the short-lived 2004 TV series Dr. Vegas, but Junebug was her breakout role -- a warm reception at the Sundance Film Festival earned an acting prize for Adams and wider distribution for the film. Her other movies include Pumpkin (2002, starring Christina Ricci), Talladega Nights: The Ricky Bobby Story (2006, as the mousy girlfriend of Will Ferrell), the Disney feature Enchanted (2007, with Patrick Dempsey), the sort-of Julia Child biopic Julie and Julia (2009, with Meryl Streep), the sort-of biopic of Margaret Keane Big Eyes (2014, directed by Tim Burton), and the science fiction drama Arrival (2006).
Extra Credit

A different Amy Adams was one of the contestants on American Idol in 2004, the year Fantasia Barrino won the competition… Some sources list her birthday as 1975 rather than 1974.

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