Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Noted for both comedic and dramatic roles, she has featured three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses.
Her accolades include two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards.
Born in Vicenza, Italy, and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams is the fourth of seven siblings.
She trained to be a ballerina, but at age 18, she found musical theater a better fit, and from 1994 to 1998, worked in dinner theater.
Adams made her feature film debut with a supporting part in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous.
After moving to Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in small-scale features.
Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's biopic film Catch Me If You Can (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came in the part of a loquacious pregnant woman in the independent comedy-drama film Junebug (2005).
As a gesture of support to the U.S. troops, she privately gave her first-class seat to an American soldier who was on the same flight from Detroit to Los Angeles in 2014. She gladly took a seat in standard coach.
She was born in Italy and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Her father was in the military and was also an amateur actor.
Was born on the U.S. military base located in Aviano, Italy, but spent part of her childhood in the U.S. military base located in Vicenza, Italy.
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2006.
In elementary school, she was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin, which she still takes as an adult. Attended and graduated from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School.
Her brother, Eddie Adams, works for the tabloid show TMZ.
Once worked at Gap, a clothing store chain.
Met her boyfriend, Darren Le Gallo, in 2001 in an acting class.
Has made two movies back-to-back starring Meryl Streep: Şüphe (2008) and Julie & Julia (2009). In the latter, she has no scenes with Streep.
Named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2008).
Engaged to Darren Le Gallo on July 24, 2008.
During a red carpet interview at the 81st Academy Awards, she claimed to suffer from extreme stage fright and claustrophobia.
Height : 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Weight : 58 kg or 128 pounds
Measurements : 32-25-34 inches
Dress Size : 2 (US)
Bra Size : 32B