Born: Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Amy Adams was born on the 20th of August 1974. She is an American actress and singer who began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg's 2002 film Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio. Her breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug in which the role of a young pregnant woman earned Adams her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2007, Adams starred as a princess in the Disney animated musical film Enchanted, her biggest commercial success to that point. She received her second Oscar nomination for playing a nun in the 2008 film Doubt. Adams received two more Academy Award nominations for her supporting roles in the film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama The Master (2012). She achieved further success in 2013, portraying Lois Lane in Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell's film American Hustle. The latter won her a Golden Globe Award and garnered her a fifth Oscar nomination, her first in the Best Actress category. In 2014, she portrayed artist Margaret Keane in Big Eyes, for which she won a second Golden Globe Award. Adams reprised the role of Lois Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), her highest-grossing release. Adams is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards, and has received five nominations each from the Academy Award and BAFTA Award ceremonies. She was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014.
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