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Amy Adams

Actor, Producer
Born August 20, 1974 (49 years)
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic roles, she has been featured three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. She has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for six Academy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Adams began her career as a dancer in dinner theater, which she pursued from 1994 to 1998, and made her film debut with a supporting part in the dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). She made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in low-budget feature films. Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's biopic Catch Me If You Can (2002), but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came when she portrayed a loquacious pregnant woman in the independent comedy-drama Junebug (2005), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination.

The musical fantasy film Enchanted (2007), in which Adams played a cheerful princess-to-be, was her first success as a leading lady. She followed this by playing other naïve, optimistic women in films like the drama Doubt (2008), and subsequently played more assertive parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama The Master (2012). From 2013 to 2017, she portrayed Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014). Further acclaim came for playing a linguist in the science fiction film Arrival (2016), a self-harming reporter in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), and Lynne Cheney in the satire Vice (2018).

Adams' stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012 and the West End theatre revival of The Glass Menagerie in 2022. In 2014, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Serving Sara
  • The Ex
Known For
  • Arrival
  • Man of Steel
  • Enchanted
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • American Hustle
  • The Fighter
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Sharp Objects
  • Justice League
  • Big Eyes
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Vice
  • Leap Year
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • The Master
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Doubt
  • Julie & Julia
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Her
  • The Muppets
  • Junebug
  • Trouble with the Curve

Filmography

2024
Nightbitch · as The Mother
2022
Disenchanted · as Giselle
2021
Dear Evan Hansen · as Cynthia Murphy
2021
2021
2020
Hillbilly Elegy · as Beverly "bev" Vance
2019
Vice: Deleted Scenes · as Lynne Cheney (segment "bunker")
2018
Vice · as Lynne Cheney
2018
Sharp Objects (TV Series) · as Camille Preaker
2017
Justice League · as Lois Lane
2016
Arrival · as Louise Banks
2016
Nocturnal Animals · as Susan Morrow
2016
2015
Everything Is Copy · as Julie Powell
2014
Big Eyes · as Margaret Keane
2014
Lullaby · as Emily
2013
Her · as Amy
2013
American Hustle · as Sydney Prosser
2013
Man of Steel · as Lois Lane
2013
The Frame (TV Series) · as Lois Lane
2013
2012
Wide-Awake · as The Light-Bringer
2012
The Master · as Peggy Dodd
2012
Trouble with the Curve · as Mickey Lobel
2012
On the Road · as Jane / Joan Vollmer
2011
The Muppets · as Mary
2010
The Fighter · as Charlene Fleming
2010
Love & Distrust · as Charlotte Brown (segment "pennies")
2010
Leap Year · as Anna Brady
2009
Moonlight Serenade · as Chloe
2009
Julie & Julia · as Julie Powell
2009
2008
Sunshine Cleaning · as Rose Lorkowski
2008
Doubt · as Sister James
2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day · as Delysia Lafosse
2007
Charlie Wilson's War · as Bonnie Bach
2007
Enchanted · as Giselle
2007
Underdog · as Polly Purebred (voice)
2007
2006
The Ex · as Abby March
2006
2006
2005
Junebug · as Ashley
2005
The Office (US) (TV Series) · as Katy
2005
The Wedding Date · as Amy Ellis
2005
Standing Still · as Elise
2004
Dr. Vegas (TV Series) · as Alice Doherty
2004
The Last Run · as Alexis
2002
Pumpkin · as Alex
2002
Catch Me If You Can · as Brenda Strong
2002
The Slaughter Rule · as Doreen
2002
2001
Smallville (TV Series) · as Jodi Melville
2000
Psycho Beach Party · as Marvel Ann
2000
Cruel Intentions 2 · as Kathryn Merteuil
1999
The West Wing (TV Series) · as Cathy
1999
Drop Dead Gorgeous · as Leslie Miller
1999
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (TV Series) · as Dinah
1999
Providence (TV Series) · as Rebecca 'becka' Taylor
1998
Charmed (TV Series) · as Maggie Murphy
1998
That '70s Show (TV Series) · as Kat Peterson
1997
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) · as Cousin Beth
1997
King of the Hill (TV Series) · as Merilynn / Sunshine (voice)
1988
Sinful Delights (TV Series) · as Emma

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