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Amy Adams Biography

Birth Name:
Amy Lou Adams
Birth Place:
Vicenza, Italy
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Colorado, but was born in Italy while her father was stationed on a U
  • S
  • military base there
  • Is the fourth of seven siblings
  • Before making it as an actress, worked at a GAP clothing store and as a waitress at Hooters
  • Made her big-screen debut in the 1999 comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • After director Steven Spielberg saw her work in Gorgeous, he requested that she audition for a part in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, which she won
  • Received a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her breakout role in the 2005 indie drama Junebug

Awards

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actress: nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2016Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2016National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: winner
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best International Actress: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2013Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2013Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2012Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: winner
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2008Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Utah Film Critics-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2007Ohio Film Critics-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2005Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: nominated

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