Amy Adams

Amy Lou Adams (born: August 20, 1974) in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry. Adams sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dance company, with the ambition of becoming a ballerina. However, she worked as a greeter at The Gap and as a Hooters hostess to support herself before finding work as a dancer at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse in such productions as "Brigadoon" and "A Chorus Line". It was there that she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner-theater director who asked her to move to Chanhassen, Minnesota for more regional dinner theater work. Nursing a pulled muscle that kept her from dancing, she was free to audition for a part in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), which was filming nearby in Minnesota. During the filming, Kirstie Alley encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, where she soon won a part in the Fox television version of the film, Cruel Intentions (1999), in the part played in the film by Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Kathryn Merteuil". Although three episodes were filmed, the troubled series never aired. Instead, parts of the episodes were cobbled together and released as the direct-to-video Cruel Intentions 2 (2000). After more ...

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American Hustle (2013)

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A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

Her (2013)

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In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are the richest family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Patrick Jann
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Allison Janney  •  Denise Richards

In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are the richest family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Patrick Jann
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Allison Janney  •  Denise Richards

Enchanted (2007)

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The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Timothy Spall

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Timothy Spall

Junebug (2005)

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On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Alessandro Nivola  •  Amy Adams  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Celia Weston

On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Alessandro Nivola  •  Amy Adams  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Celia Weston

Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lee King
CAST:  Lauren Ambrose  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Amy Adams  •  Charles Busch

Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lee King
CAST:  Lauren Ambrose  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Amy Adams  •  Charles Busch

Pumpkin (2002)

Carolyn's sorority sisters set their sights on the Sorority of the Year award and coaching challenged athletes is their ticket to the trophy. But when the queen of formals finds herself mentoring Pumpkin, a disabled athlete, their two worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Abrams  •  Adam Larson Broder
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Hank Harris  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Dominique Swain

Carolyn's sorority sisters set their sights on the Sorority of the Year award and coaching challenged athletes is their ticket to the trophy. But when the queen of formals finds herself mentoring Pumpkin, a disabled athlete, their two worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Abrams  •  Adam Larson Broder
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Hank Harris  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Dominique Swain

Serving Sara (2002)

When Sara is served divorce papers while she is in New York, she is stunned. Not about to lose the fortune she amassed with her self-serving Texan husband, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe, that sets them off on a wild trip across the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Matthew Perry  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Vincent Pastore  •  Bruce Campbell

When Sara is served divorce papers while she is in New York, she is stunned. Not about to lose the fortune she amassed with her self-serving Texan husband, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe, that sets them off on a wild trip across the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Matthew Perry  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Vincent Pastore  •  Bruce Campbell

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2006)

In Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party film-makers Robert Brinkmann and Andrew Putschoegl follow Stephen on his birthday and document a performance he gives for the cameras and a group of friends, during which he tells stories about his experiences in Hollywood. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brinkmann
CAST:  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Ann Hearn  •  Mena Suvari  •  Amy Adams

In Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party film-makers Robert Brinkmann and Andrew Putschoegl follow Stephen on his birthday and document a performance he gives for the cameras and a group of friends, during which he tells stories about his experiences in Hollywood. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brinkmann
CAST:  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Ann Hearn  •  Mena Suvari  •  Amy Adams

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

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The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin' hot wife and all the fast food he can eat. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Gary Cole  •  Austin Crim

The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin' hot wife and all the fast food he can eat. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Gary Cole  •  Austin Crim

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liam Lynch
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Kyle Gass  •  Ronnie James Dio  •  Tim Robbins

In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liam Lynch
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Kyle Gass  •  Ronnie James Dio  •  Tim Robbins

The Slaughter Rule (2002)

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale

The Wedding Date (2005)

With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Kilner
CAST:  Debra Messing  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Amy Adams  •  Jack Davenport

With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Kilner
CAST:  Debra Messing  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Amy Adams  •  Jack Davenport

Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)

After his precocious behavior has gotten him bounced out of one more in a string of exclusive private schools, 16-year old Sebastian Valmont has arrived in New York City to live with his father and stepmother. The cunning and handsome Sebastian may have met his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Robin Dunne  •  Sarah Thompson  •  Amy Adams  •  Barry Flatman

After his precocious behavior has gotten him bounced out of one more in a string of exclusive private schools, 16-year old Sebastian Valmont has arrived in New York City to live with his father and stepmother. The cunning and handsome Sebastian may have met his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Robin Dunne  •  Sarah Thompson  •  Amy Adams  •  Barry Flatman

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Julia Roberts  •  Amy Adams

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Julia Roberts  •  Amy Adams

The Ex (2006)

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

Standing Still (2005)

A chain reaction of confrontations and romantic encounters occurs when college friends reunite for one's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Cole Weiss
CAST:  Jon Abrahams  •  Amy Adams  •  Roger Avary  •  Mena Suvari

A chain reaction of confrontations and romantic encounters occurs when college friends reunite for one's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Cole Weiss
CAST:  Jon Abrahams  •  Amy Adams  •  Roger Avary  •  Mena Suvari
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