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Amy Adams

Two-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams has built an impressive list of credits, challenging herself with each new role. Adams recently wrapped production on David O. Russell's The Fighter, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Adams plays Charlene, a tough, gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating boxer Irish Mickey Ward (Wahlberg). The film revolves around Ward and trainer/brother Dickie Eklund (Bale), chronicling their early days in Massachusetts, through Eklund's battle with drugs and Ward's eventual world championship in London.

Adams recently starred in Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia, opposite Meryl Streep. The Columbia Pictures film is adapted from Julie Powell's book "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen" and centers on a frustrated secretary (Adams) who embarks on a yearlong culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Child's (Streep) Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. The film was released on August 7, 2009, and has grossed approximately $100 million at the box office.

Adams also recently starred in Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, opposite Ben Stiller. Adams plays Amelia Earhart, who comes to life to help security guard Larry (Stiller) restore order to the museum. Twentieth Century Fox released the blockbuster hit on May 22, 2009. The film has grossed more than $400 million worldwide.

Adams starred in John Patrick Shanley's Oscar- nominated film Doubt, opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Miramax film is set at a Catholic school in the Bronx and centers on a nun who grows suspicious when a priest begins taking too much interest in the life of a young black student. Adams received her second Academy Award nomination as well as Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice award nominations for her performance.

Adams starred in Christine Jeffs'critically acclaimed film Sunshine Cleaning, opposite Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin. The dark family comedy is about two lost sisters (Adams, Blunt) who find themselves after starting an unlikely business in crime-scene cleanup. Overture Films released the film on March 13, 2009.

Adams starred in Kevin Lima's Enchanted, opposite James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon. Enchanted is a romantic fable that mixes live-action with CG-animation for Disney. The film was released on November 21, 2007, grossed more than $300 million worldwide and garnered Adams a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress—Musical or Comedy.

Adams' role in Phil Morrison's Junebug in 2005 earned her Academy Award and SAG Award nominations. She won a Film Independent Spirit Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association award, a National Society of Film Critics award, a San Francisco Film Critics Circle award, as well as the Breakthrough Gotham Award. Adams also won the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for her role as the pregnant, childlike Ashley, who is awestruck by the arrival of her glamorous sister-in-law.

Adams' other film credits include Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War, opposite Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, opposite Frances McDormand; Adam McKay's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, with Will Ferrell; Clare Kilner's The Wedding Date, with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney; Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio; Reginald Hudlin's Serving Sara; Anthony Abrams and Adam Larson Broders' Pumpkin; and Michael Patrick Jann's Drop Dead Gorgeous. Adams' television credits include guest-starring roles on The Office and The West Wing.

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Amy Adams Facts

Birth Name Amy Lou Adams
BirthdayAugust 20, 1974 (49)
BirthplaceVicenza, Italy
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Amy Adams compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Doctor Strange
Catch Me If You Can
Michael Cera
Nocturnal Animals
Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series
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