Adams at the 86th Academy Awards
|Born||August 20, 1974|
|Vicenza, Veneto, Italy|
Amy Adams is an American actress and singer. She has received numerous nominations and awards throughout her career. She is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and committed actresses of her generation, known for both comedic and dramatic roles. She began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters, before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she was cast in the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun in Doubt (2008. In 2009 she starred opposite Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia. She received two more Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for her roles in the 2010 sports drama The Fighter and the 2012 psychological drama The Master. Adams achieved further success in 2013 for portraying Lois Lane in the Superman movie Man of Steel and a con artist in American Hustle.