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Amy Adams

 
Bio:
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 2022
Amanda Wingfield

Photos

Amy Adams and Lizzie Annis Photo

Amy Adams and Lizzie Annis

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Victor Alli, Tom Glynn-Carney, Paul Hilton, Lizzie Annis, Amy Adams Photo

Victor Alli, Tom Glynn-Carney, Paul Hilton, Lizzie Annis, Amy Adams

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05/31/2022
Lizzie Annis and Amy Adams Photo

Lizzie Annis and Amy Adams

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05/31/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Production, 2022
Amanda Wingfield

Amy Adams Biography

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. 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 theatre 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 failed television spots, she landed a major role in Catch Me If You Can (2002), playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But this did not provide the break-through she might have hoped for, with no work being offered for about a year. She eventually returned to television, and joined the short-lived series, Dr. Vegas (2004).

Her role in the low-budget independent film Junebug (2005) (which was shot in 21 days) got her real attention, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as other awards. The following year, her ability to look like a wide-eyed Disney animated heroine helped her to be chosen from about 300 actresses auditioning for the role of "Giselle" in the animated/live-action feature film, Enchanted (2007), which would prove to be her major break-through role. Her vivacious yet innocent portrayal allowed her to use her singing and dancing talents. Her performance garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Adams next appeared in the major production, Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and went on to act in the independent film, Sunshine Cleaning (2008), which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Her role as "Sister James" in Doubt (2008) brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. She appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and as a post-9/11 hot line counselor, aspiring writer, amateur cook and blogger in Julie & Julia (2009). In the early 2010s, she starred with Jason Segel in The Muppets (2011), with Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), and alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake in Trouble with the Curve (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013) and con artist Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (2013), before portraying real-life artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's biopic Big Eyes (2014).

In 2016, she reprised her role as Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and headlined Denis Villeneuve's science fiction drama Arrival (2016) and Tom Ford's dark thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016). In 2018, she received another Oscar nomination, her sixth, for starring as Lynne Cheney in the biographical drama Vice (2018), opposite Christian Bale as Dick Cheney.





Amy Adams News

Review Roundup: EUREKA DAY, Starring Helen Hunt Photo Review Roundup: EUREKA DAY, Starring Helen Hunt
by Review Roundups - Sep 27, 2022

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions just celebrated opening night of Eureka Day, the European premiere production of Jonathan Spector's multi award-winning play at The Old Vic, directed by Katy Rudd (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Camp Siegfried).

'This is only the beginning!' West End Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2 Photo 'This is only the beginning!' West End Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2022
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 20, 2022

After a virtual ceremony in 2020 and a pandemic-induced silence in 2021, The Stage Debut Awards have finally returned in all their glitz and glamour the day before the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Stage veterans and shooting starlets gathered to celebrate their debuts and, after a nationwide minute of silence at eight sharp, Susan Wokoma kicked off the festivities.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Covers Harry Styles' 'Adore You' Photo VIDEO: Idina Menzel Covers Harry Styles' 'Adore You'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Idina Menzel has shared a video of herself covering Harry Styles' hit Adore You! Watch the video here!

WATCH: Preston Max Allen & Edward Precht Premiere Music Video From BLAST! A FLAVOR-PA Photo WATCH: Preston Max Allen & Edward Precht Premiere Music Video From BLAST! A FLAVOR-PACKED MOUNTAIN DEWSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Edward Precht and Preston Max Allen's hard-hitting musical drama expands the Taco Bell Musical Universe by centering around the fast food chain's most popular exclusive drink: Mountain Dew Baja Blast. Watch the music video for 'Baja Ballad' here!

CARRIE 2: THE RAGE, THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY Returns For One Night Only Photo CARRIE 2: THE RAGE, THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY Returns For One Night Only
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Since 1976 you've been in love with Carrie White, the telekinetic teen whose catastrophic prom night captivated the nation and led to thrilling adaptations, musicals, and revivals. Since 1999, you've completely missed the fact that CARRIE has a legitimate cinematic sequel that tells the story of Carrie's half-sister Rachel, an angst-ridden rebel whose life seems to be looking up until her mysterious powers take hold.

Video: Amy Adams, Idina Menzel, and More Return In DISENCHANTED Teaser Trailer Photo Video: Amy Adams, Idina Menzel, and More Return In DISENCHANTED Teaser Trailer
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2022

The magical teaser trailer for the all-new live-action musical comedy “Disenchanted,” is here!

David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZ Photo David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 

Zachary Quinto Sets West End Debut in BEST OF ENEMIES Photo Zachary Quinto Sets West End Debut in BEST OF ENEMIES
by Robert Diamond - Sep 5, 2022

Best of Enemies will begin previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 14 November with an opening night on 28 November. Find out how to get tickets to Zachary Quito's West End Debut

Cast Announced for HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING at Studio Theatre Photo Cast Announced for HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING at Studio Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Studio Theatre has announced the cast of the upcoming Will Arbery production, Heroes of the Fourth Turning. The play, which The New York Times called “Astonishing and riveting,” is a semi-surrealistic portrait of young people on the political right at a pivotal moment in America and in their lives.

Save Up To 41% on THE GLASS MENAGERIE Starring Amy Adams Photo Save Up To 41% on THE GLASS MENAGERIE Starring Amy Adams
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 15, 2022

Save up to 41% on The Glass Menagerie at Duke Of York's Theatre

Amy Adams Videos

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR  VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

Watch Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through a Window' in a new lyric video from Dear Evan Hansen, featuring new clips from the film adaption of the hit Broadway musical!

VIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fil VideoVIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen stars Julianne Moore and Amy Adams open up about how their experiences as parents affected their performances in the new film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen in this new featurette.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Adams spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the Enchanted sequel with Maya Rudolph, filming the Dear Evan Hansen movie, and making her West End debut in The Glass Menagerie.

VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie VideoVIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021

See Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through A Window' in the final trailer for the new film adaption of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, starring Tony-winner Ben Platt. The film is out in theaters September 24.

VIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shares What 'You Will Be Found' Means to Them! VideoVIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shares What 'You Will Be Found' Means to Them!
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2021

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Surprises Brain Cancer Survivor Molly Oldham With Tickets to the DEA VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Surprises Brain Cancer Survivor Molly Oldham With Tickets to the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Sings 'Waving Through a Window' in New DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Spot VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Sings 'Waving Through a Window' in New DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Spot
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2021

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.  

Watch the First Official Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie! VideoWatch the First Official Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2021

Watch the official trailer for 'Dear Evan Hansen,' set for a September 24th release, below!

VIDEO: Amy Adams Dishes on ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED! VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Dishes on ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED!
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2021

Amy Adams updates Seth Meyers on her quarantine hobbies and dishes on the sequel to Enchanted.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! VideoVIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

“You Will Be Found” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!


Amy Adams Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amy Adams next theatre project?
Amy Adams's next show will be The Glass Menagerie which opens on 5/31/2022 on West End.

How many Broadway shows has Amy Adams been in?
Amy Adams has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Amy Adams been in?
Amy Adams has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Amy Adams's first West End show?
Amy Adams's first West End show was The Glass Menagerie which opened in 2022