Amy Adams was born August 20, 1974 to her American parents, Kathryn and Richard Adams, in Aviano, Pordenone, Italy. During the time her father was a US serviceman stationed in the country. The Adams family moved to Castle Rock, Colorado when she was very little. She was the fourth of seven children born to Americans Kathryn and Richard Kent Adams, with her father stationed at Caserma Ederle military base at the time of her birth. Amy grew up in a very creative family. Her father was a singer performing in nightclubs, restaurants and officers’ clubs. “He did covers of doo-wop songs from the 1950s, some 1960s music. He played the guitar and had a keyboard that he played with his feet. she attended County Douglas High School, Amy Adams sang in the school choir as well as training at a local dance company. When she graduated from high school, Amy moved to Atlanta with her mother where she pursued musical theatre, as she did not feel that she was talented enough to become a professional dancer.
From there, Amy went to Hollywood in 1999, where after six weeks of auditioning, she landed her first job, a TV show called Manchester Prep. Unfortunately, it never aired. She began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous(1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B movies before portraying the part of Frank Abagnale’s girlfriend in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002). From 2000 to 2002, Adams appeared in a series of small films like Psycho Beach Party, while guest-starring on television series such as That ’70s Show, Charmed, The Office,Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville and The West Wing. She appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can as Brenda Strong, a nurse with whom Frank Abagnale, Jr.(Leonardo DiCaprio) falls in love.
In 2004, Amy Adams was cast in The Last Run. She also voiced characters on the popular cartoon series King of The Hill. She briefly appeared in Dr. Vegas, playing Alice Doherty, but following a dispute over her contract, she was fired. In 2007, Adams landed the lead in the fantasy musical Enchanted, portraying a Disney cartoon songstress who enters the three-dimensional world. The following year she received another supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role as a nun in 2008’s Doubt, co-starring Meryl Streep. Then in 2009, she starred as a young, aspiring cook in Julie & Julia, the popular culinary comedy about famed chef Julia Child.
Name: Amy Lou Adams
Date of Birth: August 20, 1974
Place of Birth: Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
Raised in: Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Education: Graduated from Douglas County High School (Colorado)
Family: Parents Kathryn and Richard Adams, six siblings
Marital Status: Engaged to Darren Le Gallo (boyfriend since 2001)
Childen: Aviana Olea Legallo, born May 15 2010
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