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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,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 189 nominations. See more awards »

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Arrival Louise Banks
Enchanted Giselle
American Hustle
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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
Lynne Cheney
 2018 Sharp Objects (TV Series)
Camille Preaker
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Camille Preaker
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Camille Preaker
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Camille Preaker
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Camille Preaker
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Camille Preaker
 2017 Justice League
Lois Lane
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Susan Morrow
 2016/II Arrival
Louise Banks
 2014/I Big Eyes
Margaret Keane
 2014/II Lullaby
 2013 American Hustle
Sydney Prosser
 2013 Her
 2013 Man of Steel
Lois Lane
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Peggy Dodd
 2012 Trouble with the Curve
 2012 The Master
Peggy Dodd
 2012 On the Road
Jane / Joan Vollmer
 2011 The Muppets
 2010/I The Fighter
Charlene Fleming
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Charlotte Brown (segment "Pennies")
 2010 Leap Year
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video)
 2009 Julie & Julia
Julie Powell
 2008/I Doubt
Sister James
 2008 The Lonely Island: Hero Song (Video short)
 2008 Sunshine Cleaning
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War
Bonnie Bach
 2007 Enchanted
 2007 Underdog
Polly (voice)
 2006 The Ex
Abby March
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Gorgeous Woman
 2006 Pennies (Short)
Charlotte Brown
 2005-2006 The Office (TV Series)
- Booze Cruise (2006) ... Katy
- The Fire (2005) ... Katy
- Hot Girl (2005) ... Katy
 2005/II Standing Still
 2005 The Wedding Date
 2005 Junebug
 2004 The Last Run
 2004 Dr. Vegas (TV Series)
Alice Doherty
- Limits (2004) ... Alice Doherty
- All In (2004) ... Alice Doherty
- Dead Man, Live Bet (2004) ... Alice Doherty
- Advantage Play (2004) ... Alice Doherty
- Pilot (2004) ... Alice Doherty
 2004 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Merilynn / Sunshine / Misty
- Talking Shop (2004) ... (voice)
- Cheer Factor (2004) ... Merilynn / Sunshine (voice)
- My Hair Lady (2004) ... Misty (voice)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can
Brenda Strong
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
- 20 Hours in America: Part II (2002) ... Cathy
- 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002) ... Cathy
 2002 Serving Sara
 2002 Pumpkin
 2002 The Slaughter Rule
 2001 Smallville (TV Series)
Jodi Melville
- Craving (2001) ... Jodi Melville
 2000 Cruel Intentions 2 (Video)
Kathryn Merteuil
 2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Cousin Beth
- Family (2000) ... Cousin Beth
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
Rebecca 'Becka' Taylor
- The Good Doctor (2000) ... Rebecca 'Becka' Taylor
 2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (TV Series)
- Tall, Dark and Duncan's Boss (2000) ... Dinah
 2000 The Chromium Hook (Short)
Jill Royaltuber (as Amy Lou Adams)
 2000 Charmed (TV Series)
Maggie Murphy
- Murphy's Luck (2000) ... Maggie Murphy
 2000 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Kat Peterson
- Burning Down the House (2000) ... Kat Peterson
 2000 Psycho Beach Party
Marvel Ann
 2000 The Peter Principle (TV Movie)
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Leslie Miller
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Other Works:

1994 Stage Production: "A Chorus Line" at Boulder See more »

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5 Interviews | 12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 59 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Amy Lou Adams


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I had an existential crisis at the Oscars, sitting next to Sean Penn and Meryl Streep, and being like "What am I doing here? I don't belong here." I felt like it could all be taken away. See more »


Through her sixth generation great-grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Shipp is a fifth cousin twice removed of Harry S. Truman. Through the same Shipp ancestors is a seventh cousin once removed to both Johnny Depp and John Edwards. See more »


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