Amy Adams is an Italian-born American actress who has a net worth of $60 million. Amy Adams was born in the United States of America. Three times, Adams has been ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the world, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking.
Amy Adams was born on August 20, 1974, in the Italian city of Vicenza, in the Veneto region. Her father was serving in the Army at the time of her birth, and the family had recently relocated to Italy with him.
Those who served with them were based at the Caserma Ederle military complex. At the age of eight, Amy’s family relocated to the town of Castle Rock in Colorado. After leaving the Army, her father went on to work as a professional singer in nightclubs. Her favourite childhood memories, according to Adams, are attending her father’s gigs and sipping Shirley Temples at the bar after the show ended.
The nine-member family enjoyed going camping and hiking together, as well as performing amateur skits written by their parents. She was reared in the Mormon church for a period of time, but her family stopped attending after her parents separated in 1995. Amy was a member of the choir while attending Douglas County High School, and she spent her spare time training to be a ballet dancer.
Amy and her mother relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, after graduation, and she decided not to continue her education there. She worked as a greeter at a Gap shop as well as a waitress in order to provide for her family.
A series of tiny roles on television and movies landed Adams her first break as an actress in the entertainment industry back in the mid-’90s while appearing in dinner theatre productions all around the United States.
Despite the fact that she was a dancer, she was compelled to wait tables before coming up on stage to perform for the audience. She obtained a job at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis, where she would act for the next three years until she was fired. Adams has described her profession as “gruelling,” and she has said that she has sustained numerous injuries throughout her time at the theatre. During her time at Chanhassen, she appeared in her first film, “The Chromium Hook,” which she directed.
The film “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” starring Kirsten Dunst and Kirstie Alley, was released in 1999, and she was cast in a supporting part. Adams moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a film career after receiving encouragement from her co-star Alley. After a rough adjustment period, she found herself missing her old life in Minnesota and longed for it frequently during the first few weeks after her relocation.
“Manchester Prep,” a Fox television series based on the hit film “Cruel Intentions,” became Amy’s first project immediately after she graduated from high school. It was finally decided that the series would not be renewed after multiple screenplay alterations and two production shutdowns. The three episodes that were filmed were later released under the title “Cruel Intentions 2.” Amy starred in guest parts on a number of television shows between 2000 and 2002, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The West Wing,” and “That ’70s Show.”
It wasn’t until she earned the high-profile character of Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can” that her film roles began to become more varied. The film was a hit, and she received some positive feedback for her performance, but it did little to advance her acting career, and she was out of work for more than a year after its release, almost leading her to give up acting altogether.
A lucrative contract to star in CBS’s “Dr. Vegas” was extended to her when she participated in acting courses, but she was fired after only a couple of episodes.
Beginning in 2005, Adams began work on the independent comedy “Junebug.” The film is now in production. Director Phil Morrison premiered the picture at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where Adams was awarded a special jury prize for her performance.
Her performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Academy Awards, as well as an Independent Spirit Award. After a recurring appearance on “The Office” later that year, she joined the cast of “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” directed by Adam McKay, in which she appeared alongside Will Ferrell.
“Enchanted,” a musical romantic comedy, was Adams’ next major motion picture. She was well known for her role as Giselle, a Disney Princess who was always cheerful and joyful. She also contributed to the film’s soundtrack by singing three songs. Her performance was compared to that of Julie Andrews, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role. This was her first commercially successful role to date, earning her a total of $340 million in international box office receipts.
Following the success of “Enchanted,” Adams landed the role of Bonnie Bach in the Tom Hanks-directed film “Charlie Wilson’s War,” in which she played Bonnie Bach. Adams appeared as an aspiring American actress in the 2008 comedy “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” which was filmed in London. “Doubt,” in which she co-starred with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, was her next film.
For her performance, she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award. Her roles in the films “Night at the Museum” and “Julie & Julia” have brought her financial success in 2009.
Amy’s next film was the boxing drama “The Fighter,” which came out in 2008. Adams, playing a role that was a far departure from her previous whimsical, comedic characters, received Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations for best supporting actress for her work. In 2011, she starred in the Disney musical “The Muppets” and contributed to the film’s soundtrack by recording seven songs for it.
It was her final work with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death two years later that she returned to a serious part in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama “The Master.”
Earlier this year, Adams appeared in the Spike Jonze movie “Her.” She achieved even more popularity as a co-star in the highly acclaimed film “American Hustle,” in which she appeared alongside Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper. She received her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for the performance, and she was also nominated for an Academy Award. Despite the fact that both films were considered among the best films of 2013, they were only nominated for one Academy Award, which went to “The Revenant.” Amy got her second consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actress the next year for her performance in the film “Big Eyes,” which was released the same year.
Following a brief absence, Adams returned to the big screen in 2016 with three films: “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Arrival,” and “Nocturnal Animals.” The film “Arrival” was a box office success, grossing more than $200 million against a $47 million dollar production budget. Adams was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for her performance.
In 2018, Adams returned to television with “Sharp Objects,” an HBO series based on Gillian Flynn’s thriller novel. Her performance was praised by the critics, and Adams was nominated for a Golden Globe and garnered her first Emmy nomination for it. That year, she worked with Christian Bale for the third time in Adam McKay’s political comedy “Vice,” which was released in theatres. Amy was nominated for her sixth Academy Award and seventh BAFTA for the film “Vice.”
Amy has been in a relationship with fellow actor Darren Le Gallo since 2001, and the couple has a daughter named Aviana, who was born in 2010. They tied the knot in 2015 and now live in Beverly Hills, California, with their two children. She is not the subject of much gossip or tabloid interest, and she prefers to keep her personal life private and low-key. She makes an attempt to maintain a healthy work-life balance and to avoid being influenced by her celebrity status.
She is a supporter of the Trevor Project and the New York City Ghetto Film School, and she and fellow actress Jennifer Garner established the #SaveWithStories campaign in 2020 to raise awareness of children’s education during the COVID-19 epidemic school closures.