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  • Amy Adams

    Born on August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

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Big Eyes (2014)

Amy Adams as "Margaret Keane"

In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one knows that it's his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), who's the real genius behind the paintbrush. Though Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until after the end of the Keanes' marriage and a subsequent lawsuit does the truth finally come to light.

Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

American Hustle (2013)

Amy Adams as "Sydney Prosser"

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife (Jennifer Lawrence) may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.

Academy Award (2013) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Master (2012)

Amy Adams as "Peggy Dodd"

Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Fighter (2010)

Amy Adams as "Charlene Fleming"

For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager. His half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale), once a promising boxer himself, is his very unreliable trainer. Despite Micky's hard work, he is losing and, when the latest fight nearly kills him, he follows his girlfriend's advice and splits from the family. Then Micky becomes a contender for the world title and he -- and his family -- earns a shot at redemption.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Doubt (2008)

Amy Adams as "Sister James"

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Academy Award (2008) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Enchanted (2007)

Amy Adams as "Princess Giselle"

Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking. She is adrift in this strange new place until a divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) comes to her aid. Giselle begins to fall for her flawed benefactor, but the storybook romance gets complicated when a prince from her world comes to rescue her.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Junebug (2005)

Amy Adams as "Ashley"

On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) is convinced by her husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends George's wide-eyed and pregnant sister-in-law, Ashley (Amy Adams), who is nearing her due date. Through the family, Madeleine gains greater insight into George's character.

Academy Award (2005) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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