1. Amy Lou Adams was born on August 20, 1974.
2. He is an American actress and singer.
3. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous.
4. After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B movies before winning the role of Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg’s Frank Abagnale biopic Catch Me If You Can.
5. Her breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, for which she received critical acclaim and her first of four Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
6. In 2007, Adams starred in the Disney animated musical film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her lead performance.
7. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and first BAFTA Award nomination for her supporting role in the 2008 film Doubt.
8. Adams received two more Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for her supporting roles in the 2010 sports drama The Fighter and the 2012 psychological drama The Master.
9. She achieved further success in 2013 for portraying Lois Lane in the Superman movie Man of Steel, a supporting role in the Spike Jonze-directed comedy-drama Her, and a con artist in David O. Russell’s crime film American Hustle; the last of these won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy along with a fourth BAFTA nomination, and a fifth Oscar nomination, her first in the Best Actress category.
10. In 2014, she portrayed Margaret Keane in Big Eyes, for which she won a second Golden Globe and received a fifth BAFTA nomination.
11. Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams.
12. She has four brothers and two sisters.
13. Her father is a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth.
14. After years of moving from base to base, Adams’s family settled in Castle Rock, Colorado, when Adams was eight years old.
15. Following his Army discharge, her father sang professionally in restaurants and her mother became a semi-professional bodybuilder.
16. Until her parents’ divorce in 1985, Adams was raised in the LDS Church.
17. During her years at Douglas County High School, Adams sang in the school choir and trained as an apprentice at a local dance company with ambitions of becoming a ballerina.
18. Her parents had hoped that she would continue her athletic training, which she gave up to pursue dance, as it would have given her a chance to obtain a college scholarship.
19. After graduating from high school, she moved to Atlanta with her mother.
20. Deciding that she was not gifted enough to be a professional ballerina, she entered musical theater, which she found was “much better suited to [her] personality”.
21. When she turned eighteen, Adams supported herself by working as a greeter at a Gap store while performing in community theater.
22. She said that ballet was “too disciplined and too restrained and I was always told off in the chorus lines” and her body at the time was “just wrecked from dancing all these years.”
23. For a few weeks after graduating from high school, she took her first full-time job as a hostess at Hooters, a fact that became her “entire press career” for a while.
24. Adams left the job three weeks later after having saved enough money to buy her first car. She later admitted, “So there was definitely an innocence to my interpretation of what Hooters was about. Though I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and beer don’t mix!”
25. In 2001, Adams began dating actor and artist Darren Le Gallo, whom she met in an acting class.
26. Adams and Le Gallo became engaged in April 2008.
27. They have a daughter together, Aviana Olea Le Gallo, born on May 15, 2010.
28. In May 2015, she married Le Gallo in California.
29. Worked in a Hooters Restaurant until soon after she turned 18, when they started making her wear the customary outfits.
30. Alumna of the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minnesota. Appeared there in many productions including “Brigadoon” and “Good News”.
31. One of seven children.
32. As a gesture of support to the U.S. troops, she privately gave her first-class seat to an American soldier who was on the same flight from Detroit to Los Angeles in 2014. She gladly took a seat in standard coach.
33. Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006.
34. Her father was in the military and was also an amateur actor.
35. Sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School.
36. Has made two movies back-to-back starring Meryl Streep: Doubt (2008) and Julie & Julia (2009). In the latter she has no scenes with Streep.
37. Her brother, Eddie Adams, works for the tabloid show TMZ.
38. During a red carpet interview at the 81st Academy Awards, she claimed to suffer from extreme stage fright and claustrophobia.
39. One of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the world (2008).
40. Enjoys singing karaoke.
41. Announced that she and her fiancé, Darren Le Gallo, are expecting their first child (December 4, 2009).
42. Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo on May 15, 2010. Child’s father is her fiancé, Darren Le Gallo.
43. Was 1 month pregnant with her daughter Aviana when she completed filming on The Fighter (2010).
44. Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Aviana in order to begin filming On the Road (2012).
45. Was in attendance at the wedding of her Sunshine Cleaning (2008) co-star and best friend Emily Blunt to John Krasinski (10 July 2010).
46. Was in consideration for the part of Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) after Charlize Theron dropped out of the project, but Taylor Schilling was cast instead.
47. Was in consideration for the role of Maggie Beauford in Lawless (2012), but Jessica Chastain was cast instead.
48. Her favorite films include Gone with the Wind (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Vertigo (1958), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Paulie (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Casablanca (1942).
49. Her performance as Ashley Johnsten in Junebug (2005) was named the 6th best performance of the decade in Paste Magazine’s 25 Best Movie Performances of the Decade.
50. Appeared in one episode, Smallville: Craving (2001), of the television series, Smallville (2001), which is about the early life of Clark Kent before he became Superman. She later went on to play Superman’s main love interest, “Lois Lane”, in Man of Steel (2013). Is one of several actors who guest starred in the series and “returned” in the Superman film, along with Alessandro Juliani, Tahmoh Penikett and David Lewis.
51. Was in consideration for the role of Annabel Richter in A Most Wanted Man (2014), but Rachel McAdams was cast instead.
52. Wanted to be a singing nurse as a kid.
53. Meryl Streep taught her how to knit.
54. Was admittedly so distracted by co-star Lee Pace while filming Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), since “he just looked so dashing”, that the director had to ask him leave the set.
55. Did her own singing in The Muppets (2011), Enchanted (2007) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).
56. Second actress with red hair to portray Lois Lane (preceded by Noel Neill).
57. Her ancestry includes English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German and Norwegian.
58. Born at 12:00 AM.
59. One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]
60. Has starred alongside two different actors who have played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman: Christian Bale in The Fighter (2010) and American Hustle (2013) and Ben Affleck in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016).
61. Through her 6th 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 of John Edwards.
62. Auditioned for Lois Lane twice before being cast in Man of Steel (2013). She first auditioned for the cancelled project “Superman Flyby” and Superman Returns (2006).