Although celebrated as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Amy Adams originally wanted to become a singer and ballet dancer, a dream she gave up to pursue an acting career.
Amy worked in dance theatres earlier in her career in the entertainment industry, but later decided to work in film, and after a few hurdles in her initial role she became one of the most sought-after actresses in the world. The blonde bombshell, known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, has won several awards, including two Golden Globes. She has also been nominated for five Academy Awards and six British Academy Film Awards.
Amy Adams was born on August 20, 1974, as the fourth of seven siblings of the American parents Richard and Kathryn Adams. At the time of her birth, her father was stationed with the US Army at the Caserma Ederle military complex in Vicenza, Italy. Due to the nature of his work, the family moved around a lot, but later settled in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight years old.
Although not a big fan of academics, she attended Douglas County High School, where she became interested in the creative arts, sang in the school choir, and participated in athletics and gymnastics competitions. Her ambitions to become a ballerina led her to enroll in training with the local David Taylor Dance Company. Because of her aversion to high school, Amy kept to herself in school and after graduation, she did not go to college, a decision she later regretted.
Amy realized that being a professional ballerina was not her strength and found another talent in musical theater. She also continued to dance and audition for television and film roles until she had bagged the ones that would bring her fame. She made her feature film debut in 1999 when she got the role of supporting actress in the satire “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. After that, she had several guest appearances on television, where she took over the role of the “Mean Girl” in small contributions. Steven Spielberg’s biopic Catch Me If You Can from 2002 was her first major role, in which she played the leading role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Her breakthrough, however, came with her role as a gossipy pregnant woman in the independent film Junebug from 2005.
Since entering the film industry, Amy has starred in popular films such as Enchanted, Doubt, Julie & Julia and Man of Steel and a host of others. To date, and through her many efforts, Amy has received five Oscar nominations and Golden Globes for her performances in American Hustle and Big Eyes. At the age of 43, Amy still has her looks and seems unwilling to rest on her oars.
What Is Amy Adams’ Net Worth?
Amy Adams has an estimated net worth of $50 million, which she has earned largely through her very successful career in the entertainment industry. This is no surprise, as she has starred in more than 40 feature films during her nearly two-decades-long careers. Although she has taken a few short breaks, her earnings will certainly increase as she is still in the industry.
Adams’ Husband, Daughter
The actress and the painter Darren de Gallo have been in a relationship since 2001. The couple met in 2001 in an acting class and started a relationship a year later while working together on a short film called Pennies. They became engaged in 2008 and two years later, on 15 May 2010, Amy gave birth to her daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo.
At her daughter’s urging, the couple married seven years after their engagement. The bond of marriage was made in a private ceremony at a ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Amy and her family live in Beverly Hills, California. She tries not to let her celebrity status get the better of her and maintains a routine that consists of going to work, taking her daughter to the park, and making time for weekly appointments with her husband. Pretty basic for a Hollywood star, right?
Height and Quick Facts
Full Name: Amy Lou Adams
Birth Date: August 20, 1974
Age: 43 Years
Height: 1.63 M
Spouse: Darren Le Gallo
Children: Aviana Olea Le Gallo