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Amy Lou Adams  /  Born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. She began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and made her screen debut with the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she was cast in the role of Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002). Her breakthrough role came with the 2005 independent film Junebug,

for which she received critical acclaim and her first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 musical film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her lead performance. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and first BAFTA Award nomination for her supporting role in the 2008 film Doubt.

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. 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.

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