Worked in a Hooters Restaurant until soon after she turned 18, when they started making her wear the customary outfits.
Alumna of the Chanhassen Dinner Theatere in Minnesota. Appeared there in many productions including "Brigadoon" and "Good News".
Is one of seven children of Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams.
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.
She was born in Italy and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Her father was in the military and was also an amateur actor.
Was born on the U.S. military base located in Aviano, Italy, but spent part of her childhood in the U.S. military base located in Vicenza, Italy.
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2006.
In elementary school, she was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin, which she still takes as an adult. Attended and graduated from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School.
Is a trained dancer.
Her brother, Eddie Adams, works for the tabloid show TMZ.
Once worked at Gap, a clothing store chain.
Met her boyfriend, Darren Le Gallo, in 2001 in an acting class.
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.
Named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2008).
Engaged to Darren Le Gallo on July 24, 2008.
During a red carpet interview at the 81st Academy Awards, she claimed to suffer from extreme stage fright and claustrophobia.
Enjoys singing karaoke.
Mother, with husband Darren Le Gallo, of a daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo (b. May 15, 2010).
Was 1 month pregnant with her daughter Aviana when she completed filming on The Fighter (2010).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Aviana in order to begin filming On the Road (2012).
Was in attendance at the wedding of her Sunshine Cleaning (2008) co-star and best friend Emily Blunt to John Krasinski (July 10, 2010).
Was in consideration for the role of Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) after Charlize Theron dropped out of the project. But eventually passed on the role.
Her performance as Ashley Johnsten in Junebug (2005) was named the sixth best performance of the decade in Paste magazine's 25 Best Movie Performances of the Decade.
Her favorite films include Gone with the Wind (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Casablanca (1942), Vertigo (1958), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Paulie (1998) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
Has appeared in the series episode, Smallville: Craving (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 on the series and returned in the Superman film, along with Alessandro Juliani, Tahmoh Penikett and David Lewis.
Was offered the role of Annabel Richter in A Most Wanted Man (2014), but passed.
Best friends with actress Emily Blunt. The two became very close while filming Sunshine Cleaning (2008).
As of 2019, the longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination, since her first one, is six years, between American Hustle (2013) and Vice (2018).
Wanted to be a singing nurse as a child.
Meryl Streep taught her how to knit.
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.
Did her own singing in The Muppets (2011), Enchanted (2007) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).
Second actress with red hair to portray Lois Lane (preceded by Noel Neill).
Her ancestry includes English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, and more distant Welsh, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish.
Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]
Has starred alongside two different actors who have played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman: Christian Bale in The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013), and Vice (2018); and Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Through her sixth 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 to both Johnny Depp and John Edwards.
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).
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 11, 2017. Introduced by her Arrival (2016) co-star, Jeremy Renner, and director, Denis Villeneuve.
Amy is so often mistaken for friend Isla Fisher that Isla and her prankster husband Sacha Baron Cohen once pasted Amy's face over Isla's on their custom holiday greeting cards with the message, "Season Greetings from Sacha, Isla and the Kids." Apparently, no one noticed.
As of 2019, she has appeared in five films that have been Oscar nominated for Best Picture: The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013), Her (2013), Arrival (2016) and Vice (2018).
Adams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl and Jake Gyllenhaal are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Arrival (2016), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Rush (2013) and Nightcrawler (2014), respectively.
Is just 10 years younger than Laura Linney, who played her mother in Nocturnal Animals (2016).
Was set to play Janis Joplin in the biopic "Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can" in 2010, when Fernando Meirelles was attached to direct it. In 2013, Meirelles was replaced by Lee Daniels, who was later replaced by Jean-Marc Vallée in 2014. In 2015, the project was halted by lawsuits involving the production companies. On January 22, 2017, Jean-Marc Vallée announced that the project has been cancelled during an interview with Collider.
Friends with Bradley Cooper.
Tenth highest paid actress of 2017 with $11.5 million.
She and Leonardo DiCaprio where both 28 years old when they portrayed teenage lovers in Catch Me if You Can. Adams considered that film a turning point in her career.
She and Gal Gadot are the first live action Lois Lane and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman to be onscreen together.
Her daughter Aviana weighed 7 LBs at birth late Saturday night May 15th 2010.
Was co-star for 14 Oscar nominated performances: Christopher Walken for Catch Me If You Can (2002); Philip Seymour Hoffman for Charlie Wilson's War (2007); Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viola Davis for Doubt (2008); Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009); Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010); Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012); Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle (2013); and Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals (2016). Of these, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010) were the only two to have won. She co-starred with Philip Seymour Hoffman for all three of his Best Supporting Actor nominated performances.
She had considered quitting acting before doing the film Junebug (2005).
She didn't attend drama school or study acting.
Kept her trademark red hair in the role of Lois Lane, thus Lois' and Lana Lang's usual hair tones from the comics are switched in Man of Steel (2013) and the subsequent DC movie universe - Lois is a redhead and Lana Lang is a brunette.
The first job she ever had (at age 12) was selling licorice at a rodeo in Ogden, Utah, while staying with her grandparents. She later worked as a 'greeter' at The Gap store in the Lenox Mall in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, where she once had rare opportunity to greet Whitney Houston as she entered the store. Whitney didn't take too kindly to Amy's cloying store formalities and quickly requested a different salesperson to assist her.
For a time Amy's teenage crush was future co-star Leonardo DiCaprio during his stint in Growing Pains (1985).
She is the first Academy Award nominee to play Lois Lane.
Considered for the role of Lydia Mercer on Man on a Ledge (2012) which eventually went to Elizabeth Banks.