Even though she’s acclaimed as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Amy Adams initially wanted to be a singer and ballet dancer, a dream she gave up on to take up a career in acting.
Amy worked at dance theatres earlier in her career in the entertainment industry but later decided to work in the movies and after a few hurdles in the initial part, she went on to become one of the most sought-after actresses in the world. The blonde bombshell who is known for both her comedic and dramatic performances has been decorated with several awards including two Golden Globes. She has also received nominations for five Academy Awards and six British Academy Film Awards.
Amy Adams was born on August 20, 1974, to American parents Richard and Kathryn Adams as the fourth of seven siblings. At the time of her birth, her father was stationed with the United States Army at the Caserma Ederle military complex in Vicenza, Italy and as a result of the nature of his work, the family moved around a lot but later settled in Castle Rock, Colorado when she was eight.
Though she’s not much of a fan of academics, she attended Douglas County High School where she picked an interest in the creative arts, sang in the school choir and competed in track and gymnastics. Her ambitions of becoming a ballerina led her to enroll for training at the local David Taylor Dance Company. Due to her dislike for high school, Amy kept to herself in school and after graduation, she did not go to college, a decision which she later regretted.
Amy realized that being a professional ballerina wasn’t her forte and found another talent in musical theatre. She also pursued dancing and continued auditioning for TV and film roles until she bagged the ones that shot her to fame. Her feature film debut came when she landed the part as a supporting actress in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous, after which she made several guest appearances on television, taking on Mean Girl parts in small-scale features. Steven Spielberg’s 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can was her first major role where she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. However, her breakthrough came with her role as a loquacious pregnant woman in the 2005 independent film Junebug.
Since she burst into the movie industry, Amy has starred in popular films as Enchanted, Doubt, Julie & Julia and Man of Steel, and a slew of others. So far, and through her many efforts, Amy has received five Academy Award nominations and earned Golden Globes for her performances in American Hustle and Big Eyes. At the age of 43, Amy still has her looks and doesn’t seem ready to rest on her oars yet.
What Is Amy Adams’ Net Worth?
Amy Adams has an estimated net worth of $50 million which she basically earned from her very successful career in the entertainment industry. This is no surprise as she has appeared in more than 40 feature films during her career which spans almost two decades. Though she has had some short breaks, her earnings are bound to increase as she’s still active in the industry.
Adams’ Husband, Daughter
The actress and painter Darren de Gallo have been in a relationship since 2001. The couple met at an acting class in 2001 and began dating a year later while collaborating on a short film named Pennies. They got engaged in 2008 and two years later, Amy gave birth to their daughter, Aviana Olea Le Gallo on May 15, 2010.
Following their daughter’s insistence, the couple got married seven years after their engagement. They tied the knot in a private ceremony at a ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Amy and her family live in Beverly Hills, California. She tries not to allow her celebrity status get the better part of her and maintains a routine that involves going to work, taking her daughter to the park and making out time to have weekly date nights with her husband. Pretty simple 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