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Amy Adams        

Actress Known for "Enchanted" and "Man of Steel"

Amy Adams is an American actress and film producer. Known for both comedic and dramatic roles, she has appeared three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. Her accolades include two Golden Globe Awards, and nominations for six Academy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and nine Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Born in Vicenza, Italy, and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams is the fourth of seven siblings. She trained to be a ballerina, but at age 18, she found musical theater a better fit, and from 1994 to 1998, worked in dinner theater. Adams made her feature film debut with a supporting part in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in television and took on "mean girl" parts in small-scale features. Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's biopic film Catch Me If You Can (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came in the part of a loquacious pregnant woman in the independent comedy-drama film Junebug (2005).

The musical fantasy film Enchanted (2007), in which Adams played a cheerful fairy tale princess-type character, was her first major success as a leading lady. She followed it by playing naïve, optimistic women in a series of films, such as the drama Doubt (2008). Adams subsequently played stronger parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama film The Master (2012). In 2013, she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. Adams won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the painter Margaret Keane in the biopic film Big Eyes (2014). Further acclaim came for playing a linguist in the science fiction film Arrival (2016), an art gallery owner in the thriller film Nocturnal Animals (2016), a self-harming reporter in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), and Lynne Cheney in the satirical film Vice (2018).

Adams's stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012, in which she played the Baker's Wife. In 2014, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

In 2020, Adams starred in Ron Howard's film adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy for Netflix. She will next star as an agoraphobic murder witness in Joe Wright's The Woman in the Window, based on the mystery novel of the same name, which will premiere on May 14, 2021 on Netflix She will collaborate once again with Adam McKay in the miniseries Kings of America, and has also committed to a supporting role in Stephen Chbosky's film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. Adams will launch her own production company, named Bond Group Entertainment, under which she will develop adaptations of Barbara Kingsolver's novel The Poisonwood Bible and Claire Lombardo's novel The Most Fun We Ever Had, both for HBO. Adams is also set to reprise her role as Giselle in the sequel to Enchanted, titled Disenchanted, which will premiere on Disney+.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Drama Series Starring Amy Adams From Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon & Blumhouse Shopped By eOne

Entertainment One has taken out Sharp Objects, a marquee drama series package based on a book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn that includes Amy eoneshortlogoAdams as star, UnReal co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner, Wild helmer Jean-Marc Vallée as director and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Sinister) as an executive producer. I hear the project is being shopped to cable and streaming networks. eOne, which serves as a studio on the show, declined comment.

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