[[caption-width-right:300:And Creator/DavidORussell said she's "so not [[Film/{{Enchanted}} a princess]]"....]]

->''"I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Creator/JudiDench, Holly Hunter, and Creator/JodieFoster."''

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress, born August 20, 1974 in Italy and relocated to Castle Rock Colorado at age 8. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She laboured for years in minor roles and guest spots on TV shows - she can be spotted in episodes of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' and even ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (where she played Tara's racist cousin). Although Creator/StevenSpielberg hoped getting cast in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' would spell big things for her, she actually did not work for a full year afterwards. When she was considering dropping out of acting, the script for an independent film called ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' fell into her lap. Her role earned a surprising Best Supporting Actress nomination. But it was her next project that catapulted her to superstardom.

''{{Film/Enchanted}}'', Disney's AffectionateParody of themselves, cast Amy as Giselle - the Disney Princess forced into the real world. Her knack for playing TheCutie did lead to her being slightly typecast afterwards - usually as NiceGirl characters or a ManicPixieDreamGirl. But working with Creator/DavidORussell helped - directing her in films like ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/AmericanHustle'' that helped break her out of her 'nice girl' image and show audiences her range. She now has five Oscar nominations and no win yet (but give it time) and is currently part of the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse as Lois Lane.

[[IdenticalStranger Not to be confused with]] Creator/IslaFisher[[note]]Their resemblance is a CastingGag in ''Film/NocturnalAnimals''[[/note]]. Or, if you're reading this in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, [[NamesTheSame the]] [[https://amyadams.national.org.nz/ politician]].
!!Notable roles
* ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'' (1999)
* ''Film/CruelIntentions 2'' (2000)
* ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'' (2000)
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' (2002)
* ''Film/{{Junebug}}'' (2005)
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' (2005 -- 2006)
* ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' (2006)
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' (2007)
* ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' (2008)
* ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' (2008)
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' (2009)
* ''Film/JulieAndJulia'' (2009)
* ''Film/LeapYear'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheFighter'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheMuppets'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheMaster'' (2012)
* ''Film/TroubleWithTheCurve'' (2012)
* ''Film/AmericanHustle'' (2013)
* ''Film/{{Her}}'' (2013)
* ''Film/BigEyes'' (2014)
* Film/DCExtendedUniverse (2013 -- present) as ComicBook/LoisLane:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' (2016)
** ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}'' (2017)
* ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' (2016)
* ''Film/NocturnalAnimals'' (2016)
!!Associated Tropes:
* DyeHard: Despite being best known as a FieryRedhead, she's a natural blonde.
* HeroesWantRedheads: If she's not the hero, she's usually TheHero's LoveInterest.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** Apart from Amy Adams, who else links ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'', ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheMaster''? Why, Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.
** She also starred in the first one with Creator/EmilyBlunt, who was her sister in ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' and cameo'd in ''Film/TheMuppets'' with her.
** She also starred alongside Creator/JoaquinPhoenix in ''Film/TheMaster'' and ''Film/{{Her}}''.
** She appeared with Creator/MerylStreep in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Her films in TheNewTens with the sole exception of ''Film/TheMuppets'' have been DarkerAndEdgier and none are comedies, even ''Film/AmericanHustle'' which is darker and dramatic than her usual comedies as she plays a outlaw. That being said, her films [[StarMakingRole pre]]-''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' were usually {{Dramedy}} or/and {{Farce}}.