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[[caption-width-right:350:And Creator/DavidORussell said she's "so not [[Film/{{Enchanted}} a princess]]"....]]

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress, born August 20, 1974. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She appeared in minor roles for several years. She received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her performance in the 2005 film ''Film/{{Junebug}}'', but it was her leading role in Disney's 2007 musical ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' that made her a star.

And she also played Tara Maclay's cousin in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[IdenticalStranger Not to be confused with]] Creator/IslaFisher. Or, if you're reading this in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, [[NamesTheSame the]] [[https://amyadams.national.org.nz/ politician]].

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!!Notable roles
* ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'' (1999)
* ''Film/CruelIntentions 2'' (2000)
* ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'' (2000)
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' (2002)
* ''Film/{{Junebug}}'' (2005)
* ''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/{{Arrival}}'' (2016)
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!!Her works provide examples of:
* TheCutie: Most of her roles tend to be this. Her appearance lends itself to it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: If she's not the hero, she's usually TheHero's LoveInterest.
* InnocentBlueEyes: There's nearly always something very lovable and vulnerable about her characters, and her eyes are a big part of conveying that.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She played these a lot.
** Giselle from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', who has the excuse of being [[RefugeeFromTVLand a fairy tale character who suddenly fell into Robert's life]].[[note]]("Fell" being sort of literal in this case....)[[/note]] She helps him loosen up, and even helps him with his relationship, only to end up falling for him. For his part, Robert helps her find some firmer ground.
** Delysia Lafosse to uptight British governess Miss Pettigrew in ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'', although there's a bit of sharing going on and Delysia actually matures because of Miss Pettigrew as well.
** UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart in ''[[Film/NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'' plays this trope down to the letter for the main character, Larry. Subverted in that Larry doesn't undergo any real changes after spending time with her, she's just there to act as a foil to his more reserved personality.
* MsFanservice: At times. Particularly in ''Psycho Beach Party'' and ''American Hustle''.
* NiceGirl: Again, most of her roles. It overlaps with the fact she's usually TheCutie and almost always either the main character or main love interest.
* PrettyInMink: Has worn full length fur coats in ''Miss Pettigrew'' and ''American Hustle''.
* SpiritedYoungLady: As she's noted, she has a rather "traditional" view towards femininity and approach towards gender dynamics. On the other hand, when asked about "GirlyGirl or {{Tomboy}}", her answer was "Why not both?" ([[Film/ManOfSteel Her portrayal of Lois Lane]] shows a nice example of this: A spirited and down-to-earth gal with a playful demeanor and rather "vulnerable" undertone to her personality.)

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