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And David O. Russell said she's "so not a princess"....

"I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter and Jodie Foster."

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress.

Born to American parents in Vicenza, Italy and relocated to Castle Rock, Colorado at age 8, Adams began her career as a theater actress in 1994. Her first film role was in the 1999 Black Comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. She worked for years in minor roles and guest spots on TV shows — she can be spotted in episodes of Charmed, The West Wing, Smallville, The Office, and even Buffy the Vampire Slayer (where she played Tara's racist cousin). Although Steven Spielberg hoped getting cast in Catch Me If You Can 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 Junebug fell into her lap. While her role in the film made for something for a breakthrough, earning her first Academy Award nominationnote  for the film, it was her next project that catapulted her to superstardom.

2007's Enchanted, Disney's Affectionate Parody of themselves, cast Adams as Giselle — the Disney Princess forced into the real world — and made for her first big success as a leading lady. Her knack for playing The Cutie did lead to her being slightly typecast afterwards, usually as Nice Girl characters or a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Working with David O. Russell helped break this, as he directed her in films like The Fighter and American Hustle that helped break her out of her "nice girl" image and show audiences her range. As of 2022, Adams is part of the DC Extended Universe as Lois Lane.

Among her accolades, including seven BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and two Primetime Emmys, Adams now has six Academy Award nominations with no win; the renewing public outcry to this fact despite her routinely acclaimed work has made her one of the most notoriously Oscar-free actors of her time.

Not to be confused with Isla Fishernote . Or, if you're reading this in New Zealand, the politician.

Her husband since 1998, Darren Le Gallo, is an actor in his own right.

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