How much is Amy Adams worth?
|Net Worth:||$65 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 20, 1974|
You’ve seen this Enchanted redhead in award-winning films like Doubt, Sunshine Cleaning and Julie & Julia.
Who Is Amy Adams
A girl next door loaded with a serious stockpile of singing, dancing and acting ammunition. This sweet Hollywood redhead captured both adults’ and children’s hearts as a naïve enchanted princess, but also proved she could break them as a desperate single mom who takes on a rather unorthodox career.
We calculate Amy Adams has a net worth in excess of $65 million dollars, as of 2020.
The Graceful Hooters Girl
Born in Italy to her American parents, Amy was one of seven children who were later raised in Colorado. From a young age, Amy had her eye on performance, singing in her high school’s choir and perfecting her point and pliéas she trained to become a ballerina.
Realizing she couldn’t live in her tutu dreams forever, Amy landed a myriad of jobs including working at the Gap and Hooters (quite the gambit). She eventually found work at a local dinner theater where she danced in musical productions until a director from a Minnesota theater spotted the redhead and recruited her to dance at his dinner theater.
Amy made the move and continued her dancing career until an unfortunate injury, which, in retrospect, turned into her lucky break. Sitting out from dance rehearsals and performances fearful of further injuring her herself, in 1999 Amy auditioned for a part in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous to fill up some of her newfound free time. With beginners luck, Amy landed a part alongside actresses like Kirstie Alley and Kirsten Dunst.
It seemed like Amy had found her new career path when she then landed a lead role in the TV version of the film Cruel Intentions, Manchester Prep. But after filming the first few episodes, the show’s network wasn’t buying the spin-off and the series was cancelled before it even aired.
Catch Her If You Can
After a few years of small appearances in shows like Providence, Smallville, That ‘70s Show and The West Wing, in 2002 Amy was cast in her first major film, and a good one at that. She signed on to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest in the critically acclaimed Catch Me If You Can. But the film that should have been her gateway to a warm Hollywood reception, was not. For the next two years, Amy was back to landing insignificant roles in shows like King of the Hill and Dr. Vegas. But in 2005, Amy’s big break came via a low budget indie flick called Junebug. The role landed her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and catapulted her adorable redhead into the mainstream.
Now a recognized contender by the Academy, the roles couldn’t come in fast enough and Amy began churning out hit after hit: Enchanted (2007), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Sunshine Cleaning (2008) and Doubt (2008). Things really got cooking for the starlet when in 2009 she starred opposite Meryl Streep in the box office smash hit Julie & Julia.
With an exploding career in her back pocket, Amy turned her focus to family and in May of 2010 gave birth to her first child with fiancé Darren Le Gallo, Aviana Olea Le Gallo. And just months later, Amy was back on the red carpet looking fresher than ever to promote her newest flick The Fighter opposite Mark Wahlberg.
And with little one in tow, Amy isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon, she’s already back on set filming two upcoming films: On the Road and The Muppets, both due out in 2011.
Defining Quote “I tend to be really pragmatic, but ultimately tend to be attracted to people who pull me into more spontaneity. I’ve really learned that, through surrender, the best experiences of my life have happened.”