Amy Adams has proven over the years that she is not just a Hollywood star but among the finest in the industry. She got her breakthrough in the 2005 film Junebug after having a very rough career start, and has constantly worked all the year round since then with many popular films to her name. Good enough, her outstanding performances have not been going unrecognized. Today, she has several Academy Award nominations, Golden Globe nominations, and fortunately, she has won two Golden Globe awards for her roles in American Hustle and Big Eyes.
Apart from acting, she does voice acting and her interest in the film circle keep spreading quicker than most people anticipated. At the rate she is going, do not be surprised if she launches her own production company soon.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Amy is the daughter of Richard and Kathryn Adams; she was born on August 20, 1974, and grew up with her four brothers and two sisters in different neighborhoods including Castle Rock, Colorado, and Italy as their father formerly worked with the United States Army and was always stationed at different bases.
The family was not very affluent and didn’t have much, but they sure knew how to have fun and spend time with one another. They hiked, camped, and even presented short skits among themselves which were usually written by their dad. During the skits, each family member had a role and Amy often took lead roles.
Another entertaining thing for the household was watching Richard, their dad perform in nightclubs and restaurants while they enjoyed drinks. This was after he left the army to start singing in bars. The fun which the family had together lasted until their parents divorced in 1985. Richard moved to Arizona and began a new family. Amy and her siblings stayed with their mother who resorted to spending quality time at the gym after becoming a semi-professional bodybuilder. But then, Amy’s experience from the skits lived in her and nudged her to seek a career in entertainment.
Amy Adams was not a scholar and never really liked school. She knew early enough that her calling was to be an actress. As such, she nurtured a great interest in creative arts. While at Douglas County High School, she tried to sharpen her dancing skills including learning ballerina. After dumping education when she was done with high school, she discovered that she wasn’t all about just dancing and expanded to musical theater.
In 1994, she made her professional debut as a dancer in a dinner theatre production of A Chorus Line in Boulder Colorado. She did more stage performances and went on to appear in her first film titled Chromium Hook, a short satire film. She scooped more small roles until in 2005 when she got her breakthrough for playing an effusive pregnant woman in the independent film Junebug.
Since then, Amy has proven that she knows how to consistently make a blockbuster, and keep fans coming back for more. Some of the popular films her presence gave a boost include Enchanted, Doubt Julie & Man of Steel, among others. Apart from having one of the longest and interesting filmographies, Amy has her hands in different entertainment pots including voice acting, product endorsements, and much more.
Her Net Worth
Considering the height that Amy Adams has attained in the entertainment industry, it can only be expected that people are hugely interested in knowing the extent of the wealth that she has accumulated from her endeavors thereof. Even though we are yet to substantiate what her net worth is, various sources have estimated that it is around $50 and 60 million.
Amy Adams Husband, Daughter, and Family
Amy Adams is the wife of Darren Le Gallo, a talented and popular artist, actor, and rally driver. He was born on July 21, 1974, in Germany and is famous for his role in Matrix Reloaded. She first met him at an acting class in 2001 and it was love at first sight. However, they only became a thing a year later while working together on a set of a short film titled Pennies. In 2008, Darren proposed to Amy and they felt it was better to expand their family before sealing their love. They had their daughter Aviana Olea Legallo two years after their engagement. In 2015, seven years into their engagement, the couple figured it was time to legalize what they shared. They tied the knot in a small event that took place at a ranch close to Santa Barbara, Califonia. The lovers have been together for over 14 years and the light of their love seem to be undying till date.