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AMY ADAMS (Julie Powell) has built an impressive list of credits, challenging herself with each new role.
Adams is currently in production on David O. Russell's The Fighter opposite Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. Adams plays Charlene, a tough, gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg). The film revolves around Ward and trainer-brother Dick Eklund (Bale), chronicling their early days in Massachusetts, through Eklund's battle with drugs and Ward's eventual world championship in London.
Adams can currently be seen starring in Shawn Levy's Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian opposite Ben Stiller. Adams plays Amelia Earhart, who comes to life to help security guard Larry (Stiller) restore order to the museum. Twentieth Century Fox released the film on May 22, 2009.
Adams recently wrapped production on Anand Tucker's Leap Year. The film centers on a woman (Adams) who stages upscale apartments in Boston and leaves nothing to chance in her personal life. When weather derails her trip to Dublin to take advantage of an Irish custom on Leap Year- a time honored tradition where women propose to their men- she enlists the help of a surly Irish Innkeeper to make an unexpected cross-country trip to pull off the perfect proposal in time.
Adams recently starred in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Miramax film is set at a Catholic school in the Bronx and centers on a nun who grows suspicious when a priest begins taking too much interest in the life of a young black student. Adams recently received her second Academy AwardÂ® nomination as well as a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critic's Choice award nominations for her performance.
Adams also recently starred in Christine Jeffs and Karen Moncrieff's Sunshine Cleaning opposite Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin. The dark family comedy film is about two lost sisters (Adams, Blunt) who find themselves after starting an unlikely business in crime-scene-cleanup. Overture Films released the film on March 13th, 2009.
Adams also starred in Kevin Lima's Enchanted opposite James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon. Enchanted is a romantic fable that mixes live action with CG animation for Disney. The film was released on November 21st 2007, grossed over $300 million worldwide and garnered her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Adams's role in Phil Morrison's Junebug in 2005 earned her nominations for an Academy AwardÂ® and a SAG Award. She won an Independent Spirit Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, a San Francisco Film Critics Society Award, as well as the Breakthrough Gotham Award. Adams also won the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for her role as the pregnant, childlike 'Ashley,' who is awe-struck by the arrival of her glamorous sister-in-law.
Adams' other film credits include Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War opposite Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day opposite Frances McDormand, Adam McKay's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell, Clare Kilner's The Wedding Date with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, Reginald Hudlin's Serving Sara, Anthony Abrams' Pumpkin, and Michael Patrick Jann's Drop Dead Gorgeous. Adams television credits include a guest starring roles on "The Office" and "The West Wing."
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