AMY ADAMS (Susan Morrow) is a five-time Academy
Award-nominated, and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning, actress who has built
an impressive body of work, challenging herself with each new role.
In addition to Nocturnal Animals, Ms. Adams stars on-screen in the fall of 2016
in Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, opposite Jeremy Renner and Forest
She is executive-producing and will be starring in the eight-episode drama Sharp
Objects for HBO. Based on The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn's
novel of the same name, the series will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
It was her performance in Phil Morrison's Junebug that earned Ms. Adams her
first Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She won an
Independent Spirit Award, Critics' Choice Award, National Society of Film
Critics award, and Gotham Independent Film Award, among other honors, for her
portrayal. Junebug world-premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where she
received the Special Jury Prize for Acting.
Her performance in the blockbuster Disney tale Enchanted, directed by Kevin
Lima, earned Ms. Adams her first Golden Globe Award nomination. She starred
opposite Meryl Streep in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, which brought Ms. Adams
her second Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award
nominations, as well as her first BAFTA Award nomination; and in Nora Ephron's
Julie and Julia.
Her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, opposite Mark Wahlberg and
Christian Bale, brought her Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors
Guild Award, and BAFTA Award nominations. She reunited with Mr. Russell and Mr.
Bale three years later for American Hustle, winning a Golden Globe Award and
again receiving Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations; with her fellow
actors from the ensemble, Ms. Adams shared the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top
prize, for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master,
she received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award nominations.
Among Ms. Adams' other film credits are Robert Lorenz's Trouble with the Curve,
starring with Clint Eastwood; Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice, as Lois Lane; Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War, opposite Tom
Hanks; Spike Jonze's her, with Joaquin Phoenix; also for Focus Features, Bharat
Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, alongside Frances McDormand; Christine
Jeffs' Sunshine Cleaning, with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin; Walter Salles' On the
Road; Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, as Amelia
Earhart; James Bobin's The Muppets, with Jason Segel; and Steven Spielberg's
Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
She won a Golden Globe Award, and was again a BAFTA Award nominee, for her
portrayal of artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes.
In the summer of 2012, Ms. Adams starred as the Baker's Wife in the Shakespeare
in the Park staging of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City.
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