In 2014, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.Adams is married to the artist Darren Le Gallo, with whom she has a daughter.She has received several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards, and has been nominated for five Academy Awards and six British Academy Film Awards.
Directed by Phil Morrison, the film featured Adams as Ashley Johnsten, a perky and talkative pregnant woman.
Morrison was impressed by Adams' ability to not question her character's inherently good motives.
In 2013, she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe.
She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).
Amy Lou Adams was born on August 20, 1974, to American parents Richard and Kathryn Adams, when her father was stationed with the United States Army at the Caserma Ederle military complex in Vicenza, Italy.
Adams was educated at the Douglas County High School.Following brief roles in three small-scale features of 2002—The Slaughter Rule, Pumpkin, and Serving Sara—Adams found her first high-profile part in Steven Spielberg's comedy-drama Catch Me If You Can after casting director Deborah Zane brought her to Spielberg's attention.Despite the film's success and praise for her "warm presence" from Todd Mc Carthy, a critic for Variety, it failed to launch her career.She was among 250 actresses who auditioned for the high-profile part; the studio favored the casting of a bigger star, but the director Kevin Lima insisted on Adams due to her commitment to the part and her ability to not be judgemental about her personality.The critic Roger Ebert commended Adams for being "fresh and winning" in a role that "absolutely depends on effortless lovability", and Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe wrote that she "demonstrates a real performer's ingenuity for comic timing and physical eloquence".Her first assignment came within a week of her relocation in Fox's television series Manchester Prep, a spin-off of the film Cruel Intentions, in the lead role of Kathryn Merteuil (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the film).