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Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer

Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Amy Adams plays painter Margaret Keane in the newly released trailer for Tim Burton's upcoming drama, "Big Eyes."
Veronica Linares
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
By United Press International
Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Sandra Bullock beat out America's BFF Jennifer Lawrence for the top spot on Forbes' 2014 list of top-earning actresses.
Veronica Linares
Amy Adams stars in first photos from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

Amy Adams stars in first photos from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz portray artist couple Margaret and Walter Keane in the first stills from Tim Burton film "Big Eyes."
Annie Martin
DC Comics releases new Ben Affleck as Batman image

DC Comics releases new Ben Affleck as Batman image

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --DC Comics has a released a new image of Ben Affleck as Batman in honor of the fictional superhero's 75th anniversary.
Veronica Linares
Amy Adams discreetly gives her first class seat to U.S. serviceman

Amy Adams discreetly gives her first class seat to U.S. serviceman

DETROIT, June 27 (UPI) --Amy Adams sat in coach after she quietly arranged for a U.S. serviceman to take her first class seat on her flight Friday.
Annie Martin
New Zealand reviews best practices for fracking

New Zealand reviews best practices for fracking

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 4 (UPI) --The New Zealand government said Wednesday it could safely develop its petroleum resources safely even if hydraulic fracturing is employed.
Daniel J. Graeber
Release date set for new Tim Burton film 'Big Eyes'

Release date set for new Tim Burton film 'Big Eyes'

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- "Big Eyes" is a biographical film that stars Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams as artist couple Walter and Margaret Keane.
Annie Martin
Beyonce covers Time's '100 Most Influencial People' issue

Beyonce covers Time's '100 Most Influencial People' issue

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Time magazine unveiled the cover of its annual "100 Most Influential People" issue on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Josh Hutcherson honors Philip Seymour Hoffman at MTV Movie Awards

Josh Hutcherson honors Philip Seymour Hoffman at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Josh Hutcherson took a moment to remember his "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" costar Philip Seymour Hoffman while accepting an MTV Movie Award Sunday.
Veronica Linares
Amy Adams may star in upcoming alien thriller 'Story of Your Life'

Amy Adams may star in upcoming alien thriller 'Story of Your Life'

April 2 (UPI) -- Amy Adams is currently in negotiation to star in the upcoming alien thriller "Story of Your Life."
Annie Martin
L'Wren Scott found hanged in her apartment

L'Wren Scott found hanged in her apartment

March 17 (UPI) -- Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment Monday.
Veronica Linares
Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams visit tattoo parlor after Oscars

Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams visit tattoo parlor after Oscars

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett and Amy Adams had an interesting rendez-vous after Sunday's Academy Awards -- they went to a tattoo parlor with their significant others.
Veronica Linares
Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Bill Murray remembered Harold Ramis in a surprise tribute on Oscars night.
Kate Stanton
Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams managed to get Hollywood's leading ladies on their feet for an Oscars rendition of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
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Cast member Amy Adams attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama "Julie and Julia" in Los Angeles on Monday, July 27, 2009. The movie follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child's memoir, "My Life In France", which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud'homme. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in Doubt. Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. Adams starred in Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin, and the following year appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She appeared in Julie & Julia in 2009 portraying writer Julie Powell followed by Leap Year in 2010. Her recent role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter earned Adams her third Academy Award nomination, her third Golden Globe Award, second BAFTA Award, and fifth Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father, a US serviceman, was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the family from base to base before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight or nine years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants, while her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Adams was raised as a Mormon, although her family left the church after her parents' divorce when she was 11 years old. She said her religious upbringing "... instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic 'Do unto others...', that was what was hammered into me. And love."

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