Amy Adams Net Worth – $60 Million
Amy Adams is an American actress who was born in Italy and has a net worth of $60 million. Adams has been on three yearly lists of the world’s highest-paid actresses.
Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy on August 20, 1974. Her father was in the army at the time of her birth, and the family had recently relocated to Italy. They were stationed at the military facility at Caserma Ederle. When Amy was eight years old, the family relocated to Castle Rock, Colorado. After leaving the army, her father went on to sing professionally in nightclubs. Going to her father’s gigs and sipping Shirley Temples at the bar were two of Adams’ favorite childhood memories.
The nine-member family enjoyed camping and hiking together, as well as performing amateur plays written by their parents. She was reared in the Mormon religion for a while, but her parents separated in 1995, and the family stopped attending. Amy was a member of the Douglas County High School choir and studied as a ballet dancer in her spare time. Amy and her mother relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, after graduation, and she chose not to attend college. She supported herself by working as a greeter and waiter at a Gap shop.
Adams began her career in the entertainment industry in the mid-1990s, playing at dinner theatres throughout the country before securing a succession of minor roles in television and cinema. She worked as a dancer, but her employment forced her to serve tables first before taking the stage. She obtained a position at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis, where she worked for the next three years.
Adams has characterized the job as physically demanding, and she has had several injuries throughout her time at the theatre. She acted in her first film, “The Chromium Hook,” while at Chanhassen. In 1999, she starred alongside Kirsten Dunst and Kirstie Alley in the film “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” Adams moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career after receiving encouragement from her co-star Alley. During her initial days in Los Angeles, she struggled to acclimate to her new surroundings and yearned for her home in Minnesota.
Amy’s first project was a Fox TV series called “Manchester Prep,” a spin-off from the blockbuster film “Cruel Intentions,” which came her way quickly. The series was eventually abandoned after many screenplay modifications and two production shutdowns. “Cruel Intentions 2” was the name given to the three filmed episodes. Amy had guest appearances on many television shows between 2000 and 2002, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The West Wing,” and “That ’70s Show.”
Until she earned the high-profile character of Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can,” her film roles were primarily B flicks. The film was a hit, and she received some positive feedback for her performance, but it did not help her career, and she remained unemployed for a year following its release, almost forcing her to give up acting. She took acting training and was offered a lucrative role on CBS’s “Dr. Vegas,” but she was fired after only a few episodes.
In 2005, Adams began filming the indie comedy “Junebug.” The film was directed by Phil Morrison and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, where Adams received a special jury prize. Adams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. Later that year, she had a regular part on “The Office” and starred alongside Will Ferrell in Adam McKay’s “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”
The musical romantic comedy “Enchanted” was Adams’ next major picture. She played the Disney Princess Giselle, who is known for her cheerfulness and optimism. She also contributed three songs to the soundtrack of the film. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance, which was likened to Julie Andrews. This was her first financially successful appearance, with a global gross of $340 million.
Following the success of “Enchanted,” Adams portrayed Bonnie Bach in Tom Hanks’ “Charlie Wilson’s War.” In the 2008 comedy “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” Adams played an ambitious American actress in London. She then acted in “Doubt,” opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. For her performance, she was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. Her appearances in “Night at the Museum” and “Julie & Julia” brought her financial acclaim in 2009.
Amy’s next film was “The Fighter,” a boxing drama. Adams got Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nods for her efforts, despite playing a role that was a far cry from her previous whimsical, humorous ones. She starred in the Disney musical “The Muppets” in 2011 and contributed seven songs to the album. In her final work with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death two years later, she returned to a serious part in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama “The Master.”
Adams starred in Spike Jonze’s drama “Her” in 2013. She had even more success as a co-star in the highly praised “American Hustle,” alongside Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper. Her role earned her her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and her sixth Oscar nomination. Both films were considered among the best of 2013 by reviewers, and they were both nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Amy won her second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Big Eyes” the following year.
Adams returned to filmmaking in 2016 after a brief absence, releasing three films.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Arrival,’ and “Nocturnal Animals.” “Arrival” was a box office hit, grossing more than $200 million on a $47 million budget. Adams was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for her efforts.
Adams made a comeback to television in 2018 with an HBO series based on Gillian Flynn’s book “Sharp Objects.” Adams received a Golden Globe nomination as well as her first Emmy nomination for her performance. She reunited with Christian Bale for the third time later that year in Adam McKay’s political comedy “Vice.” Amy won her sixth Oscar nomination and eighth BAFTA nomination for “Vice.”
Amy has been dating a fellow actor named Darren Le Gallo since 2001, they welcomed a daughter named Aviana in 2010. They got married in 2015 and now live in Beverly Hills. She tries to keep her life quiet and low-key, attracting minimal gossip or tabloid attention. She strives for a healthy work-life balance and to stay untouched by her celebrity.
She is a supporter of the Trevor Project and the New York City Ghetto Film School, and she and fellow actress Jennifer Garner founded #SaveWithStories in 2020 to encourage children’s education amid the COVID-19 epidemic school closures.