Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014 and is among the highest-paid actresses in the world. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, and has been nominated for five Academy Awards and six British Academy Film Awards.
Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theater and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can. Adams' breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, in which her portrayal of a young pregnant woman earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. In 2007, she starred as the lead character in the commercially successful Disney musical film Enchanted.
Adams received three more Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), and The Master (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell's film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a second consecutive Golden Globe Award for portraying artist Margaret Keane in the comedy-drama Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, Adams reprised the role of Lois in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and garnered acclaim for her leading roles in the science-fiction film Arrival and neo-noir psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals, both in 2016.