Despite making it to the list of highest paid actresses in the world with two Golden Globes awards, six Academy Awards, and Seven British Academy Film Awards nomination, Amy Adams was first a trained ballerina before she switched career choice to music. Still not satisfied, she later transited a second time to the acting career which she found to be a more glamorous and lucrative trade than music.
The decorated American actress lives happily with her family and never lets her achievements get the better side of her and her marriage. This article has more details about the millionaire actress’s bio, age, net worth, who her daughter and husband are among other tales.
Amy Adams’ Bio and Age
Amy Lou Adams was born on August 20, 1974, in Vicenza, Italy to American parents. Due to the nature of her father’s work as a US Army officer, Amy and her parents together with her siblings moved around often from one base to another, before they finally settled at Castle Rocks, Colorado when she was 8 years old. She had her high school education at the Douglas County High School where she sang in the school choir. Though she was not academically inclined, she had an interest in creative arts. She competed in tracks and gymnastics, and eventually got trained at the David Taylor Dance Company to be a ballerina.
Her passion for creative arts was the cause of her aversion for High School thus she kept to herself majority of the time. She finished school and moved to Atlanta, Georgia alongside her mother foregoing college, a decision she has come to regret until now.
After a while as a ballerina, she found music theatre more enticing and switched over, she volunteered to perform in the production of Annie at Community Theater. To make ends meet, she worked as a greeter at a Gap store, and as a waitress at Hooters while also auditioning for TV and film roles.
In 1999, Amy landed her debut role as a supporting actress in a satire titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, her impressive performance earned her another role in a TV series titled Mean Girl though in small scale features. Her major role came in 2002 when she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can. Destined to excel in acting, in 2005, she landed another role as a loquacious pregnant woman in Junebug, which was marked as her breakthrough role.
She kept improving and garnered more roles; the year 2007 saw her feature in an animated musical romantic comedy film titled Enchanted and Charlie Wilson’s War. Amy has starred in well over 42 films and 12 Television series since then, notable amongst which are Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), Man of Steel (2013) and Big Eyes (2014) amongst others. Amy is still at the top of her game and won’t take a bow yet from what she gets paid to do.
She has earned two Golden Globes Awards for her work in Hustle and Big Eyes and several nominations such as the Oscars. In January 2019, she got her 6th award nomination for her contributions in the movie Vice (2018) many of her fans are hoping she wins this time around, as she has been previously nominated 5 times for best supporting female actress.
The Vice actress has become a force to reckon with despite not kicking off her career as an actress early enough. Having starred in a good number hit of films and television series with good pay, she was listed by Forbes as one of the highest paid actresses in the world. No doubt that the American actress is a silent achiever. Her net worth has been pegged at an estimated sum of $40 million.
Husband and Daughter
A successful and good looking woman like Amy Adams surely has her pick of the menfolk around her either as admirers or fans, and yes, she has a man with whom she shares her life with. He is American actor and artist, Daren Le Gallo who went from formerly being her baby daddy to her legal husband.
They met in an acting class in 2001, got engaged in 2008 after a prolonged relationship, and had their daughter named Aviana Olea Le Gallo on the 15th day of May 2010.
It is believed that their daughter was instrumental to them making their union official on the 2nd day of May 2015, in a private ceremony in California. They have been living peaceably together in Beverly Hills in California ever since.
Amy Adams’s Family – Mother
The Fighter (2010) supporting actress was born the fourth child to Kathryn Adams and US Army father, Richard Adams. At the time of her birth, her father was stationed at the Caserma Ederlie military complex in Vicenza, Italy. She has four brothers and two sisters bringing her parents children to a total of seven. When her father left the Army, he floated his singing career and sang professionally in nightclubs and restaurants with Amy Adams often joining him on such trips. Gradually she learned the rudiments of music from her talented father.
Her parents eventually got divorced in 1985 when Amy was 11, her father left for Arizona and remarried while herself and her siblings stayed with her mother who later became a semi-professional bodybuilder.