Trivia & Facts

  • Was born in Aviano, Pordenone in Italy.
  • Is the middle child of seven – boy, girl, boy, Amy, girl, boy, boy.
  • Was raised in a Mormon family – though she’s no longer a member of the church.
  • Her two sisters were pregnant while she filmed Junebug.
  • Brother Eddie Adams appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember and is now working for TMZ. He also appeared with Amy in the short film Pennies.
  • Her mother went on to become a semiprofessional bodybuilder.
  • Her dad was a singer performing in nightclubs, restaurants and officers’ clubs. He has also done a bit of amateur acting.
  • Favorite movies include The Apartment, Vertigo, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Grease and Gone with the Wind. She loves Classic Hollywood films.
  • Adores the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O’Hara.
  • Used to be obsessed with Vertigo’s Kim Novak.
  • Dream roles include Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Elphaba in Wicked.
  • The more she works, the more she craves the simple things, “like going to the post office.”
  • Favorite records from childhood include Strawberry Shortcake Loses Her Basket, REO Speedwagon single, Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
  • Her favorite supermodel is Heidi Klum: “She always looks so happy!”
  • Her favorite president of all time is George Washington.
  • Favorite flavor of tea: Chamomile
  • Favorite ice cream flavour: Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Favorite junk food: Nachos with Cheddar
  • Absolutely LOVES Mexican food!
  • Really wants to work with director Alexander Payne.
  • Nicknames: Fish-Belly Blue (called by her sister because she was so pale as a child), The Emasculator (by her brother), Tinker (by boyfriend Darren Le Gallo, after Tinkerbell – “not because I’m cute and a pixie but because I’m a little feisty”, Stinker (by her dad, for the same reasons as above).
  • Only speaks English.
  • Worked in a Hooters restaurant for a short period.
  • While living in Virginia Highlands, she worked at the Lenox Mall in the Gap.
  • Alumna of the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minnesota. Appeared there in many productions including Brigadoon and Good News.
  • Has two small dogs: Pippy and Sadie.
  • Natural hair color is Strawberry Blonde but she has kept it red since Junebug.
  • Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006.
  • Attended, and graduated from, Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School.
  • Never went to college and never had any intention to, either.
  • Met her boyfriend, Darren Le Gallo, in 2001 in an acting class.
  • The only ballet she did as a professional dancer was The Nutcracker.
  • Has a sport-matching ring with Darren encoded NU42, means “All encompassing love”. Darren tattooed it on his wrist.
  • Says she’s completely boy crazy!
  • Wanted to be a singing nurse when she was a kid.
  • Is best friends with actress Sarah Lancaster, co star of Dr Vegas.
  • Favorite contemporary actresses include Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Frances McDormand.
  • Meryl Streep taught her how to knit.
  • When her cousin got married, the minister said something funny and she couldn’t stop giggling.
  • Does not mind being confused as Isla Fisher because ‘she’s beautiful’.
  • In 1999, Amy Adams landed a role on Manchester Prep, a TV series that never aired. But her scenes were eventually salvaged and used in the straight-to-video film, Cruel Intentions 2.
  • Was fired from Dr Vegas and the show was cancelled shortly after. Amy appeared in a total of five episodes.
  • Used to date a lawyer but he did not really appreciate Amy’s job.
  • Loved history while in school.