EW: Oscar Nominees Class of ’09 Portraits
Best Supporting Actress
Role The earnest and inexperienced Sister James. Oscar History This is her second Supporting Actress nom, following the one for playing a chatty Southerner in the indie Junebug (2005).
Paying Dues Before her first break as a beauty pageant contestant in 1999’s Drop Dead Gorgeous, Adams was part of a dinner theater troupe in Minneapolis. Up Next Adams will play Amelia Earhart in this May’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian before appearing with Meryl Streep in August’s culinary comedy Julie & Julia.
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