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.