Amy Adams Net Worth in 2021

Amy Adams
Credits: Vanity Fair

The famous American actress, Amy Adams, was born in Vicenza, Italy, and brought up in Castle Rock, Colorado. This talented actress is the most popular for her debut role in the movie, “Drop Dead Gorgeous”.

She is well-known for her impressive performance in both dramatic and comedic roles. Ranked 3 times in the yearly highest-paid actress rundown, Amy Adams has a current net worth of $75 Million. 

Adams has had significant role in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ in 2002. Although she had a tough time finding good movies to work in for a while, she made her grand comeback through the movie, ‘Junebug’. 

Amy Adams Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$75 million
Date of BirthAugust 20, 1974
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Source of WealthFilm, Music and Television
Country of OriginItaly
Last UpdatedFebruary, 2021

Early Life

Amy Adams was brought into the world on August 20, 1974 to Kathryn and Richard Adams. Born to military parents, she took birth in a military complex in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.

She is the fourth child of her parents and has six other siblings. Adams, along with her American family, permanently moved to Colorado when she was 8 years old.

After her father left the army, he pursued his career in singing at the nightclubs, where Amy Adams along with her four brothers and two sisters enjoyed a good time of their childhood. 

The lovely family of 9 members enthusiastically took part in hiking and camping together. They loved a good performance of amateur skits that their parents wrote for them. Adams was always a lover of plays, and actively led the play.

For a few years, Amy grew in Mormon Church. However, they stopped visiting the church after her parent’s divorce in 1995.  Adams went to Douglas County High School where she a regular member at the choir.

Although she was not particularly inclined to studies, she loved her time singing at the choir and dancing ballet. 

After she graduated from high school, Amy moved with her mother to Atlanta, Georgia.

Since she was not interested in academics, Adams decided that she wouldn’t be joining college. She filled in as a waitress, along with her job as a greeter at the Gap Store. 


Prior to landing with small roles in a number of movies and television series, Amy Adams began her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer. She worked in a dinner theatre across the country in 1994, where she catered at the tables besides performing on the stage.

Noticed by the director Michael Brindis, she had the opportunity to work at the Minneapolis-based Chanhassen Dinner Theater where she performed for the following 3 years.

Adams has portrayed the work as tiring and she endured numerous wounds over her years at the theater. While she was at Chanhassen, she acted in her first film, “The Chromium Hook.”

In 1999, she was projected in a supporting part in “Drop Dead Gorgeous” featuring Kirsten Dunst and Kirstie Alley. She was encouraged by her co-star Alley to pursue a career in films, hence she moved to Los Angeles.

But she faced a tough time settling in Los Angeles during the initial days of her move and yearned for her life back in Minnesota. 

Soon after moving in Los Angeles, Amy Adams got selected in the FOX television series ‘Manchester Prep’ for the role of Kathryn Merteuil. This was a spin-off series of the well-known movie ‘Cruel Intentions’.

Adams also appeared in guest roles in a number of television series which include hit shows like ‘That 70s Show’, ‘Psyche Beach Party’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Charmed’ and ‘The West Wing’. 

Adams mostly appeared in B grade movies and smaller roles in movies like Pumpkin, Serving Sara and The slaughter Rule, before she worked on a prominent role in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” as Brenda Strong in 2002.

The movie was a huge success and Amy earned modest appreciations, however, tough times followed for a year after the movie got released. She faced unemployment and was fired from ‘Dr. Vegas’.

Nevertheless, she got the role in Phil Morrison’s ‘Junebug’ which brought the breakthrough in her career. She also made appearances in ‘Standing Still’ and ‘The wedding Date’ in 2005.

Subsequent to voicing in Walt Disney Pictures’ animated movie ‘Underdog’, Adams featured as a profoundly idealistic and happy Disney Princess, called Giselle in the movie ‘Enchanted’ which was a musical romantic comedy.

She was also seen to appear in the television series ‘The Office’ later that year for three episodes. 

Highlights and Achievements

Amy Adams had huge commercial success through her roles in Julie & Julia and Night at the Museum in the year 2009.

Phil Morrison’sJunebug’ brought her several nominations and awards including a special jury prize in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, first-ever Oscar Nomination as the Best Actress in a Supporting role, as well as an Independent Spirit Award.

She was nominated as a Golden Globe Best Actress in a Supporting role with her impressive performance in ‘Enchanted’. 

In 2013, Amy Adams bagged a Golden Globe Best Actress award for her role in ‘American Hustle’. To this date, Adams has been on the run for nominees for 5 Golden Globes, 4 BAFTAS, and 5 Academy Awards.

Age, Height, and Weight

Born on August 20, 1974, Amy Adams is currently 46 years old. With a height of 5 feet 4 inches, this American actress weighs 58 kilograms. 

Personal Life

After dating Darren Le Gallo, her fellow classmate in acting classes since 2001, the couple tied the knot in 2015. They settled in Beverly Hills, California after giving birth to their only daughter Aviana in 2010. 

Adams actively supports New York City Ghetto Film School and the Trevor Project. She has recently launched # SaveWithStories to advance kids’ schooling during the COVID-19 in 2020. 


Amy Adams has always maintained a low-profile on tabloids and newspapers in order to protect her privacy. She is known to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Described as a scrappy kid by herself, Amy recently reacted to Hillbilly Elegy’s negative reviews. She has asked everyone to stay alert of politics while reviewing.

Amy Adams Net Worth in 2021

Credits: Insider

Up to February 2021, the American actress has a net worth of $75 million, which makes her the world’s highest-paid actress.

Acting being the only source of her income, this award-winning actress has shown remarkable performance in both comedy and dramatic genres.

The popular magazine ‘Time’ listed Amy Adams as one of the most influential people on earth. She was highlighted in ‘Forbes Celebrity 100’ as well. 

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