Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, Adams appeared as Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg’s Frank Abagnale biopic Catch Me If You Can.
Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Adams.She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father is a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth.
Adams began working professionally as a dancer at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse and Heritage Square Music Hall. There, she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner theater director, Michael Brindisi, in 1995.
In 2001, Adams began dating actor and artist Darren Le Gallo,who she met in an acting class. Adams and Le Gallo became engaged in April 2008.In May 2010, Adams gave birth to their daughter.