How Old is Amy Adams, and How How Long Has She Been Married?

A hugely talented actress that has achieved both commercial and critical recognition, Amy Adams has become a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. With her signature red hair and knack for choosing unexpected roles, Adams has made a niche for herself among popular actors of the past decade.

How old is Amy Adams?

Born in 1974, Amy Adams is 44 years old in December 2018. Adams was born in Italy to American parents that were stationed there in the armed forces and is the middle child of seven siblings. At a very young age, Adams expressed an interest in the theater arts, though her first love was dancing. In the 1990s, Adams trained as a ballerina with a dance company, but at the age of 18, she shifted her focus away from dance to theater acting.

Everyone starts somewhere, and for Amy Adams, her early years as an entertainer was with a dinner theater group. Adams would wait tables and then hop onstage to dance and perform for the captive audience. Although Adams has said she enjoyed the work overall, it was difficult physically, and soon she turned her sights to television and film. Her first role was in the 1999 movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Career highlights of Amy Adams

Darren Le Gallo and Amy Adams

Darren Le Gallo and Amy Adams | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

In the early 2000s, Adams appeared in several big-budget movies, including Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, but it was her Academy Award-nominated performance in 2005’s Junebug that really skyrocketed her career to the next level. She has appeared in such hit movies as Enchanted, where she played a Disney princess that is forced to interact in the real world of present-day New York City, Julie & Julia, and Doubt.

Adams portrayed the fictional heroine Lois Lane in DC’s Justice League series, and Batman vs. Superman, where she co-starred with Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, has been her highest-grossing film so far, netting more than $657 million worldwide. Adams also earned critical acclaim for her work in HBO’s hit miniseries Sharp Objects. In 2017, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, and her current net worth in 2018 is around $60 million.

Who is Amy Adams married to?

Adams has enjoyed a long, happy relationship with fellow actor Darren Le Gallo. Adams and Le Gallo met in 2001 at an acting class and quickly began a firm friendship before becoming romantically involved. Adams and Le Gallo dated for seven years before getting engaged in 2008.

In 2010, Adams and Le Gallo welcomed their daughter, Aviana. She is presently their only child. Adams and Le Gallo made it official in 2015 when news of their marriage broke. Even with the couple’s busy schedule, Adams has been very vocal about her appreciation for her husband’s willingness to be an equal partner in their marriage, and to travel a lot when her schedule demands it.

What’s next for Amy Adams?

Adams is currently earning Oscar buzz for her role in the biopic Vice, scheduled for release on December 25th, 2018, about the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Adams plays Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne Cheney, opposite Christian Bale (who put on major weight to play the former Vice President) and Sam Rockwell as former president George W. Bush.

In 2019, Adams will be reprising her role as the Disney princess Giselle in the official sequel to Enchanted, titled Disenchanted. She will also play the leading role in an all-new mystery thriller, Woman in the Window. With a red-hot career as one of Hollywood’s foremost actresses and a stable, happy marriage, Amy Adams is definitely a power player in the film world.