Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. She is a five-time Academy Award nominee. Adams began her career on stage performing in Dinner theaters and made her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she was cast in the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can opposite Leonardo Dicaprio, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 musical film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and first BAFTA Award nomination for her supporting role opposite Meryl Streep in the 2008 film Doubt. She received two more Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for her supporting roles in the 2010 sports drama The Fighter and the 2012 psychological drama The Master. Adams achieved further success in 2013, for portraying Lois Lane in the Superman movie Man of Steel, her supporting role in the Spike Jonze film Her, and a con artist in American Hustle; the latter earning her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy as well as her fourth BAFTA nomination and fifth Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress.