Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Adams made her big screen debut in this 1999 black comedy alongside established stars such as Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards and Kirstie Alley. It might have been her first major movie credit but the flame-haired star still managed to dazzle, catching the eye of the critics and audiences alike.
Catch me If You Can (2002)
The actress finally got her big break at the hands of Steven Spielberg when the legendary director cast her in 'Catch Me If You Can>. Playing Brenda Strong, a braces-clad crush who enjoys a brief tryst with Leanardo DiCaprio>s charismatic con-man; Spielberg described her performance as "the part that should have launched her career". However it would take Hollywood a few more years to cotton on to Adams> undoubted talents, even though the actress has oft referenced the role as a turning point in her career.
After turning 30 Adams has said that she seriously considered quitting acting in order to pursue another career, however fate intervened when she landed a prominent role in this 2005 indy comedy. She was simply superb as hopelessly naive mother-to-be Ashley Johnston, and no-one was surprised when her name appeared amongst those nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Gong at that year>s Oscars. Though she eventually lost out to Rachel Weisz>s performance in the 'The Constant Gardener>, the die had been cast and Adams> star was firmly on the rise.
After appearing in 'Talladega Nights> and 'Underdogs>, Adams hit a high note when she landed the leading role in Disney>s adventure 'Enchanted>. Adams beat off competition from more than 300 actresses to land the role of Giselle, an animated princess who>s magically transported to real life New York. The film was a smash hit that busted blocks to the tune of more than $340million dollars at the box office whilst Adams> performance was once again singled out by critics.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Adams began to brush shoulders with Hollywood>s big hitters when she co-starred opposite Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman in the 2007 biopic 'Charlie Wilson>s War>. Playing the titular Congressman>s administrative assistant, Adams could have very easily blended into the background. However she still managed to hold her own, turning in yet another memorable movie performance in the process.
Julie & Julia (2009)
In 2009 Adams appeared opposite Hollywood icon Meryl Streep in this Norah Ephron scripted comedy about a food blogger attempting to master the art of French cooking.
The Fighter (2010)
Amy Adam>s landed her second Best Supporting Actress nomination in 2010 when she starred in David O. Russell>s critically adored flick 'The Fighter>. She broke type as the tender but tough lover of Mark Wahlberg>s titular pugilist but once again wowed audiences, critics and even her director who was effusive in his praise for the actress> eye-catching performance.
The Muppets (2011)
Changing gears from her critically acclaimed turns in dramatic roles, Amy Adams showed her softer side as she starred opposite Jason Segel, Kermit and co. in 2011>s 'The Muppets>. The film was a runaway hit and Adams even got to show off her singing talent as she joined in with many of the movie>s musical numbers.
Man of Steel (2013)
Smart, tough, funny, ambitious; Adams had all the qualities required to bring Lois Lane to life in Zack Snyder>s smash hit Superman reboot. Starring opposite Henry Cavill>s titular 'Man of Steel> she helped the comic book adaptation on its way to making a staggering $668million at the box office and is set to reprise her role in next summer>s hotly tipped sequel 'Dawn of Justice>.
American Hustle (2013)
Adams won a Golden Globe and landed her fourth Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as she reunited with director David O. Russell in 'American Hustle>. Playing a stripper-turned-con artist Adams was one of the standout performers in an ensemble that also included Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawerence; cementing her spot as one of Hollywood>s brightest stars.
If an alien ship were to land on earth, Amy Adams would be a top contender to make contact, so it makes perfect sense that Denis Villeneuve cast her in this role.
The sci-fi film that examines ideas surrounding communication and human interaction was led impeccably by Adams and her portrayal of Louise Banks, world-renowned linguist.
Adams was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and a SAG award for her work in the film.
Facing off with Jake Gyllenhaal in Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" is no small task, but Amy Adams nailed it.
Although it was Amy's co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson who ended up taking home the hardware for his performance, we couldn't take our eyes away from Amy's dazzling performance.
By now, it should come as no surprise that Amy Adams likes to take roles that centre upon challenging women; her latest, the limited series from HBO and Jean-Marc Vallee is no exception.
Adams' brilliant take on one of Gillian Flynn's first troubled female roles is amazing to watch.