Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Amy was born to American parents Richard Kent and Kathryn Adams in Vicenza, Italy. Her father was a U.S. serviceman stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the entire family from base to base, before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when Adams was eight years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants and her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Amy was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but her family left the Mormon church after her parents’ divorce in 1985. Amy said her religious upbringing “… instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic ‘Do unto others…’, that was what was hammered into me. And love.”
Throughout her years at Douglas County High School, Amy sang in the school choir and trained as an apprentice at a local dance company with ambitions of becoming a ballerina. Her parents had hoped that she would continue her athletic training, which she gave up to pursue dance, as it would have given her a chance to obtain a college scholarship. Amy later reflected on her decision not to go to college: “I wasn’t one of those people who enjoyed being in school. I regret not getting an education, though.” After graduating from high school, she moved to Atlanta with her mother. Deciding that she was not gifted enough to be a professional ballerina, she entered musical theater, which she found was “much better suited to [her] personality.” She said that ballet was “too disciplined and too restrained and I was always told off in the chorus lines” and her body at the time was “just wrecked from dancing all these years.” Upon turning 18, Amy supported herself by working as a greeter at a Gap store while performing in community theater.She began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters, before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After 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, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. (Click here to read more of Amy’s bio).
Amy is currently engaged to actor and artist Darren Le Gallo, whom she met in 2001 in an acting class. In May 2010, she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl named Aviana Olea Le Gallo.
We can pray this week that God will do a special work in Amy’s life and bring special “missionaries” into her life to share with her her need for a personal relationship with the Son of God!