Amy Adams as Susan Morrow
AMY ADAMS (Susan Morrow) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated, and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning, actress who has built an impressive body of work, challenging herself with each new role.
In addition to Nocturnal Animals, Ms. Adams stars on-screen in the fall of 2016 in Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, opposite Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
She is executive-producing and will be starring in the eight-episode drama Sharp Objects for HBO. Based on The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, the series will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
It was her performance in Phil Morrison’s Junebug that earned Ms. Adams her first Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She won an Independent Spirit Award, Critics’ Choice Award, National Society of Film Critics award, and Gotham Independent Film Award, among other honors, for her portrayal. Junebug world-premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where she received the Special Jury Prize for Acting.
Her performance in the blockbuster Disney tale Enchanted, directed by Kevin Lima, earned Ms. Adams her first Golden Globe Award nomination. She starred opposite Meryl Streep in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, which brought Ms. Adams her second Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, as well as her first BAFTA Award nomination; and in Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia.
Her performance in David O. Russell’s The Fighter, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, brought her Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA Award nominations. She reunited with Mr. Russell and Mr. Bale three years later for American Hustle, winning a Golden Globe Award and again receiving Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations; with her fellow actors from the ensemble, Ms. Adams shared the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ top prize, for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, she received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award nominations.
Among Ms. Adams’ other film credits are Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve, starring with Clint Eastwood; Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as Lois Lane; Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War, opposite Tom Hanks; Spike Jonze’s her, with Joaquin Phoenix; also for Focus Features, Bharat Nalluri’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, alongside Frances McDormand; Christine Jeffs’ Sunshine Cleaning, with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin; Walter Salles’ On the Road; Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, as Amelia Earhart; James Bobin’s The Muppets, with Jason Segel; and Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. She won a Golden Globe Award, and was again a BAFTA Award nominee, for her portrayal of artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.
In the summer of 2012, Ms. Adams starred as the Baker’s Wife in the Shakespeare in the Park staging of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City.