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8 Things You May Not Know About Amy Adams

Happy Birthday, Amy!

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The gorgeous Amy Adams turns 45-years-old today!

Here are 9 facts you probably didn’t know about this star-studded celebrity. 

1. She’s not a natural redhead. 

Yes, she’s actually naturally blonde. We must say, the redhead suits her. Back in 2016, she told the New York Times, “Based on roles that I was getting called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb.”

Adams is also quoted saying, “When I dyed my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!”

READ: Red Hair Sky Rocketed Amy Adams’ Acting Career

2. She’s very thoughtful. 

Back in 2014, Adams gave up her first-class ticket to an American soldier and flew coach as a gesture of support for the military.

3. She was born in Italy. 

Her father was in the military and was stationed in Italy when she was born in 1974. She was then raised in Colorado with her six siblings.

4. She wanted to be a ballerina. 

When she was young, Adams trained as a ballet dancer. “But as I got into dance, I realized dance didn’t really fit me. My personality goes better with musical theatre. Ballet dancing was too disciplined, really straining. And I was always talking and smiling.”

5. She embraces her fair skin. 

Her sister gave her the nickname ‘Fish-Belly Blue’ because she was so pale.

6. She’s a go-getter.

Adams was determined to play Sister James in John Patrick Shanley’s film adaptation, Doubt. “I didn’t audition – I hounded!” she once shared.

7. She still gets stage fright.

“I’ve had anxiety attacks on stage my whole career. The only thing that allows you to be a risk-taker is somebody who tells you that your fears are pointless, really. And tells you that really the only thing that fear indicates is… it’s a risk worth taking… I’m a fearful person, and I think being brave means working through your fear; it doesn’t mean not having it.”

8. She’s feisty and silly.

In 2006, Adams told People her friends would describe her as silly. “I know I get silly; I tend to be a little silly. My boyfriend (now husband and fellow actor, Darren De Gallo) says I’m sweet, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not!’ Feisty, I’ve gotten feisty. (Being a middle child,) maybe that’s why I’m feisty. Like, ‘Excuse me! I will not be ignored.’”