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Amy Adams

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress


Who is Amy Adams?

Amy Adams is an American movie actress whose first major role was in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. However, it was her leading role in the 2007 Disney musical Enchanted that thrust her into the spotlight. She has since been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (American Hustle), four Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master). She has also been nominated for a number of Golden Globe Awards including winning for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for American Hustle(2013) and Big Eyes(2014).

Famous Kin

Amy Adams has royal ancestry in her family tree including a direct descent from King Edward I and a kinship to Queen Elizabeth II. She also has a family connection to a number of former U.S. Presidents including Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, Millard Fillmore, Benjamin Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and both Presidents Bush.

Fellow celebrities with kinship to Amy Adams include S.I. cover model Kate Upton, actress Katharine Hepburn, actor Humphrey Bogart, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, actor John Ritter, actress Lucille Ball, singer and songwriter Janis Joplin, and many others. Some historical kin include U.K. Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, painter John Trumbull, Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, signer of the Declaration of Independence William Ellery, American folk hero Johnny Appleseed, poet Emily Dickinson, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Amy Adams

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Cephas Kent

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Welles

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Jeremiah Day

9th President of Yale University

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Stephen Terry

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Jeremiah Day

9th President of Yale University

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via Thomas Wells

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Zoe Kazan

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

11th cousin
via Joseph Loomis

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Zoe Kazan

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Stephen Terry

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Zoe Kazan

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Wells

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Vere

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Cave

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Welles

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Louie Anderson

Comedian and Game Show Host

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Gerard Spencer

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Louie Anderson

Comedian and Game Show Host

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Poyntz

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Tommy Lee

Mötley Crüe, Co-Founder and Musician

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Shattuck

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Ellis Barron

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Ellis Barron

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Clarke

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via John de Welles

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via John Kent

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Warner

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin
via William Shattuck

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Welles

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Woodman

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Humphrey Stafford

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert White

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Amy Adams photo by NYCArthur (CC BY-SA 2.0)