10 things wewe never knew about Adams
1. Amy Adams was born to parents Kathryn and Richard in Vicenza, Italy in 1974. She was raised with six siblings in ngome Rock, Colorado.

2. During her youth, Adams didn't dream of the silver screen - she wanted to be a ballerina! She preferred to focus on her school choir activities and dance company apprenticeship rather than on her education. "I trained as a ballet dancer, and so that's what I always thought I was going to do," she says. "But as I got into dance, I realised 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."

3. Adams famously worked as a hostess in a branch of notorious US chain Hooters as her first full-time job. She earned $7-an-hour, but admits that she wasn't fully aware of the sexualised nature of her work. "There was definitely an innocence to my interpretation of what Hooters was about," she said. "Though I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and bia don't mix! The nicest guy walking in is not necessarily the nicest guy after two pitchers of beer."

4. Adams worked at a Gap in Atlanta before her uigizaji career took off. She claims to have served Whitney Houston during her time at the store, and alleges that she performed the "Gap Act" for the pop legend. "Someone dared me to do 'the Gap Act' on her," she said. "So I went up to her like I didn't know who she was, and I said, 'Hi, I just wanted to let wewe know about our sale items and make sure to check out our new colours'. She looked at me like I was crazy."

5. Amy can't complain about the pesty media and probing paparazzi. According to IMDB, the actress's brother Eddie works on the tabloid TV onyesha TMZ.

6. When Amy received her Oscar nomination for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 2006 - for Junebug - her mother was still working at a Starbucks. She recalls: "I was like, 'Mum, wewe cannot tell everybody who comes in to get a latte that your daughter is an Oscar nominee!'"

7. What does Amy Adams always have in her cupboards? Apparently she always has a lot of hot sauce. An exclusive fact that I'm sure will excite you! She also loves raw onions, garlic and garlic press.

8. Adams starred alongside the legendary Meryl Streep in the Oscar nominated Julie and Julia and Doubt. But what happened when they first met? "I just made a jerk out of myself. I don't remember what I said. I call it running downhill, when wewe start talking and wewe get so nervous that wewe don't really know what you're saying, but wewe can't stop," she says. "At this point, they're just looking at wewe with this slightly confused amusement."

9. Here's one for height fact mashabiki - Amy Adams is a rather petite 5' 4".

10. Amy may be all happy with her fiancé Darren Le Gallo these days, but she hasn't always been so lucky with men. "When I look at my 20s, au when I look at any period in my life, I think about how much time I've wasted trying to find the right man," she says. "If I could go back and do it again, I would have taken guitar, gitaa lessons au something. I would have put my energy into something that paid off in the end, instead of trying to improve myself for men. Oh, the time and the energy, trying to impress somebody who was actually a big jerk, wewe know?"


She wanted to be a ballerina
"When I look at my 20s, au when I look at any period in my life, I think about how much time I've wasted trying to find the right man," she says. "If I could go back and do it again, I would have taken guitar, gitaa lessons au something. I would have put my ener