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Amy Adams: Career in pictures

‘Catch Me If You Can’
In 2002’s “Catch Me If You Can,” Adams’ portrayal of a woman betrayed went largely unnoticed by critics. (Andrew Cooper / DreamWorks Pictures)
Writer-director John Patrick Shanley saw in Adams the novice nun he envisioned for “Doubt,” a Madonna untouched, her piety and belief about to be shaken to the core. (Miramax Film Corp / Miramax Film Corp)
It’s hard to imagine anyone else but Amy Adams as the dipped-in-happiness Giselle of “Enchanted,” a storybook character come to life, who sings and sews her way into Patrick Dempsey’s heart in this 2007 film. (Tippet Studios / Disney Enterprises, Inc)
‘Julie and Julia’
In “Julie and Julia,” Adams’ Julie Powell is a not-quite-30 Manhattan office drone who spends a year cooking through Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in a desperate bid to flavor her own bland life. (Jonathan Wenk / Associated Press)
Red carpet triumph
Critical acclaim soon made Adams a fixture on the red carpet, where she became known for her chic fashion statements as well as her acting. Seen here at the Academy Awards in 2013, she has received five Oscar nods and won a Golden Globe Award, among other honors. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)