Birth Name: Amy Lou Adams
Place of Birth: Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Date of Birth: August 20, 1974
Ethnicity: English, 5/32 Danish, 1/16th Swiss-German, 1/32 Norwegian, remote Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
Amy Adams is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in Catch Me If You Can, Junebug, Enchanted, Julie & Julia, Nocturnal Animals, and many other films.
Amy was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Adams, who was serving in the U.S. military at the time, stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy. Her family moved from base to base, before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado during Amy’s childhood.
Amy’s ancestry is heavily English, along with 5/32 Danish, 1/16h Swiss-German, 1/32 Norwegian, and remote Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. She was raised in a Mormon (LDS) family.
Amy’s paternal grandfather was Frank Ralph Adams (the son of Joseph Samuel Adams and Frances/Francis Elizabeth Cole). Joseph was English, the son of Joseph Samuel Adams and Eliza Caroline Woodward. Frances was born in Utah, to English parents, George Frank Cole and Susanna/Susannah Sugden.
Amy’s paternal grandmother was Olea Lorraine Hill (the daughter of John Hyrum Hill and Olea Shipp). John was born in Pennsylvania, the son of William Hood Hill, who was from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and of Mary Caroline Sorensen, who was from Haverup, Pedersborg, Denmark. Amy’s great-grandmother Olea was the daughter of Milford Bard Shipp and Ellis Reynolds; Ellis’ mother was Canadian, from Yarmouth, Middlesex, Ontario.
Amy’s maternal grandfather is Joseph Hugh Hicken (the son of Elijah Moulton Hicken and Erma Inez Jensen). Elijah was born in Utah, to English parents, Addison Hicken, from Whitwick, Leicester, and Sophia Elizabeth Moulton, from Irchester, Northampton. Erma was born in Utah, to a Danish father, James Christian Jensen, from Glimsholt, Ugilt, Hjorring amt, and to an American mother, Joanna/Joannah Eliza Jennings, whose own mother was English.
Amy’s maternal grandmother is Colleen Hammond (the daughter of Grant Levi Hammond and Oreta Virginia Otterbeck). Grant was the son of Levi Parley Hammond and Annie/Anna Elizabeth Baer/Bair. Oreta was the daughter of Andrew Nicklas/Nichols Otterbeck, who was born in Utah, to a Norwegian father and a Danish mother, and of Jennie May/Mary Fister.
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