Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theater and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B-movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can.
She later admitted, "So there was definitely an innocence to my interpretation of what Hooters was about.
Though I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and beer don't mix!
' To me, the fact that Amy didn't approach it from the angle of 'What's she covering up?
' was key." During that time, Adams turned 30 and was worried about her film career: "I thought maybe I should move to New York, maybe I should do something else.
Russell's film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.