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Vanity Fair magazine has called her the fastest rising star in Hollywood. Actress Amy Adams may be best known for playing Princess Giselle in the hit movie Enchanted, but her more serious roles have earned her two Oscar® nominations in just three years.

In 2005, she received her first nomination for her portrayal of a pregnant wife in Junebug. Now, she's up for the Best Supporting Actress award for her work in Doubt, the film adaptation of a John Patrick Shanley play.

Amy's co-stars in Doubt are no strangers to awards shows. Amy says working with the celebrated Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman was an amazing experience. "It was awesome," she says. "They are amazing human beings, amazing actors. They're just honestly some of the best people that I've gotten an opportunity to know."

During the film shoot, Amy says she learned many things from Meryl, including how to knit! "[The film] helped me realize that I am never going to be Meryl Streep. She is one of a kind, and sort of once I got over that idea that I had to keep up with them, it was very freeing," she says. "It was actually a real growth experience for me and a very validating experience."
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FROM: Oprah Fridays Live: Gearing Up for the Oscars®
Published on February 20, 2009

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