The Danish American Chamber of Commerce Georgia has named Amy Adams its second annual Danish-American actress of the year.
Ms. Adams stars alongside Clint Eastwood in “Trouble With the Curve”, which was released in September. Parts of the movie about a baseball scout in his twilight years were filmed in Macon, Atlanta and Athens, adding to Georgia’s increasingly lively film industry.
The award, which is given to American actresses with Danish ancestry, last year went to Scarlett Johansson, the daughter of an American mother and a Danish-born father.
Ms. Adams was born on a U.S. military base Italy to American parents and grew up in Colorado, according to IMDB.com. She has Danish heritage on her mother’s side. She accepted the award with a statement to the Danish Honorary Consulate in Macon, which is headed by honorary consul Christopher Smith, a local attorney.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Danish American Chamber of Commerce with the 2013 Danish American actress of the year award. I am humbled that my work has resonated with the DACC and I’m grateful for their support,” she said. See her genealogy
Ms. Adams is also known for her roles in “Julie & Julia” and “The Fighter”, among other films.
In fiscal year 2012, Georgia’s film industry contributed an estimated $3.1 billion to the state’s economy, up 29 percent from the previous year.
To contact the consulate or the chamber, visit http://www.globalatlanta.com/directory/#Denmark.