Initially training as a ballerina, Amy Adams changed her career path at the age of 18 when she discovered musical theater. She worked in dinner theater from 1994 to 1998 before making her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After settling down in Los Angeles, she honed her talents on television before giving a stellar performance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002). Although the film was a hit, Adams didn’t find work for an entire year but refused to give up on her dream. Her persistence and tenacity finally paid off in 2005 when she gave her breakthrough performance in the independent flick, Junebug.
Going on to star in Enchanted (2007) and Doubt (2008), Adams took on stronger roles in The Fighter (2010) and The Master (2012). She was invited to star as Lois Lane in the DC Extended Universe and made her debut in Man of Steel (2013) followed by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Amid her success with DC comics, she also earned praise for her work in American Hustle (2013) and Big Eyes (2014) with her most recent credits including Sharp Objects (2018), Vice (2018), The Woman in the Window (2020), and Hillbilly Elegy (TBA).
Today, the 45-year-old Adams continues to pursue her interests in television, film, and theater. Her work across these venues has earned her widespread praise as one of the most influential people in the world as well as one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry. This has earned her an impressive net worth of $60 million, which is how she affords her most prized luxury car—a sophisticated black 2014 Audi A6 that she loves driving around Beverly Hills with her husband, actor and painter Darren Le Gallo, and their daughter, Aviana.
2014 Audi A6 Specs
Audi first introduced the A6 as a luxury executive car in 1994. The car is still in production today with gasoline and diesel options available as well as a wide variety of engine options with power ranging from 150 horsepower to 333 horsepower. The first Audi A6—the C4—was produced from 1994 to 1997 with the C5 type produced from 1997 to 2004 and the C6 type produced from 2004 to 2011. The C7 or fourth generation of the Audi A6 was produced from 2011 to 2018 and is the model that caught Amy Adams’ eye since the Enchanted star purchased a 2014 Audi A6 for around $61,000.
The fourth generation C7 series Audi A6 was launched in early 2011 and featured the same interior and Modular Longitudinal Platform as the Audi A7 four-door sedan. The C7 series boasted a longer wheelbase and width. This generation of A6 also offered two body styles—a four-door sedan or a five-door station wagon—with several different engine options ranging from a 1.8-liter, 2.5-liter V6, and a 3.0-liter V6 available in China. Other options included a 2.0-liter, 2.8-liter V6, a 3.0-liter Supercharged V6, a 2.0-liter diesel, and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel. Available transmissions included a 6-speed manual, 8-speed Tiptronic ZF 8HP automatic, a Multitronic CVT, or a 7-speed S Tronic DCT. While the engine options vary, the beefiest engine adds power to the executive car with top speeds of 226 miles per hour.
With each improvement across generations, Audi offered the utmost in affordable luxury with the 2014 Audi A6 starting at $43,100 and reaching an upwards of $61,000. The high-end models offered even more in terms of technology including the driver assistance system seen in the luxurious Audi A8. The A6 also included automotive heads-up display, active lane assist, full LED headlamps, automatic high beam switching or adaptive lights with variable headlamp range control. These options obviously added to the A6’s base price and take it legions beyond competitors like the 2014 Jaguar XF (base price $46,975), the 2014 Cadillac XTS (base price $44,600), and the 2014 Lexus GS350 (base price $47,700).
In terms of fuel economy, the Audi A6 doesn’t disappoint with an average of 24 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Other vehicles in this fuel economy class include the 2014 BMW 5-series (23 city/34 highway), the 2014 Infinity Q70 Hybrid (29 city/34 highway), and the 2014 Acura RLX (20 city/31 highway). While other models like the Infiniti might be more affordable, there’s no question that the Audi A6 offers the utmost in luxury from its plush interior and state-of-the-art technology to the power behind its impressive engine!