Amy Adams has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ‘Arrival’ actress was handed the coveted accolade on Wednesday (11.01.17) with her husband Darren Le Gallo and their six-year-old daughter Aviana watching on.
The Italian-born star was introduced by her ‘American Hustle’ co-star and good friend Jeremy Renner, who revealed that the pair first met at a karaoke bar in 1999 shortly after Adams had moved to Los Angeles.
He said: "Amy, you’ve been recognised now as a sensational songbird, a well-respected artist, an award-winning actress, a loving wife and a super parent.
"Today you get yet another title. You’re cemented as a legend amongst legends. You’re a starlet, a genius – but most importantly, you’re always going to be my friend. I love you, and I congratulate you."
And prior to unveiling her star, Amy took the opportunity to thank her family and friends – including Jeremy – for the contribution they have made towards her success.
She said: "I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all how much I love you … you guys are the best.
"Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me, who would ground me and who would come today to celebrate me."
The five-time Oscar nominee is currently among the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, but recently credited much of her career success to being a redhead.
The actress said that the decision to change her hair color helped to transform her professional life.
Amy said: "Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb.
"It was great, I liked that. But in all seriousness, it’s just hair color. It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception and that became a very powerful tool for me even in my acting."