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Amy Adams is one of the most recognizable actresses working today, with a career that includes six Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe wins. On September 22, she’ll head to the Emmys with her first nomination, for the HBO limited series Sharp Objects. One thing that audiences may be less familiar with is Adams’ marriage to longtime partner Darren Le Gallo. Ahead of the Emmys, here are five things to know about her perennial plus one.
He’s a fellow actor
Like Adams, Le Gallo is also an actor. His credits include appearances on Six Feet Under and the 2010 comedy Date Night. He’s also popped up in some of his wife’s movies, such as Trouble with the Curve and Lullaby. In fact, performing initially brought the pair together. Adams told Vanity Fair that they met during acting classes in 2001. “I had another boyfriend, and Darren was dating some girl I did scenes with him, and I liked him and thought he was really sweet.” She added, “I was really focused on the classes—he was a little scared of me.” The two aspiring actors would later appear together in a short film called Pennies and began dating soon after.
He’s also an artist
Acting isn’t the only medium that Le Gallo has explored in his career. His social media bios read, “I make stuff,” which includes visual art and music. Yes, Le Gallo can be found on Soundcloud with a collection of electronic music. According to the site Incollect, De Gallo as an artist is known for “his dream-like paintings which delve into emotional states and the subconscious mind.” After receiving a degree in painting from Abilene Christian University in Texas, he’s continued pursuing his passion, sharing his art on Twitter and Instagram.
Le Gallo and Adams had an extended engagement
After dating for several years, the couple reportedly got engaged in 2008. However, they were in no rush to tie the knot. In 2015, People reported that Adams and Le Gallo married outside of Santa Barbara, California in an intimate ceremony. After the May 2 nuptials, Adams told U.K.’s The Times, “We always had the commitment, but now he’s stuck with me and I can really act out. I’m kidding. The truth is, I feel a stronger sense of family, a bigger sense of permanence, which is a nice thing for me.”
The couple has a daughter together
In 2010, Le Gallo and Adams welcomed a daughter together, Aviana Olea. Although their personal life is kept relatively quiet, the family made a rare appearance together in 2017 when Adams got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He’s on Instagram
While the fact that Le Gallo is on Instagram alone isn’t too shocking, Adams has publicly opted out of the social media platform. Back in 2016, the Oscar nominee told Allure that she had no plans to join Twitter or Instagram. “Social media wasn’t prevalent when I started,” she explained. “You didn’t want people in your house. I’ve thought about starting an Instagram account, but then I’d be like, #fiber. Really?”
However, Adams may be able to get her fix by scrolling through her husband’s feed. With his 12.5K followers, Le Gallo often shares his artwork, photos of their daughter, and #tbt pictures of the couple through the years.