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The website Thrillist just put together a list of the best actors from each state. Who do you think they picked for Colorado?

For the record, their picks were chosen from actors who are currently among the living. In addition, the state they represent reflects the state where they grew up, not where they currently reside.

Here's a brief rundown of famous actors who spent at least part of their youth in Colorado:

  • Pam Grier
  • Don Cheadle
  • TJ Miller
  • Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
  • Derek Theler
  • Cassandra Peterson (Elvira)

When it's all said and done, Thrillist's pick for the best of the best from the state of Colorado... Amy Adams.

Few actresses can put in work like Amy Adams, who nailed her wide-eyed dramatic roles in American Hustle and The Master as well as she did the goofball fairy-princess musical Enchanted. - Thrillist

Adams, a two-time Golden Globe award winner, six-time Academy Award nominee, and seven-time British Academy Film Awards nominee, was born at the Caserma Ederle military complex in Vicenza, Italy. According to Wikipedia, at the age of eight, Adams and her family moved to Castle Rock, Colorado. Even though she claims to have hated high school, she eventually graduated from Douglas County High School.

Amy Adams has starred in a handful of major movies along the way. Among them, Enchanted, Charlie Wilson's War, The Muppets, Man of Steel, and Hillbilly Elegy.

Congratulations Amy Adams. Was there a runner-up? As a matter of fact, there was. Runner-up for Colorado's best actor, according to Thrillist, is Golden Globe for Best Actress Nominee Pam Grier.

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