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Enid-Raye Adams Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 June 1973Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Enid-Raye Adams is a compelling and dynamic actor, said someone hired to write this biography. She was born in 1973 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Since then, no one has ever pronounced her name correctly. Kids at school called her Igor and Enid The Peenid. After two perms in a row in junior high, she bore a striking resemblance to Napoleon Dynamite (2004).

Several haircuts and a relaxing solution later, Enid-Raye began her career performing in theater in some of Shakespeare's classics: Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Lady Percy in "Henry IV, Part One". In 1993, she made her film debut as a feature extra in the Canadian independent For the Moment (1993) opposite Russell Crowe. Her only requirement in the film was to tap Russell Crowe's shoulder in a party scene and then smile at him. This was meant to launch her career in film and television and cement her as a leading lady in the minds of directors and studio executives everywhere. Unfortunately, due to a severe case of nerves, Enid-Raye looked like a rabid gopher when she smiled on camera and her part was cut from the movie.

This did not deter her. In 1998, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her career and couldn't get arrested. She couldn't even get a ticket for jaywalking. If she jaywalked in front of the cops, they would say, "I'm sorry, we've decided to go another way," or "Jaywalk for us again when you have an agent." It was during this time that she co-wrote and performed in the hilarious one-woman show "Would You Like Fries With That?", a hit in theaters across Western Canada. She also began doing stand-up comedy and finally threatened to egg an agent's '87 Dodge Dart if he didn't sign her. Remarkably, he did and she has been working ever since.

Enid-Raye has had roles in Fringe (2008), The Pastor's Wife (2011), Endgame (2011), Psych (2006), The Accidental Witness (2006), The L Word (2004), Final Destination 2 (2003) and Steven Spielberg's Taken (2002) to name a few. She has had recurring roles in Jeremiah (2002) and Dead Like Me (2003) for Showtime. She received a Leo Award nomination for her chilling portrayal of the psychotic and highly disturbed Laura Maitland, a recurring character in the acclaimed series Da Vinci's Inquest (1998). (A role that is probably closest to her actual personality before her first cup of coffee in the morning.) Enid-Raye continues to work regularly in film and television, having recently wrapped a guest starring role in R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), opposite Modern Family (2009)'s Rico Rodriguez.

She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children where she regularly complains about the rain and does stand-up for the family cat, Alice Adams, on Wednesday mornings.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Enid-Raye Adams

Spouse (1)

Bryce Norman (6 March 2008 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Landed her second role on the acclaimed coroner series "Da Vinci's Inquest" by crashing the set with a large sheet cake. Addressed to producer, Chris Haddock, the cake parodied the tag line on the show's poster: "He has a way with people, especially when they're dead." The sheet cake was decorated with edible police tape and said, "I have a way with people, especially when they're fed. Cast me again, or else..." She was immediately cast as psychotic killer, Laura Maitland, who stalked the lead detective on the show. While filming scenes, director Stephen Surjik jokingly told her just to be herself. She received a Leo Award Nomination for her portrayal and appeared on the show for seven episodes.
Gave birth to her 1st child, a son, with her boyfriend (now husband) Bryce Norman.
(March 6, 2008) Married her longtime boyfriend & father of her son Zachary Bryce Norman.
Gave birth to her 2nd child, a son, with her husband Bryce Norman.
Filming "The Accidental Witness" with Natasha Gregson Wagner and Currie Graham in Vancouver BC, Canada. [December 2005]
In Vancouver, BC: Shooting "Bringing Ashley Home" and "Endgame". [October 2010]
In Vancouver, Canada shooting "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour". [March 2012]
Vancouver, Canada: Attending the 15th Annual Leo Awards as a presenter and a nominee for Best Performance in a Youth or Children's Program, for her role in R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010- ). [June 2013]
In Vancouver shooting the season finale of "Intelligence". [November 2006]
Preparing to direct her film "The First Bite". [July 2007]
In Vancouver, Canada shooting "Fringe". [July 2011]
In Vancouver, Canada shooting "The Pastor's Wife". [July 2011]

Personal Quotes (3)

Every holiday season, I entertain my family by gargling their favorite Christmas carols.
I remember every significant event in my life by what I was fed.
(On the greatest goal ever scored in the game of hockey:) "Easy. I am a huge hockey fan and I almost swallowed my own esophagus when Trevor Linden scored my favorite goal of all time, for Team Canada, with less than two minutes remaining in the 3rd period against the Czech Republic at the '98 Nagano Olympics. He tied the game, sent us to overtime and I ran around the house screaming like I had found the cure for cancer! Although others claim Canada lost that game (I blacked out as soon as they began the shoot-out), I know in my heart what is true: that swallowing your own esophagus can be a painful thing and a hockey game can't be won in a skills competition."

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