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Overview (2)

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joey Lauren Adams is an American actress and director. Adams appeared in several Kevin Smith View Askewniverse films, including Chasing Amy, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Adams was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the youngest of three children. Her father was a lumber yard owner. Adams grew up in the Overbrook neighborhood of North Little Rock and graduated from North Little Rock Northeast High School in 1986. She announced her intention to pursue acting after one year as an exchange student in Australia.

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Family (1)

Spouse Brian Vilim (7 June 2014 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Her voice

Trivia (12)

Filmed a scene for Wayne's World 2 (1993), but her scene was later deleted during editing.
Is a fan of country music and wrote the song she sings in Chasing Amy (1997).
Won the Chicago Film Critics "Most Promising Actress" award in 1997 for her performance in Chasing Amy (1997).
Moved to Hollywood in 1988.
Often mistaken for Renée Zellweger. During her appearance on Dinner for Five (2001) she said the person who most-often makes that mistake is Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein.
When her brother was in a coma from an automobile accident, he would only show a response from her very distinctive voice.
In 2006 she moved after 19 years from Los Angeles to Oxford, MS.
In December 2003 was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego, CA.
In November 2005 wrote and directed Come Early Morning (2006), selected from 1700 submissions to be among 16 that will play and premiere in Sundance's US dramatic competition.
Played Jason London's girlfriend in Dazed and Confused (1993) and his identical twin brother Jeremy London's ex-girlfriend in Mallrats (1995). Coincidentally, Ben Affleck appeared in both films.
Appeared in four films with Ben Affleck: Dazed and Confused (1993), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). The first of these, which was directed by Richard Linklater, was the only one of the four not directed by Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith was originally planning on casting her in Dogma (1999)--she was his girlfriend at the time-- but then they broke up. He replaced her with Linda Fiorentino.

Personal Quotes (19)

[on her distinctive voice] It's not a normal voice. It doesn't fit into people's preconceptions about what a woman's voice should sound like. My mom doesn't think I have an unusual voice, though. I'm sure it's helped me get some roles. But Chasing Amy (1997), I almost didn't get. There was concern the voice would grate on some people -- which some critics said it did.
'Chasing Amy' was an amazing role, but then after that, I went and did 'Big Daddy' and you're the girlfriend or you're the best friend. I wasn't getting the Nicole Kidman roles.
There were days that I literally had no reason to get out of bed. It just was so destructive for me.
The last person they expected to connect with a screenplay was the comedic, blonde actress with the funny voice.
It's not like you can wake up and realize, 'Oh, I want intimacy,' and then it happens that day.
I was never one of those people who thought, 'What I really want to do is direct.' It never occurred to me.
I think, ultimately, looking back now, acting wasn't satisfying me 100%.
I like decorative, functional things that I feel comfortable in.
I am one of the few actresses who isn't recognized by the way she looks. I'm recognized by the way I talk.
For women in their 30s, it's so hard to get good parts.
Definition of an independent film is torture with less money and time.
A bonus: You don't have to diet to direct.
My relationship with my father is pretty non-existent.
I don't think I was fully satisfied acting. You know, the girlfriend role or the best friend role, and that wasn't enough for me.
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
No one was jumping up and saying, 'Yeah, let me give you money.' I had never held a camera in my hand - a home video camera, nothing. I had not directed.
My life isn't that dramatic. My dad really loves me, he just can't talk on the phone. He's too crippled and shy, and that's almost harder. He's there and he loves me, and I try and try and try, it's just impossible to have a relationship.
It just gets frustrating playing the girlfriend, It's just this awful feeling, sitting in your house, waiting for a script to come. I like to be more proactive.

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