Adrienne Shelly (1966–2006)


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The late Adrienne Shelly was born in Queens, New York, to Elaine Langbaum and Sheldon Levine. After graduating Jericho High School in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University and majored in film production. She dropped out after her junior year and moved to Manhattan, where she made a name for herself in independent films with her work... See full bio »

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Waitress Dawn
(2007)
Trust Maria Coughlin
(1990)
(1996)

Filmography

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 2007 The Vibrator (Video short)
 2007 Waitress
Dawn
 2005 Factotum
Jerry
 2004 Tiger: His Fall & Rise (Short)
Terry
 2001 The Atlantis Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Samantha
 2001 Dead Dog
Mrs. Marquet
 2001 Revolution #9
Kim Kelly
 2000 The Shadows of Bob and Zelda (Short)
Zelda
 2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Wendy Alston
- High & Low (2000) ... Wendy Alston
 1999 I'll Take You There
Lucy
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
Sarah
- Ancient Tribes (1998) ... Sarah
 1997 The Regulars (Short)
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Emma Shaw
- Phantom at the Opera (1997) ... Emma Shaw (as Adrienne Shelley)
 1997 Grind
Janey / wife
 1996 Sudden Manhattan
Donna
 1994 Opera No. 1 (Short)
Fairy #2
 1994 Sleep with Me
Pamela
 1994 The Road Killers
Red
 1994 Kalamazoo (Short)
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Teresa / Gloria
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Tanya Quinn
- A Many Splendored Thing (1994) ... Tanya Quinn
 1993 Hexed
Gloria O'Connor
 1990 Lonely in America
Woman in Laundromat
 1990 Trust
Maria Coughlin
 1989 The Unbelievable Truth
Audry
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Other Works:

Performed in numerous plays for Workhouse Theatre, Ltd., located in Manhattan.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 14 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Adrienne Levine | Adrienne Shelley

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Andy Ostroy  (her death)  (1 child)

Children:

Sophie Ostroy
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Her killer pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Diego Pillco, an illegal immigrant, admitted strangling her after she caught him trying to rob her apartment. He also confessed to hanging her and staging it as a suicide. At the time he was helping to renovate an apartment in the same West Village building where she had an office. He said he panicked when she discovered him stealing from her purse and ... See more »

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