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      Adrienne Shelly

      Adrienne Shelly

      Highest Rated: 100% The Unbelievable Truth (1990)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Hexed (1993)

      Birthday: Jun 24, 1966

      Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

      Adrienne Shelly was an actress skeptical of her own ambitions and motivations prior to becoming a burgeoning filmmaker whose life was cut short by murder. Her talents both as an actress and as a director were admired by critics and film lovers, but remained largely unknown to the masses even after her untimely death. Hal Hartley, that unique directing talent whose quirky, philosophical films developed a strong cult following, made Shelly his personal muse in such notable indie hits as "The Unbelievable Truth" (1989) and "Trust" (1990). She eschewed the glitter of Hollywood for the grit of independent film, developing strong feelings about the objectification of women onscreen and believing that women belonged behind the camera as well as in front. With her last directing effort, a bittersweet comedy called "Waitress," which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival amidst sobs and cheers, Shelly left behind a message of hope and redemption, despite her own hopes being callously and senselessly ended.

      Highest rated movies

      The Unbelievable Truth poster
      The Unbelievable Truth
      Waitress poster
      Trust poster
      Factotum poster
      Revolution No. 9 poster
      Revolution No. 9
      Sudden Manhattan poster
      Sudden Manhattan
      I'll Take You There poster
      I'll Take You There
      Sleep With Me poster
      Sleep With Me




      22% 25% Serious Moonlight Screenwriter $25.1K 2009
      89% 74% Waitress Dawn (Character),
      $19.1M 2007
      74% 62% Factotum Jerry (Character) $808.2K 2005
      74% 69% Revolution No. 9 Kim Kelly (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock the Boat Samantha (Character) - 2000
      43% 36% I'll Take You There Unknown (Character),
      - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wrestling With Alligators Mary (Character) - 1998
      67% 44% Sudden Manhattan Donna (Character),
      $2.7K 1996
      No Score Yet 72% Grind Janey (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 32% Roadflower Red (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Teresa's Tattoo Teresa / Gloria (Character) - 1994
      21% 50% Sleep With Me Pamela (Character) $152.2K 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping With Strangers Jenny (Character) - 1994
      9% 36% Hexed Gloria O'Connor (Character) $2.4M 1993
      No Score Yet 70% Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Dannie (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 60% Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Stephanie (Character) $270.4K 1992
      100% 87% The Unbelievable Truth Audry Hugo (Character) $22.5K 1990
      80% 93% Trust Maria Coughlin (Character) $352.4K 1990


      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 96% Oz Sarah (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997