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
Revolution No. 9
Sudden Manhattan
I'll Take You There
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
76% 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% 50% Sudden Manhattan Donna (Character),
$2.7K 1996
No Score Yet 72% Grind Janey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 31% Roadflower Red (Character) - 1995
21% 50% Sleep With Me Pamela (Character) $152.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping With Strangers Jenny (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 50% Teresa's Tattoo Teresa / Gloria (Character) - 1994
9% 36% Hexed Gloria O'Connor (Character) $2.4M 1993
No Score Yet 60% Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Stephanie (Character) $270.4K 1992
No Score Yet 72% Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Dannie (Character) - 1992
100% 88% The Unbelievable Truth Audry Hugo (Character) $22.5K 1990
83% 93% Trust Maria Coughlin (Character) $352.4K 1990


No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
92% 98% Oz Sarah (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997


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