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Jane Adams (II)

Lowest Rated:   20% Day at the Beach (1998)
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Birthplace:   Washington, D.C.
It was shortly after moving to Seattle from Illinois that the Washington, D.C. native realized her calling on the stage; a role in a junior high school production of Pinocchio eventually led her to become involved with the local community theater scene. Though Adams would initially enroll in Seattle's Cornish Institute as a political science major, the call of the stage proved too much to resist and she eventually packed her bags and opted to follow the bright beacon of the Broadway lights. Once she was in New York, Adams studied at Juilliard under the tutelage of Bill Kahn, later appearing in a Playwrights Horizons production of The Nice and the Nasty before landing her first Broadway role as the virginal Dierdre in Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet. Moonlighting as a preschool teacher as a means to maintain her sanity during her downtime between roles, Adams set her sights on the screen after making her debut in the 1985 comedy Bombs Away! -- eventually realizing that if she was going to make it in film she would have to make the move to Los Angeles. In the early years of her Hollywood career, Adams got little chance to truly light up the screen since her roles were mainly of the supporting variety, but parts in such widely seen releases as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Father of the Bride II, and Kansas City did help to build her resumé and increase her exposure. A Tony-winning role in the 1994 production of An Inspector Calls also served to gain Adams some respect on-stage, and in 1998, she finally got her big break onscreen thanks to her endearing performance as plain Jane, sad sack Joy Jordan in Happiness. Though it was obvious to all who saw the film that Adams certainly had the talent to carry a film, Hollywood still relegated her to supporting roles in Songcatcher, Wonder Boys, and Orange County. If fans had wondered where Adams disappeared to following her small but memorable performance in Orange County, their questions were answered when she appeared in a small capacity in director Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Adams would remain active over the next several years, appearing most notably in movies like The Brave One, and on TV series like Hung.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% Always Shine
  • Summer
$12.4k 2016
66% Digging For Fire
  • Woman on Beach
$0.2M 2015
32% Poltergeist
  • Dr. Claire Powell
$40M 2015
79% All The Light In The Sky
  • Screenwriter
  • Marie
2013
74% The Lie
  • Dr. Ellen Bentel
2011
86% Silver Bullets
  • June
2011
36% Restless
  • Mabel
$0.2M 2011
56% Calvin Marshall
  • June Marshall
2010
67% Alexander the Last
  • Director
2009
63% Wherever You Are (Lifelines)
  • Nancy Bernstein
2008
50% The Sensation of Sight
  • Alice
2008
69% The Wackness
  • Eleanor
$2.1M 2008
43% The Brave One
  • Nicole
$36.9M 2007
80% Little Children
  • Sheila
$5.4M 2006
55% Last Holiday
  • Rochelle
$38.4M 2006
No Score Yet All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Stone Cold
  • Brianna Lincoln
2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • White Faced Woman No. 2
$118.5M 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Carrie
$34.2M 2004
No Score Yet Bug
  • Actor
2002
46% Orange County
  • Mona
$41.1M 2002
74% Songcatcher
  • Elna
$1.7M 2001
60% The Anniversary Party
  • Clair Forsyth
$3M 2001
81% Wonder Boys
  • Oola
2000
No Score Yet A Texas Funeral
  • Mary Joan
2000
56% Mumford
  • Dr. Sheeler
1999
85% Happiness
  • Joy Jordan
1998
20% Day at the Beach
  • Actor
1998
33% Music From Another Room
  • Irene
1997
63% Kansas City
  • Nettie Bolt
1996
48% Father of the Bride: Part II
  • Dr. Eisenberg
1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
  • Ruth Hale
1994
20% I Love Trouble
  • Evans
1994
89% Light Sleeper
  • Randy
1992
50% Vital Signs
  • Suzanne Maloney
1990
No Score Yet Bombs Away
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Batman and Robin
  • Vicki Vale
1949
56% House of Dracula
  • Nina
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Easy
2016
  • Annabelle
  • 2016
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Belinda Goff
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
  • 2012
48% Hung
2009-2011
  • Tanya Skagle
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Bonnie
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Sylvia Campbell
  • 2003
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Mel Dr. Mel Karnofsky
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hung
  • Tanya Skagle
No Score Yet Superdotado
2009
  • Tanya Skagle

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