Joey Lauren Adams

Joey Lauren Adams

Highest Rated: 87% Chasing Amy (1997)

Lowest Rated: 4% Bio-Dome (1996)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1968

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

A migrant to Hollywood from Little Rock, Arkansas, Joey Lauren Adams has often played sexy teenagers since her TV debut as Mona, the girl-next-door with a '90s twist in the 1991 Fox series "Top of the Heap." The sexy blonde actress with the little girl voice then reprised the role, lusting after Matt LeBlanc, in the short-lived 1992 Fox spin-off "Vinnie and Bobby." Other TV roles have included a small role in the 1992 "CBS Schoolbreak Special" about literacy, "Words Up!," and guest appearances on "Married With Children" in 1991 and 1992, once as a cornpone cousin of the Bundys, in which Adams employed an Arkansas drawl. But she is perhaps better recalled for "making a man" of David Faustino's Bud Bundy. During the 1996-97 season, Adams had a recurring role on the ABC series "Second Noah" as Darby, the singer girlfriend of Rick (James Marsden).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 93% Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Alyssa Jones (Character) $2.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes Rusty Vicky (Character) - 2016
43% 33% Animal Vicky (Character) - 2014
40% 55% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Herself (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 20% Making the Rules Becca (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley Inn Althea (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animal Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 62% Sequoia Bev (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 29% Mulberry Stains Savannah (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loves Me Not Beth (Character) - 2013
83% 51% Blue Caprice Jamie (Character) $91.1K 2013
No Score Yet 45% A Country Christmas Renae Logan (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 44% Art Machine Prudence (Character) - 2012
11% 48% Apart Dr. Jane Sheppard (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 14% Endure Sirena Lane (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 23% ExTerminators Kim (Character) - 2009
59% 58% Trucker Jenny (Character) $52.2K 2008
No Score Yet 19% Bunny Whipped Unknown (Character) - 2007
84% 49% Come Early Morning Director,
Writer
$117.6K 2006
34% 46% The Break-Up Addie (Character) $118.7M 2006
No Score Yet 43% A Promise Kept Daphne (Character) - 2003
71% 48% The Big Empty Grace (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 14% Beeper Inspector Julia Hyde (Character) - 2002
20% 68% Grand Champion Hallie (Character) - 2002
52% 75% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Alyssa (Character) $30.1M 2001
33% 33% Harvard Man Chesney Cort (Character) $56K 2001
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Squirrel (Voice) $113M 2001
No Score Yet 41% In the Shadows Clarissa Huston (Character) - 2001
16% 55% Beautiful Ruby (Character) $3.1M 2000
20% 68% Bruno Donna Marie (Character) - 2000
39% 74% Big Daddy Layla Maloney (Character) $163.5M 1999
54% 59% A Cool, Dry Place Beth Ward (Character) - 1998
87% 83% Chasing Amy Alyssa Jones (Character) $12M 1997
4% 51% Bio-Dome Monique (Character) $12.2M 1996
56% 82% Mallrats Gwen Turner (Character) $1.8M 1995
15% 50% Sleep With Me Lauren (Character) $152.2K 1994
12% 49% S.F.W. Monica Dice (Character) $44.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pros and Cons of Breathing Shirley (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
57% 62% Still The King Debbie Lynn Cooke (Character) 2016-2017
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 81% Switched at Birth Jennice (Guest Star) 2013-2014
85% 84% United States of Tara Pammy (Guest Star) 2010
93% 99% Party Down Diandra Stiltskin (Guest Star) 2009-2010
92% 79% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Noah Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Rush Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Janie (Guest Star) 1993 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vinnie and Bobby Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top of the Heap Unknown (Character) 1991

QUOTES FROM Joey Lauren Adams CHARACTERS

Simone says: What a bitch she called me a slut. I'm gonna kick her ass.

Darla says: You said you wouldn't get mad.

Simone says: I'm not mad!

Darla says: We know you they talk about us, what do they say?

Shavonne says: No they don't.

Darla says: You're lying you bitch. When you do that I know you're lying.

Simone says: Come on you can tell us.

Shavonne says: Don't get mad.

Simone says: I'm not gonna get mad I'm just curious.

Shavonne says: Ok she called you a bitch and you a slut. [laughs]

Darla says: She called me a bitch! Thats funny! What a riot.

Simone says: I can't believe she called me a slut. What a bitch!

Shavonne says: [laughing] Simone everyone calls you a slut

Simone says: Shavonne!

Simone says: You act like you're so oppressed. You guys are kings of the school. What are you bitching about?

Simone says: I did it when I was a freshman, and you'll do it when you're seniors. but you're doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!

Holden McNeil says: There's a world of fucking difference between typical high school sex and two guys at once! They fucking used you?

Alyssa Jones says: I used them! You don't think I would've let it happen if I hadn't wanted it to, do you?! I was an experimental girl, for Christ's sake! Maybe you knew early on that your track was from point 'a' to 'b' - but unlike you I wasn't given a fucking map at birth, so I tried it all! That is until we - that's you and I - got together, and suddenly, I was sated. Can't you take some fucking comfort in that? You turned out to be all I was ever looking for - the missing piece in the big fucking puzzle! (tries to calm down) Look I'm sorry I let you believe that you were the only guy I'd ever been with. I should've been more honest. But it seemed to make you feel special in a way that me telling you over an over again how incredible you are would never get across. (She touches his face. He pulls back. She stares at him, hurt and pissed.) Do you mean to tell me that - while you have zero problem with me sleeping with half the women in New York City - you have some sort of half-assed, mealy-mouthed objection to pubescent antics, that took place almost ten years ago? What the fuck is your problem?!?

Alyssa Jones says: I used them! You don't think I would've let it happen if I hadn't wanted it to, do you?! I was an experimental girl, for Christ's sake! Maybe you knew early on that your track was from point 'a' to 'b' - but unlike you I wasn't given a fucking map at birth, so I tried it all! That is until we - that's you and I - got together, and suddenly, I was sated. Can't you take some fucking comfort in that? You turned out to be all I was ever looking for - the missing piece in the big fucking puzzle! [tries to calm down] Look I'm sorry I let you believe that you were the only guy I'd ever been with. I should've been more honest. But it seemed to make you feel special in a way that me telling you over an over again how incredible you are would never get across. [she touches his face. He pulls back. She stares at him, hurt and pissed] Do you mean to tell me that - while you have zero problem with me sleeping with half the women in New York City - you have some sort of half-assed, mealy-mouthed objection to pubescent antics, that took place almost ten years ago? What the fuck is your problem?

Holden McNeil says: (eyes are downcast. Alyssa waits for a response.) I want us to be something that we can't.

Holden McNeil says: [eyes are downcast. Alyssa waits for a response] I want us to be something that we can't.

Alyssa Jones says: And what's that?

Holden McNeil says: (beat) A normal couple.

Holden McNeil says: A normal couple.

Holden McNeil says: What are you doing?

Alyssa Jones says: Get back in the car and get out of here.

Holden McNeil says: Your'e going to hitch to New York?

Alyssa Jones says: Y'ep.

Holden McNeil says: Aren't you at least going to comment?

Alyssa Jones says: Here's my comment fuck you.

Holden McNeil says: Why?

Alyssa Jones says: That was so unfair. You know how unfair that was.

Holden McNeil says: It's unfair that I'm in love with you?

Alyssa Jones says: No, it's unfortunate that you're in love with me. It's unfair that you felt the fucking need to unburden your soul about it. Do you remember for a fucking second who I am?

Holden McNeil says: So? People change.

Alyssa Jones says: Oh, it's that simple? You fall in love with me and want a romantic relationship, nothing changes for you with the exception of feeling hunky-dorey all the time. But what about-me? It's not that simple, is it? I can't just get into a relationship with you without throwing my whole fucking world into upheaval!

Holden McNeil says: But that's every relationship! There's always going to be a period of adjustment.

Alyssa Jones says: Period of adjustment?!? (hitting him) THERE'S NO 'PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT' HOLDEN! I'M FUCKING GAY! THAT'S WHO I AM! AND YOU ASSUME I CAN TURN THAT AROUND JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A CRUSH?!?

Alyssa Jones says: Period of adjustment?!? [hitting him] THERE'S NO 'PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT' HOLDEN! I'M FUCKING GAY! THAT'S WHO I AM! AND YOU ASSUME I CAN TURN THAT AROUND JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A CRUSH?!?

Holden McNeil says: if this is a crush... then I don't know if I could take the real thing if it ever happens.

Alyssa Jones says: Go home, Holden.

Holden McNeil says: I love you.

Alyssa Jones says: (beat) You love me.

Alyssa Jones says: [beat] You love me.

Holden McNeil says: I love you. And not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it. And it's not because you're unattainable. I love you. Very simple, very truly. You're the epitome of every attribute and quality I've ever looked for in another person. I know you think of me as just a friend and crossing that line is the furthest thing from an option you'd ever consider. But I can't do this any longer. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't look into your eyes without feeling that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. I know this will probably queer our friendship - no pun intended - but I had to say it, because I've never felt this before, and I like who I am because of it. And if bringing it to light means we can't hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But I couldn't allow another day to go by without getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And I'll accept that But I know some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there is a moment of hesitation, that means you feel something too. All I ask is that you not suppress that - at least for ten minutes - and try to dwell in it before you dismiss it. There isn't another soul on this fucking planet who's ever made me the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it's there between you and me. You can't deny that. And even if we never speak again after tonight, please know that I'm forever changed because of you and what you've meant to me, which - while I do appreciate it - I'd never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.