Joey Lauren Adams

Highest Rated: 91% Dazed and Confused (1993)
Lowest Rated: 4% Bio-Dome (1996)
Birthday: Jan 9, 1968
Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
With her blue eyes, pillow lips and sex-kitten-on-helium voice, Joey Lauren Adams looks and sounds like Melanie Griffith's long-lost little sister. Adams, however, is an actress in her own right, having done solid work in a number of films, including Dazed and Confused and Chasing Amy.Hailing from North Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was born January 6, 1971, Adams began acting early in her life, performing at local church productions. She left home for Los Angeles while still a teenager, and got her first break with roles on various television shows. She won a limited amount of fame--or notoriety, depending on one's point of view--for her work on Married with Children, on which she played the woman who relieved Bud Bundy of his virginity.Work on the short-lived series Vinnie & Bobby and Top of the Heap followed before Adams broke into film in 1993. That year, she had supporting roles in The Program, Coneheads and Dazed and Confused, the last of which featured her as one of Parker Posey's high school cronies. The next year, she appeared in the independent films S.F.W. and Sleep with Me, and then had a secondary role in Mallrats (1995), her first collaboration with then-boyfriend Kevin Smith. It was Smith who gave Adams her true film breakthrough when he cast her as the female lead in Chasing Amy. The 1997 film--a look at the relationship between a comic book artist (Ben Affleck) and his "ideal" woman (Adams), who happens to be a lesbian--won favorable reviews and effectively put Adams on the Hollywood map. In 1999 she had a lead role in another independent film, the drama A Cool Dry Place with Vince Vaughn, and also starred in her first big-budget Hollywood feature, the hit Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy.The actress entered the new millennium without slowing down, appearing in a wide variety of low-profile films and independent features such as Anne Heche's 2001 project Reaching Normal and the 2002 crime thriller Beeper with Harvey Keitel. In 2004's The Big Empty, she starred alongside Jon Favreau, who she would rejoin for 2006's (un)romantic comedy The Break-Up. Supporting mainstream stars Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn bolstered the actresses profile, while her performance as Aniston's best friend and ally in her hilariously messy break-up won audiences over.The actress co-starred with Nathan Fillion and Benjamin Bratt in the 2009 slice-of-life drama Trucker, and worked in the second season of The United States of Tara the following year. Adams took on a supporting role as psychiatrist Dr. Jane Sheppard in the 2011 psychological thriller Apart, and continues to be active in film and television.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet All the Birds Have Flown South Actor 2016
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not Actor 2014
43% Animal Vicky 2014
No Score Yet Art Machine Prudence 2014
No Score Yet Mulberry Stains Actor 2014
No Score Yet Making the Rules (Abby in the Summer) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Sequoia Bev 2014
84% Blue Caprice Jamie $91.6K 2013
No Score Yet A Country Christmas Renae Logan 2013
11% Apart Dr. Jane Sheppard $3.7K 2012
No Score Yet Endure Actor 2010
59% Trucker Jenny Bell 2009
No Score Yet ExTerminators Actor 2009
83% Come Early Morning Actor $50.7K 2006
34% The Break-Up Addie $118.7M 2006
No Score Yet Bunny Whipped Ann 2006
No Score Yet Clerks: The Lost Scene Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Gunman Daphne 2004
71% The Big Empty Grace 2003
33% Harvard Man Chesney Cort 2002
No Score Yet Beeper Julia Hyde 2002
No Score Yet In the Shadows Clarissa Huston 2002
20% Grand Champion Mother 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Sara 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Alyssa $29.9M 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Squirrel $111.5M 2001
16% Beautiful Ruby Stillwell $2.9M 2000
20% Bruno Donna Marie 2000
40% Big Daddy Layla 1999
54% A Cool Dry Place Beth 1998
87% Chasing Amy Alyssa Jones 1997
38% Michael Anita 1996
4% Bio-Dome Monique 1996
40% Drawing Flies Director Actor 1996
56% Mallrats Gwen 1995
15% Sleep with Me Lauren 1994
12% S.F.W. Monica 1994
91% Dazed and Confused Simone Kerr 1993
43% The Program Louanne 1993
33% Coneheads Christina 1993
17% Exorcist II: The Heretic Tuskin Child 1977

TV

CREDIT
57% Still the King
2016-2017
Debbie Lynn Cooke
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Guest Nikki's Mother Jennice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
85% United States of Tara
2009-2011
Pammy
  • 2010
93% Party Down
2009-2010
Diandra Stiltskin
  • 2010
  • 2009
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Geena Stafford
  • 2005
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Mona Mullins
  • 1993
  • 1991

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