Joey Lauren Adams

Born Jan 9, 1968

Joey Lauren Adams is an American actress who has appeared in more than thirty films. She is known for her distinctive, raspy voice and for her roles in View Askewniverse films, particularly Mallrats and Chasing Amy.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Lauren Adams.


1968 Birth Born on January 9, 1968.
1977 9 Years Old She began her film career in 1977 with a small role in Exorcist II: The Heretic. … Read More


1991 23 Years Old In 1991, she appeared in "Top of the Heap", the 100th episode of Married... with Children, and subsequently starred in its short-lived spinoff.
1993 25 Years Old In 1993, Adams landed her first major film role as Simone in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old Meanwhile, in 1996, while Smith was finalizing the script for Chasing Amy, Adams was cast in the slapstick comedy Bio-Dome, which was directed by Jason Bloom. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997's Chasing Amy, Adams played the lead role of Alyssa Jones, a lesbian who falls in love with a man, played by Ben Affleck. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old From there, Adams was originally slated to play the female lead in Smith's next film, 1999's Dogma, but Linda Fiorentino ultimately was assigned the role.
2001 33 Years Old However, she would later make brief appearances in two other Smith projects: the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and the 2004 animated short Clerks: The Lost Scene, featured on the Clerks X DVD. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old In 2005, she had a guest role in an episode of the TV series Veronica Mars.
2006 38 Years Old Also in 2006, Adams released her directorial debut film, Come Early Morning, starring Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Diane Ladd, Tim Blake Nelson and Laura Prepon. The film, shot on location in Little Rock, Arkansas, was selected for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. … Read More


2009 41 Years Old On November 24, 2009, Interscope Records released Adams' directorial debut for a music video entitled "Belle of the Boulevard" by Dashboard Confessional.
2010 42 Years Old Adams returned to TV in March 2010, on the Showtime series The United States of Tara. … Read More
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