Joey Lauren Adams : Biography
Joey Lauren Adams 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.
Joey Lauren Adams: Career
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.
Joey Lauren Adams: Movies
Grand Champion (2004), The Gunman (2003), The Big Empty (2003), Harvard Man (2002), In the Shadows (2001), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The Dress Code (2000), Beautiful (2000), Big Daddy (1999), A Cool Dry Place (1999), Chasing Amy (1997), Michael (1996), Bio-Dome (1996), Mallrats (1995), S.F.W. (1995), L.A. Rules: The Pros And Cons Of Breathing (1994), Sleep With Me (1994), Dazed and Confused (1993), The Program (1993), Coneheads (1993)