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Joey Lauren Adams
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Birth Date:January 6, 1971
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Occupation:Movie actress

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Joey Lauren Adams

Biography:Joey Lauren Adams (born January 6, 1971 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. She is best known for her roles in the films of Kevin Smith, particularly Chasing Amy.

Adams' breakthrough role came in 1993 in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused, a film which also had a role for Ben Affleck.

Playing Alyssa Jones in the 1997 film Chasing Amy, opposite Ben Affleck, brought her a lot of attention for her portrayal of a lesbian who falls for a man. Director Kevin Smith wrote and directed the film, which was largely inspired by his relationship with former girlfriend Adams. (In an article on the web site PlanetOut, Adams states she is bisexual.)

Her performance earned her both the 1997 Chicago Film Critics Award and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for "Most Promising Actress" and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. Adams also contributed the song "Alive" to the soundtrack of Chasing Amy, performing it in one of the scenes of the film. She also has appeared in two other View Askew productions, Mallrats (1995) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) briefly reprising the role of Chasing Amy's Alyssa in the latter. She reprised the role again, in voice form only, for Clerks: The Lost Scene, featured on the Clerks X DVD.

After having the female lead in the Adam Sandler box office smash Big Daddy she would go on to appear in box office flops (Beautiful, In the Shadows) and many lesser-seen small films that gained very little attention.

Some speculation has been made that her unusual speaking voice hampered her chances of Hollywood stardom, to which she has commented "It's not a normal voice. It doesn't fit into people's preconceptions about what a woman's voice should sound like. My mom doesn't think I have an unusual voice, though. I'm sure it's helped me get some roles. But Chasing Amy I almost didn't get. There was concern the voice would grate on some people, which some critics said it did."

In 2005, she had a guest role in an episode of TV show Veronica Mars. In 2006 she'll release her directorial debut, Come Early Morning, starring Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Diane Ladd, Tim Blake Nelson and Laura Prepon. The film has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Break-Up (2006)
Harvard Man (2002)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Mallrats (1995)

Chinese Horoscope for Joey Lauren Adams
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joey Lauren Adams's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1970 - January 26, 1971
Birthday: January 6, 1971

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Joey Lauren Adams's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: January 6, 1971

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joey Lauren Adams's Growth Tarot Card Temperance

Birthday: January 6, 2023

Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.




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