Joey Adams

About Joey Adams

Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968) is an American actress and director. Adams appeared in several Kevin Smith View Askewniverse films, including ‘Chasing Amy’, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Adams began her film career in 1977 with a small role in ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’. From there, she began to find larger roles. In 1991, Adams appeared in “Top of the Heap”, the 100th episode of ‘Married… with Children’, and subsequently starred in its short-lived spinoff. 

Two years later, Joey Adams appeared in Mallrats, written and directed by Kevin Smith. The two started dating during the film’s post-production, and their relationship provided the inspiration for Smith’s next film, ‘Chasing Amy’. Adams’ performance in ‘Chasing Amy’ 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 Actress-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. From there, Adams was originally slated to play the female lead in Smith’s next film, 1999’s ‘Dogma’, but Linda Fiorentino ultimately won the role. 

Her post-Smith projects included playing a spunky veterinarian’s assistant who falls in love with a single father (Vince Vaughn) in 1998’s ‘A Cool, Dry Place’. The following year, Adams appeared in her first big-budget Hollywood release, playing Adam Sandler’s love interest in the successful comedy ‘Big Daddy’. She then went on to appear in many smaller films, including ‘Beautiful and In the Shadows’. Learn More…

Joey Adams