Joey Adams Research Paper

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There are many famous people from Arkansas. We have had many stars come from our state, from country singer Johnny Cash to United States President Bill Clinton. There have been over forty actors and actresses alone that were born in Arkansas. One outstanding young actress from Arkansas became an aspiring director. Because of her success, Joey Lauren Adams is now widely known across America today. Joey Lauren Adams was born in North Little Rock on January 9, 1965. She is the youngest of three children. She grew up in the Overview neighborhood just above North Little Rock. Adams father was a lumber yard owner and built the family home on Beresford Court in Sherwood, Arkansas. Adams lived by both of her grandmothers growing up, so she always…show more content…
Adams had her breakthrough role was in director Richard Linklater's 1993 film Dazed and Confused. Adams has acted in many of Kevin Smith's films including, Mallrats (1995), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and Clerks: The lost Scene (2004). Her most known film would have to be Chasing Amy, also directed by Kevin Smith. Adams wrote and sang the song “Alive” in this movie. This film helped Adams attain nominations for Best Breakthrough Performance at the Music Television Movie Awards and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) at the Golden Globe Awards. Adams made her directorial debut with Come Early Morning in 2006. She wrote the script originally for herself, but later handed it over to Ashley Judd. This film was shot on location in Little Rock, Arkansas and was selected for one of the few films shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It's hard to believe it, but Joey Lauren Adams has directed and acted in over fifty movies and has an estimated net worth of two million dollars. Adams has not married and has no children. It is hard for Adams to think about having children because she thinks it would be hard to provide for them what she had growing up with all of her family around (Arkansas Times Staff and

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