Joey Lauren Adams

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Joey Lauren Adams is an actress with appearances in over 30 films. She was born on 6 January 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Career

Her breakthrough role came in 1993 in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused, a film which also had a role for Ben Affleck with whom she would befriend and star with in one of her best-known roles.

Chasing Amy

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 based on his experiences of love with former girlfriend Adams and asked Affleck, with whom he had worked previously, to have the lead role. Adams also contributed the song "Alive" to the soundtrack of Chasing Amy, performing it in one of the scenes of the film.

She also 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.

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