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Born: February 8, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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This dark, wide-eyed beauty began her career as a child actor at the age of eight, touring with her parents' stock company. When she was a teenager, Adams landed her first significant TV role as a guest in an episode of the drama series "East Side/West Side" (CBS). In 1965, she was cast as Burl Ives' daughter in the short-lived ABC series, "O.K. Crackerby". Ten years later, Adams made her film debut in "Death Corps/Shockwaves/Almost Human" (1975). She went on to co-star in Philip Kaufman's remake "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978) as the woman who first notices the changes wrought by the aliens. That same year, Adams portrayed a woman torn between Richard Gere and Sam Shepherd in Terence Malick's mythic "Days of Heaven". She again played a woman caught in a love triangle in Richard Lester's "Cuba" (1979), this time torn between Sean Connery and Chris Sarandon. In Lee Grant's "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980), she was the granddaughter of Melvyn Douglas and Lela Kedrova. Adams recreated her stage role as a TV talk show producer who wants more from her relationship with a mystery writer (Ben Masters) in the gentle romantic comedy, "Key Exchange" (1985). She had one of her best screen roles in Allison...

This dark, wide-eyed beauty began her career as a child actor at the age of eight, touring with her parents' stock company. When she was a teenager, Adams landed her first significant TV role as a guest in an episode of the drama series "East Side/West Side" (CBS). In 1965, she was cast as Burl Ives' daughter in the short-lived ABC series, "O.K. Crackerby".

Ten years later, Adams made her film debut in "Death Corps/Shockwaves/Almost Human" (1975). She went on to co-star in Philip Kaufman's remake "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978) as the woman who first notices the changes wrought by the aliens. That same year, Adams portrayed a woman torn between Richard Gere and Sam Shepherd in Terence Malick's mythic "Days of Heaven". She again played a woman caught in a love triangle in Richard Lester's "Cuba" (1979), this time torn between Sean Connery and Chris Sarandon. In Lee Grant's "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980), she was the granddaughter of Melvyn Douglas and Lela Kedrova. Adams recreated her stage role as a TV talk show producer who wants more from her relationship with a mystery writer (Ben Masters) in the gentle romantic comedy, "Key Exchange" (1985). She had one of her best screen roles in Allison Anders' "Gas Food Lodging" (1992) as a single mother coping with raising two teenage daughters. She played one of the adult roles in Melanie Mayron's "The Baby-sitter's Club" (1995).

Adams has also appeared onstage ("Key Exchange", "The Heidi Chronicles") and in several TV-movies and miniseries, including "The Innocents Abroad" (PBS, 1983) and "Special People" (1984) in which she portrayed Diane Dupuy, a Canadian woman who created the Famous People Players, a puppet troupe consisting of mentally handicapped young adults. Adams is perhaps best known, however, for her role in "Lace" (ABC, 1984), as one of a trio of college friends confronted by a petulant teenage (Phoebe Cates) seeking to uncover the identity of her mother.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 At Last (2006)
4.
 Baby-Sitters Club, The (1995) Elizabeth Thomas Brewer
5.
 Fire This Time, The (1994) Narration
6.
 Last Hit, The (1993) Anna Dunne
7.
 My Boyfriend's Back (1993) Young Missy
9.
 Gas Food Lodging (1991) Nora
10.
 Unborn, The (1991) Virginia Marshall
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Made professional stage debut at age six in "Finian's Rainbow"
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Worked steadily in summer stock and on TV until age 18
1965:
Co-starred in ABC TV series, "O.K. Crackerby"
1975:
Screen acting debut in "Shock Waves/Death Corps/Almost Human"
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Played recurring role of a law clerk on "The Tony Randall Show" (ABC, 1976-1977; CBS, 1977-1978)
1982:
Starred off-Broadway in "Key Exchange" (in role written expressly for her)
1984:
Co-starred in the TV miniseries "Lace"
1985:
Reprised role in film version of "Key Exchange"
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Played title character in Broadway production of "The Heidi Chronicles"
1993:
Narrated the documentary "The Fire This Time"
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Education

AFI Conservatory: - 1996
The School of Performing Arts: New York , New York -
School of the American Ballet: New York , New York -
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1996

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companion:
Kevin Wade. Playwright, screenwriter. Together in mid-1970s.
husband:
Tony Shalhoub. Actor. Met while appearing together on Broadway in "The Heidi Chronicles"; married c. 1993.

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mother:
Rosaland Adams. Actor.
father:
Robert K Adams. Actor, stage producer.
daughter:
Josie Lynn Adams. Born c. November 1988; adopted by Adams as a single mother.
daughter:
Sophie Shalhoub. Born c. 1994.
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