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Who is Joey Lauren Adams from “Dazed and Confused”?

Born on the 9th of January 1968, in North Little Rock, Arkansas USA, Joey Lauren Adams is a 50-year-old Caucasian actress and director, perhaps best known from appearing in various films from the “View Askewniverse” franchise by Kevin Smith, while the greatest contribution to her fame is probably her performance in “Chasing Amy” (1997), for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She has been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 1991.

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Early Life and Education

Joey was the youngest child in her family, after two other siblings, growing-up in a lumber yard business owned by her father. While there isn’t much information surrounding her early childhood, it is known that she matriculated from North Little Rock Northeast High School in 1986. During her education years, she announced to her family that she intends to pursue acting, in the year when she was a foreign exchange-student in Australia, having already been involved in various local church productions during her early years. There is no information about her college education, if any.


There is no much information regarding any acting schools she may have attended before her first role, and it’s also unknown when and why she decided to head for show-biz. As early as 1991, Joey landed her first role, as Mona Mullins in seven episodes of the sitcom entitled “Top of the Heap”, before moving on to another seven episode stint in “Vinnie & Bobby” in 1992. Her big break came when she appeared in “Dazed and Confused” as Simone in 1993, after which she was even seen in the NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” along with her co-stars from the title. She went on with minor roles in various movies and TV shows before she finally hit the pot of gold in 1997, when she landed one of the three main roles in Kevin Smith’s “Chasing Amy”, co-starring with Ben Affleck and Ethan Suplee. The nominations that followed persisted throughout her later years in the industry, and made her a fully-fledged movie star. Right now, her career is still flourishing, but it is unknown in which big hit we might see her next.

Awards and Nominations

Joey Lauren has been nominated four times personally, while the titles she has worked on in her career so far have attracted 16 nominations. While her nomination for the OFTA Film Award for her performance in “Chasing Amy”, as well as the aforementioned nomination went by unrewarded, she did win the National Board of Review’s Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, mostly due to her numerous participations in cinematography as something other than an actor. Furthermore, she won the Sierra Award for the Most Promising Actress as well as the CFCA Award for The Most promising Actress both in 1998.

Rumors About Her

There hasn’t been too much controversy revolving around Lauren’s name, although there have been rumours about her love life, since she and actor Andrew Calder have been seen together in public multiple times, however, the two stars are yet to confirm any mutual romantic involvement. Concerning the words of Lauren herself, or the lack of them, she is currently single and doesn’t plan on dating anyone. Ultimately, there was another rumor concerning her physical appearance, which stated that she had plastic surgery, but again this is unconfirmed by the actress herself.

Alcohol Incident

In November 2003, Lauren was actually arrested on the suspicion of drink driving near her home in La Jolla, California. As San Diego PD officials have stated, she was seen driving her car into the curb of a gas station repeatedly, which caused some unrest and raised suspicions. She was then approached by officers and questioned about her current state of mind, whereupon she was arrested and taken to the station. Although it is known she was under the influence of alcohol, the police never disclosed any information regarding the alcohol level that she had in her bloodstream. In spite of the media’s persistent calls, San Diego PD declined to answer.

What is Joey Lauren Adams’ Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Joey Lauren Adams is, as of early 2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Lauren’s accumulated wealth over $2 million as of mid-2018, largely helped by her numerous successes in the acting world, while her performance in “Chasing Amy” and the awards she went on to win must’ve made the greatest contribution to her wealth.

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Body Measurements

Concerning the physical specifications of the experienced actress, her vital statistics are 32-23-34. Also, it is a known fact that her height stands at 5 feet and 6 inches (1.67m), while her weight is reputed to be somewhere around 120 lbs (55kg). Unfortunately, any other information regarding her body, such as her bra or foot size, is not known to the public.

Social Media Presence

As is the case with numerous celebrities nowadays, it is expected that Lauren nurtures a close and flourishing relationship with her audience, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the movies and shows she stars in, and thus her net worth. Such is the case with her active Facebook page, on which she posts various content regarding her current projects for nearly 40,000 followers. As for her Twitter account, although it shows no less activity than the former, it currently enjoys a much lower 7,000 followers, while her Instagram account’s popularity is at a similar level, with 6,000 current followers.

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