Jane Adams Movies and Career Information

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Apr 01, 1965
Washington, D.C.
Actor and Writer

Jane Adams (born April 1, 1965) is an American film, television and theatre actress. Adams was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Janice, an administrative assistant, and William Adams, an engineer. She has a younger brother, Jonathan, and was raised in Wheaton, Illinois and Bellevue, Washington. Adams attended the University of Washington, where she studied political science, and the Cornish College of the Arts, where she took theater. In 1989, she graduated from the Juilliard school with a degree in drama. Adams then performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She turned down the chance to work in a movie with Whoopi Goldberg (a blockbuster titled Sister Act) for the opportunity to work with Arthur Miller on stage. She then worked along with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the sequel to Father of the Bride, where she received rave reviews from her fellow cast members. She went back to the stage and won the 1995 Tony Award for best performance by a featured actress in a play for the Broadway revival of An Inspector Calls. She also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best featured actress in a play in the Broadway production of Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet. In


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