Adrienne Shelly


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adrienne shelly
  • Birth Name: Adrienne Levine
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/16/1966, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 11/01/2006
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter
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VIDEO: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Zebras

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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Zebras
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Length: 41:22
Aired: 5/17/2000

When a tourist is found dead in Central Park with the word "guilty" written across her forehead, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) recover photos from the victim's camera. With the help of crime scene unit technician Dale Stuckey (Guest Star Noel Fisher), they discover that former artist Peter Harrison (Guest Star Nick Stahl) was at the park during the crime. watch

Adrienne Shelly's Killer Gets 25 Years, Asks for "Forgiveness"

Diego Pillco, the 20-year-old construction worker who in November 2006 killed actress Adrienne Shelly (Waitress) after she caught him rummaging through her purse — and then tried to make it look like a suicide — on Thursday pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and as such will serve 25 years in prison. "I just want to ask for forgiveness [from Shelly's] family," Pillco said at the sentencing. In response, Supreme Court Justice Carol Berkman said, "I doubt you'll get that, sir."read more

DVD Tuesday: Felicity's Keri Russell Lights Up Waitress

DVD Tuesday Babies and pie and Keri Russell as a Waitress with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue I dont generally make it my business to recommend movies I merely like rather than love but theres something so sweet and slyly spirited about Waitress that I find myself making an exceptionSmall-town waitress Jenna Keri Russell works at Joes Pie Diner which is where a sweetie-pie like her was bound to wind up Shes kind to persnickety Old Joe Andy Griffith the nightmare patron the other girls do their best to avoid she bucks up mousey Dawn writer-director Adrienne Shelly cracks jokes with Becky Cheryl Hines of TVs Curb Your Enthusiasm and handles cranky boss Cal Lew Temple with no-nonsense aplombJenna isnt a pushover shes got a sharp eye and a sharper tongue Shes just fundamentally decent and looks for the decency in others And she can bake a cherry pie or a spaghetti pie or any other pie you could name and many you couldnt Shes given read more


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Year Title Description
2009 Serious Moonlight Movie, Writer
2007 Waitress Movie, Writer
2007 Waitress Movie, Director
2007 Waitress Movie, Actor - Dawn
2006 Factotum Movie, Actor - Jerry

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Curb Star Gets Serious, and More Movie News

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines will make her feature-directing debut with the indie Serious Moonlight, from a screenplay by the late Adrienne Shelly.... Also per Variety, Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal are a New York City couple in crisis in Mammoth.... From the Reporter, Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke play Boston-bred thugs in the true-life crime drama Real Men Cry. Amanda Peet is Hawke's missus.... Cuba Gooding Jr. is a paramilitary operative who discovers a conspiracy in the action thriller The Way of War. read more

At the Movies: Grindhouser Reboots Barbarella

Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct a new film adaptation of the sci-fi comic-book series Barbarella, previously committed to celluloid by Jane Fonda circa 1968.... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will make its international premiere June 28 in Japan. Why there? "No special reason," a studio rep tells Reuters.... To benefit The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, is hosting an auction of Waitress memorabilia, including aprons designed by the likes of Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines, Scarlett Johansson and Tori Spelling. read more

Sold at Sundance: The Scariest Film Ever Conceived

Lions Gate and the Weinstein Co. have joined to pick up worldwide rights to Teeth, rookie screenwriter-director Mitchell Lichtenstein's Sundance Film Festival entry about a virgin possessing incisors on her hoo-ha. Yes, Mitchell Lichtenstein has issues dating back to prom night.Fox Searchlight, meanwhile, grabbed rights to Waitress, the final film helmed by the late Adrienne Shelly and starring Keri Russell. Waitress is slated for a 2007 release. read more

Law & Order Takes On Guest Star's Murder/"Suicide"

Law & Order's latest bit of headline-ripping will dramatize the Nov. 1 murder of actress Adrienne Shelly, whose credits included a guest-star gig on the serial back in 2000. According to the New York Post, a casting call is out for a male Hispanic, age 19 to 24, to play an illegal immigrant who argues with a Manhattan woman. When the woman is knocked unconscious, the man, thinking he may have killed her, tries to cover up the incident by making it look like a suicide — the same circumstances of Shelly's own death. Asked for comment by the Post, an NBC rep defended the show as fiction, and declined to offer details on the episode, which could air as early as February.. read more

NYPD: Indie Actress Murdered, Not a Suicide

Adrienne Shelly (Trust, The Unbelievable Truth), who was found hanged in her West Village apartment on Nov. 1, was in fact murdered, police have since learned. Led by the clue of a sneaker print in the bathtub where Shelly was discovered, the New York City Police Department ultimately were led to Diego Pillco, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who had been renovating the apartment below Shelly's, and while doing so fielded a complaint from her about the noise he was making. Having apparently panicked that he might be deported if Shelly filed a complaint with the police, Pillco "snapped," assaulted the married mother of a toddler in her apartment, then staged the suicide. Pillco has been charged with second-degree murder. read more

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