Jane Adams



  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/01/1965, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Jane Adams Fast Facts:
  • Became interested in acting while performing in a 7th-grade stage production of Pinocchio.
  • Studied political science in college before focusing on acting.
  • Early in stage career, worked as a preschool teacher at Tompkins Hall Nursery School in New York City while waiting to land parts in plays.
  • Made Broadway debut as Dierdre McDavey in Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet. She earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance, a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress (Play) for the role.
  • Jane Adams Relationships:
  • Janice - Mother
  • William - Father
  • Jane Adams Awards:
  • 1994 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2000 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Dramatic) - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Washington, Seattle, WA; attended Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA; The Juilliard School, New York, NY (BFA in Drama, 1989)

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