Adrienne Wilkinson

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Adrienne Wilkinson

Born

9/1/1977, Memphis, Missouri, USA

Birth Name

Adrienne Marie Wilkinson

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Adrienne Wilkenson, Adriane Wilkinson, Adriane Wilkinson
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Biography

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Adrienne Wilkinson was born on September 1, 1977 in Memphis, Missouri. She started acting professionally in 1996 with a role in the film Return. She then went on to do episode on shows such as Sweet Valley High, Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Chicken Soupmore

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  • Trivia

    • When trying to come up with a war-cry for Livia/Eve, she combined Xena's and Callisto's war-cry together.

    • Originally Adrienne Wilkinson had no intention of becoming an actress. She was majoring in International Business in school, so it came as a surprise to her friends and family when she suddenly got the acting bug.

    • Adrienne start out dancing before she started acting.

    • The entertainment business seems to run in Adrienne's family. Her sister Tracey is an actor, writer, dancer and director while her brother Daniel is an actor.

    • Adrienne has stated that she has been performing since she was a toddler.

    • Adrienne has stated that she became very good friends with Xena co-star Gregg Lee (Virgil).

    • Adrienne is 5' 5" tall.

    • Adrienne has stated that she never had any martial arts or fighting training before her sole on Xena and thought she would not work for the role because of that.

    • Adrienne has stated that she didn't know that Livia was Eve, Xena's daughter, until after she got the role. She said that no one knew that was what the role was for and was completely shocked when she learned.

    • Adrienne is a co-founder of the production company Nite Own Productions. In addition, she also is a producer for some of their features.

    • In 2006, Adrienne did some voice over work for a couple of educational videos by Disney.

    • Adrienne was one of the celebrities who created some artwork for the documentary film The Celebrity Art Show. In this film, celebrities are asked to make their own art to be placed in elementary schools to help inspire their artistic side.

    • Adrienne has stated that she loves to read and tries to read a book a day when she doesn't have any acting projects. She has also stated that her favorite book is Raiders by Harold Robbins.

    • Adrienne holds a real estate license. She says that she first got it to use as her primary work while she was trying to break into the entertainment business, but keeps it to fall back on.

    • Only two days after she graduated high school, Adrienne moved from Missouri to Los Angeles to try to pursue her dream of working in the entertainment business professionally. She was only 17 at the time. She had a scholarship lined up for college at the time which she passed on for acting.

    • Adrienne and Kevin Smith sang the duet "I Got You Babe" at the cabaret show of a "Xena" convention.

    • The first time Adrienne met Kevin Smith (who played Ares) was during the readthrough for the "Xena" episode "Livia". She knew that she was going to have a fight scene with him, so when he said, "Hi, I'm Kevin" she replied, "Hi, I'm really scared of you". He laughed and said, "Don't worry, every girl on this show kicks my ass routinely"

    • The first scene Adrienne did on "Xena" was kissing Kevin Smith (Ares). It was her first kissing scene on TV.

    • Adrienne has two younger sisters and one younger brother.

    • Adrienne studies with acting teacher and veteran actor, Ken Lerner.

    • Adrienne has worked with more than two dozen charities -- including literacy programs, animal rescues and scholarship funds for students whose lives have been affected by cancer.

    • In 2004, Adrienne produced and starred in Closer by Patrick Marber at Stages Theater in Hollywood. Adrienne played the role of Alice Ayers.

    • Adrienne's heritage includes Irish, English, Scottish, Cherokee, Danish, and German.

  • Quotes

    • Adrienne: I'd like to be able to look back on my career as a body of work. I don't want to play the same girl over and over. I would love to have enough control over my career that I can guide where it's going and help pick the projects that I want, perhaps even be able to dictate who I do projects with, because I think the best directors and actors you can work with make you not just a better actor but also a better person. I'd like to be able to say that I've worked as much as I've wanted to work, done a lot of projects that I'm proud of, and also that I've been able to do good work that people will remember.

    • Adrienne: I want everyone to be happy with the job that I've done. I would hate to think I've disappointed anyone, but at the end of the day I have to know I'm happy and proud of what I've created, I've done the best I can do, and it doesn't help to worry about it.

    • Adrienne: Career-wise, I just love being an actress. I love the challenge of it. I like how it's different every day and every character and even every performance. I love how it takes so many people working together to make it really work. I'm so analytical and organized.

    • Adrienne: Between Xena and two other projects I was working on, my hair was dyed 18 times and permed. It did fine until the perm, but the perm just hurt it like you can't believe! I didn't even realize it. You can't really tell by looking at it, but people that tend to it during shows tell me to be really careful. It's so interesting. They use such good products, but your hair just reaches a point where it says "that's it". For me, that was the perm. I could tell immediately afterward. It got a lot more brittle.

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    Adrienne Wilkinson was born on September 1, 1977 in Memphis, Missouri. She started acting professionally in 1996 with a role in the film Return. She then went on to do episode on shows such as Sweet Valley High, Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her most known role is playing the daughter of the Warrior Princess Xena, Eve on Xena: Warrior Princess. While she was only in 10 episodes, her acting and her role left a deep impact on the Xena community. Since being on Xena: Warrior Princess, Adrienne has been in episodes of shows such as Undressed, Angel and Charmed. Adrienne has been in several movies (10 in 2006 alone) and continues to act professionally.moreless
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