She did the voice of Emergency room nurse Keri Taker in the 1996 video game Emergency Room.
She did a song for the soundtrack of the movie Sleep With Me.
Her father was a lumberjack yard owner in her hometown Arkansas.
Joey got her first job when she was 15, serving food to residents in a retirement home. Twenty-two years since, she shot her first film as a director (Come Early Morning) in a retirement home.
She moved to Hollywood in 1988.
She dated Vince Vaughn in 1998.
She is often mistaken for Renée Zellweger.
She was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego in 2003.
She is 5'5" tall.
She was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards for Chasing Amy.
She filmed a scene for Wayne's World 2, but it was edited out.
She and Carmen Lee were nominated for an MTV Movie Award for best kiss (Chasing Amy) in 1998.
Her breakthrough role came in 1993 in Dazed and Confused.
She was nominated for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical" at the 1997 Golden Globes Awards for Chasing Amy.
Several directors have suggested she change her voice. It has been described as one-part Minnie Mouse and one-part Melanie Griffith.
She was the one who wrote the song she sang in Chasing Amy.
Her directorial debut is Come Early Morning and was released in 2006 at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 1997, she won the Chicago Film Critics "Most Promising Actress" award for her role in Chasing Amy.
She is a fan of country music.
Joey Lauren Adams: (her definition of an independent film) Torture with less money and time.
Joey Lauren Adams: (on directing her first movie, "Come Early Morning") I couldn't stand the idea of someone else interpreting the story, and I knew it wasn't the kind of script that someone would necessarily want to interpret. I wanted to get the movie made the way I saw it in myself, so necessity, you could say, forced me to direct.
Joey Lauren Adams: (on growing up in Arkansas) My life was exactly like Dazed and Confused.
Joey Lauren Adams: Of course, it's very easy to be witty tomorrow, after you get a chance to do some research and rehearse your ad libs.
Joey Lauren Adams: A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Lauren Adams: For women in their 30s, it's so hard to get good parts. If the guy in the movie is 30, they're going to take a 20-year-old to play opposite him.
Joey Lauren Adams: A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
Joey Lauren Adams: It's not a normal voice. It doesn't fit into people's preconceptions about what a woman's voice should sound like.
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