Photographs by BRIAN VILIM / Special to the Democrat-Gazette
“Life is about the little things. It’s your dogs and finding someone you love and trying to be supportive of each other.” Joey Lauren Adams and chiweenies Dallas and Charlie seek a permanent home for their fostered friend, Riley (center).
Sunday, July 17, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If you disagree with Joey Lauren Adams, even over a topic that she knows intimately, she will remain polite. Even after she's had a few drinks and her friends -- east Nashville bartenders, animal rescuers, movie buffs and Bushwhacker aficionados ("It's like an alcoholic milkshake") -- are defensive on her behalf.
Joey Lauren Adams
• SPOUSE: Brian Vilim
• DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: Jan. 9, 1968, North Little Rock
• THE ARKANSAN I'M INSPIRED BY IS Mary Steenburgen.
• I'M CURRENTLY READING Cigarette Lighter by Jack Pendarvis.
• MY FAVORITE MUSIC IS old-school rhythm and blues -- Ray Charles kills me.
• AT PARTIES PEOPLE ASK ME, "What's Adam Sandler like?"
• MY MOTHER WOULD DESCRIBE ME AS curious.
• MY PROFESSIONAL CRUTCH: I know my smile can get me through a lot.
• MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS TO PLAY HAVE BEEN Alyssa (Chasing Amy) and Tonya (All the Birds Have Flown South, shot in central Arkansas).
• ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE ME IS consistent.
• Still the King (TV), 2016
• All the Birds Have Flown South (Arkansas film, actor/executive producer), 2016
• Valley Inn (Arkansas film), 2014
• Switched at Birth (TV), 2013-14
• Blue Caprice (film), 2013
• United States of Tara (TV), 2010
• Come Early Morning (Arkansas film, writer/director), 2006
• The Break-Up (film), 2006
• The Big Empty (film), 2003
• Harvard Man (film), 2001
• Beautiful (film), 2000
• Big Daddy (film), 1999
• Chasing Amy (film), 1997
• Michael (film), 1996
• Mallrats (film), 1995
• Dazed and Confused (film), 1993
• Top of the Heap (TV), 1991
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