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Adrienne Shelly

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Birth Name: Adrienne Shelly
Born: 06/16/1966
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11/01/2006

Shelly was born on July 16, 1966 in Queens, NY and began doing summer stock on Long Island and in upstate New York when she was just 9-years old. Though sought after for child acting by agents, her father famously denied them, saying that he would "not have [his] daughter jumping out a window when she's 30." She continued acting in school productions at Jericho High School, before attending Boston University to study filmmaking, only to drop out her junior year to learn matters on her own. After relocating to Manhattan, Shelly co-founded Missing Children, an off-off-Broadway theatre company that staged productions in the West Village. Meanwhile, Hal Hartley managed to get a hold of Shelly's ... Continue Bio >>


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