Adrienne Shelley was a very talented actress who has been in quite a few films and always as a very unique and deep character. Her roles in whatever she does always leave me impressed and amazed. She was very talented and wonderful to watch on screen.
I still remember the first movie I ever saw her in. The Unbelievable Truth was so memorable for me. I still think of it and regard it as important in my life. And it isn't that it was a political statement or anything like that, it was just something that touched me. When I saw that young actress on screen, I liked her. I immediately liked her. She was so different from anyone else I had seen on screen and she had such a magnetic quality to her, she was unforgettable.
When I see her in any role, it's obvious that she's very good at becoming these characters. And she makes you believe in who she is and what she's going through. And that's what makes an excellent actress.
I feel that not enough people know about her and what she's capable of. She's overlooked and underestimated. But she is a solid actress. She is extremely talented and able to achieve what every actress covets. She's amazing.
Adrienne passed away at the age of 40 on November 1, 2006, in her apartment in Manhatten, New York. At first it was declared a suicide, but at her husband's prompting, the investigation continued and it was found she was murdered by a construction worker who was caught stealing. She left behind a young daughter and a husband.
At the time of her passing, she had just finished Waitress (released in 2007), which she directed and starred in, and was waiting to see if it was going to be accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. The film won five awards.
I had first owned this fanlisting in 2005, before her death. When I heard she had passed, I was greatly saddened because of her young age, her family, and the films she had yet to create.