Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Levine, better known as Adrienne Shelley was an American Actress, director and screenwriter who was born onJune 24, 1966, and died on November 1, 2006. She made her name in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust.

About Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Levine (June 24, 1966 November 1, 2006), better known by the stage name Adrienne Shelly (sometimes credited as Adrienne Shelley), was an American actress, director and screenwriter. Making her name in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust, Shelly transitioned to a writing and directing career in subsequent years. She wrote, co-starred in, and directed the 2007 film Waitress, which won five awards, including the Jury Prize at the Sarasota Film Festival for narrative feature, and the Audience and Feature Film awards at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Of Russian Jewish descent, Shelly was born Adrienne Levine in Queens, New York, to Sheldon M. Levine and Elaine Langbaum. She had two brothers, Jeff and Mark, and was raised on Long Island.

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