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About Adrienne King (1955 – ____)
Adrienne King was born in New York. She appeared in her first commercial when she was six months old. When she was about ten years old, she appeared in Inherit the Wind as Melinda. She studied voice and dance at the London Royal Academy. King is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company, and her professional credits include summer stock and Off-Broadway productions. She appeared in Between the Lines (1977), Saturday Night Fever (1977), and Hair (1979) in uncredited roles.
Her biggest role was Alice in the horror films Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). After the success of Friday the 13th, she was pursued by a stalker. The stalker drew on some of her paintings, and tried to break the door down in her apartment. Shaken by the experience, she decided to take a break from acting and focus on painting. In 1993, King provided voice work for the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.
In 2008, she was approached to appear in the reboot of Friday the 13th. Days later, the production contacted her again, stating that they had reconsidered and now wanted no one from the original to appear in the reboot. Shortly thereafter, she signed on to the science fiction/horror film Psychic Experiment, marking her first onscreen film appearance in 27 years. In 2012, she starred in the Welsh Christmas horror film Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming, an unofficial sequel to the 1974 American horror film Silent Night, Bloody Night and The Butterfly Room. King is set to portray Jackie Winters, an investigative reporter, in the upcoming horror film William Froste.
Aside from acting, King works as a winemaker.
Adrienne King's movie credits include...
|1965||Inherit the Wind||Melinda|
|1977||Between the Lines||Young Lady|
|1977||Saturday Night Fever||Dancer|
|1980||Friday the 13th||Alice|
|1981||Friday the 13th Part 2||Alice|
|1993||What's Eating Gilbert Grape||Group (voice)|
|2010||Psychic Experiment||Louise Strack|
|2011||Back to the Lake||Alice|
|2011||Back to the Lake 2||Alice|
|2011||All American Bully||Principal Kane|
|2012||The Butterfly Room||Rachel|
|2013||Silent Night, Bloody Night: Homecoming||The Stranger (voice)|
|2014||Tales of Poe||Queen of Dreams/Private Nurse|
|2017||William Froste||Jackie Winters|
Things You May Not Know About Adrienne King
She has a brother named John and a sister named Laura.
She and Betsy Palmer are the only two actresses to appear in more than one Friday the 13th film.
She is a gifted artist. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
On January 25, 1990, King was in her home watching television in Cove Neck, Long Island, when she felt a deafening explosion and vibration. Immediately calling the police and her husband in New York City, she discovered it was in fact a crashed plane only 50 yards away from her home. The tragedy caused 73 fatalities (8 of the 9 crew members were killed) and King herself stated she assisted "in pulling body parts out of the trees", as emergency crews were struggling to get to the scene from windy roads and unhelpful weather. This was the tragedy involving Avianca Flight 52, a regularly scheduled flight from Bogotá to New York via Medellín, Colombia that crashed after running out of fuel.
She and her husband run a film production company in California.