Faye Adell

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Faye Adell
Born Faye Adell
(1979-12-28) December 28, 1979 (age 34)
Munich, Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present

Faye Adell (born December 28, 1979) is a German-French-American actress, director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter, best known for her role as Audette Mende on the television series Eva, ganz mein Fall and in the television show Marienhof.[1][2]

Adell has also enjoyed a successful film career. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990), Therapy and Practice (2002), Pommery and Leichenschmaus (2006), and Love and Fate (1998). She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Marienhof.

Early life[edit]

Adell was born Ophélia Angélique Faye Amaris Adell in Munich, Germany. Her father came from Russia and her mother was born in Olomouc of French-Austrian and Italian descent.

As a child, Adell lived in Italy and France with her family. They later relocated to New York City. In 1998, Adell moved to Los Angeles, California and later on to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Adell was cast in her first television role in 1990, starring as a regular on the Television Series Marienhof.

Film career[edit]

While appearing on Marienhof, Adell also started segueing into film roles. She made her film debut in 1990's The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, which was commercially successful and gained a cult following. Soon after that she played a supporting role in the international movie Night Train to Venice alongside Malcolm McDowell and Hugh Grant, which was negatively reviewed by critics. Adell pursued film work in 1996, when she played supporting roles in the independent films Die Cellistin, and 2002 Therapy and Practice. Adell was a cast in the popular TV-series “Café Meineid” and “Marienhof”.

At the latest with her part of a young secretary in a lawyers office in Eva – ganz mein Fall (the German adaptation of Ally McBeal) she was known by a huge public. In this TV-Serie “Eva, ganz mein Fall” she played Audette Mende, who works in the turbulent lawyers’ milieu. The secretary Audette Mende, smart-alec and philanthropic, tries to fight for justice in and outside the office and knows every secret about the company and the employees.[3][4]

Adell starred in the US-movie production, A Gothic Tale of Gluttony, where she played the role "Eudile", the talented harpist-diva, who wants to improve the world with her motto "music should alleviate the soul!".[5]

Writing and directing[edit]

Adell has had an interest in a career as a film director since her childhood, and enrolled in a directing course at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1999. After graduating from university in Music and Drama, she continued her studies at the University of Television and Film Munich.

Music[edit]

Adell is also a musical artist. She released an album with 18 pop songs for children in connection with the educational game Gaenseliesel in 1996. in 2003 she launched the album Angel Unplugged. Already in 1996 she had founded her charity organization, a music album program designed to bring the joy of song- and story- writing, musical creation and performance to children with illness. The program is made for improving the quality of life of every child with illness through the healing power of creativity.

Theatre[edit]

Adell performed as a soloist in many of the most important European National Theatres, such as the National Opera House of Munich, Royal Opera Bayreuth, Philharmonics Cologne, State theatre of Gaertnerplatz. Cuvilléstheater Munich, Apollo Theater Stuttgart, Ingolstadt Metropolitan Theatre, Fürth Metropolitan Theatre, Deutsches Theater Munich, Theater Hof, Interim Theater.

She appeared in numerous operas, operettas and musicals such as DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN, WERTHER, MAN OF LA MANCHA, MY FAIR LADY, IPHIGENIE IN AULIS, ZAR UND ZIMMERMANN, DER BETTELSTUDENT, FUNNY GIRL, CAPRICCIO, CARMEN, THE BAT, DON GIOVANNI, COSI FAN TUTTE, INTOLLERANZA 1960, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, DIE HEIMKEHR DES ODYSSEUS, LA BOHÈME, CAPRICCIO, MARTHA, EINE NACHT IN VENEDIG, DIE LUSTIGE WITWE, CHRIST O, RIGOLETTO and IPHIGENIE IN AULIS.[6]

Other work[edit]

Adell has appeared in various commercials and music videos.

Philanthropy[edit]

Adell is the founder of a non-profit organization that helps children with severe illnesses and cancer patients. In addition she volunteered in cancer research. Furthermore for many years she dedicated her time to visit cancer patients in different hospitals to bring them hope and "good vibrations" by singing for and with them. Adell donated her whole annual theatre income of 2010 to medical cancer research. In addition, Adell is a supporter of a non-profit organization that helps raise money for cancer patients.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter Princess Oglamar of the Silver City
1996 Night Train to Venice Angel Colombina with Malcolm McDowell and Hugh Grant
1996 Gaenseliesel Jill Also as singer for 18 songs
1996 Sommerferien Herrin der Inspiration
1994-1997 So gehen die Geschaefte Tina Television Series, 17 episodes
1997 Les mille merveilles de l'univers Eva Purpur English: The Thousand Wonders of the Universe
1997 Haschisch Betty
1998 Marienhof (TV series) Petra Television Series, 2 episodes
1998 Summer Fairies The wise white witch Television program, 33 episodes, also as writer, director
1998 Die Cellistin Nina Television film
1998 Crime and Punishment Sonia Television film
2000 Sand Lill
2001 Das erste Mal Marlies
1999-2001 Alle meine Töchter Rosina Television Series, 3 episodes
2001 Vorsicht Falle! Roswitha Balke Television Series, 3 episodes
2002 Eva – ganz mein Fall Audette Mende Television Series, 6 episodes
1995-2003 Café Meineid Marilyn Television Series, 4 episodes
2003 Sad Stories Laura Also as writer, director, and producer
2005 Capriccio Vivian Baker Also as writer, director, and producer
2000-2003 Marienhof (TV series) Annegret Television Series, 9 episodes
2002 Therapy & Practice Lisa Television film
2002/3 Eva – ganz mein Fall Audette Mende Television Series, 6 episodes
2004 Frankenstein Caroline Frankenstein Miniseries
2005 Broken Flowers Sherry
2006 Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst Andrea Weiss Television Series, 2 episodes
2006 Zum Kotzen Melly Also as writer
2005-2008 Marienhof (TV series) Jacqueline Deville Television Series, 12 episodes
2006 Pommery & Leichenschmaus Lady Wink Television film
2007 Cappuccetto Rosso Rosetta, Cappucetto Rosso Also as writer
2008 Of Light Ophelia Also as writer, director, and producer
2008 Dance with the Death Susanna Kress Television Series, 2 episodes
2008 Piccola Favola Princess Rosalie Also as writer, director, and producer
2009 Cuts Barbara Also as writer, director, and producer
2010 Vampirello Anastasia Also as writer, director, and producer (& art work)
2010 Instinct Anna Also as writer, director, and producer
2010 Beste Freundin Hortense Also as writer, director, and producer
2010 Audition Susie Mueller Also as writer, director, and producer
2012 Waternymph Serena Also as writer, director, and producer
2012 Vegas Showgirl Belle Post-production
2012 Uberstein - Sectrets of the Wehrmacht Agent Svedlana
2012 A Gothic Tale of Gluttony Eudile Also as musician

Awards and nominations[edit]

Adell has won multiple awards during her career, and has been recognized for her work in both television and movie productions.

Year Award Category Title of work Result
2010 German Comedy Awards Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Movie Vampirella Nominated
2009 Munich Theater Awards Best actress Hamlet Nominated
2006 Munich Movie Awards Best Female Performance Instincts Nominated
2001 Ultraschall Award Best film and film actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faye Adell". IMDb.com. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Faye Adell Biography". Presse-partner.de. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Faye Adell Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Faye Adell Biography". Crew-united.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Faye Adell Biography". Gluttonygothic.wordpress.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Faye Adell Biography". Staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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