Adrienne King

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Adrienne King
Adrienne King.jpg
Adrienne King in 2009
Born (1955-07-21) July 21, 1955 (age 61)
Oyster Bay, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1965–present
Family John (brother)
Laura (sister)

Adrienne King (born July 21, 1955)[1] is an American film actress, winemaker, and painter. She is best known for her role as Alice in the horror film series Friday the 13th. She got her start in the television film Inside the Wind (1965) and has starred in films such as The Butterfly Room (2012), Tales of Poe (2014), and All American Bully (2015).

Life and career[edit]

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.[2]

Her biggest role was Alice in the horror films Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).[3] In 1982, King starred in a Downy commercial.[4] 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.[5] In 1993, King provided voice work for the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.[6]

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.[7] Shortly thereafter, she signed on to the science fiction/horror film Psychic Experiment, marking her first onscreen film appearance in 27 years.[8] 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[9] and The Butterfly Room.[10] King is set to portray Jackie Winters, an investigative reporter, in the upcoming horror film William Froste.[11]

Aside from acting, King works as a winemaker.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 Inherit the Wind Melinda TV Film
1977 Between the Lines Young Lady Feature film (Uncredited)
1977 Saturday Night Fever Dancer Feature film (Uncredited)
1979 Hair Dancer Feature film (Uncredited)
1980 Friday the 13th Alice Feature film
1981 Friday the 13th Part 2 Alice Feature film
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Group (voice) Feature film
2010 Psychic Experiment Louise Strack Feature film
2011 Back to the Lake Alice Short Film
2011 Back to the Lake 2 Alice Short Film
2011 All American Bully Principal Kane Feature film
2012 The Butterfly Room Rachel Feature film
2012 Gabby's Wish Angela Feature film
2013 Silent Night, Bloody Night: Homecoming The Stranger (voice) Feature film
2014 Tales of Poe Queen of Dreams/Private Nurse Feature film
2017 William Froste Jackie Winters Feature film


  1. ^ "IMDB Birthday". IMDB. 
  2. ^ "See the Cast of the 'Friday the 13th' Series Then and Now". Screen Crush. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ Dread Central's Final Girls: Adrienne King
  4. ^ "1982 Downy Commercial with Adrienne King". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bio/Credits". Official Friday the 13th Network. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Adrienne King BIO/CREDITS". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ Adrienne King. "Adrienne's comments on Friday the 13th (2009)". Blog posted at the Official Adrienne King MySpace. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Title Change: Walking Distance Leads to Experimental Activity". DreadCentral. 
  9. ^ "Gory New Stills from Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming - Dread Central". 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Video: Teaser Trailer for The Butterfly Room is Here". Coming Soon. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Adrienne King Joins Stacked Cast of William Froste". Dread Central. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Adrienne King takes you back to the lake with Crystal Lake Wines.". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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