Adrienne King

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Adrienne King
Adrienne King.jpg
Adrienne King in 2009
Born (1955-07-21) July 21, 1955 (age 60)
New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, painter
Years active 1965–present
Family John (brother), Laura (sister)

Adrienne King (born July 21 , 1955)[1] is an American actress, dancer and painter. She is mostly known for her starring role in the original Friday the 13th.

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 five 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 Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] Shortly thereafter, she signed on to the science fiction/horror film Walking Distance, marking her first onscreen film appearance in 27 years.[5] 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.[6]


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


  1. ^ "IMDB Birthday". IMDB. 
  2. ^ Dread Central's Final Girls: Adrienne King
  3. ^ "Bio/Credits". Official Friday the 13th Network. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ Adrienne King. "Adrienne's comments on Friday the 13th (2009)". Blog posted at the Official Adrienne King MySpace. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Title Change: Walking Distance Leads to Experimental Activity". DreadCentral. 
  6. ^ Gory New Stills from Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming

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