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Christine Adams (actress)

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Christine Adams
Adams in 2017
Born (1974-08-15) 15 August 1974 (age 49)[1]
Brentwood, England
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Alma materMiddlesex University
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1998–present

Christine Adams (born 14 August 1974) is a British actress. She is best known for playing Jessica in Batman Begins (2005), Lena Boudreaux in The Whole Truth (2010–2011), and as Lynn Pierce in Black Lightning (2018–2021).[2]

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in Brentwood, Essex and grew up in Northampton. She studied at Middlesex University.[3]


Adams began her acting career starring in the mini-series NY-LON in 2004. She later guest-starred on many television series such as My Family, Doctor Who, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Nip/Tuck and Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. Her film credits include Submerged, Batman Begins, Eye of the Dolphin, Green Flash, Beneath the Blue, and Tron: Legacy.[4] Adams starred on the short-lived ABC series The Whole Truth as Lena Boudreaux in 2010, and FOX's Terra Nova as Mira, the leader of the "Sixers", a rebel group that arrived with the Sixth Pilgrimage but who soon broke away to oppose Terra Nova.[5]

In 2012, Adams co-starred on the unsuccessful ABC drama pilot Americana as Anthony LaPaglia's wife Sierra, a bronze-skinned East African beauty and former supermodel.[6][7] She later had a recurring role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Anne Weaver, and in 2016 starred in the short-lived AMC drama Feed the Beast opposite David Schwimmer.[8]

In 2017, Adams was cast to be in The CW superhero television drama series Black Lightning created by Mara Brock Akil playing Lynn Pierce, Black Lightning's ex-wife.[9]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2012, Adams resided in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and daughters.[10] On 16 October 2019, she became a naturalised U.S. citizen.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The World Is Not Enough Girl in Casino Uncredited
2001 Willows Woman Short film
2004 (Past Present Future) Imperfect Chrissie
2005 Submerged Dr. Susan Chappell Video
2005 Batman Begins Jessica
2006 Eye of the Dolphin Tamika
2008 Green Flash Sophie Video
2010 Beneath the Blue Tamika
2010 Tron: Legacy Claire Atkinson
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Barbados TV Reporter
2015 Bad Blood Tommy Bates
2018 Profile Vick
2018 Spare Room Doctor Eva Rae
2021 The Unholy Monica Slade
2022 Moonshot Jan
2024 Miller's Girl Joyce Manor [12]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Noel's House Party Episode: "7.15"
2000 Where There's Smoke Sandra TV film
2001 EastEnders P.C. 1 episode
2002 In Deep Michelle Episodes: "Abuse of Trust: Parts 1 & 2"
2002 Doctors Amanda Caiton Episode: "Tick Tock"
2002 My Family Alicia Episode: "One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest"
2002 Casualty Melanie Phillips Episode: "Only the Lonely"
2003 Murder in Mind Chloe Episode: "Contract"
2003 Fortysomething 30something Episode: "1.1"
2003 Stargate SG-1 Mala Episode: "Birthright"
2004 NY-LON Katherine Williams Osgood Series regular, 6 episodes
2005 Doctor Who Cathica Episode: "The Long Game"
2005 Love Soup Vanessa Episode: "Take Five"
2006 Casualty Lou Clark Episode: "Worlds Apart"
2006 Hustle Nigella Episode: "The Henderson Challenge"
2006 Home Again Kym Series regular, 6 episodes
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Stefanie Episode: "The Disaster Show"
2007-2009 Pushing Daisies Simone Hundin Episodes: "Bitches", "Dim Sum Lose Some", and "Water & Power"
2007 Journeyman Georgina Conrad Episode: "The Hanged Man"
2008 To Love and Die Eddie TV pilot
2009 Lie to Me Farida Mugisha Episode: "Do No Harm"
2009 Heroes Dr. Madeline Gibson Episode: "Hysterical Blindness"
2010 CSI: Miami Nancy Thurman Episode: "Show Stopper"
2010 Nip/Tuck Dr. Sarah Kwinda Episode: "Sheila Carlton"
2010–11 The Whole Truth Lena Boudreaux Series regular, 10 episodes
2011 Terra Nova Mira Series regular, 13 episodes
2012 Americana Sierra Delon-Soulter TV pilot
2014–2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Anne Weaver Recurring role
2014 Legends Hani Jibril 2 episodes
2014–15 The Mentalist Lena Abbott 3 episodes
2015 Castle Dr. Barbara Lillstrom Episode: 'PhDead'
2016 Pure Genius Giselle Overman Episode: 'A Bunker Hill Christmas'
2016 Feed the Beast Rie Moran Series regular, 10 episodes
2018–2021 Black Lightning Dr. Lynn Stewart/Lynn Pierce Series regular
2018 Counterpart Cara 3 Episodes
2019 Love, Death & Robots Ivrina (voice) Episode: "Sonnie's Edge"
2021 Castlevania The Alchemist (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Ordinary Joe Regina Diaz Recurring
2023 The Mandalorian Shuggoth (voice) Episode: "Chapter 22: Guns for Hire"
2023 Hijack Marsha Smith-Nelson Main role


  1. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. ^ Descant Deb (12 February 2018). "#TBB10 with British queen of sci fi & fantasy, "Black Lightning" star, Christine Adams". The British Blacklist. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Christine Adams". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Christine Adams Biography". www.buddytv.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ Shearer, Geoff (8 November 2011). "Big Ask with Christine Adams". The Advertiser. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  6. ^ Nellie Andreeva (6 March 2012). "'Terra Nova's Christine Adams Joins Pilot 'Americana', Jeremy Strong In 'LA Noir'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  7. ^ Lesley Goldberg (6 March 2012). "'Terra Nova' Star Joins ABC Drama Pilot 'Americana'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (22 January 2016). "David Schwimmer & Jim Sturgess To Topline Clyde Phillips AMC Series 'Feed the Beast', Five Others Cast". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 March 2017). "'Black Lightning': Christine Adams Cast As Jefferson's Ex-Wife Lynn in the CW Pilot". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ Christine Adams as Mira Archived 7 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Fox Broadcasting Company
  11. ^ "Instagram".
  12. ^ Hipes, Patrick (12 December 2023). "Jenna Ortega-Martin Freeman Movie Miller's Girl To World Premiere At Palm Springs Film Festival Ahead Of January Release; See First-Look Photo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 December 2023.

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