Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
With her blue eyes, pillow lips and sex-kitten-on-helium voice, Joey Lauren Adams looks and sounds like Melanie Griffith's long-lost little sister. Adams, however, is an actress in her own right, having done solid work in a number of films, including Dazed and Confused and Chasing Amy.
Hailing from North Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was born January 6, 1971, Adams began acting early in her life, performing at local church productions. She left home for Los Angeles while still a teenager, and got her first break with roles on various television shows. She won a limited amount of fame--or notoriety, depending on one's point of view--for her work on Married with Children, on which she played the woman who relieved Bud Bundy of his virginity.