Adams began her film career in 1977 with a small role in Exorcist II: The Heretic. In 1991, Adams appeared in "Top of the Heap", the 100th episode of Married...
with Children, and subsequently starred in its short-lived spinoff.
She is known for her television roles, including Emma De Lauro in the syndicated fantasy drama Mutant X, Riley Adams in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, police Sergeant Michelle Mc Cluskey in the CTV fantasy drama The Listener, and Frankie Drake in the CBC detective series Frankie Drake Mysteries.
She was born seven months before her cousin, the actor Myles Ferguson, who died in a car crash when she was 20.
At the age of 19, Smith was cast in the remake of Get Carter.
Later that year, Smith was cast in the starring role of Christy Huddleston in the television film Christy: The Movie, Throughout the 2000s, she guest-starred in episodes of The Dead Zone, The Twilight Zone, and Blade: The Series, among others.
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The same year, she appeared in the Saturday Night Live spinoff film Coneheads as one of Connie Conehead's friends.
In both of these appearances, Adams reprises the Alyssa Jones role.
Her post-Smith projects included playing a spunky veterinarian's assistant who falls in love with a single father (Vince Vaughn) in 1998's A Cool, Dry Place.
We're thrilled to announce that Frankie Drake Mysteries has been greenlit for a second season!
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