Adrienne Shelly was a 40 year old actress and director who was murdered on November 1st by an illegal immigrant working on construction in the apartment below her office. They had argued about the noise he was making and he followed her back to the office, where he struck her and then hanged her with sheets to make it look like a suicide.
She left behind her husband and their young baby.
Ms. Shelly had a movie soon to open called "Waitress", which she directed, and she had appeared in a movie called "Factotum" with Matt Dillon last year.
Adrienne Shelly was best known for her first two big independent movies directed by Hal Hartley: "The Unbelievable Truth" and "Trust". But she did make a small imprint on Toobworld with four guest appearances in TV series; three of which are closely related in the TV Universe, no matter which way you interpret its many connections.
"Law & Order" .... Wendy Alston (1 episode, 2000)
- High & Low
"Oz" .... Sarah (1 episode, 1998)
- Ancient Tribes
"Early Edition" .... Emma Shaw (1 episode, 1997)
- Phantom at the Opera
"Homicide: Life on the Street" .... Tanya Quinn (1 episode, 1994)
- A Many Splendored Thing