As a writer/director, Shelly previously helmed two feature films, SUDDEN MANHATTAN and I'LL TAKE YOU THERE, starring Ally Sheedy. Her films screened at numerous festivals across the country, including The Telluride Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen where she received was honored with a Best Director prize. Additionally, she wrote and directed three short films, including Lois Lives A Little for Lifetime that received a Cable Ace nomination.
Shelly was a founding board member of the GenArt Film Festival in New York City, for which she programmed the Women Shorts series. She also sat on the board of prominent film festivals around the world, including Rotterdam, Dallas U.S. Film Fest, Portugal, and the Aspen Shorts Fest. She often taught acting at One on One Studios in Manhattan, and recently taught a workshop in acting, writing and directing for New York University. Shelly wrote and directed numerous plays for Naked Angels, Westbeth Theater, and Alice's 4th Floor and was Creative Director of the Missing Children Theater Company for five years.
Born on Long Island, New York, Shelly attended Boston University's School Of Communications where she majored in film with a minor in creative writing. She is survived by her husband Andy Ostroy and their daughter, Sophie.
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Adrienne Shelly Facts
|Actress, Director, Screenwriter
|June 24, 1966
|Long Island, New York, USA
|Date of death
|November 1, 2006 (age 40)
|5' 2" (1m57) How tall is Adrienne Shelly compared to you?