SciFi Diner Classic Ep. 5
Our Interview With Adrienne Wilkinson
from Star Wars: The Old Republic,
The Force Unleashed 1 & 2, and Xena Warrior Princess
In our fifth episode of the SciFi Diner Classic, we interview Adrienne Wilkinson from Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Force Unleashed 1 & 2, and Xena Warrior Princess. Since we do a news and interview show, it goes without saying that the news portion of our episodes often date themselves fast. And while the interviews with the people that make Science Fiction happen remain relevant and in our opinion important, most listeners will not listen back 100 episodes and wade through old news just to get to the interview. So what the SciFi Diner Classic aims to do is to share these interviews with you. If you have been with us from the beginning, then bear with us as we introduce some of our newer listeners to voices from the past. Let me know what you think of this idea. Like it? Hate it? Let me know. We’re bringing you just the interview and nothing else.
Adrienne Wilkinson is best known for her role of Livia/Eve, the sometimes warrior, sometimes saint, daughter of Xena on the popular TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess.” She started on television in an episode of “Sweet Valley High,” and moved on to “Saved By The Bell: The New Class,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” and had several guest appearances on MTV’s show “Undressed.” She starred as Nikki on the US version of the dramedy series, “As If.” She has appeared in guest spots on the series “Angel,” as a cheeky flapper from the 1920s; as Linda Browning in NBC’s popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives;” ‘Phoebe in disguise’ on the eighth season of the WB show “Charmed;” Melody on the ABC show “Eyes;” and was the love interest of Dr. Ray Barnett on the hit NBC drama “ER,” where the plot of a spectacular building collapse nearly killed her character.
Her film career is just taking off, with multiple appearances including the lead in “Reflections,” (directed by Barry Caldwell and starring Zoe Bell, James Morrison, Louis Lombardi, Jim Beaver, and Matt Long), and “Lakeshore Drive,” (written and directed by Michael Grais and starring Adrienne and Peter Dobson). She also appeared in the film “Pomegranate,” and was the female lead in the Sci-Fi channel film “Alpha Force.” In 2008, Adrienne is the producer of the short film “Seconds,” which showcases a woman’s triumph over depression and self-injury.
She is sought after for her voice over work, which includes more than 40 characters in video games, animated videos, and commercials. She stars as the voice and on camera likeness of female Jedi Maris Brood in the “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” video games and can be heard as a new character on season 3 of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on The Cartoon Network.
Adrienne is also known for her charity work, which includes a focus on literacy programs, animal welfare, and children. Her website (www.ADRIENNEWILKINSON.com) hosts an annual charity auction each November which helps to support families dealing with medical expenses.
- March 2008: won Best Actress in the Beverly Hills Short Film Festival for her role as Carol Anderson in the film “Reflections,” directed by Barry Caldwell. More than 50 films were in competition.
- November 2008: won Best actress at the Big Easy Shorts Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana for her role as Carol Anderson in the film “Reflections,” directed by Barry Caldwell.
- July 2008: won Honorable mention at the Long Island International Film Expo, for her role as Carol Anderson in the film “Reflections,” directed by Barry Caldwell.
- July 2008: Nominated for best actress at the Action-On-Film Festival in Los Angeles California, for her role as Carol Anderson in the film “Reflections,” directed by Barry Caldwell.
- In spring of 2008 multiple actions figures, trading cards and other merchandise premiered for her character Maris Brood from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Maris is known as the sexy new female Jedi in the Star Wars Universe.
- Her commercial roster includes:
– National commercial for Toyota Tacoma
– Print ad campaign for Aspex Eyewear
– International Fuji Film print ad campaign
– Commercial for “What Happens in Vegas”
- She also works consistently as a host, public speaker and in appearances for fundraisers, charity events, and appearances for fans at media conventions. She is sought after for her entertaining stage presence, vast industry knowledge and her loyal fan following.
- Adrienne has two younger sisters and one younger brother. Her sister, Tracey Bradley, is a director and producer with Pulse Studios.
- studied with acting teacher and veteran actor, Ken Lerner and others.
- Her website was established in 2000.
- Adrienne graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. Alumni include Brad Pitt, Lucas Grabeel, and Jay Kenneth Johnson.
- Her heritage includes Irish, English, Scottish, Cherokee, Danish, and German.
- She produced and starred in “Closer” by Patrick Marber at Stages Theater in Hollywood. Adrienne played the role of Alice Ayers.
- Adrienne grew up as a dancer, studying and performing everything from tap, ballet, jazz, ballroom and hip hop, to Scottish Highland, Irish dancing and even gymnastics. In high school, she was a choreographer and performer with PRIDE theatrics, a dancing, singing and theater group that toured and performed for local high schools. She also established the dance troupe New Sensations, which performed every summer through her teens.
- She was part of the short-lived girl’s pop group S.L.A.M.M. Adrienne sang the theme song to the film “Reflections,” ‘My Own Little World‘.
- Adrienne has worked with more than two dozen charities — including literacy programs, animal rescues and scholarship funds for students whose lives have been affected by cancer. Some of the charities include: