Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress, singer, and author. She was born on June 11, 1945, in Sacramento, California, USA. Barbeau began her career in entertainment as a theater actress, appearing in productions of "Fiddler on the Roof," "Grease," and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," among others. She then transitioned to television and film, where she became known for her roles in horror and science fiction movies.
Barbeau's breakout role came in the 1978 horror movie "Halloween," in which she played the character of Laurie Strode's friend, Annie Brackett. She also starred in other horror movies such as "The Fog," "Swamp Thing," and "Creepshow."
Aside from her acting career, Barbeau is also known for her singing. She has released several albums, including "The Best of Adrienne Barbeau" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," which features Broadway show tunes and standards. She has also lent her voice to several animated television shows, including "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Justice League Unlimited."
In addition to her work in entertainment, Barbeau is also an author. She has written several books, including the memoir "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and the novel "Love Bites."
Throughout her career, Barbeau has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry. She has received a Theater World Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City Horror Film Festival, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the B Movie Film Festival, among other honors.