A pupil of North Kesteven School in North Hykeham, Adams trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Wood Green, London. Initially playing Tara Palmer-Tomkinson in a docu-soap about Prince William, she later appeared in Doctors before playing Mickie Hendrie in Holby City from 2004 to 2006. Her ambitious character left for Newcastle Medical school to study to be a doctor. Adams has since appeared as the servant Eve in the Robin Hood episode "A Thing or Two About Loyalty".
In 2009 Adams joined the cast of long-running BBC1 drama series Hustle for its fifth season, playing the role of Emma Kennedy, a new member of Mickey Bricks' crew of con artists. She has continued in the role of Emma for three further seasons of the drama, the most recent of which (Season 8) aired from 13 January 2012. In an episode of Series 6 Adams plays the role of Kylie Minogue as a parody of Adams striking resemblance to the Australian singer.
In 2010 Adams appeared in the movie My Last Five Girlfriends as Wendy. She also had a small role in the 2009 biographical film Bronson, about the notorious prisoner Charles Bronson, and in a British science fiction thriller Beacon77, which was shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
- ↑ "Actress to switch on city lights". BBC News. 9 November 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4422720.stm. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- ↑ "Holby to Hustle success for Lincolnshire lass". BBC Lincolnshire. 15 January 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/lincolnshire/hi/front_page/newsid_8460000/8460032.stm. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- ↑ "Kelly Adams". holby.tv. Holby.tv. http://www.holby.tv/db/index.php?id=41,1074,0,0,1,0. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- ↑ "BBC - Holby City - Characters - Mickie Hendrie". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/holbycity/characters-cast/characters/mickiehendrie.shtml. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
- ↑ "Beacon77 Cast". [Revolt Films]. http://www.beacon77.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=29. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- ↑ 28 Days: The Voice of Horror
- ↑ Jody Thompson (28 February 2011). "Now that's hustling! Hustle star Kelly Adams bucks celebrity trend and gets married in a ceremony that cost just £200". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1361459/Hustle-star-Kelly-Adams-gets-married-Chris-Kennedy-200-wedding-ceremony.html. Retrieved 28 February 2011.