Christine Adams

as Lynn Pierce

Christine Adams plays Lynn Pierce in The CW’s highly anticipated new drama  Black Lightning.  A brilliant neurosurgeon, she is not only the love of her ex-husband’s (Cress Williams), but she and her two daughters, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) are the reason Jefferson Pierce gave up being Black Lightning years ago.

Adams recently starred alongside David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess on the AMC series  Feed the Beast.  The versatile actor recently portrayed Agent Weaver on the hit series  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Other starring roles include  The Whole Truth,  as Lena Boudreaux opposite Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney, and  Terra Nova  opposite Jason O’Mara. Her many recurring roles include playing Lena Abbott on  The Mentalist, Hani Jabril on the series  Legends  and Simone Hundin on  Pushing Daisies.  Some of her many guest spots include appearances on Pure GeniusReal Husbands of HollywoodCastle,  Nip/TuckNCIS: Miami, Heroes  and  Lie to Me.  Adams has recently written, produced and starred in a comedy pilot called  Dirty Work,  which she really enjoyed and hopes to develop sometime in the near future.

She has worked extensively back in her native United Kingdom, including starring roles in the hit series  NY-LON  and BBC1’s  Home Again.  Other television credits in the UK include guest appearances on the cult show Doctor Who  and the Hugh Laurie comedy  Forty Something.

Adams starred in the Lifetime film  Bad Blood,  directed by Adam Silver and opposite Taylor Cole, Jeff Kober and Carly Chaikin. Other film credits include the hit films  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,  Batman Begins, TRON: LegacyGreen Flash  and  The World is Not Enough.

Beyond the entertainment industry, Adams recently began working with United Friends of the Children, an organization that empowers foster youth on their voyage to self-sufficiency. She is also a strong advocate for SPY – Safe Place for Youth, which is a Venice, California organization that inspires and nurtures the resilient human spirit of homeless youth. When she’s not empowering the local youth, Adams loves to eat cheese whenever possible.

Born in London, England, Adams always wanted to be an actress and studied at Middlesex University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
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