List of Famous people with last name Adams
Ansel Easton Adams was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography.
Eric Leroy Adams is an American politician and retired police officer who is the 18th borough president of Brooklyn. He is the Democratic Party nominee in the 2021 New York City mayoral election.
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. Known for both comedic and dramatic roles, she has appeared three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. Her accolades include two Golden Globe Awards, and nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards.
John Adams was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States, from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain, and he served as the first vice president of the United States. Adams was a dedicated diarist and regularly corresponded with many important figures in early American history, including his wife and adviser Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Jean-Pierre Adams is a French former professional footballer who played as a centre back.
Ché Zach Everton Fred Adams is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Southampton. He began his senior career in non-league football with Oadby Town and Ilkeston before moving into the Football League with Sheffield United in late 2014. He made 47 League One appearances before signing for Birmingham in August 2016. He represented England at under-20 level in 2015.
Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, record producer, photographer, and philanthropist. With several number 1 singles and albums in various countries, Adams has sold between 75 and 100 million records worldwide. Adams was the most played artist on Canadian radio in the 2010s and he's had 25 Top 15 singles in Canada and a dozen or more in the US, UK and Australia.
Jerome Michael Adams is an American anesthesiologist and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 20th surgeon general of the United States from September 5, 2017 until January 20, 2021. Prior to becoming Surgeon General, he served as the Indiana state health commissioner, from 2014 to 2017. On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams to become Surgeon General of the United States. Adams was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.
Kev Adams or Kev' Adams is a French comedian, actor, humorist, screenwriter and film producer.
David Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and poet. He has released 17 albums, as well as three studio albums as a former member of rock/alt-country band Whiskeytown.
Granville Adams was an American actor best known for his role as Zahir Arif on the HBO television series Oz. He also had a recurring role on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street as Officer Jeff Westby.
Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one season with his hometown team Wellington Saints in 2011, Adams moved to the United States in 2012 to play college basketball for Pittsburgh. In June 2013, he was selected by the Thunder with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
Jamal Lee Adams is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Adams quickly became an impactful starter for the Jets, making the Pro Bowl twice and being named an All-Pro, but after conflict with the Jets' management, demanded a trade and was sent to Seattle prior to the 2020 season.
John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who was the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the eighth United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served as an ambassador, and as a member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives representing Massachusetts. He was the eldest son of John Adams, who served as the second U.S. president from 1797 to 1801, and First Lady Abigail Adams. Initially a Federalist like his father, he won election to the presidency as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, and in the mid-1830s became affiliated with the Whig Party.
Phillip M. Adams was an American professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Atlanta Falcons.
Davante Lavell Adams is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State, and was selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.
Tayshia Adams is an American television personality. She received national recognition after appearing as a contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor and the sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise. On November 5, 2020, Adams replaced Clare Crawley as the Bachelorette on season 16 of The Bachelorette.
Edward J. Adams
Edward J. "Eddie" Adams was a notorious American criminal and spree killer in the Midwest. He murdered seven people–including three policemen—during a period of around 14 months, and wounded at least a dozen others. At age 34, Adams was surrounded and then killed by police in Wichita, Kansas.
Patrick J. Adams
Patrick Johannes Adams is a Canadian actor and director. He is best known for playing Mike Ross, a college dropout turned unlicensed lawyer in USA Network's TV series Suits. For his role in Suits, Adams was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards.