Rie is Tommy’s late wife and TJ’s mother, whose African-American roots play a strong role in Tommy’s damaged relationship with his father. Remaining present in flashbacks throughout the season, Rie was a talented chef and artistic visionary for the restaurant: her design book remains a guide for Tommy and Dion. She was a serial optimist who didn’t let anyone take her down, especially Tommy’s racist father. Her absence is a shroud over all of the characters.
The versatile British actor recently portrayed Agent Weaver on the hit ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adams starred on the ABC series The Whole Truth as Lena Boudreaux opposite Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney and the Fox series Terra Nova opposite Jason O’Mara. Her many recurring roles include playing Lena Abbott on CBS series The Mentalist, Hani Jabril on the TNT series Legends and Simone Hundin on ABC’s Pushing Daisies. Some of her many guest spots include appearances on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, ABC’s Castle, FX’s Nip/Tuck, CBS’ NCIS: Miami, NBC’S Heroes, Fox’s Lie to Me and countless others.
Christine starred in the Lifetime film Bad Blood, directed by Adams Silver and opposite Taylor Cole, Jeff Kober and Carly Chaikin. Her other film credits include the hit films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Batman Begins, Tron: Legacy, Green Glash and The World Is Not Enough.
Adams worked extensively back in her native United Kingdom, including starring roles in the hit Channel 4 Series NY-LON and BBC1’s Home Again. Other television credits in the UK include guest appearances on the cult show Dr. Who and the Hugh Laurie comedy Forty Something.
A native of London, England, Adams always wanted to be an actress and studied at Middlesex University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 daughters.