Immediately after completing his graduation, Patrick Adams and all the other outstanding performers in theatre were awarded scholarships that gained them direct access to working for Edward Albee’s ‘The Goat or Who is Sylvia?’ at the Mark Taper Forum.
In 2003, he made his debut in films with a supporting role in ‘Old School’. In 2005, he appeared in ‘Christmas in Boston’, a television film.
Patrick’s association with television started in 2004. He appeared as a guest in popular televisions series, ‘Jack & Bobby’, ‘Strong Medicine’ and ‘Cold Case’.
From 2006 to 2007, he made guest appearances in a number of popular television shows, including ‘Orpheus’, ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Commander in Chief’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘Lost’, and ‘Heartland’.
In 2008, Adams appeared in the television film, ‘Good Behaviour’. He followed it up with supporting roles in various television series, including ‘NCIS’, ‘Ghost Whisperer’, ‘Cupid’, ‘Lie to Me’ and ‘Raising the Bar’. He was signed as the male lead for the one-hour drama, ‘The Dealership’, starring Tricia Helfer and William Devane.
As for Adams’s film career, he did two short films, ‘The Butcher’s Daughter’ and ‘3 Days Gone’. He even gave his voice for ‘Extreme Movie’. In 2009, he played supporting roles in films like ‘2:13’, Weather Girl’, ‘Rage’, ‘The Waterhole’.
In 2010, Adams guest starred in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ as Ezra Fitz's college friend, Hardy. It was the 5th episode titled, ‘Reality Bites Me’, in the series. In 2012, he appeared in HBO's TV series, ‘Luck’ as recurring character Nathan Israel, for four episodes.
Having starred in more than a dozen television shows and films, Adams’s big ticket to success came when he was cast in a lead role as Mike Ross in the series, ‘Suits’ on basic-cable USA Network. The series went on to become the greatest achievement of his career. Continuing in its seventh season in 2017-18, ‘Suits’ has become a big hit.
2016 was a big year for Adams in terms of work output. He starred opposite his wife Bellisario, as Tim in the Old Globe Theatre's world premiere production of Anna Ziegler's ‘The Last Match’. The show earned him critical appreciation for his performance. He followed it up with ‘Hourman’ in the action series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
Turning to the big screen, Adams was seen in the movie, ‘Car Dogs,’ opposite Academy award winning actress Octavia Spencer in 2017. Following year, he released the short film, ‘We Are Here’, in which he worked as a writer, director and actor along with his wife Troian Bellisario.
In January 2018, news of Adams terminating his association with ‘Suits’ started doing the rounds. He left the show after its seventh season, having appeared in over 108 episodes. He did not just play the role of Mike Ross in ‘Suits’ but also acted as the series’ co-producer since its season 3. He even wore the hat of a director for a couple of episodes.
Family & Personal Life
Patrick J. Adams first met actress Troian Bellisario in 2009 during the shooting of ‘Equivocation’. They started dating but things started to fall apart soon after that, and they split. However, the show ‘Pretty Little Liars’ brought them back together. Adams was asked to play a guest role in the show in which Bellisario was a main cast. Romance rekindled in 2010 and the two got back together. They got married in December 2016.
Adams is a passionate photographer and owns more than 25 cameras. He also loves playing the guitar.
In September 2013, Adams gained Honorary Life Membership of University College Dublin Law Society.