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Polly Adkins

Charlotte, NC
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best Local Actress- 2012 and 2013
Year Won: 2012, 2013
Pick: Editor's Pick, Voters' Pick

She’s Charlotte’s answer to Meryl Streep. When Adkins is in a show, you know she’s going to steal it. Her Violet Weston in CAST’s August: Osage County was a bravura performance in a riveting family drama that was epic in scope and length. Anyone who can convincingly go from Eleanor of Aquitaine (CPCC’s The Lion in Winter) to Southern Baptist Sissies (Queen City Theatre Company) deserves a standing ovation.