Since his impressive debut in Nick Gomez's gritty, independent drama Laws of Gravity, leading actor Adam Trese has become a respected player in American independent cinema. He has been acting since early childhood; he made his professional debut with a bit part in a production of Othello in New York's 1979 Shakespeare Festival. The production starred Raul Julia and Christopher Walken. Trese is a graduate of State University of New York at Purchase, where his classmates included actress Parker Posey. He has also attended the competitive Actors Training Program. The darkly handsome Trese next appeared opposite Christine Lahti in a Lifetime cable network film, The Good Fight, a fact-based drama about a married couple who take on a tobacco company. He showed a facility for comedy in Alan Taylor's Palookaville (1995). He reteamed with Gomez to play a vengeful convict in Illtown (1996). In addition to his feature film work, Trese has also occasionally appeared on television shows, such as Law & Order, N.Y.P.D. Blue (on which he had a recurring role as Kim Delaney's younger brother), and on an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street directed by Gomez.