Adams appeared in the Aaron Sorkin drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Her other credits include Batman Begins, Doctor Who, Home Again, NY-LON, and Stargate SG-1, as well as a major role on the 2011 short-lived series Terra Nova. She also had a recurring role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and another on Legends. In 2018, she appeared repeatedly on Black Lightning as the hero's ex-wife, Lynn.
Adams hails from Britain, although she has worked primarily in North America for many years.