|Death||Presumably during the Cylon Attack|
|Children||Zak and Lee Adama|
|Marital Status||Divorced from William Adama, Engaged to someone else at the time of the Cylon Attack|
|Portrayed by||Lucinda Jenney|
|Carolanne Adama is a Cylon|
|Carolanne Adama is a Final Five Cylon|
|Carolanne Adama is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Carolanne Adama is an Original Series Cylon|
|Carolanne Adama in the separate continuity|
The Adamas' marriage was challenging from the start, as William Adama was often reassigned from base to base.
Her father was friends with an important member of the Defense Subcommittee; it was partly through this connection that her husband was able to reinstate both himself and Saul Tigh in the Colonial Fleet after their post-war furlough (TRS: "Scattered"). Since William returned to the Fleet twenty-three years before the events of the Miniseries (Sources:Adama's Dossier), it stands to reason that he and Carolanne were married some time before that.
Due to William's commitments to the Colonial Fleet, Carolanne raised both children by herself. The strain of William's absence and his commitment to the Colonial Fleet caused the Adamas' eventual divorce.
Carolanne suffered mood swings that upset the others in her family, according to her oldest son, Lee. Later drinking binges after the divorce prevented her from fulfilling (and later apologizing for) promises she failed to keep. Lee Adama believed that, while his father loved his mother, the reverse was not true (TRS: "A Day in the Life").
It is presumed that Carolanne Adama perished in the Cylon attack. William Adama takes the occasion of his wedding anniversary each year to recollect his late ex-wife's memory (TRS: "A Day in the Life").
|William Adama Sr. †||Isabelle Adama †|
|Larry||Sam Adama||Evelyn Adama||Joseph Adama||Shannon Adama †|
|Carolanne Adama †||William "Bill" Adama||Tamara Adama †||William "Willie" Adama †|
|Zak Adama †||Lee Adama||Anastasia Dualla †|
- Carolanne Adama was first referred to as "Caroline Adama" in the first season episode "Act of Contrition". In the second season episode "Scattered", during a flashback to William Adama and Saul Tigh's days aboard a tramp freighter, Adama refers to his new wife as "Anne". William Adama's wife was referred to as "Carolanne" for the first time in the third season episode "The Passage".
- According to the extended editing session podcast for "A Day in the Life", Carolanne's name was originally Caroline. RDM and the other editors note that the change occurred when Olmos used the name Carolanne instead of Caroline. Ever since, Adama's wife has been called Carolanne by the staff.