Driver, Adam


Name: Adam Driver

Birthday: November 19 1983 (36 years old)

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, USA

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 80 kg

Eastern horoscope: Boar

Career: Foreign actors 400 place

Photo: Adam Driver

Actor career

Around the same time, Adam began appearing in performances - in particular, in 2010 he made his Broadway debut in a production based on the book “Mrs. Warren's Profession” by George Bernard Shaw.

In 2011, Driver was assigned to a role that took his career to a new level - in the series on the HBO "Girls", he played the favorite of the girls Adam Sackler. The picture began to go on the air only a year later, but became a real hit and gathered a lot of views. For this work, Adam was nominated three times for the Emmy Award: in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Adam Driver will appear in the new installment of Star Wars (The Last Jedi) along with Tom Hardy, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. The premiere was scheduled for December 2017.

Adam Driver Now

In 2018, Adam Driver starred in Terry Gilliam's science fiction film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” with Olga Kurylenko, as well as in Sylvester Stallone’s action movie “Tough as They Come”.

Also in 2018, Adam starred in the comedy "The Black Clan Man", dedicated to the activities of the real-life Ku Klux Klan organization, promoting white supremacy. For the role in this film, the actor was nominated for an Oscar.

Childhood and youth

Adam Driver's biography began in the California city of San Diego. The future actor was born in the fall, November 16, 1983, under the sign of the zodiac Scorpio.

The boy's mother, Nancy Needham, worked as an assistant lawyer, and father Joe Douglas Driver served as a priest of the Baptist church. When Adam was 7 years old, his parents divorced. Mother and her son moved to Indiana, in the hometown of Mishavok, where she soon married a Christian preacher. There, the boy went to the city secondary school and received a religious education. Adam also sang in the local church choir. The boy did not really like studying, but he was in the first roles in the school theater.

Adam Driver in childhood and adolescence

Outside the school walls, he turned out to be a rather reserved child, he loved to wander along railway tracks and climb radio towers. After receiving a matriculation certificate in 2001, Adam Driver worked as a lawn mower and salesman, but after the September 11 attack, he decided to volunteer for the US armed forces and joined the Marine Corps.

Adam Driver in the Army

After 2 years of service, the young man was demobilized due to a complex chest injury. Then Adam entered the University of Indianapolis, but, having studied the course, decided to return to his favorite occupation in childhood and become an actor.

The driver leaves for New York and enters the most popular acting school "Juilliard", in which he studies until 2009. After studying, the aspiring actor signed a contract with a theater agency and a year later made his Broadway debut in the play “Mrs. Warren's Profession”. Later, he played in the productions of “Angels in America,” “Boy and Man,” “Look Back Angrily,” and “Retributor.”

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The actor ceased to enter the professional theater stage in 2012, but continued to perform in non-profit performances.


The debut on the screen of Adam Driver fell on the small role of Glen Stenson in the television film "You Don't Know Jack", in which the star of American cinema Al Pacino shone. In the same year, the driver starred in the cult series Law and Order, in the series Brilliant Disguise. On the big screen, he first appeared in 2011 in Clint Eastwood's drama “J. Edgar". A year later, the actor starred in episodes of the comedy “Gabi”, the black and white tragicomedy “Sweetheart Francis”, the drama by Steven Spielberg “Lincoln” and played Adam in the non-profit film adaptation of the poem by British poet Stevie Smith “Not waved, but drowned.”

Adam Driver in the TV series Girls

Adam Driver does not like to act in television films, preferring movies and playing live on stage, but it was the role of Adam Sackler in the comedy series "Girls" that brought the actor the first popularity. Sitcom starred from 2012 to 2017. For this role, Driver was nominated 4 times for film awards, including the famous Emmy Award in 2014.

The following year, Adam starred in one of the main roles in the Australian drama Trails.

Adam Driver in the series "Trails"

In addition, the young man was involved in small roles in the musical tragicomedy Inside Inside Lewin Davis, the romantic comedy Friendship and No Sex, and the drama Blue Bird. In 2014, the melodrama “Live Yourself Next” and the comedy “While We Are Young” were released, in which the driver got secondary roles. But in the Italian drama “Hungry Hearts”, the actor plays the main role for the first time and receives the Volpi Cup for it at the Venice Film Festival.

Adam Driver in the movie Hungry Hearts

The most significant work today is the continuation of the incredibly popular science fiction saga Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The driver got the main negative role - a new character named Kylo Ren.

In addition to Adam, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega shone in a new episode of the cult franchise.

Adam Driver also voiced the character from the TV series Girls in the animated series The Simpsons.

Adam Driver in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In 2016, three paintings were released with the participation of a young artist: “Special Midnight Edition”, “Paterson” and “Silence”.

In the first tape, it was about a family in which the father finds out that his son Alton has supernatural powers. As a result, they are forced to hide from religious sects and government agents. Adam in the film got the role of Paul Sevier.

In Paterson, the driver appeared as the main character. The partner on the set of the artist was the Iranian actress Golshifte Farahani. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film claimed the main prize - the Golden Palm Branch.

Adam Driver in the movie Paterson

“Silence” by Martin Scorsese in 2017 was nominated for an Oscar. And although critics warmly received the film, the tape failed at the box office. Adam Driver reincarnated as priest Francisco Garupe - this is one of the leading roles. Together with him in the film played Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.


The driver was born in San Diego, California, in the family of Nancy Wright (Needham), associate attorney, and Joe Douglas Drivers. It has English, Irish, Scottish, German and Dutch roots. Adam attended high school in Mishavok and graduated in 2001. He participated in several school productions and was one of the best in the school choir.

After 9/11, the driver entered the Marine Corps, where he became a mortar man of the 1st Battalion of the 1st Regiment of the 1st Division. He served 2 years and 8 months when he was commissioned after a severe fracture of the sternum received on a mountain bike.

He studied at Indianapolis University before entering the Juilliard School in 2005, where he studied at the drama department (group 38) and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in 2009. In 2010, he made his Broadway debut in the production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, after which he began his career in television and film.

Since then he has appeared in the films “J. Edgar ”,“ Lincoln ”and“ Inside Lewin Davis ”before getting the lead role in the upcoming film“ Live Yourself Next, ”along with Connie Britton, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda and Jason Bateman.

In September 2014, he was awarded the main actor's prize of the Venice Film Festival - the Volpi Cup - for his work in the Italian drama Hungry Hearts (the 30-year-old actor defeated his main rivals on the movie screen Al Pacino, Willem Defoe and Michael Keaton).

In 2015, he became widely known after the release of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On January 22, 2019 he was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Actor in a Supporting Role (film The Black Clan Man). A year later, on January 13, he was again nominated for an Oscar, but in the category "Best Actor" (film "Marriage Story).

Personal life

In 2005, while studying at the Juilliard Acting School, Adam Driver met the aspiring actress Joanne Tucker. Young people met for almost 8 years, and in the summer of 2013 officially formalized the relationship.

The couple lives in Brooklyn. Husband and wife have not yet had children. But they "raise" a pet - a dog (a mixture of a Rottweiler and a pit bull), wearing the nickname Moose (Moose).

Adam Driver with his wife

After being demobilized from the army, the actor created the non-profit organization Art in the Armed Forces, the purpose of which is to provide social assistance to former military personnel. In addition, together with his former colleague Brian Dorris, he opened the Theater of War, in which they stage antique plays. The goal of this theater is to draw as much attention as possible to the problems of post-war stress among former soldiers and officers.

In 2012, Adam Driver tried himself as a fashion model and photo model by participating in the advertising show of the new “Back To Blue” clothing line of the American brand Gap. The actor is extremely negative about social networks, so he does not have official pages in any of them.

Adam Driver with colleagues and a dog

However, fans of the artist do it well. Adam’s fan page is registered on Instagram, where fans of the star’s creativity upload photos of drivers found on the Internet.

Often, users arrange disputes on the Web due to the actor’s unusual appearance. Fans note that Adam breaks the boundaries of established Hollywood beauty standards. Many girls believe that the artist’s tall stature and thick black hair make him irresistible. And the pictures of an actor without a shirt, where he demonstrates a sports body, gain thousands of “likes” in a fan microblog. More fans have repeatedly written that facial hair gives the driver a special charm, and without a beard, a young man looks less courageous.


Watch the video: Adam Driver discusses his biggest roles, from Star Wars to Marriage Story l Nightline (April 2020).