Adam Driver

November 19, 1983

Adam Douglas Driver(born November 19, 1983)is an American actor of stage, screen and television. He began his career by appearing in several short films, television shows and television films. He made his feature film debut as Walter Lyle inJ. Edgar(2011). He also had key roles as Samuel Beckwith in Steven Spielberg 'sLincoln(2012), lothario Lev Shapiro inFrances Ha(2012) and as musician Al Cody in the Coen Brothers ' filmInside Llewyn Davis(2013). He played aspiring filmmaker Jaime inWhile We're Young(2014) and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 71st Venice International Film Festival for his role as Jude, a despairing father, inHungry Hearts(2014). Driver has also performed as a theatre actor in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.Driver is mostly known for his current supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama seriesGirls. For his role as the emotionally incontinent actor Adam Sackler, Driver has received two nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series .Driver will appear in the highly anticipated filmStar Wars: The Force Awakens(2015), where he will be playing a villain.

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 Adam Driver's Early life

He attended Mishawaka High School , where he graduated in 2001. He appeared in several high school plays and was an accomplished singer in the school's choir.

After leaving the Marines, he attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to the Juilliard School to study drama. He was a member of the Drama Division'sGroup 38(2005-2009), along with his future wife Joanne Tucker, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009.

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 Adam Driver's Career

Along with appearing in the television filmYou Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story(2009), he also appeared in several television shows and short films. He made his feature film debut in Clint Eastwood 'sJ. Edgar(2011).

In 2012, Driver was cast in the current HBO hit comedy-drama seriesGirls, as the lead character's emotionally unstable boyfriend Adam Sackler. To date, he has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role. Apart from appearing in the short filmNot Waving But Drowningand the filmGayby, Driver had key roles in two critically acclaimed films of 2012. He played Samuel Beckwith in Steven Spielberg 'sLincolnand played Lev Shapiro in Noah Baumbach 'sFrances Ha.

Driver appeared in four films in 2013;Bluebird,The F Word,Inside Llewyn Davisas musician Al Cody in the Coen Brothers 's film and as photographer Rick Smolan inTracks.

, Philip Altman inThis Is Where I Leave You, and aspiring filmmaker Jaime inWhile We're Young. For his role inHungry Hearts, won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 71st Venice International Film Festival .

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 Adam Driver's Upcoming films

.Warner Bros has set the film for November 25, 2015 release.

On April 29, 2014, he was confirmed as a cast member.The Force Awakenswill be released on December 18, 2015.

.It has an anticipated release date in 2016.

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 Adam Driver's Personal life

Driver and wife Joanne Tucker, September 2014

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 Adam Driver's Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story Glen Stetson
2011 J. Edgar Walter Lyle
2012 Gayby Neil
2012 Not Waving But Drowning Adam
2012 Lincoln Samuel Beckwith
2012 Frances Ha Lev Shapiro
2013 Bluebird Walter
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Al Cody
2013 Tracks Rick Smolan
2013 The F Word Allan
2014 Hungry Hearts Jude Volpi Cup for Best Actor
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Phillip Altman
2014 While We're Young Jamie
2015 Midnight Special Post-production
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Post-production
2016 Silence Father Francisco Garrpe Filming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 The Wonderful Maladys Zed Pilot
2009 The Unusuals Will Slansky Episode: "The E.I.D."
2010 Law & Order Robby Vickery Episode: "Brilliant Disguise"
2012–present Girls Adam Sackler Nominated –Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series(2013–2014)

Stage

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 The Retributionists Dov Kaplinsky Playwrights Horizons
2010 Mrs. Warren's Profession Frank Gardner Roundabout Revival
2010 Angels in America Louis Ironson Signature Theatre Company
2011 Man and Boy Basil Anthony Roundabout Revival
2012 Look Back In Anger Cliff Roundabout Theatre Company

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 Adam Driver's References

  1. The Retributionists (2009-09-03). "Former Marine Adam Driver Enlists in Off-B'way's The Retributionists | Broadway Buzz". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. "Adam Driver, Boy Among Girls - Page". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  3. California Births, 1905 - 1995, Adam Driver
  4. Kennedy, Mark (14 October 2011). "In the driver's seat: Adam Driver's hot career". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  5. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/blog/adam-driver-coming-to-a-theater-near-you/
  6. Grigoriadis, Vanessa. "Adam Driver on Playing Lena Dunham’s Boyfriend". Vulture. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  7. "Exploring possibilitiesMishawaka grad takes challenging path on course to Broadway - South Bend Tribune". Articles.southbendtribune.com. 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  8. "Mr. Driver’s Profession - TDF Stages". Wp.tdf.org. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  9. Stern, Marlow (2013-05-15). "Adam Driver on ‘Frances Ha,’ His ‘Girls’ Audition, and Juilliard - Newsweek". Mag.newsweek.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  10. "Famous Veteran: Adam Driver". http://www.military.com. Military.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  11. Nathan, Sara (28 February 2014). "Girls' Adam Driver when he signed up to U.S. Marine Corps". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  12. "Adam Driver". The Juillard School. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  13. Ryzik, Melena (13 January 2013). "And in this Corner, the Boys of 'Girls'". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  14. "Roy Andersson film scoops Venice Golden Lion award". BBC News. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  15. Sneider, Jeff. "Adam Driver Joins Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst in WB’s Sci-Fi Drama ‘Midnight Special’ (Exclusive)". The Wrap. TheWrap.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  16. "Warner Bros Pushes Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’, Dates ‘Midnight Special’ & 3 Others". deadline.com. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  17. Kroll, Justin (February 26, 2014). "‘Star Wars’: Adam Driver to Play the Villain (EXCLUSIVE)". variety.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  18. "Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced". StarWars.com. April 29, 2014. 
  19. Breznican, Anthony (November 7, 2013). "'Star Wars: Episode VII': Release set for December 18, 2015". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  20. Friedman, Roger. "Exclusive: Scorsese Adding Adam Driver to Next Film "Silence"". Showbiz 411. Showbiz411.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  21. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/martin-scorsese-locks-funding-for-silence-1201412246/
  22. Takeda, Allison (June 24, 2013). "Adam Driver Married: Girls Actor Weds Joanne Tucker". Us Weekly. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 

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