Adam Driver is an American actor, best known for portraying ‘Kylo Ren,’ the main villain in the latest ‘Star Wars’ films, ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi.’
From then on, he became a very famous actor known for his acting performances and his unique way of dressing up.
Who is Adam Driver?
Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor.
He is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for two Academy Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award; making him one of few performers nominated for the Triple Crown of Acting.
Early Life of Adam Driver
Adam Driver was born on November 19, 1983. He is 39 years of age as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Adam Driver was born in San Diego, California, in the United States. Thus he holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Adam was born to Joe Douglas Driver, his father, and Nancy Wright, his mother. His mother worked as a paralegal and divorced Adam’s father when Adam was a child.
She then married Rodney G. Wright, a minister at a Baptist church. The family left California when Adam was 7 years of age, and his mother took Adam and his sister to her home state, Indiana.
There, he was enrolled at the Mishawaka High School’ and did some plays during his school days, which laid the foundation of his future career in acting.
By the time he graduated from high school, he had started trying to become a serious actor. He soon applied to the ‘Juilliard School,’ the best acting school in New York. However, his application was not accepted.
Facing a painful rejection did not make Adam lose hope, and he soon decided to move to Los Angeles.
Around the same time, the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place, shaking the whole of the US and the world and he immediately applied to the American military. He had given up on acting by then, and joined the ‘United States Marine Corps.’
In the following two years, Adam Driver enjoyed his stint with the military. However, an unfortunate mountain bike accident ended his days in the army.
He was honorably discharged and then joined the ‘University of Indianapolis’ for a year.
Bored of the university, he decided to give his old love, acting, another shot and applied to the ‘Juilliard School’ yet again. His application was accepted this time around.
Adam Driver Career
He passed with a ‘Bachelor of Fine Arts’ degree, began acting in New York, and joined ‘Broadway’ and ‘Off-Broadway’ productions. However, he did not get paid enough to make ends meet.
He worked part-time to survive in New York. He worked as a busboy and waiter while auditioning for TV and film stints. Around that time, he also did short films and pilots for TV shows.
In 2010, Adam Driver finally bagged a significant role in the pilot of the series ‘The Wonderful Maladys.’ Adam then worked in other TV shows such as ‘Law & Order’ and ‘The Unusuals.’
In 2011, he made his film debut with the Clint Eastwood-directed ‘J. Edgar,’ in which he played ‘Walter Lyle.’ This was a small role.
The role that earned him mainstream fame was that of the protagonist’s boyfriend in the 2012 TV comedy-drama series ‘Girls.’
He ended up getting nominated for three ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’
In 2012, he earned roles in two successful films, namely, ace director Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ and the independent film ‘Frances Ha.’
In 2013, he started with ‘Bluebird’ and ‘The F Word,’ and by the end of the year, he had appeared in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and ‘Tracks.’
His most critically acclaimed film to date, the Italian film ‘Hungry Hearts,’ earned Adam the ‘Volpi Cup’ for ‘Best Actor.’ The film also competed for the ‘Golden Lion Award’ at the ‘Venice International Film Festival’.
In 2014, Adam Driver garnered further success with his roles in ‘This is Where I Leave You’ and ‘While We’re Young.’
In April 2015, Adam played ‘Kylo Ren,’ an emotionally unstable villain, in the new ‘Star Wars’ film ‘The Force Awakens’.
In 2016, he appeared in ‘Midnight Special,’ a science-fiction thriller. The film was honored at the ‘Berlin Film Festival’ and competed for a ‘Golden Bear Award.’ He then appeared in Martin Scorsese’s mega-budget film ‘Silence.’
Jim offered Adam a major role in his film ‘Paterson.’ Adam played a bus driver who also happens to be an aspiring poet. He then appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s 2017 film ‘Logan Lucky,’ alongside Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.
In 2017, he appeared in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.
In 2018, Adam Driver starred as the lead character in the adventure-comedy The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
In 2019, Driver appeared as Daniel Jones in The Report. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for this film.
Adam Driver Personal Life
Adam Driver is a married man with a son. He dated Joanne Tucker for almost a decade before eventually marrying her in 2013.
They met when they were in drama school together at Julliard. Driver announced in October 2019 that the couple had had a son two and a half years prior, and they had kept him shielded from media attention.
Driver runs a nonprofit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces. The organization arranges theatre performances for all of the branches of military personnel in the U.S. and abroad.
The family lives in Brooklyn with their pet dog Moose, a Pit-bull–Rottweiler mix. The couple has a son whose name is not known as of yet.
There is nothing known about their previous relationships and they are happy with each other.
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Adam Driver Net Worth
Adam Driver has a net worth of $16 Million as of 2022. Last year, he had a net worth of $14 Million.
He is also sponsored by Burberry and has various other high-paying endorsements.
It is estimated that he has earned $2.5 million from his modeling and appearances in advertisements and commercials.
However, acting remains his primary source of income. His annual income is $2 Million approximately.
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Adam Driver is a handsome man with a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 190 centimeters or 1.90 meters. He weighs around 88 kg or 194 lbs.
He has black hair and dark brown eyes. He likes to have a bit longer hair which is liked by his audience and fans.
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