As a longtime fan, I‘ve been mesmerized by Adam Driver‘s meteoric rise. Here‘s a closer look at the talented actor taking Hollywood by storm.
|Full Name||Adam Douglas Driver|
|Birthday||November 19, 1983|
|Birth Place||San Diego, California, United States|
|Spouse||Joanne Tucker (m. 2013)|
|Height||6‘ 2" (1.88 m)|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
Adam Driver was born in San Diego, California and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana by his mother Nancy Wright and father Joe Driver. As a teenager, he was enthusiastic about drama and performed in school plays. After high school, Driver served in the US Marine Corps for two years before suffering a mountain biking injury that led to his discharge. He attended Juilliard‘s elite acting program and graduated with a BFA in 2009.
Driver‘s career began on the Broadway stage with roles in Mrs. Warren‘s Profession and Man and Boy. I still remember first seeing him on stage and being struck by his raw talent and magnetism. His breakout role came in 2012 playing Adam Sackler in HBO‘s Girls. Having followed Girls from the start, I knew his emotionally intense performance would launch him into stardom.
Of course, global fame followed with his casting as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He brilliantly portrayed Ren‘s conflicted nature and made the character truly unforgettable. Some of his other fantastic film roles include playing a priest in Silence, a poetic bus driver in Paterson, and getting his first Oscar nod for BlacKkKlansman. Most recently, I was blown away by his heartbreaking performance in Marriage Story.
Driver has deservedly earned widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards nominations. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards for Girls, two Golden Globes, and a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut. He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for Hungry Hearts in 2014.
As an actor, Driver brings an unmatched level of dedication, emotion, and physicality to every role. His background in theater and combat training for Star Wars fuels the incredible intensity he radiates on screen. He commits fully to even the darkest roles. Driver has an amazing ability to convey vulnerability and humanity beneath the surface. His subtle facial expressions and mannerisms bring characters to life.
Driver remains as busy as ever. He has completed filming on 65, a sci-fi thriller set in the future. Fans are also eager to see him portray the legendary Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann‘s upcoming biopic Ferrari. With his extraordinary skill and daring role choices, there‘s no limit to how far his talent will take him.
Driver married actress Joanne Tucker in 2013. They have a young son together and maintain a low-key lifestyle away from cameras. While fiercely private, Driver comes across in interviews as authentic, humble, and dedicated to his craft above all else. His story of determination from small-town kid to Juilliard and Marine Corps to A-list actor is inspiring.
For those like me who‘ve been fans since his early days, it‘s been magical watching Driver‘s rise to stardom unfold. Though now a massive star, he remains committed to challenging himself and bringing his unique brand of passion to every performance. Without a doubt, Adam Driver is one of the most gifted actors I‘ve ever seen on screen. His journey shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.