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Adam Driver

Adam Driver is known as an American actor. He is most famous for playing the villain known as Kylo Ren in the 'Star Wars' film franchise.

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Background and Age

Adam Driver was born on November 19, 1983, in San Diego, California. His father was an evangelist, and after Driver's folks separated, his mom got remarried, to a Baptist minister. Driver had acted in certain plays in high school and subsequent to graduating, he chose to apply to acting school at New York's celebrated Juilliard school. He wasn't accepted into the school but the dismissal prodded him enthusiastically to try harder. He set out toward Hollywood but after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Driver went on to join the military, and he enrolled in the U.S. Marines and served for over two years. Driver enjoyed the Marines, yet he harmed his sternum in a mountain-biking mishap and was honorably released.

Career and Net Worth

Driver handled his first acting role on the TV series The Unusuals (2009). He pursued that with appearances on the TV series Law and Order and in such TV films as You Don't Know Jack (2010) and The Wonderful Maladys (2010). Around this time Driver additionally started appearing in plays, making his Broadway debut in 2010

In 2011, Driver handled the role that would take his career to the following level, that of Lena Dunham's love intrigue Adam Sackler on the HBO series Girls. The show turned into a big hit and Driver rode the rush of accomplishment to three sequential Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

HBO's Girls gave Driver's motion picture career a major lift too, and he before long appeared in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012) and the Coen Brothers' acclaimed Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Following those high-profile films, Driver landed a huge role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In late 2017, in the wake of appearing in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, Driver repeated the role of growing Sith ruler Kylo Ren for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In 2018, Driver featured in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman as Detective Flip Zimmerman, who goes covert by joining the Ku Klux Klan. The next year he caught an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In August 2019, a trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released. Driver will reprise his role as Kylo Ren.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Driver is married to his significant other Joanne Tucker. His wife helped to establish Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that performs theater for military networks.


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Last Modified: Sep 7 2020
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