Adam Driver is a prominent American actor. Adam Driver is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and he founded the Arts in the Armed Forces. As an actor, Adam has appeared in several movies, series, as well as plays.
Table of Biography
Early life and Family
Adam Driver was born on November 19, 1983, and he is currently 37 years old. His full name is Adam Douglas Driver. Adam hails from San Diego, California, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Talking about his family, Adam’s parents are mother Nancy Wright (née Needham) and father Joe Douglas Driver. his mother is a paralegal. Adam has ancestry of Dutch, English, German, Irish, and Scottish.
Likewise, Adam’s father’s family is from Arkansas while his mother’s family is from Indiana. Moreover, Adam’s stepfather is Rodney G. Wright and he is a minister at a Baptist church. When he was just seven years old, Adam moved with his older sister and mother to his mother’s hometown Mishawaka, Indiana. There, Adam graduated from Mishawaka High School in the year 2001. He grew up Baptist and sang in the choir at church.
Teenage and Military
Adam Driver has described his teenage self as a “misfit”. In an interview with M Magazine, Adam shared that he climbed radio towers, set objects on fire, and co-founded a fight club with friends which were inspired by the 1999 film Fight Club.
After high school, Adam worked as a door-to-door salesman selling Kirby vacuum cleaners and also as a telemarketer for a basement waterproofing company and Ben Franklin Construction. Adam then applied to the Juilliard School for drama. However, he was rejected.
Adam Driver enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after the September 11 attacks. Adam was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines as an 81mm mortarman. There, Adam served for two years and eight months. This was before Adam fractured his sternum while mountain biking. This was right before Adam’s unit got shipped to Iraq. At the time, they medically discharged Adam with the rank of Lance Corporal.
Following this, Adam Driver attended the University of Indianapolis for a year. This was before auditioning again for Juilliard. This time, Adam succeeded in enrolling at Juilliard. Adam has said that his classmates saw him as an intimidating and volatile figure. Due to this, Adam struggled to fit into a lifestyle so different from the Marines.
Further, Adam was also a member of the Drama Division’s Group 38 from 2005 to 2009. There, Adam met his future wife, Joanne Tucker. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the year 2009.
Career and Professional Life
Adam Driver is a prominent actor. The young actor has received numerous accolades like the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. Adam also received nominations for a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Furthermore, Adam is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation.
Likewise, Adam Driver made his Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren’s Profession in 2010. He subsequently appeared in Man and Boy in the year 2011. Adam gained immense fame with a supporting role in Girls. It is an HBO comedy-drama series and for this role, Adam received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations.
Moreover, Adam began his film career in supporting roles in J. Edgar in 2011, Lincoln and Frances Ha in 2012, Inside Llewyn Davis in 2013, and Silence in 2016. Adam also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his lead role in the drama Hungry Hearts and This Is Where I Leave You released in 2014, and also starred as a poet in Paterson in 2016. Similarly, Adam also appeared in Logan Lucky in 2017, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2018, and The Report in 2019.
Adam gained even more fame for playing the role of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He started appearing beginning with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Then in 2019, the actor returned to the theater with Burn This. For this role, Adam was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. The prominent actor also garnered consecutive Academy Awards nominations. They were the Best Supporting Actor for BlacKkKlansman and Best Actor for Marriage Story.
Adam Driver founded Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF). It is a nonprofit that performs theatre for all branches of the military in the United States as well as abroad. He has shared on multiple occasions that Adam does not like to watch or listen to his own performances. It also provides free arts programming to American active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families around the world.
During a radio interview with NPR’s Fresh Air, Adam chose not to continue with the interview. It was after the host played a clip from Marriage Story. The executive producer of the radio show had actually claimed that they warned Adam Driver to take off his headphones before the clip played. The show also did something similar with him during a 2015 interview too.
Adam Driver tied the knot with his longtime partner Joanne Tucker on 22 June 2013. The lovers have a son but they kept his birth private from the press for two years. The family lives in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City along with a dog.
Adam Driver stands tall an approximate height of 1.89 meters or 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is around 176 lbs or 80 kgs. Likewise, Adam has brown eyes and dark brown hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Adam Driver doesn’t have a personal account on any social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Tiktok, etc. However, his fans have created numerous fan pages on these social media platforms. Moving on, Adam Driver has a net worth estimation of approximately $10 million US dollars.