Adam Driver Celebrity

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Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States

Profession: Actor, Former U.S. marine

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Fast Facts

  • Joined the Marines after 9/11, but a few months before he was to be deployed to Iraq in 2004, suffered a broken sternum that was serious enough for him to be honorably discharged.
  • Decided to become an actor after a close encounter with the hazardous material white phosphorus, caused by a snafu during a training exercise with the Marines in California. 
  • Was rejected by Juilliard after high school, but reapplied and was accepted after spending a year at college in Indiana following his stint in the Marines.
  • Made Broadway debut in 2010 in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession.
  • Along with his girlfriend Joanne Tucker, runs Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization that sponsors performances for mixed military and civilian audiences.

Awards

  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Nancy Wright — Stepmother
  • Joanne Tucker — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States; The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (2009)

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