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Adam Driver Biography

Birth Name:
Adam Douglas Driver
Birth Place:
San Diego, California, United States
Profession
Actor, former U.S. marine

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
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  • Along with his wife Joanne Tucker, runs Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization that sponsors performances for mixed military and civilian audiences

Awards

  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2014Venice Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Nancy Wright -- Stepmother
  • Joanne Tucker -- Wife