Adam Driver

Adam Driver really lived up to his last name. An occasional theatre performer and singer in his suburban Indiana high school, the intense but directionless Driver signed up for the Marines shortly after 9/11 and spent ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1983 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Star Wars: Episode VIII 2017 (Movie)

Kylo Ren (Actor)

Girls 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Midnight Special 2016 (Movie)

Sevier (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hungry Hearts 2015 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Silence 2015 (Movie)

Father Francisco Garrpe (Actor)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

Kylo Ren (Actor)

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Phillip Altman (Actor)

Tracks 2014 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

What If 2014 (Movie)

Allan (Actor)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

Lev (Actor)

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 (Movie)

Al Cody (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Samuel Beckwith (Actor)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Walter Lyle (Actor)

You Don't Know Jack 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unusuals 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Adam Driver really lived up to his last name. An occasional theatre performer and singer in his suburban Indiana high school, the intense but directionless Driver signed up for the Marines shortly after 9/11 and spent nearly three years training for overseas combat before being honorably discharged. After graduating from the famed Juilliard School, Driver brought his darkly magnetic presence to a string of minor TV appearances and landed small roles in HBO's Dr. Kevorkian biopic "You Don't Know Jack" (2010) and the lumbering "J. Edgar" (2011). But it was his performance on the buzzy, bruising "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ) as Adam Sackler, Lena Dunham's emotionally complicated boyfriend, that brought him into the spotlight. Big-screen roles in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012), the Coen Brothers' folk-scene homage "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013), and Noah Baumbach's indie hit "Frances Ha" (2012) ensured he stayed there. But his nuanced performance as Rylo Ken in the much-anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015) brought Driver to a whole new level of international superstardom. In between films, Driver co-founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization that staged theatrical and musical performances for members of the military.

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York, New York 2009

Milestones

2012

Appeared in "Frances Ha"

2012

Portrayed a telegraph operator in "Lincoln"

2012

Played the boyfriend of series creator Lena Dunham's character on "Girls" (HBO)

2011

Cast in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar"

2010

Landed minor role in the HBO biopic "You Don't Know Jack," starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian

2009

Made TV debut on the ABC series "The Unusuals"

2009

Began acting in NYC following his graduation from Juilliard

2001

Joined the U.S. Marine Corps a few months after the 9/11 attacks

Bonus Trivia

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Joined the Marines shortly after 9/11 but served only two years before being medically discharged

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Founded the non-profit group Arts in the Armed Forces as a way to connect military audiences with the performing arts communities

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Applied to Juilliard on a whim to see if he cold get in; he graduated in 2009

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