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Adam Driver

Born: 1983

Biography

Adam Douglas Driver (born November 19, 1983) is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Martin Scorsese has called Driver "one of the finest, if not the finest" actors of his generation. Driver made his Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren's Profession (2010) and subsequently appeared in Man and Boy (2011). He rose to prominence with a supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls (2012–2017), for which he received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations. Driver began his film career in supporting roles in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha (2012), and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his lead role in the drama Hungry Hearts (2014) and starred as a poet in Jim Jarmusch's Paterson (2016), the missionary in Scorsese's religious epic Silence (2016), and Steven Soderbergh's heist comedy Logan Lucky (2017). Driver gained wider recognition for playing Ben Solo / Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019). In 2019, he returned to theater in the Broadway revival of Burn This, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He garnered consecutive Academy Award nominations; Best Supporting Actor for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Best Actor for Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story (2019). In 2021, he starred in the musical Annette and two films directed by Ridley Scott, the medieval drama The Last Duel and the crime drama House of Gucci. Driver is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is also the founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit that provides free arts programming to American active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families worldwide. Description above from the Wikipedia article Adam Driver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA

Resources

Movies

Annette

Henry McHenry in Annette

Inside Llewyn Davis

Al Cody in Inside Llewyn Davis

J. Edgar

Walter Lyle in J. Edgar

Frances Ha

Lev Shapiro in Frances Ha

Not Waving but Drowning

Adam in Not Waving but Drowning

Tracks

Rick Smolan in Tracks

Bluebird

Walter in Bluebird

What If

Allan in What If

This Is Where I Leave You

Phillip Altman in This Is Where I Leave You

While We're Young

Jamie Massey in While We're Young

Silence

Garupe in Silence

The River

Joe in The River

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Toby in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Hungry Hearts

Jude in Hungry Hearts

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kylo Ren / Ben Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You Don't Know Jack

Glen Stetson in You Don't Know Jack

Paterson

Paterson in Paterson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kylo Ren / Ben Solo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Self in Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Midnight Special

Agent Sevier in Midnight Special

Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Self in Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Logan Lucky

Clyde Logan in Logan Lucky

I'm Coming Over

Evan in I'm Coming Over

Gayby

Neil in Gayby

The Meyerowitz Stories

Randy in The Meyerowitz Stories

BlacKkKlansman

Flip Zimmerman in BlacKkKlansman

Marriage Story

Charlie Barber in Marriage Story

The Director and the Jedi

Self in The Director and the Jedi

The Dead Don't Die

Officer Ronnie Peterson in The Dead Don't Die

The Report

Daniel Jones in The Report

Goldstar, Ohio

Jared Rock in Goldstar, Ohio

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Narrator (voice) in Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

The Basement

Adam in The Basement

The Last Duel

Jacques Le Gris in The Last Duel

He Dreams of Giants

Himself in He Dreams of Giants

Archangel

Man in Archangel

Marriage Story: From the Pages to the Performances

Self in Marriage Story: From the Pages to the Performances

The Skywalker Legacy

Self in The Skywalker Legacy

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Kylo Ren / Ben Solo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Yankee Comandante

William Alexander Morgan in Yankee Comandante

Sweet Nothings

Adam in Sweet Nothings

Picasso Baby

Himself in Picasso Baby

House of Gucci

Maurizio Gucci in House of Gucci

65

Mills in 65

White Noise

Jack Gladney in White Noise

Best Friends

Narrator (voice) in Best Friends

Balance of the Force

Self in Balance of the Force

Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence

Self in Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence

The Sparks Brothers

Self (uncredited) in The Sparks Brothers

Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari in Ferrari

A Goodbye to Girls

Self in A Goodbye to Girls

Megalopolis

Cesar Catilina in Megalopolis

Baby Annette, à l'impossible ils sont tenus

Self in Baby Annette, à l'impossible ils sont tenus

Lincoln

Samuel Beckwith in Lincoln

Everyday Portabella

in Everyday Portabella

The Force of Sound

Ben Solo / Kylo Ren (archive footage) in The Force of Sound

The Making of the Last Duel

Self in The Making of the Last Duel

Heat 2

Neil McCauley in Heat 2

Polycephaly in D

(archive footage) in Polycephaly in D

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Kylo Ren in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Untitled Leos Carax Project

in Untitled Leos Carax Project

Father Mother Sister Brother

in Father Mother Sister Brother

TV Shows