Who Is Adam Driver?
Adam Driver is an American actor who is the receiver of numerous accolades and has a net worth of $10 million. While he already has many movies, he is best known for his character as Kylo Ren in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. He is also famous for his movies, Marriage Story and BlacKkKlansman.
Celebrity Name: Adam Driver
Full Name: Adam Douglas Driver
Birth Date: November 19, 1983
Birth Place: San Diego, California, US
Weight: 89 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Joanne Tucker, married since 2003
Profession: American actor
Net Worth: $10 million
Adam Douglas Driver was born on November 19, 1983, in San Diego, CA, to parents Joe Douglas Driver and Nancy Wright. He has Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, and English ancestry. When he was only seven, he moved to his mother’s hometown, Mishawaka Indiana, together with his mother and older sister. In 2001, he graduated from Mishawaka High School. Since his stepfather, Rodney G. Wright, was a minister at a baptist church, Driver was raised as a baptist and even sang in the church’s choir.
After the 9/11 attacks, Driver joined the United States Marine Corps. He served for almost three years before he suffered from a fractured sternum while he was mountain biking.
He attended the University of Indianapolis and stayed there for a year. He went to audition for Juilliard and was accepted. According to him, his classmates saw him as someone volatile and intimidating, which made it hard for him to fit in. He belonged to the Drama’s Division Group, where he met Joanne Tucker, who will then become his wife. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker got married in June 2013. The couple has a son but they kept it private for two years. His family currently lives in Brooklyn Heights. Driver founded the AITAF or Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization that performs theatre for the military both in the USA and abroad.
After Adam graduated from Juilliard, he pursued his acting career in New York City, participating both in Broadway and non-Broadway projects. Like other actors who started from the bottom, he also worked as a busboy and waiter to support himself. He made his first appearance on-screen in the finale of the 2009 series, Unusuals. In 2011, he made his debut in films by starring J. Edgar, a biographical drama by Clint Eastwood.
In 2012, he was included in the main casts of Girls, a comedy-drama series of HBO. Because of his outstanding performance in this series, he received various nominations. In that same year, he played minor roles in critically-acclaimed films, Frances Ha and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Furthermore, he made appearances in Gayby and Not Waving But Drowning.
In 2014, he was chosen to play the role of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie was released in December 2015 and it was a critical and commercial success. He continued to play Kylo Ren in the next two movies of the trilogy, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. His performance was highly praised with some considering his character to be the best in the movies.
Since then, Adam Driver starred in numerous movies. These include Midnight Special, Silence, Paterson, The Meyerowitz, Logan Lucky, BlacKkKlansman, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Report, Burn This, The Dead Don’t Die, and Marriage Story.
He is also set to star in upcoming movies, such as Annette, The Last Duel, and Tough as They Come.
Awards and Achievements
Driver was nominated in several major awards, including 3 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Academy Awards, and 1 Tony Award. Some of the awards he won are:
- 2019 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor for Marriage Story
- 2019 Atlanta Films Critics Circle Best Actor for Marriage Story
- 2020 Columbus Films Critics Association Best Actor for Marriage Story
- 2020 Columbus Films Critics Association Actor of the Year for The Rise of Skywalker, The Report, Marriage Story, and The Dead Don’t Die
- 2019 Chicago Films Critics Association Best Actor for Marriage Story
- 2019 Chicago Independent Films Critics Circle Award Best Actor for Marriage Story
- 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor for Paterson
- And more!
Adam Driver Net Worth Total
To date, Adam Driver has a net worth of at least $10 million. His wealth comes from the many movies and TV shows he has worked on in the past years. He particularly earned a lot of money from the success of HBO’s Girls and hit movies Lincoln and the Star Wars Trilogy.