Adam Driver really lives 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 aft...
San Diego, California, USA
|While We're Young||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live||2013 2001 - 2013||Actor||Guest||20137|
|The F Word||2014||Actor||Allan||20147|
|Star Wars: Episode VII||2015||Actor||(in negotiations)||20157|
|Girls||2014 2010 - 2014||Actor||Adam||20147|
|This is Where I Leave You||2014||Actor||Phillip Foxman||20147|
|The Unusuals||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Will Slansky||20087|
|Batman Vs. Superman||2016||Actor||(has been mentioned)||20167|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||2013||Actor||Al Cody||20137|
|You Don't Know Jack||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Glen Stetson||20097|
|J. Edgar||2011||Actor||Walter Lyle||20117|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||2013||Song Performer||("Please Please Mr. Kennedy")||1|
|Began acting in NYC following his graduation from Juilliard|
|Played the boyfriend of series creator Lena Dunham's character on "Girls" (HBO)|
|Landed minor role in the HBO biopic "You Don't Know Jack," starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian|
|Joined the U.S. Marine Corps a few months after the 9/11 attacks|
|Made TV debut on the ABC series "The Unusuals"|
|Appeared in "Frances Ha"|
|Portrayed a telegraph operator in "Lincoln"|
|Cast in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar"|
Born in 1983 just before Thanksgiving, Driver spent his early childhood in Southern California; after his parents divorced, he moved with his mother and stepfather to Mishawaka, IN. Though he displayed considerable singing and acting talent in high school, Driver graduated from school with only vague ideas of becoming an actor and after several false starts, joined the Marines, where he trained for two and a half years before a biking accident sent him home with an honorable medical discharge. His newfound sense of purpose and discipline brought him back to acting, and after a brief stint at the University of Indianapolis, Driver set a personal challenge for himself by applying - and being accepted - to New York City's prestigious Juilliard School.
Upon his graduation in 2009, Driver, who by then had planted the seeds for Arts in the Armed Forces with a short theater performance at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA, turned to TV. After making his TV debut on the short-lived cop series The Unusuals" (ABC, 2009), Driver was featured in "You Don't Know Jack," starring Al Pacino as the infamous Dr. Kevorkian; and Clint Eastwood's disappointingly stuffy "J. Edgar." By then he had founded AITAF as a way to deal with his guilt over leaving behind his military friends. The non-profit group bridged the gap between civilians and service men and woman, and counted such well-known actors and writers as Laura Linney, Susan Sarandon and Eric Bogosian as council advisors.
2012 proved a momentous year for the lanky, unpredictable actor; he landed the breakout role of would-be carpenter Adam on "Girls," and appeared as a telegraph operator in the Oscar-winning "Lincoln." His role as an on-the-prowl roommate in the critically-acclaimed "Frances Ha" was actually filmed before "Girls," and he's since appeared as a wannabe folk singer in The Coen Brothers' '60s-set "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013).
|The Juilliard School|
|Joined the Marines shortly after 9/11 but served only two years before being medically discharged|
|Founded the non-profit group Arts in the Armed Forces as a way to connect military audiences with the performing arts communities|
|"You have to be so disciplined. That was such great training for me, to make a goal and meet it. Not everyone has to go to the Marine Corps to do that, but it's what it took for me." - from Theater.NYTimes.com, Feb. 11, 2011|
|"Acting, to me, has been many things: It's a business, and it's a craft, and it's a political act-it's whatever adjective is most applicable. But I also consider it a deep service, and combining those two worlds seemed to be a way I could continue my military service and not do something as self-indulgent as acting can be." - from Vogue.com, Jan. 17, 2013|
|Applied to Juilliard on a whim to see if he cold get in; he graduated in 2009|
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