Adam Driver is an actor who gathered prominence after appearing in the TV series ‘Girls’ on HBO. He has appeared in many films which include ‘Frances Ha’, Lincoln’, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘While We’re Young’, and ‘Hungry Hearts’. He achieved fame for portraying the role of Kylo Ren in the 2015 movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Adam Driver also founded the Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) which is a theater for military across the world. He has received several awards in his career and has also achieved high success. The estimated net worth of Adam Driver is $2.5 million US dollars. His feature film debut was in 2010 for the movie ‘J. Edgar’.
Adam Driver Biography
Adam Douglas Driver was born on November 19, 1983, in Fontana, San Bernardino County, California. He was born to parents Joe Douglas Driver and Nancy Wright, who worked as a paralegal. Driver’s step father, Rodney G. Wright served as a minister in a Baptist church. At age seven, he moved with his sister and mother to his hometown in Mishawaka, Indiana. He grew up there and went to Mishawaka High School. When he was young, he used to sing in the choir at church.
When he was a teenager, he co-founded a fight club with his friends after getting inspiration from the movie of the same name. Adam used to climb radio towers and used to set things on fire. He joined the US Marine Corps after the September 11 attacks and was assigned to Weapons Company. He was in the military for 32 months and was discharged after breaking his sternum. Following that, he enrolled at the University of Indianapolis for one year. He then went to study drama in Juilliard School. From 2005 to 2009, he served as a member of Drama Division’s Group 38. In June 2013, he married Joane Tucker.
Adam Driver started acting in New York City and appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway productions. He also used to work as a waiter and busboy. Before making his film debut in 2011, he acted in many short films and TV shows. He was a cast in the 2012 comedy series ‘Girls’ on HBO. For his role as Adam Sackler, he got many nominations and also achieved wider fame. In 2013, he appeared in four films: ‘Tracks’, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘The F Word’, and ‘Bluebird’. He was seen in the Italian movie ‘Hungry hearts’ in 2014.
It was soon followed by ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, and ‘While We’re Young’. He was seen as a villain in the 2014 movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. He appeared in the short movie ‘The Strangest Kind of Romance’. This was followed by ‘Midnight Special’ and ‘Silence’ in 2016. He received positive reviews for his latter release. He will be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and also in ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’.
In 2012, Adam Driver was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in the movie ‘Lincoln’. He won the Houston Film Critics Society Awards for ‘Inside Llweyn Davis’. He has got 3 Primetime Emmy nominations and has won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Other awards won by Adam Driver includes MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, and much more.
Net Worth of Adam Driver in 2017
Adam Driver has achieved critical acclamation for his roles in ‘Girls’ and Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Following his success, the actor has been able to make good money. Adam Driver’s net worth is an estimated $2.5 million US dollars as of 2017. The 33-year-old actor owes his fortune to the success of his movies and TV programs. He was also commissioned in the Marine Corps as an 81mm mortar man. He has hosted the ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2016. Apart from that, he has several stage shows like ‘Man and Boy’, ‘Angels in America’, ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’, and ‘Look Back in Anger’. His income also comes by lending his voice in the video games ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ and ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
Adam has been active in his career for just 7 years. In a short span of time, he has achieved good success. He is all set to star in Leos Carax’s movie ‘Annette’ and also in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Tough As They Come’.