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Adam Driver      

Actor known for the HBO Series "Girls" & "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens"

Adam Driver is an American actor most known for his portrayal of Adam Sackler on the HBO series "Girls." Driver also appears in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens."

Driver was born in San Diego, California, and moved to the town of Mishawaka, Indiana, where he was raised, when he was seven years old. His mother, Nancy Wright, is a paralegal, and his father, Joe Driver, is a preacher.

A few months after the events of 9/11, Driver joined the United States Marine Corps. He served for two years and eight months before being deployed to Iraq. He injured his sternum in a biking accident, then further injured himself during a training exercise, and was medically discharged. After leaving the Marines, he attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to the Juilliard School to study drama.

Following his graduation from Juilliard in 2009, Driver began acting in New York City, appearing in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions, while occasionally working as a busboy and waiter. Notable productions Driver had roles in include "Angles In America" and "Look Back in Anger." On November 21, 2013, Driver was announced to be joining the cast of Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special." On January 13, 2014, Driver was added to the cast of Martin Scorsese's film, "Silence."

In addition to "Girls" audiences came to know him for his roles in such films as "Lincoln," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Tracks."

In late February 2014, Variety reported that Driver would play a villain in the 2015 film "Star Wars Episode VII." In March 2014, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which is run by Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, tweeted the rumor of Driver being cast along with the hashtag #darthfader. Lena Dunham, Driver's "Girls" co-star, also tweeted a message, congratulating Driver on landing the role. However, when asked about it, she claimed to know nothing.

Driver married his longtime girlfriend, Joanne Tucker, on June 22, 2013. He runs a non-profit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces, which stages performances for military personnel.

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'Midnight Special' director cast Adam Driver in role before 'Star Wars ...

Writer-director Jeff Nichols says he cast Adam Driver in his upcoming film " Midnight Special" before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" made him a huge movie ...

Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway – Variety

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actor Adam Driver will return to Broadway in 2019, starring in a new production of the Lanford Wilson play “Burn This” to be directed  ...

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