Adam Driver

American actor

Adam Douglas Driver (born November 19, 1983)[1][2][3] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the TV show Girls and the Star Wars movies.[4]

Adam Driver
Adam Douglas Driver

(1983-11-19) November 19, 1983 (age 40)
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts
Years active2009–present
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Joanne Tucker
(m. 2013)



Adam Driver was born in California. The Driver family has roots in Arkansas and Tennessee, where they owned slaves.[5][6] He grew up in Indiana and joined the United States Marine Corps after the September 11 attacks. He was excited to fight the Iraq War, but could not join direct combat because of an injury.[4] He then went to Juilliard School, an elite school for performing arts, to begin his acting career.[7]


  1. "Former Marine Adam Driver Enlists in Off-B'way's The Retributionists | Broadway Buzz". 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  2. "Adam Driver, Boy Among Girls - Page". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  3. Indiana Births, 1905 - 1995, Adam Driver
  4. 4.0 4.1 Grigoriadis, Vanessa. "Adam Driver on Playing Lena Dunham's Boyfriend". Vulture. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  5. Dowling, Tim. "Family tree of Adam Douglas Driver". Geneanet. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  6. "Giles Driver in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". Ancestry Library. 1860. Retrieved 2020-11-19. Name: Giles Driver; Residence Date: 1860; Residence Place: The 9, district, De Kalb, Tennessee, USA; Number of Enslaved People: 11
  7. Yeh, Molly (2013-02-01). "Q&A With Adam Driver". The Juilliard School. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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