Name: Adam Douglas Driver
Born: November 19, 1983
Adam Driver was born in San Diego, California on November 19, 1983. He is the son of Joe Douglas Driver and Nancy Needham Wright, a paralegal. His stepfather, Rodney Wright, is a Baptist minister. He has one sibling, April.
Following his three-year military service, Adam enrolled in the University of Indianapolis, and then transferred to the Juilliard School to study drama. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Adam has been married to Joanne Tucker since June 2013. The couple, who met in drama school, presently resides in Brooklyn.
He held several jobs after high school, including as a door-to-door salesman and a telemarketer. Soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Adam enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving two years and eight months. Because he suffered a broken sternum, Adam was medically discharged. Once he graduated university, Adam worked as a busboy and waiter as he sought acting jobs.
Between 2009 and 2011, Adam appeared in a variety of television shows and short films. He would make his feature film debut in the Clint Eastwood biopic “J. Edgar.” He then got his big break a year later by garnering one of the main roles in the HBO series “Girls,” in which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Adam would later star in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Noam Baumbach’s “Frances Ha.”
Adam would earn a role of a lifetime in the box office smash hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” playing the part of Kylo Ren. He would reprise his role in the sequel, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” This did not prevent him from taking on a myriad of challenging roles, including Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky,” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson.”
He has several upcoming projects, including Spike Lee’s “Black Klansman,” “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” and the next “Star Wars” installment.
We estimate that Adam Driver’s net worth is $2 million (2017).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million can produce an independent motion picture. $2 million can also pay for a fraction of the special effects budget for “Star Wars.”