Adam Driver On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Adam Douglas Driver was born on November 19, 1983 in San Diego, California. He is a Tony, Oscar, Golden Globe and three-time Emmy-nominated actor, who is perhaps best known for his starring role as Kylo Ren in the “Star Wars” movie franchize and as Adam Sackler in HBO’s “Girls.”
As a child, Driver moved to Mishawaka, Indiana and attended Mishawaka High School, graduating in 2001. Following the attacks of 9/11, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, but would later be medically discharged after breaking his sternum during a mountain biking accident. He served for a total of 2 years and 8 months. He enrolled at the University of Indianapolis, before transferring to the Juilliard School where he studied drama and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts.
Driver made his off-Broadway debut in 2009, appearing in Slipping at Rattlestick Playwright Theater and The Retributionists for Playwrights Horizons. He returned to Rattlestick the following year in Little Doc. 2010 was a big year for the young actor with a Classic Stage Company debut in The Forest in the spring and finally his Broadway debut as Frank Gardner in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, opposite Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins, in the fall of 2010. He went on to assume the principal role of Louis Ironson in Signature Theatre’s revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in 2011, before returning to Broadway as Basil Anthony, opposite Frank Langella, in Roundabout’s revival of Terence Rattigan’s Man and Boy in the fall. He was last seen on the New York stage, again for Roundabout Theatre Company, as Cliff Lewis in Look Back in Anger at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre from January to April 2012, ultimately taking home the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Featured Actor.”
On screen, Driver made his television debut in a 2009 episode of “The Unusuals” and made his feature film debut as Walter Lyle in 2011’s “J. Edgar.” His big breakthrough came in 2012, however, after being cast as Adam Sackler in the hit HBO series “Girls,” with the role earning him three consecutive Emmy Award nominations in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. During this period, he also landed roles in films such as 2012’s “Lincoln” and “Frances Ha,” 2013’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Bluebird,” and “What If,” and 2014’s “Hungry Hearts,” “While We’re Young,” and “This Is Where I Leave You.”
In 2015, Driver’s career was catapulted into superstardom after playing the main antagonist, Kylo Ren, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He reprised the role in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and will once again star as Kylo Ren in Episode IX of the hit franchize, set for release in December 2019. Other notable recent film credits include “Paterson” (2016), “Logan Lucky” (2017) and “BlacKkKlansman” (2018), which earned him his first Academy Award nomination, as well as a Golden Globe nomination, in 2019 for “Best Supporting Actor.”
Driver returned to the Broadway stage to star as Pale, opposite Keri Russell, in Lanford Wilson’s Burn This at the Hudson Theatre from March 15 through to July 14, 2019, earning rave reviews for his performance, as well as his first Tony Award nomination in the category of "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play".