Minnie Driver (born Amelia Fiona J. Driver; 31 January 1970) is an English-American actress, singer and songwriter. Known for both feature films and television, Driver is best known in film for her role as Skylar in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting for which she was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald \\"Ronnie\\" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress. Minnie's father's wife did not know about his second family. Her father was born in Swansea, Wales, of English, Scottish, and Irish descent, and her mother is English. Minnie was raised partly in Barbados.
Her first major role was in the film Circle of Friends (1995)opposite Chris O'Donnell and Colin Firth. In the next few years she had roles in films such has GoldenEye (1995), Sleepers (1996) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). In 1997 she starred in the popular and financially successful film Good Will Hunting (1997) opposite Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who also wrote the screenplay for the film and received Oscars for their achievement. The film also earned Minnie an Oscar nomination for best actress in a supporting role. She had a noted recurring role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2003-2004 and also appeared in films such as An Ideal Husband (1999), Return to Me (2000), Owning Mahowny (2003), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Delirious (2006) and Take (2007). She starred in the popular Tv-series The Riches (2007) opposite Eddie Izzard. She now stars in the NBC sitcom, \\"About a Boy\\" (2014)
Minnie has been romantically linked with several of her co-stars, including Matt Damon and John Cusack. She was engaged to marry Josh Brolin before they broke up suddenly in 2001. In the last few years she has kept her private life, private. On March 13, 2008, during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), she announced that she was expecting her first child. On September 5, 2008, she gave birth to a boy named Henry Story Driver. The name of the baby's father has not been revealed.
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Amelia Fiona \\"Minnie\\" Driver was born on 31 January 1970 in Marylebone, London, England. Her father, Charles Ronald Driver was the director of London United Investments. He was praised with the Distinguished Flying Medal for his role in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington) is a former model and fabric designer.Her parents never tied the knot; instead, her father married another woman. Her parents parted ways when she was just six years of age. Minnie s...
Driver, 48 made her TV debut in 1991 performing in an advertisement for Right Guard deodorant. It was the same year she made her stage debut performing as a guitarist and jazz vocalist.She had minor roles in Casualty, The House of Eliott and Lovejoy and Peak Practice performing with Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan. She also appeared in small roles in Lovejoy, Peak Practice, The House of Eliott, and Casualty.She landed in the lead role in Circle of Friends in 1995. Driver also worked in seve...
In 1995, she won Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Circle of Friends for Most Promising Actress in 1995.She received the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Skylar in the drama Good Will Hunting in 1997 alongside Matt Damon. She received the London Film Critics' Circle Award in Best Supporting Actress of the Year for the same movie.In 2007, she was honored with California Independent Film Festival Award, Phoenix Film Fe...
Driver has an estimated net worth of about $20 million at present. She purchased a 2,768 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms house in Los Angeles, CA in September 2014. The actress paid $2,465,000 for the residence in the Hollywood Hills.She lived for over 18 years in the hills living in the 'big old Spanish style house. Again, she chose the same area for her new home with less square footage but a larger pool and a garden.
In 2001, she was engaged to American actor Josh Brolin before they broke up the same year. She gave birth to a son Henry Story Driver on 5 September 2008 but kept the identity of his father a secret until 2012.The father of her son, the TV writer and producer Timothy J. Lea left her and ended the relationship when she found out that she was pregnant. She met the man while appearing on series The Riches. She's now raising her baby boy being a single mother.In October 2016, she revealed that sh...
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Minnie Driver attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "Motherless Brooklyn" on October 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Minnie Driver attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09,...
Minnie Driver looked amazing as she enjoyed some R&R in Miami on Tuesday, April 8. The actress has been busy promoting her new NBC series "About A Boy" and finally had some well-deserved downtime. The actress has been busy promoting her new NBC series "About A Boy" and finally had some well-deserved downtime.
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Minnie Driver, Actress: Grosse Pointe Blank. Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress. Minnie's ...
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