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MINNIE DRIVER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Minnie Driver was born on January 31st, 1970 in Finsbury Park in London with the birth name Ameila Fiona J. Driver.  Her parents were, Gaynor Churchward and Ronnie Driver.  She was raised in Barbados and her interest in acting began during her high school years.
 
Driver had a couple small roles in England appearing on such British television series as, "Casualty", "The House of Eliott", "Lovejoy" and "Peak Practice".  Her first major film role came in 1995 on, "Circle of Friends". 

Soon she was adding more film credits to her resume such as, "Golden Eye" (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond with Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker and Famke Janssen, "Sleepers" (1996) starring alongside Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Brad Renfro, Vittorio Gassman, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric, "Grosse Point Blank" (1997) co-starring starring John Cusack, Alan Arkin, Mitch Ryan Joan Cusack and Dan Aykroyd and "Good Will Hunting" (1997) co-starring starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck and Stellan SkarsgÄrd, and a role for which she earned her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.
 
Along with becoming quite successful in the film industry she also began to make quite a name for herself in America as a television actress.  Some of her more well known television appearances include, "Will & Grace", "Modern Family", "Deep" and "The Riches", for which Driver earned an Emmy Award and Golden Globe nomination.
 
More recently, her film roles have included, "An Ideal Husband" (1999) starring with Jeremy Northam, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore and Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett, "Return to Me" (2000) also starring starring David Duchovny, Jim Belushi, Robert Loggia, Bonnie Hunt and Carroll O'Connor, "Owning Mahowny" (2003) with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maury Chaykin and John Hurt, "Ella Enchanted" (2004) starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Aidan McArdle, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Coogan, Heidi Klum and Cary Elwes, "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004) starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson and Jennifer Ellison, "Delirious" (2006) also starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Gina Gershon, Richard Short, Callie Thorne and Kevin Corrigan and Alison Lohman, "Take" (2007) with Jeremy Renner and "Conviction" (2010) starring Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Sam Rockwell. 

In addition to her career as an actress, Minnie Driver is also a singer and at one time early in her career, was a member of the band, "Puff, Rocks and Brown".  In 2004, she released her debut album, "Everything I've Got In My Pocket".

She remains working as an actress and singer and has yet to marry, although she has had some public romantic relationships with such actors as, Matt Damon, John Cusack and at one point, was engaged to Josh Brolin.  She does have one son, Henry Story Driver, however, the child's biological father has never been revealed.


Filmography

2013         I Give It a Year
2013         Stage Fright
2012         Lady Friends
2012         Web Therapy
2012         QuickBites 
2012         The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 
2012         Web Therapy 
2011         Hunky Dory
2011         Hail Mary 
2010         Conviction
2010         Barney's Version
2010         The Deep
2010         The Deep 
2010         Modern Family 
2009         Motherhood
2007-2008     The Riches 
2007         Revisioned: Tomb Raider 
2007         Take
2007         Ripple Effect
2006         Delirious
2006         The Virgin of Juarez
2004         The Phantom of the Opera
2004         Portrait
2004         Ella Enchanted
2003-2004     Will & Grace 
2003         Hope Springs
2003         Owning Mahowny
2001         High Heels and Low Lifes
2001         D.C. Smalls 
2000         The Upgrade 
2000         Slow Burn
2000         Beautiful
2000         The X-Files 
2000         Return to Me
1999         South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
1999         Tarzan
1999         An Ideal Husband
1998         At Sachem Farm
1998         The Governess
1998         Hard Rain
1998         Trespasser 
1997         Good Will Hunting
1997         Princess Mononoke
1997         Grosse Pointe Blank
1997         Baggage
1996         Sleepers
1996         Murder Most Horrid 
1996         Big Night
1995         GoldenEye
1995         The Politician's Wife
1995         My Good Friend 
1995         Circle of Friends
1995         Coping with Christmas
1995         Cruel Train 
1994         That Sunday 
1994         Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge 
1994         Peak Practice 
1994         The Day Today
1993         Screen One 
1993         Mr. Wroe's Virgins 
1993         Maigret
1992         Lovejoy 
1992         The Zebra Man 
1991         Casualty
1991         The House of Eliott
1990         God on the Rocks





Matinee Classics - Tarzan starring Brian Blessed, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz and Rosie O'


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