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Minnie Driver filmography and biography

Date of birth: 31 January 1970, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK

Minnie Driver biography

Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward, was a designer and former couture model and her father, Ronnie Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who's a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress. Her father's wife did not know about his second family. She has Irish, Scottish, Italian and French ancestry. She was raised in Barbados.

Her first major role was in the film Circle of Friendsopposite 'Chris ODonnell (I) and Colin Firth. In the next few years she had roles in films such has GoldenEye, Sleepers and Grosse Pointe Blank. In 1997 she starred in the popular and financially successful film Good Will Hunting 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 amp; Grace in 2003-2004 and also appeared in films such as An Ideal Husband, Return to Me, Owning Mahowny, Ella Enchanted, The Phantom of the Opera, Delirious and Take. She now stars in the popular Tv-series The Riches opposite Eddie Izzard.

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, 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.

Minnie Driver trivia

- She was raised in Barbados.
- Attended finishing schools in Paris and Grenoble.
- Her sister, Kate Driver, is a model.
- Worked as a jazz singer and guitarist in London.
- (August 2000) Had her appendix removed.
- (April 2001) Officially announced her engagement to boyfriend, actor Josh Brolin.
- (Oct 2001) Announced she and Josh Brolin had broken up.
- Claims that one of the reasons why she and ex-fiance Josh Brolin broke-up is due to Brolin's step-mother, Barbra Streisand, constantly trying to take charge of her wedding.
- Completed her debut album, 'Everything I've Got In My Pocket' (2004)
- Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Elizabeth Knowelden, Terence Stamp, Julia Ormond, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston (I), Hugh Bonneville and Julian Fellowes.
- The name Minnie was a childhood nickname.
- She was inspired to act after being bowled over by Meryl Streep in Sophies Choice.
- During her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, she described her place of dwelling as a "modular" home by the beach in Los Angeles, CA. She used the word "modular" despite Jay Leno's attempts at correcting her to say "trailer".
- She is an avid surfer (hence living by the beach) as revealed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
- Recorded dialogue for a scene in The Simpsons Movie (2007). Her scene was ultimately cut from the film.
- Announced on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 13, 2008 that she is pregnant with her first child.
- Gave birth to first child, a boy named Henry Story Driver, on September 5, 2008. He weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz.
- Did not return to work until five months after giving birth to her son Henry in order to begin filming Conviction (2010/II).
- Is a vegetarian.

Minnie Driver quotes

- "People go 'You look a lot like Minnie Driver.' Once I said, 'Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.' But, it blew up in my face. This person said, 'Nah, didn't like the last movie she did.'"
- Visiting factories in Cambodia: "Every time companies squeeze to get lower production costs, faster production, it's nobody but the working women who suffer and their families back at home."
- "I box as a sport, but I'd never box with a man. I'm not afraid of getting hurt. Quite the opposite: I'm afraid I'd get carried away and hurt the guy."

Minnie Driver filmography

Name Year
Hunky Dory 2011
The Deep 2010
Conviction 2010
Barney's Version 2010
Kevin Approaches 2009
Model Culture: One + Night in Bangkok 2009
Motherhood 2009
CMT Star Crossed 2009
Modern Family 2009
Sundance Skippy 2009
Best of CMT Music Awards 2009
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women' 2008
Revisioned: Tomb Raider 2007
Don't Tell My Booker!!! 2007
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007
Ripple Effect 2007
Take 2007
The Riches 2007
The Graham Norton Show 2007
The Virgin of Juarez 2006
Delirious 2006
Rachael Ray 2006
Excellent Adventure 2005
2005 TV Moments 2005
The Brits Backstage 2005
Brit Awards 2005 2005
The Making of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005
The Bigger Picture 2005
Made in Hollywood 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005
Ella Enchanted: A Red Carpet Premiere Special 2004
Ella Enchanted 2004
Film Trix 2004 2004
Making It at Holby 2004
The Phantom of the Opera 2004
Freedom2speak v2.0 2004
Portrait 2004
The Magical World of 'Ella Enchanted' 2004
Tubridy Tonight 2004
British Style Awards 2003 2003
Will on Will & Grace 2003
Owning Mahowny 2003
Hope Springs 2003
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Today with Des and Mel 2002
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002
D.C. Smalls 2001
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001
High Heels and Low Lifes 2001
The Kumars at No. 42 2001
The Chris Isaak Show 2001
Richard & Judy 2001
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001
Reel Models: The First Women of Film 2000
The Upgrade 2000
Slow Burn 2000
Return to Me 2000
Beautiful 2000
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' 1999
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999
The Making of 'GoldenEye': A Video Journal 1999
An Ideal Husband 1999
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999
Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins 1999
Tarzan 1999
Loose Women 1999
The Governess 1998
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998
At Sachem Farm 1998
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998
Trespasser 1998
Hard Rain 1998
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998
Total Request Live 1998
Will & Grace 1998
T4 1998
Baggage 1997
Mononoke-hime 1997
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting' 1997
Good Will Hunting 1997
Corazón de... 1997
The View 1997
Big Night 1996
Sleepers 1996
Access Hollywood 1996
E! True Hollywood Story 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
My Good Friend 1995
Cruel Train 1995
Circle of Friends 1995
GoldenEye 1995
The Politician's Wife 1995
That Sunday 1994
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge 1994
The Day Today 1994
Bravo Profiles 1994
Howard Stern 1994
Mr. Wroe's Virgins 1993
Intimate Portrait 1993
GMTV 1993
Peak Practice 1993
The X Files 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
Late Show with David Letterman 1993
The Zebra Man 1992
Absolutely Fabulous 1992
The Big Breakfast 1992
Maigret 1992
Nyhetsmorgon 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
The House of Eliott 1991
Murder Most Horrid 1991
God on the Rocks 1990
Kinsey 1990
Sidewalks Entertainment 1988
This Morning 1988
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988
Lovejoy 1986
Casualty 1986
Screen One 1985
Entertainment Tonight 1981
Film '72 1972
Parkinson 1971
Today 1952