Adam Driver

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Adam Driver, was born on November 19, 1983.  He grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and Attending Mishawaka High School, Indiana. where he appeared in plays.  Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was assigned to Weapons
Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines serving as a  mortar man.  He was medically discharged after 2.5 years from a mountain bike injury, that broke his sternum and prevented him from deploying to Iraq.

After his discharge Driver used his education benefits from the Corps and attended the University of Indianapolis, for a year, and then transferred to Juilliard in New York, graduating in 2009.

Following graduation he began acting on and off Broadway, occasionally working as a waiter and busboy, to make ends meet.

girls-season-1In 2012, Driver landed a lead role on the HBO hit comedy-drama series, Girls.

 

 
kylo-renIn 2014, he was confirmed to play the Star Wars villain Kylo Ren, in The Force Awakens.

 

 

Driver married his long time girlfriend, actress Joanne Tucker, in June 2013.  They have settled into the Brooklyn Heights section of New York.

Driver and his wife started their own non-profit organization,
Arts in the Armed Forces is a group that continues to stage performances for military personnel.

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