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What Is The Renowned Actress Of Hollywood Minnie Driver Up To These Days?

If you are an ardent fan of Hollywood movies, you must have indeed heard the name of the famous actress Minnie Driver. She is a British American actress who rose to prominence with her breakout role in 1995’s “Circle of Friends.” Moreover, the beauty went on to star in a wide range of films that included various cult classics like Pointe Blank, Good Will Hunting, and a few others.

As per the sources, she was also nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and many other prestigious awards. She started her career as a singer and also released three full solo albums throughout her career. So, here we’ll discuss some unknown aspects of her life. Let us take a glance!

Who Is Minnie Driver?

Minnie Driver was born to her parents in London on the year 31st January 1970. Therefore, she is currently 54 years old. Her parents raised her in Barbados until she was six, and initially, her name was Amelia Fiona Jessica Driver. Later on, her older sister Kate gave her the nickname Minnie in her childhood.

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According to the sources, her mother, Gaynor Churchward, was a fabric designer and a former couture model. On the other hand, her father, Charles Ronald Driver, was born in Wales and was of English and Scottish descent. Moreover, he was a director at London United Investments. However, her parents never married, and her father was already married to another woman throughout his relationship with Minnie’s mother. So when Minnie was just six years old, her parents broke off their relationship.

Minnie’s Early Life & Education

As per the sources, Minnie went to Bedales School in Hampshire initially and later on attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. In addition, the famous actress also studied at Collingham College which was an independent college in Kensington, Central London.

Her older sister Kate also belongs to the acting industry and is a film producer and manager. In addition, she also has one older half-sister, Susan Driver from her father’s first marriage and two younger half-brothers. Let us now look at her career details in the next section.

Career Details Of Minnie Driver As An Actress

According to our reliable sources, Minnie Driver’s television debut was in a 1991 TV advertisement for Right Guard deodorant. In addition to debuting in the acting industry in 1991, she also performed as a jazz vocalist and guitarist. Moreover, she appeared in an episode of Maigret alongside famous artists Michael Gambon and Michael Sheen.

However, Driver became internationally popular when she played the lead role in “Circle of Friends” in 1995. This was opposite Chris O’Donnell. Moreover, her minor role in “GoldenEye” and a supporting role in the movie “Sleepers” made her immensely famous.

In addition, her role opposite Matt Damon as Skylar in the drama “Good Will Hunting” got her a nomination for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Later on, in 2007 she also received nominations for Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Best Lead Actress in a drama series. As per the sources, Driver played the role of the mother of three children in the ABC sitcom “Speechless.”

How Was Minnie Driver’s Career In The Music Industry?

The celebrity began her music career at boarding school. Here she collaborated on Bomb the Bass’ album “Clear” in 1994 as part of the outfit River. In addition, she was also the part of Milo Roth Band. In addition, she signed with EMI and Rounder Records and performed at the SXSW music festival.

How Was Minnie Driver’s Career In The Music Industry?

Moreover, in 2004, Driver played Carlotta Giudicelli in Joel Schumacher’s film “The Phantom of the Opera.” She released her second album, “Sea Stories”, in July 2007, featuring Ryan Adams, the Cardinals, and Liz Phair guest appearances.

Minnie Driver’s Personal Life

This is one of those sections that many of you would be eager to find out the details. The famous actress Minnie Driver has been in a relationship with Addison O’Dea since 2019. Before that, she was briefly engaged to Josh Brolin in 2001. In addition, she also dated Matt Damon for some time.

Ending Note

So, as we conclude, we can say that Minnie Driver is one of the most popular actresses in the Hollywood film industry. It is due to her amazing acting skills that she has fans from all over the world. The above article discusses some of the unknown facts about her life.

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