A character actor who caught audience's attention with the role of Adam on the landmark HBO series Girls, Adam Driver was an enlisted Marine before he ever became a professional actor. Inspired to join the military following 9/11, Driver was deployed to Iraq before an injury earned him a medical discharge. He would go on to study drama at Julliard, and appeared in Broadway and off-Broaday productions before his big break on Girls. He would subsuquently become a well known name and face, appearing in feature films as well, like Frances Ha and J. Edgar.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Joined the Marines after 9/11, but a few months before he was to be deployed to Iraq in 2004, suffered a broken sternum that was serious enough for him to be honorably discharged.
- Decided to become an actor after a close encounter with the hazardous material white phosphorus, caused by a snafu during a training exercise with the Marines in California.
- Was rejected by Juilliard after high school, but reapplied and was accepted after spending a year at college in Indiana following his stint in the Marines.
- Made Broadway debut in 2010 in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession.
- Along with his wife Joanne Tucker, runs Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization that sponsors performances for mixed military and civilian audiences.