Adam Sandler Bio, Family, Spouse, Career, Films, Awards and Comedy
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- What does Adam Sandler do for a living?
- Who are Adam Sandler’s parents and siblings?
- What are Adam Sandler’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Adam Sandler married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Adam Sandler have any children?
- Where is Adam Sandler now?
- How tall is Adam Sandler?
- How much money does Adam Sandler earn?
- What is Adam Sandler’s net worth?
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Who is Adam Sandler?
Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995, before going on to star in many Hollywood films, which have combined to earn more than $2 billion at the box office.
Sandler’s comedic roles include Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Mr Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go with It (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Blended (2014), Murder Mystery (2019) and Hubie Halloween (2020). He also voices Dracula in the first three films of the Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012–18).
Some of his films, mainly comedy films such as Jack and Jill (2011), have been widely panned, and Sandler is the holder of nine Golden Raspberry Awards and 37 Raspberry Award nominations, more than any other actor but Sylvester Stallone. Conversely, he has earned praise for his dramatic performances in films such as Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), Funny People (2009), The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017), and Uncut Gems (2019).
Adam Sandler’s Career
Early in his career, in 1987, Sandler played Theo Huxtable’s friend, Smitty, in The Cosby Show and the Stud Boy or Trivia Delinquent in the MTV game show Remote Control. After his film debut Going Overboard in 1989, Sandler performed in comedy clubs, having first taken the stage at his brother’s urging when he was 17. He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler’s act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.
Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including “The Thanksgiving Song” and “The Chanukah Song”. Sandler told Conan O’Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him and Chris Farley from the show in 1995, and played this up in his return to the show as a host in 2019. In 1993, Adam Sandler appeared in the film Coneheads with Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin. In 1994, he co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.
Sandler starred in Billy Madison (1995) playing a grown man repeating grades 1–12 to earn back his father’s respect and the right to inherit his father’s multimillion-dollar hotel empire. The film was successful at the box office despite negative reviews. He followed this film with Bulletproof (1996), and the financially successful comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). He was initially cast in the bachelor–party–themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998) but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy (1998), one of his first hits.
Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider’s film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The company has produced most of Sandler’s subsequent films to date and is located on the Sony/Columbia Pictures lot in Culver City, California. The majority of the company’s films have received negative reviews from critics, with three considered to be among the worst ever made yet most have performed well at the box office. Others who frequently appear in Sandler films include David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, John Turturro, Peter Dante, Allen Covert, Jonathan Loughran, and Jon Lovitz.
Sandler starred alongside friend Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), and headlined You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008). The latter film was written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel, and directed by Dennis Dugan. Sandler starred along with Keri Russell and English comedian Russell Brand in Adam Shankman’s fantasy film Bedtime Stories (2008), as a stressed hotel maintenance worker whose bedtime stories he reads to his niece and nephew begin to come true. It marked as Sandler’s first family film and first film under the Disney banner.
In 2009, Sandler starred in Judd Apatow’s third directorial feature Funny People, a comedy-drama about a famous comedian (Sandler) with a terminal illness. The film was released on July 31, 2009. Following the release of Funny People, it, along with Punch-Drunk Love were cited in the June 2010 announcement that Sandler was one of 135 people (including 20 actors) invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, alongside Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. He and Dickie Roberts scribe Fred Wolf wrote the script and Dennis Dugan directed the film. Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It. He also voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James’s Zookeeper, released on July 8, 2011. In 2012, he starred in That’s My Boy, as a man who fathered a son (Andy Samberg) with his teacher in high school.
In 2013, he guest-starred in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie as himself. He and Cameron Boyce previously worked together in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. The episode is titled “Punched Dumped Love”. Sandler’s later film Hubie Halloween was dedicated to Boyce’s memory. Sandler co-starred in the drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), directed by Jason Reitman. He was considered for the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy but Bradley Cooper was cast instead.
In December 2019, Sandler starred in the crime thriller drama Uncut Gems, directed by the Safdie brothers. The movie and Sandler’s acting received critical acclaim and many ends of year awards from critics, who noted this role as a career-best for Sandler. In January 2020, Netflix announced a new four-movie deal with Happy Madison Productions worth up to $275 million.
How Old is Adam Sandler?
Sandler was born on September 9, 1966,New York City, U.S. He is currently 54 years old.
Adam Sandler‘s Family
Who are Adam Sandler’s parents?
Sandler’s parents are Judith, a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer.
Does Adam Sandler have siblings?
Sandler has three siblings named Scott, Elizabeth and Valerie Sandler.
Adam Sandler‘s Education
Sandler attended Manchester Central High School. As a teen, Sandler was in BBYO, a Jewish youth group. Sandler graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.
Adam Sandler‘s wife
Sandler has been married to Jacqueline “Jackie” Sandler since June 2003.
Adam Sandler‘s Children – Kids
Sandler has two daughters, Sadie (born May 2006) and Sunny (born November 2008).
Adam Sandler’s Net Worth
Sandler has an estimated net worth of $360 million.
Sandler has a height of 5ft 10in.