Minnie Driver Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Spouse, and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Minnie Driver. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Minnie Driver do for a living?
  2. Who are Minnie Driver’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Minnie Driver’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Minnie Driver married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Minnie Driver have any children?
  6. Where is Minnie Driver now?
  7. How tall is Minnie Driver?
  8. How much money does Minnie Driver earn?
  9. What is Minnie Driver’s net worth?

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 Who is Minnie Driver?

Minnie Driver, fully known as Amelia Fiona Jessica ”Minnie” Driver is a famous British-American actress and singer. Driver rose to popularity with her break-out role in 1995’s Circle of Friends. She went on to star in numerous films such as the cult classic Grosse Pointe Blank, and Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting for which she got nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Driver additionally starred in the musical The Phantom of the Opera, Owning Mahowny, and provided the voice of Lady Eboshi in Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.

Minnie starred in television with Eddie Izzard in The Riches, getting nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She has also starred in the ABC sitcom Speechless, the NBC sitcom About a Boy, and in a recurring role in the NBC series Will & Grace. Driver has starred in various miniseries in the UK such as The Deep for BBC One. Additionally, she began as a singer and has launched three full solo albums over the span of her career. Driver has also provided her voice to a variety of animated series and movies comprising of SuperMansion and Tarzan, and also video games such as Jurassic Park: Trespasser.

Minnie Driver career

Acting career

Minnie received her television debut in a 1991 TV advertisement for Right Guard deodorant. In 1991, she also made her stage debut, supplementing her income by performing as a jazz vocalist and guitarist. She featured in an episode of Maigret in 1993 together with Michael Gambon and Michael Sheen. Driver appeared in The Day Today, on British television, with comedian Steve Coogan and for satirist Armando Iannucci. She also had short roles in Casualty, The House of Eliott, Lovejoy, and Peak Practice. She received broader public popularity when she played the lead role in Circle of Friends in 1995.

Driver went on with supporting roles in GlodenEye (1995), Sleepers (1996), Big Night (1996), and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). She played alongside Matt Damon as Skylar in the drama Good Will Hunting (1997), receiving nominations for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Minnie was also considered to portray Rose DeWitt Butaker in the 1997 movie Titanic, however, director James Cameron felt she was too old and so Kate Winslet was cast.

Driver later starred in Sandra Goldbacher’s movie The Governess in 1998. She then co-starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater in the action thriller Hard Rain the same year. Driver served on various animated features, voicing Jane in Disney’s 1999 version of Tarzan and Lady Eboshi in the 1999 English-dubbed launch of the Japanese film Princess Mononoke. She had a recurring role on Will & Grace as Lorraine Finster, the nemesis of Karen Walker (Megan Mullaly) and daughter of Karen’s lover, Lyle Finster (John Cleese) in 2003 and 2004.

A photo of Minnie Driver

A photo of Minnie Driver

How old is Minnie Driver?

Amelia Fiona Jessica is aged 52 as of 2022, having been born on January 31, 1970, in London, England. She has had citizenship in the United Kingdom since birth and in the United States since 2017. Driver shares her birthday with famous people including Jackie Robinson, Justin Randall Timberlake, Mama Dragun, Kerry Washington, Henri Desgrange, Don Hutson, Jersey Joe, and Thomas Merton, among others.

Minnie Driver Family

Who are Minnie Driver’s parents?

Amelia Fiona Jessica was born in London to Gaynor Churchward (1937-2021) and Charles Ronald Driver (1921-2009). Her mother was a fabric designer and former couture model, while her father was a director of London United Investments. He received the Distinguished Flying Medal for his role in the Battle of Heligoland Bight. Minnie’s parents were never married as her father was married to another woman throughout his relationship with her mother. They broke off their relationship when she was aged six, and her father was born in Swansea, Wales, and was of English and Scottish descent.

Does Minnie Driver have siblings?

Driver was born in a family of two children. She has one older sibling, sister Kate, who is a film producer and manager. She also has one half-sister Susan Driver, from her father’s previous marriage, and two younger half-brothers, Charlie Diver from her father’s next marriage and Edward Churchward from her mother’s next marriage. Kate gave Driver the nickname Minnie from childhood.

Minnie Driver Education

Driver attended Bedales School in Hampshire as a boarder, before joining Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She later attended Collingham College, an independent college in Kensington.

Minnie Driver Interests

Driver is into music from a young age and has launched three albums to date. She was also a long-time ambassador for and supporter of Oxfam, prior to withdrawing her support over the sexual abuse scandal affecting the organization in 2018. This was led to the sexual assault she experienced at the age of 17 while on holiday in Greece, as she had revealed in 2016.

Minnie Driver Spouse

Driver is currently in a relationship with Addison O’Dea from 2019 to the present and is engaged. She was previously engaged for a short time to Josh Brolin in 2001. Driver was also in a short relationship with television writer and producer Timothy j. Lea and has one child together.

Minnie Driver Children

Driver has one child as of the present. She has a son, Henry Story Driver, born on September 5, 2008, while in a short relationship with Timothy J. Lea.

Minnie Driver Height

Driver has a sexy, beautiful, and curvaceous body, adding up to an average height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 64 kg (141 lbs).

2007 to present

Minnie made a come back to TV in the FX Network show The Riches in March 2007. She got nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Driver was scheduled to appear in The Simpsons Movie, however, her appearance was cut from the last version. She appeared in the January 2010 episode of Modern Family called ”Moon Landing”. Minnie starred in the television series The Deep and appeared in Conviction, in the comedy-drama Barney’s version, receiving a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She began filming for The Crash in October 2013, which was launched on January 13, 2017. Driver landed the lead role in the ABC sitcom Speechless, portraying the mother of three children, one of whom has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. The series debuted in the 2016-17 television season but was canceled after three seasons in May 2019.

Music career

Driver started making music at boarding school. She then collaborated on Bomb the Bass’s album Clear, in 1994, as part of the outfit River. Minnie was part of the Milo Roth Band, which got a recording deal when she was aged 19. She later signed with EMI and Rounder Records in 2001 and performed at the SXSW music festival. The title track of Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket, her first album, topped at No. 34 in the UK, and the track ”Invisible Girl” topped at No. 68. She wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the album. She was also the supporting act for the Finn Brothers on the UK portion of their world tour in 2004.

Driver portrayed Carlotta Giudicell in Joel Schumacher’s movie The Phantom of the Opera, based on the musical of the same title by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2004. She sang ”Learn to be Lonely”, an original song written for the movie by Lloyd Webber. However, due to her lack of opera experience, all her songs as Carlotta were dubbed by opera singer Margaret Preece. She launched her second album, Seastories, featuring guest appearances by the Cardinals, Ryan Adams, and Liz Phair in July 2007. Minnie launched a third album titled Ask Me to Dance in October 2014, which consisted of tracks by Neil Young, Elliot Smith, and The Killers.

Podcast

Driver began a podcast, Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver in 2021. She asks guests a series of seven questions, inspired by the Proust Questionnaire. The guests have comprised Nick Jonas, Chelsea Clinton, and Cindy Crawford.

Minnie Driver Net Worth

British-American actress and singer, Driver has been active from 1991 to the present. She has appeared and statted in numerous films and launched three music albums. Driver has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $14 million as of 2022.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Zebra Man Emily Ashdown Short
1994 That Sunday Rachel Short
1995 Circle of Friends Bernadette ‘Benny’ Hogan
1995 GoldenEye Irina
1996 Big Night Phyllis
1996 Sleepers Carol Martinez
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Debi Newberry
1997 Good Will Hunting Skylar Satenstein
1998 Hard Rain Karen
1998 The Governess Rosina Da Silva
1998 At Sachem Farm Kendal
1999 An Ideal Husband Miss Mabel Chiltern
1999 Princess Mononoke Lady Eboshi (voice) English dub
1999 Tarzan Jane Porter (voice)
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Brooke Shields (voice)
2000 Return to Me Grace Briggs
2000 Beautiful Mona Hibbard
2000 Slow Burn Trina McTeague
2000 The Upgrade Constance Levine Short
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes Shannon
2001 D.C. Smalls Waitress Short
2003 Owning Mahowny Belinda
2003 Hope Springs Vera Edwards
2004 Ella Enchanted Mandy
2004 Portrait Donna Short
2004 The Phantom of the Opera Carlotta
2006 The Virgin of Juarez Karina Danes
2007 Take Ana Nichols
2007 Ripple Effect Kitty
2007 The Simpsons Movie Grievance Counselor Scenes deleted
2009 Motherhood Sheila
2010 Conviction Abra Rice
2010 Barney’s Version Mrs. P.
2011 Hunky Dory Vivienne Mae
2012 Goats Shaman Uncredited
2013 I Give It a Year Naomi
2014 Return to Zero Maggie Royal
2014 Stage Fright Kylie Swanson
2014 Beyond the Lights Macy Jean
2015 Unity Narrator (voice) Documentary
2017 The Crash Shannon Clifton
2017 The Wilde Wedding Priscilla Jones
2017 Laboratory Conditions Marjorie Cane Short
2018 Spinning Man Ellen Birch
2021 Cinderella Queen Beatrice
2022 Rosaline The Nurse Post-production
2022 Chevalier La Guimard Post-production
2022 Nandor Fodor And The Talking Mongoose Anne In Production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 God on the Rocks Lydia TV Movie
1991 The House of Eliott Mary Episode #1.4
1991 Casualty Zena Mitchell Episode: “The Last Word”
1992 Lovejoy Sarah Episode: “Kids”
1992 Kinsey Louise Kinsey 3 episodes
1993 Maigret Arlette Episode: “Maigret and the Night Club Dancer”
1993 Mr Wroe’s Virgins Leah 4 episodes
1993 Screen One Sally Episode: “Royal Celebration”
1994 The Day Today Mila Milandrovicz, Lally Sampson 2 episodes
1994 Peak Practice Sue Keel Episode: “Enemy Within”
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge Daniella Forrest Episode #1.2
1995 My Good Friend Ellie 7 episodes
1995 The Politician’s Wife Jennifer Caird 3 episodes
1996 Cruel Train Flora Mussell TV Movie
1996 Murder Most Horrid Sergeant Cole Episode: “Confess”
2000 The X-Files Cinema Audience Uncredited; episode: “Hollywood A.D.”
2003–2020 Will & Grace Lorraine Finster Recurring Role; 9 episodes
2003 Absolutely Fabulous Herself Episode: “Panickin'”
2007–2008 The Riches Dahlia Malloy Lead Role
2010 Modern Family Valerie Episode: “Moon Landing”
2010 The Deep Frances Kelly Lead Role, miniseries
2011 Hail Mary Mary Beth Baker TV Movie
2012 Lady Friends Jennifer Rensen TV Movie
2012 QuickBites Ellen Episode: “Food for Thought”
2012 Web Therapy Allegra Favreau 5 episodes
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: “The Office Party”
2014 Hell’s Kitchen Herself Episode: “7 Chefs Again”
2014 The Red Tent Leah Lead Role, miniseries
2014–2015 About a Boy Fiona Bowa Lead Role
2014 Peter Pan Live! Narrator/Adult Wendy Darling TV special
2015 Undateable Ally’s Friend Episode: “A Live Show Walks Into a Bar: Part 1”
2016–2019 Speechless Maya DiMeo Lead role
2018–2019 SuperMansion Debby Devizo (voice) 5 episodes
2021 Modern Love Stephanie Curran Episode: “On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down”
2021-2022 Starstruck Cath 3 Episodes
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