Minnie Driver
Actress, singer-songwriter
Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.
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Film Clip: 'The Crash'
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
Watch a film clip from "The Crash," starring Frank Grillo, Minnie Driver, and John Leguizamo. Photo: Vertical Entertainment
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Film Trailer: 'The Crash'
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
Watch the film trailer for "The Crash," starring Frank Grillo, Minnie Driver, and John Leguizamo. Photo: Vertical Entertainment
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Dogs Vs. Math
Huffington Post - 3 months
Are you a parent? Are you thinking of getting a dog? I most definitely want one. A big one. I had one as a kid, then another as a young adult. Since then, it's been a 23-year dry spell. Much of this comes down to circumstance. I've lived most of those years in places that either didn't allow pets, or simply couldn't accommodate a medium to large-sized pup. The good news: I now reside at a location that's decently suited for pet ownership. (Nice-sized apartment, adjacent, park, etc.) The bad news: Adding a dog to my life means some financial planning is in order. We're talking vet bills, doggie toys, grooming supplies, the healthiest and safest dog foods - the list goes on. So yeah, basically, a budget. This is infinitely easier said than done. The reason: budgets are all about math - a field everyone seems to comprehend except me. So much so that heightened abilities in the field of mathematics (recognition of algorithms, numerical patterns and the like) have become a 21st ce ...
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Here Are The New Shows That Have Been Picked Up For A Full Season So Far
Huffington Post - 4 months
Watching a new series can be a gamble. It can feel like you’re never sure how much of your time you really want to invest. There’s always the possibility that just as you’re getting hooked, you learn it’s getting the axe.  This year’s new crop of shows is no different — there will be casualties. But if you’re looking for something new to watch this fall, the networks have already committed to several new series, which guarantees you at least a full season of watching.   NBC ”This Is Us” and “The Good Place” We’re only three episodes deep, but if you’re anything like us, you’re already addicted to “This Is Us.” The interconnected family drama from “Crazy Stupid Love” writer Dan Fogelman has us in tears every week, and thankfully, NBC picked it up for an 18-episode season. That should give viewers sufficient time to get to know “The Big Three” and co.  Meanwhile, NBC ordered a 13-episode season from the get-go for heavenly comedy “The Good Place,” starr ...
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'Speechless' star Minnie Driver reveals prior sexual assault
LATimes - 5 months
Minnie Driver, star of ABC's "Speechless," became the latest celebrity to open up about a painful piece of personal history on Tuesday, as she shared the story of her sexual assault as a teenager.  A guest on the SiriusXM radio program "Stand Up with Pete Dominick," Driver recounted an incident...
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Photos: Minnie Driver Promotes Her New ABC Show
ABC News - 10 months
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12 Baby Names Inspired By History-Making Black Female Singers
Huffington Post - about 2 years
In honor of Black History Month, we salute some fabulous singers who contributed to the birth of the blues and the beginnings of jazz. Most are not as well known now as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, but they all made significant contributions to this most American of art forms -- and many of their vintage names are right on trend for babies today! Adelaide Jazz singer Adelaide Hall had a career that spanned 70 years, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, pioneered the improvisational vocal techniques known as “scat” singing, and had great success in England. The place name Adelaide, used by Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths for her daughter, is a big Nameberry fave, now at Number 13; Number 321 nationally. Alberta Another jazz and blues singer with a long career, Alberta Hunter had early success, starting in 1917, flourished as a singer and songwriter in the 1920s and 1930s and was still performing into the seventies. The feminization name Alberta is a ro ...
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The Bottom Line: 'Funny Girl' By Nick Hornby
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby Riverhead, $27.95 Published Feb. 3, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis with fun tidbits about the book. What we think: A Nick Hornby book has become a minor pop cultural event. His novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, and his memoir Fever Pitch, all inspired wildly popular film adaptations, and About a Boy was recently brought to the small screen in the form of a sitcom starring Minnie Driver. His digestible blend of pop nerdery and heartwarming relationship growth sets his books apart from the average dude lit, and seems to scratch an itch shared widely by mass culture aficionados. Hornby’s books don’t aspire to the higher-brow end of the literary spectrum, but neither do they sink to the depths of rote formula and pedestrian prose that typifies mass market genre. They make it fun, funny and even a bit heartwarming to read about, say, an arrogant, self-involved guy who learns too late in li ...
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New Shows You Should Watch If Your Favorite Show Was Canceled
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Mid-season premieres are upon us. Cold War-based "The Assets" and crime-fighting "Killer Woman" are already in full swing, but there are a few new shows that seem to harken back to some of our favorite canceled ones. Remember "Ben & Kate"? Cut way too short. "The Secret Circle"? Okay, we know this CW witch drama was a little over-the-top. We won't even get started on "Happy Endings." This year, it seems like the networks took note of a few of the shows they let go. Here's what new shows you should watch if your favorite was canceled. If you miss "Happy Endings," try "Mixology" Nothing can fill the hole that was left in our hearts when ABC canceled "Happy Endings." But the network's new show from Ryan Seacrest might (and we really mean, might) help you get over "Happy Endings." "Mixology" follows 10 singles in a bar. Yep, the entire season takes place in a bar, with flashbacks and backstories interspersed. Sizzling one-liners aplenty, "Mixology" may take a while to find its foot ...
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See What Minnie Driver Says About Dating
ABC News - about 3 years
Suitors don't get to meet her son "until very late in the game," she says.     
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Minnie Driver, Dianna Agron, Ed Westwick to shoot movie in Chicago
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean Chicago is done playing host to Hollywood this year.     
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Minnie Driver, Dianna Agron, Ed Westwick to shoot movie in Chicago
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean Chicago is done playing host to Hollywood this year.     
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Sophia Stuart: Love, Eventually
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." Jane Austen In Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen's heroine Elizabeth Bennet has few choices in life, while the world is Mr. Darcy's oyster. How times have changed. Where once people longed for love and settled for security, now modern day heroines can pick and choose. But is the outcome any different? According to the movie I Give It a Year, perhaps it is. Unlike Jane Austen's novels, which always end with the marriage ceremony, I Give It a Year starts with the orange blossom, embarrassing best man's speech and the groom's ill-advised novelty dance. It all goes downhill from there -- until the last few moments when Love Conquers All and we leave the cinema with a smile and a sigh and a sense of contentment. Which is just how it should be. The four central characters re-align into the proper formation (this is not a plot spoiler, but it's sweetly done when it happens). Super-smooth American businessman Guy (p ...
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The Latest Adorable Trend In Baby Names For Girls
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for naming your new daughter Winnie Rose, and proving our point -- which is that we’re into a whole new era of nickname names. These are not like those midcentury Cindys and Mindys and Marcis and Loris, but go further back in time to faded Victorian favorites. It’s a trend that started in the UK, where 10 percent of the current Top 100 girls’ names fit this description, and several of the boys -- Alfie, Archie, Freddie, Ollie -- rank there as well. Here are some of the vintage girls’ nickname names, with their uniquely charming combination of sentiment and sass, which best illustrate the trend. Tilly/Tillie Tilly, now sitting at Number 90 in the U.K., is short for Matilda, a name that took off after it was chosen for their daughter by Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger. These days the nickname here would more likely be Mattie, but we’re all for bringing back Tilly. Millie/Milly Millie’s anothe ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Minnie Driver
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    Driver released a third album in October 2014 called Ask Me to Dance that includes songs by Elliott Smith, Neil Young and The Killers.
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  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, Driver appeared on an episode of the reality show Who Do You Think You Are?, in which she searched for information about her dead father.
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    In October 2013, Driver started filming for Jekyll Island, starring alongside Frank Grillo, AnnaSophia Robb, Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo, Ed Westwick, Mary McCormack, Christopher McDonald and Maggie Q.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    In September 2008, Driver gave birth to a son, whom she named Henry, from a brief relationship with television producer Timothy J. Lea.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    Driver released her second album, Seastories, in July 2007, featuring guest appearances by Ryan Adams, the Cardinals and Liz Phair.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    In 2004, Driver played Carlotta Giudicelli in Joel Schumacher's film The Phantom of the Opera, based on the musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    More Details Hide Details Driver sang "Learn to be Lonely," an original song written for the film by Lloyd Webber. However, due to her lack of experience in opera, all her songs as Carlotta were dubbed by opera singer Margaret Preece.
    In 2004, Driver was the supporting act for the Finn Brothers on the UK portion of their world tour.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    Driver was engaged to Josh Brolin in 2001.
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    In 2001 she signed with EMI and Rounder Records and performed at the SXSW music festival.
    More Details Hide Details The title song of Everything I've Got in My Pocket, her first album, reached No. 34 in the UK, and the song, "Invisible Girl" which peaked at No. 68. Driver wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the album.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Driver has also worked on several animated features, voicing Jane in Disney's 1999 version of Tarzan and Lady Eboshi in the 1999 English dubbed release of the Japanese film Princess Mononoke.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2007, Driver made her return to television in the FX Network show The Riches. She was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2008, respectively. She was scheduled to appear in The Simpsons Movie, although her appearance was cut from the final version. Driver appeared in the January 2010 episode of Modern Family entitled "Moon Landing". She also starred in the television series The Deep and appeared in Conviction, in the comedy-drama Barney's Version, winning a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    In 1998, Driver starred in Sandra Goldbacher's film The Governess.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003 and 2004, she had a recurring role on Will & Grace as Lorraine Finster, the nemesis of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and daughter of Karen's lover, Lyle Finster (John Cleese).That same year, she co-starred opposite Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman in the action thriller, Hard Rain.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Driver gained broader public attention when she played the lead role in Circle of Friends in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details She followed this with supporting roles in GoldenEye (1995), Sleepers (1996) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). She played opposite Matt Damon as Skylar in the drama Good Will Hunting (1997), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Driver also made her stage debut in 1991, supplementing her income by performing as a jazz vocalist and guitarist.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared on British television with comedians Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci, and had small parts in Casualty, The House of Eliott, Lovejoy and Peak Practice.
    Driver's television debut was in a 1991 TV advertisement for Right Guard deodorant.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1970.
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