Minnie Driver stars in "Barney's Version," opposite Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, as the 2nd Mrs. P.

Minnie Driver first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike in 1995 for her critically acclaimed performance in "Circle of Friends," in which she starred with Chris O'Donnell. She went on to earn Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, for Miramax's award-winning feature, "Good Will Hunting," directed by Gus Van Sent. In 1998 she was honored with ShoWest's prestigious Female Star of Tomorrow for her work.

Her film career is not only filled with characters from all over the world, but also a diverse mix of independent and studio films. She can be seen in the films "Take," which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival; the black comedy "Grosse Pointe Blank"; "Return to Me," opposite David Duchovny; the feature film version of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband"; "High Heels and Low Lifes"; "The Governess"; "Beautiful" (which she produced with her sister Kate for their production company, Two Drivers); "Big Night"; "Ella Enchanted"; and "Sleepers," where she was the only female lead alongside Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman. She also provided the voice of Jane in Walt Disney's animated feature "Tarzan."

Driver appeared as the unforgettable Dahlia Molloy on the critically acclaimed FX television series, "The Riches." An audience favorite, Driver received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for her role. The series also starred British comedian and performance artist Eddie Izzard. In addition, Minnie Driver has made several guest appearances on NBC's "Will & Grace," and she recently completed a five-part thriller series set thousands of feet below the arctic ice: the BBC's "The Deep."

Driver, a singer before she became an actress, lent her vocals to the original title track, "Learn to be Lonely," written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, for the 1995 film version of his "Phantom of the Opera," directed by Joel Schumacher. The song, which played over the end credits, was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. Driver made an indelible impression in the film as Carlotta, the reigning Italian opera house diva, and received a nomination by the Critics Circle in the Best British Actress in a Supporting Role category.

Driver released her debut album, "Everything in My Pocket" in 2004. Driver toured with the Finn Brothers in the UK and headlined her own sold-out tour in the US. In 2007, Driver's second album, "Seastories," was released. The album features performances from Ryan Adams and his band "The Cardinals," as well as indie queen Liz Phair.

On stage, Driver appeared at London's Comedy Theatre with Matthew Perry and Hank Azaria in David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." The play held the record for the largest box-office advance for a West End show at that time. Other theatrical productions include "The Comedy of Errors," "The Married Man," "School for Scandal" and "Camino Real."

Among Driver's charitable causes is OXFAM, for which she is a spokesperson. In 2004, she traveled to Cambodia and Thailand for the international aid agency, to draw attention to the exploitation of the poverty stricken workforce in the garment industry. She is also active on behalf of the environment and animal well-being.




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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: January 31, 1970
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: Amelia Fiona J. Driver
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England, UK


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