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Minnie Driver Biography

Updated On 29 Mar, 2019 Published On 19 Mar, 2015
Minnie Driver
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Date of Birth :
Age : -17845 years old
Family Name : Driver
Birth Country : United Kingdom
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Minnie Driver

What is Minnie Driver marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): In Relation
How many children does Minnie Driver have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Minnie Driver having any relationship affair ?: Yes15 affair
Is Minnie Driver Lesbian ? Don't Know

Amelia Fiona Driver is known as Minnie. She is an English actress, singer and also a songwriter. Currently, she is working on a television series named About a Boy. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward is a fabric designer and a former couture model where as her father Charles Ronald Driver, was a director of London United Investments. Her parents were not married. She had started her career in 1991.

Early Life And Education Of Minnie Driver

Amelia Fiona "Minnie" Driver was born on 31 January 1970 in Marylebone, London, England. Her father, Charles Ronald Driver was the director of London United Investments. He was praised with the Distinguished Flying Medal for his role in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington) is a former model and fabric designer.

Minnie Driver in her childhood days
Source: Daily Mail

Her parents never tied the knot; instead, her father married another woman. Her parents parted ways when she was just six years of age. Minnie spent most of her childhood days in Barbados. She has two half-brothers; Charlie Driver from her father's marriage and Ed Churchward from her mother's another marriage.

Her father who died in 2009 at age 87 had a wife and children when he met her mother in the 1960s.

She studied at the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Later, she attended Collingham College in Kensington. She stands at a height of 5.83 feet (1.78m).

Minnie Driver's Career

Driver, 48 made her TV debut in 1991 performing in an advertisement for Right Guard deodorant. It was the same year she made her stage debut performing as a guitarist and jazz vocalist.

She had minor roles in Casualty, The House of Eliott and  Lovejoy and Peak Practice performing with Armando Iannucci and  Steve Coogan. She also appeared in small roles in Lovejoy, Peak Practice, The House of Eliott, and Casualty.

She landed in the lead role in Circle of Friends in 1995. Driver also worked in several animated features. She gave her voice in Disney's 1999 version of Tarzan. The same year she gave Lady Eboshi's voice in English -dubbed Japanese movie Princess Mononoke.

She played in The Crash in October 2013 which was released in 2017. She appeared in the lead role in the ABC sitcom Speechless in 2016. Most recently, her movie Spinning Man was released in April 2018 in the United States.

Besides her amazing acting career, he's also equally acting in music. She started making music during her school days. When she was 19, she was part of the Milo Roth Band. Receiving a contract from EMI and Rounder Records, she performed at the SXSW music festival.

Everything I've Got in My Pocket from her debut album peaked at 34 in the UK with 'Invisible Girl' at no. 68. She came with her second album Seastories in July 2007 with the third one Ask Me to Dance in October 2014 featuring Neil Young, The Killers, and Elliott Smith.

Minnie Driver's Awards And Honors

In 1995, she won Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Circle of Friends for Most Promising Actress in 1995.

She received the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Skylar in the drama Good Will Hunting in 1997 alongside Matt Damon. She received the London Film Critics' Circle Award in Best Supporting Actress of the Year for the same movie.

In 2007, she was honored with  California Independent Film Festival Award, Phoenix Film Festival, and Tiburon International Film Festival Award for Take. In 2010, she was awarded the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Barney's Version.

Moreover, she was nominated for Emmy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in the TV series The Riches.

Minnie Driver's Net Worth

Driver has an estimated net worth of about $20 million at present. She purchased a 2,768 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms house in Los Angeles, CA in September 2014. The actress paid $2,465,000 for the residence in the Hollywood Hills.

She lived for over 18 years in the hills living in the 'big old Spanish style house. Again, she chose the same area for her new home with less square footage but a larger pool and a garden.

Minnie Driver's Personal Life

In 2001, she was engaged to American actor Josh Brolin before they broke up the same year. She gave birth to a son Henry Story Driver on 5 September 2008 but kept the identity of his father a secret until 2012.

The father of her son, the TV writer and producer Timothy J. Lea left her and ended the relationship when she found out that she was pregnant. She met the man while appearing on series The Riches. She's now raising her baby boy being a single mother.

In October 2016, she revealed that she had been sexually assaulted at 17 during a holiday in Greece.

Minnie Driver and Neville Wakefield attending the Thomas Wylde Maison fashion show in 2015
Source: Zimbio

She's currently in a relationship with boyfriend Neville Wakefield. They have been going on strong for more than three years since meeting for the first time in January 2015 in Los Angeles.

Minnie Driver walking with her son Henry
Source: Daily Mail

Driver was spotted with a gold band on her ring finger as she headed for lunch with her beau at Maura Cafe inside Fred Segal in West Hollywood. 

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Wakefield and Driver are going on strong in their relationship. She was romantically linked with several of her co-stars in past including John Cusack and Matt Damon

Minnie Driver Affairs

  1. First Affair with Chris Isaak

    Her first known boyfriend was Chris Isaak. He was an American rock musician and occasional actor. There is no more information about this relationship

  2. First Affair with Mick Jagger

    It was rumored that she was dating a musician, singer-songwriter and one time actor. His name is Mick Jagger. But there is no confirmation about the relationship.

  3. Third Affair with Elliott Smith

    Her third known boyfriend was a musician, singer and also a song writer. His name is John Cusack. There is also no more information about her relationship with him.

  4. Fourth Affair with David Schwimmer

    After that she had an affair with an American actor, director, producer, voice actor and comedian. His name is David Schwimmer.

  5. Fifth Affair with John Cusack

    Later on she started dating John Cusack. He is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. After dating for sometime they got separated.

  6. Sixth Affair with Matt Damon

    She had also dated Matt Damon. He is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. The couple had co-starred in "Good Will Hunting".

  7. Seventh Affair with Taylor Hawkins

    After that she again dated Taylor Hawkins. He is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters..

  8. Eighth Affair with Josh Brolin

    Her eighth boyfriend was Josh Brolin. He is an American actor. After dating for an year the couple got separated.

  9. Nineth Affair with David Duchovny

    She had also dated is an American actor, writer, and director.. His name is David Duchovny.

  10. 10 Affair with Joey Fatone

    Her tenth boyfriend was Joey Fatone. He is an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality.

  11. Affair with Harrison Ford

    Her another boyfriend was Harrison Ford. He is an American actor. She again broke up with him in the same year when they started sating.

  12. Affair with Aaron Blitzstein

    Later on in 2007 it was rumored that Driver was dating Aaron Blitzstein . He is an American television writer.

  13. Affair with Timothy J. Lea

    In the same year again she had dated Timothy J. Lea. He is an television producer. She had dated him for only few months.

  14. Affair with Matthew Felkner

    She had then dated Matthew Felkner. He is an American writer, producer, actor, and model. As usual they also got separated.

  15. Affair with Ryan Kavanaugh

    After dating a number of guys finally she is dating Ryan Kavanaugh. He is an American film producer and film financier.

Minnie Driver Children

SON : Henry Story Driver

Father: Timothy J. Lea

Her first child is a baby boy and his name is Henry Story Driver. Her child is from her short time boyfriend.

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