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Minnie Driver

Full / Real Name: Amelia Driver
Born: 31 January 1970 (50 years old)
Gender: Female

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Minnie Driver is an English actress best known for her roles in the movies Circle Of Friends, Grosse Point Blank and Good Will Hunting, for which she was nominated for a 1998 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Although known primarily as a film actress, Driver had a notable recurring role in a six-episode story arc on the 5th and 6th seasons of the television sitcom Will & Grace.

In 2007 she is set to star in The Riches - her first television series as a member of the main credited cast.

Driver has made guest appearances on the following television shows:

The House Of Elliott
Casualty
Lovejoy
Maigret
Peak Practice
The Day Today
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge
My Good Friend
Murder Most Horrid
The X Files

She also appeared in the 1993 mini-series Mr. Wroe's Virgins.

In addition, she has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:

God on the Rocks (1990)
Royal Celebration (1993)
That Sunday (1994)
Cruel Train (1995)
The Politician's Wife (1995)

Driver was a presenter on the 1998 TV special The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Film

Driver has appeared in the following feature films:

The Zebra Man (1992)
Circle of Friends (1995)
GoldenEye (1995)
Big Night (1996)
Sleepers (1996)
Baggage (1997)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Mononoke-hime (1997) (voice: English version)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Hard Rain (1998)
The Governess (1998)
At Sachem Farm (1998)
An Ideal Husband (1999)
Tarzan (1999) (voice)
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) (voice)
Return to Me (2000)
Beautiful (2000)
Slow Burn (2000)
The Upgrade (2000)
D.C. Smalls (2001)
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Hope Springs (2003)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Portrait (2004)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Delirious (2006)
Ripple Effect (2006)
Take (2007)
The Simpsons Movie (2007) (voice)

Driver also lent her voice to the 1998 video game Trespasser.

Music

Prior to her success as an actress, Driver was a member of a band called "Puff, Rocks and Brown"; the band was signed to a development deal with Island Records, which ended without a release.

Driver began a low-profile return to music in 2000; in 2004 she signed recording contracts with EMI and Rounder Records and performed at SXSW.

Canadian music producer Colin Craig assisted in the eventual release of "Everything I've Got in My Pocket", which reached No. 34 in the UK, and a second single, "Invisible Girl" peaking at No.68.

An album, Everything I've Got in My Pocket, also reached No. 44 in the UK album chart, backed by a group that includes members of the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn's band.

Driver wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the album and also covered "Hungry Heart" from Bruce Springsteen's The River.

In 2004 Minnie Driver was the support act for the Finn Brothers on the UK portion of their world tour.

In 2004, Driver played Carlotta Giudicelli in Joel Schumacher's film of The Phantom of the Opera. Due to the vocal requirements of the role, Driver was the sole cast member to have her voice dubbed.

However, she did lend her own voice to Learn to be Lonely, a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber specifically for the film version of his musical (it plays over the closing credits of the movie).


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