Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

Highest Rated: 98% Good Will Hunting (1997)

Lowest Rated: 12% Slow Burn (2000)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1970

Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England, UK

Minnie Driver first made a splash in America with back-to-back roles in the comedy "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997) and the drama "Good Will Hunting" (1997). Born in London in 1970, Driver took to both music and singing as a young child. She attended boarding school in Hampshire but spent vacations with her father who lived in Barbados. Though her music group the Milo Roth Band signed a recording contract when Driver was just 19, her first professional success came just a short while later when she began auditioning for and landing roles on screen. She appeared on "The House of Elliott" (BBC, 1991-94), "Casualty" (BBC, 1986-), and "Lovejoy" (BBC, 1986-1994) in 1991 alone, and co-starred on the mini-series "Mrs. Wroe's Virgins" (BBC, 1993) just two years later. Driver landed her big break in 1995 when she was cast as in the lead role of "ugly duckling" Benny in the drama "Circle of Friends" (1995). Driver gained 25 lbs. for the role, impressing audiences with her nuance and vulnerability. Following the small movie's sleeper success, she quickly shed the weight and took her talents stateside, winning tremendous acclaim for her performance in "Good Will Hunting." Driver branched into producing the following year with the drama "At Sachem Farm" (1998), but she remained most well known and in-demand for her abilities as an actor. She starred in the beauty pageant comedy-drama "Beautiful" (2000) as well as in the British comedy "High Heel and Lowlifes" (2001) before finally returning to her passion for singing, releasing her first album Everything I've Got in My Pocket in 2004. That same year found Driver playing opera diva Carlotta in the big screen adaptation of the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004), for which she also performed the additional song "Learn to be Lonely" during the credits. Driver moved into TV in 2007, starring opposite Eddie Izzard on the series "The Riches" (FX, 2007-08) and earning major acclaim for her performance from critics. She released her sophomore album Seastories also in 2007. Though "The Riches" was cancelled after just two seasons, Driver continued her upward trajectory, appearing with Hilary Swank in "Conviction" (2010) and starring in the science fiction mini-series "The Deep" (BBC, 2010). She released a third album, Ask Me to Dance in 2014, shortly before joining the cast of the TV adaptation of "About a Boy" (NBC, 2014-15). The show came to an end in 2016, but Driver did not miss a beat, taking on the role of Maya DiMeo on the series "Speechless" (ABC, 2016-19).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella Queen Beatrice (Character) - 2021
42% 36% Spinning Man Ellen Birch (Character) - 2018
27% 13% The Wilde Wedding Priscilla Jones (Character) - 2017
17% 71% The Crash Shannon Clifton (Character) - 2017
37% 27% Stage Fright Kylie Swanson (Character) $7.1K 2014
No Score Yet 87% Return to Zero Maggie Royal (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milky Way Unknown (Character) - 2014
56% 31% Peter Pan Live! Unknown (Character) - 2014
84% 75% Beyond the Lights Macy Jean (Character) $14.6M 2014
51% 38% I Give It a Year Naomi (Character) $32.5K 2013
54% 49% Hunky Dory Vivienne (Character) $19K 2011
68% 70% Conviction Abra Rice (Character) $6.8M 2010
78% 78% Barney's Version 2nd Mrs. P (Character) $7.5M 2010
20% 16% Motherhood Sheila (Character) $92.9K 2009
29% No Score Yet Ripple Effect Kitty (Character),
Executive Producer
$13.8K 2007
45% 42% Take Ana (Character) $5.1K 2007
No Score Yet 40% The Virgin of Juarez Karina Danes (Character) - 2006
33% 84% The Phantom of the Opera Carlotta (Character) $51.2M 2004
50% 57% Ella Enchanted Mandy (Character) $22.9M 2004
79% 75% Owning Mahowny Belinda (Character) $1M 2003
23% 27% Hope Springs Vera (Character) - 2003
20% 49% High Heels and Low Lifes Shannon (Character) $226.8K 2001
62% 79% Return to Me Grace Briggs (Character) $32.7M 2000
12% 8% Slow Burn Trina McTeague (Character) - 2000
16% 55% Beautiful Mona (Character) $3.1M 2000
85% 69% An Ideal Husband Miss Mabel Chiltern (Character) $18.5M 1999
89% 75% Tarzan Jane Porter (Voice) - 1999
65% 50% The Governess Rosina 'Rosie' da Silva, aka Mary Blackchurch (Character) $4M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Kendal (Character) - 1998
30% 34% Hard Rain Karen (Character) $19.9M 1998
No Score Yet 88% At Sachem Farm Kendal (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1998
93% 94% Princess Mononoke Lady Eboshi (Voice) - 1997
80% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Debi Newberry (Character) $28.1M 1997
98% 94% Good Will Hunting Skylar (Character),
Original Song
$138.3M 1997
96% 84% Big Night Phyllis (Character) $12M 1996
73% 85% Sleepers Carol Martinez (Character) $53.3M 1996
78% 73% Circle of Friends Bernadette `'Benny'` Hogan (Character) $21.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruel Train Flora Mussell (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zebra Man Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet God on the Rocks Lydia (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
74% No Score Yet Will & Grace Lorraine Finster (Guest Star) 2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet 78% Speechless Maya DiMeo (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest
2017-2019 2014 2011
No Score Yet 86% SuperMansion Debbie Devizo (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016-2018 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet HSN Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2008
74% 80% About a Boy Fiona (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Tent Leah (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Music Performer,
Guest
2014
No Score Yet 35% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2012-2013 2010 2008
No Score Yet 60% Web Therapy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
85% 87% Modern Family Valerie (Guest Star) 2010
86% No Score Yet The Riches Dahlia Malloy (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Lorraine Finster (Guest Star) 2003-2004
96% 94% Absolutely Fabulous Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Guest Star) 1993

QUOTES FROM Minnie Driver CHARACTERS

Maggie says: You know what's strange? This pain I feel... I love it. I LOVE it. And I embrace it. I'm afraid if I let it go, I'm gonna lose the last little piece of him I still have. It's funny, this thing no one tells you about... about the relationship that begins with them after they die. If I can... quiet my head down enough, I can feel him. I hear him.

Colin Ware says: I'm totally unshakable on this.

Vera Edwards says: I can feel your resolve stiffening.

Jane says: put me down! put me down! *scary monkeys appear*

Jane says: Put me down! Put me down! *scary monkeys appear*

Jane says: Pick me up! pick me up! pick me up!

Jane says: Pick me up! Pick me up! Pick me up!

Jane says: His eyes were intense and focused and, I'd never seen such eyes...

Professor Porter says: oh, ahem, should i leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment ?

Professor Porter says: Oh, ahem, should I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?

Gilles Andre says: Senorita, these things do happen.

La Carlotta says: For the past 3 years, "these things do happen" and did you stop them from happening? No! And you two! You are as bad as him! "These things do happen." *grunts with anger* Until you stop these things from happening, this thing does not happen.

La Carlotta says: For the past 3 years, 'these things do happen' and did you stop them from happening? No! And you two! You are as bad as him! 'These things do happen.' *grunts with anger* Until you stop these things from happening, this thing does not happen.

Lady Eboshi [English Version] says: What exactly are you here for?

Ashitaka [English Version] says: To see with eyes unclouded by hate.

Lefevre says: We get our opera!

Gilles Andre says: (whispers) She gets her line right...

Gilles Andre says: (whispers) She gets her line right.

Gilles Andre says: [whispers] She gets her line right.

Carlotta says: [whispers] She gets her limelight.

Carol says: Mug me or marry me, Shakes. I'm too tired for anything else.

Carol says: The man I know is not the boy you remember.

Lorenzo a.k.a. Shakes says: None of us are.