Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

  • Highest Rated: 97% Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Slow Burn (2000)
  • Birthday: Jan 31, 1970
  • Birthplace: London
  • Displaying talent both for acting and for appearing at awards ceremonies wearing dresses that attract more attention than the awards themselves, Minnie Driver rose from almost complete obscurity to her position as one of the most visible British actresses of the 1990s over the course of just a few years. Born Amelia Driver in London on January 31, 1971, she was christened "Minnie" by her sister, who was too young to pronounce her little sister's name correctly. Raised in Barbados and schooled in locales as diverse as Paris, Grenoble, and Hampshire, Driver attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she studied drama.Driver got her start on the stage and on television and made her big-screen debut in Circle of Friends in 1995. Playing the film's protagonist -- a "big, soft girl," as one of the film's characters calls her -- she was required to gain over 20 pounds for the role. She won critical acclaim for her performance, but had trouble finding more work until she lost the weight. Once she was revealed to be a statuesque beauty in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), she soon was being written up in a number of magazine articles that hailed her as one to watch. Critical appreciation for her work in Sleepers and Stanley Tucci's Big Night followed in 1996, and the next year, Driver proved herself capable of handling both comedy and a convincing Midwestern accent in Grosse Pointe Blank. That same year, she had what was possibly her most high-profile role to date in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. Starring as Matt Damon's brilliant girlfriend (a role she reportedly played offscreen as well), she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance.In 1998, Driver could be seen in The Governess and At Satchem Farm, a romantic comedy she executive produced with her sister, Kate, and actor Nigel Hawthorne. She also ventured into the action realm with Hard Rain. Driver then put her voice to lucrative use, voicing characters in Disney's Tarzan, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut in 1999, and Lady Eboshi in the 1999 English dubbed release of the Japanese film Princess Mononoke. That same year, she took a swing at Oscar Wilde, starring in Oliver Parker's adaptation of Wilde's An Ideal Husband with Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, and Jeremy Northam. Driver then shed her corset and donned an American accent for her starring role in Bonnie Hunt's Return to Me (2000), a romantic comedy that cast the actress as a woman who falls in love with a widowed architect (David Duchovny) and discovers a surprising secret about the identity of his dead wife.Driver returned to television in 2007, when she co-starred with Eddie Izzard for the FX Network's The Riches, a series following a family squatting in an upscale suburban community. The role earned her nominations for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series in both 2007 and 2008. In 2010, Driver joined actress Hilary Swank in Conviction, a film chronicling the real-life story of a single mother who obtains a law degree to represent her brother, who was wrongfully convicted of murder. The same year, Driver joined Paul Giamatti for which she would earn a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress. The actress co-starred with a cast including Vera Farmiga and Will Arnett in the 2011 comedy Goats.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

42% Spinning Man Ellen Birch 2018
29% The Wilde Wedding Priscilla Jones 2017
17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) Shannon Clifton 2017
83% Beyond the Lights Macy Jean $14.7M 2014
37% Stage Fright Kylie Swanson 2014
56% Peter Pan Live! Actor 2014
No Score Yet Return to Zero Maggie 2014
52% I Give It a Year Naomi $5.9M 2013
54% Hunky Dory Vivienne Mae $14.7K 2013
79% Barney's Version 2nd Mrs. "P" $7.6M 2011
67% Conviction Abra Rice $6.8M 2010
20% Motherhood Sheila $50.6K 2009
43% Take Ana Nichols 2008
29% Ripple Effect Kitty Executive Producer 2008
82% Delirious Actor 2007
88% The Simpsons Movie Actor $183.2M 2007
No Score Yet The Virgin of Juarez Journalist 2006
33% The Phantom of the Opera Carlotta $51.2M 2005
50% Ella Enchanted Mandy $22.9M 2004
79% Owning Mahowny Belinda $0.8M 2003
23% Hope Springs Vera 2003
20% High Heels and Lowlifes Shannon 2001
16% Beautiful Mona $2.9M 2000
11% Slow Burn Trina McTeague 2000
62% Return to Me Grace Briggs 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Lady Eboshi [English Version] 1999
81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Brooke Shields 1999
85% An Ideal Husband Mabel 1999
89% Tarzan Jane 1999
No Score Yet At Sachem Farm (Uncorked) (Trade Winds) (Higher Love) Kendal 1999
No Score Yet Uncorked Actor 1999
65% The Governess Rosina da Silva 1998
97% Good Will Hunting Skylar 1997
28% Hard Rain Karen 1997
80% Grosse Pointe Blank Debi Newberry 1997
73% Sleepers Carol 1996
96% Big Night Phyllis 1996
78% GoldenEye Irina 1995
No Score Yet Politician's Wife Actor 1995
78% Circle of Friends Benny 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Speechless
2016
Maya DiMeo
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
74% About a Boy
2014-2015
Fiona
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
77% The Red Tent
2014
Leah
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
Allegra Favreau
  • 2012
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
Sue Valerie
  • 2011
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
86% The Riches
2007-2008
Dahlia Malloy
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2005
96% Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
Herself
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Lorraine Finster Lorraine Binstock
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Minnie Driver CHARACTERS

Maggie
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
I'm totally unshakable on this.
Vera Edwards
I can feel your resolve stiffening.
Jane
put me down! put me down! *scary monkeys appear*
Jane
Put me down! Put me down! *scary monkeys appear*
Jane
Pick me up! pick me up! pick me up!
Jane
Pick me up! Pick me up! Pick me up!
Jane
His eyes were intense and focused and, I'd never seen such eyes...
Professor Porter
oh, ahem, should i leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment ?
Professor Porter
Oh, ahem, should I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?
Gilles Andre
Senorita, these things do happen.
La Carlotta
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
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]
What exactly are you here for?
Ashitaka [English Version]
To see with eyes unclouded by hate.
Lefevre
We get our opera!
Gilles Andre
(whispers) She gets her line right...
Gilles Andre
(whispers) She gets her line right.
Gilles Andre
[whispers] She gets her line right.
Carlotta
[whispers] She gets her limelight.
Carol
Mug me or marry me, Shakes. I'm too tired for anything else.
Carol
The man I know is not the boy you remember.
Lorenzo a.k.a. Shakes
None of us are.