Minnie Driver Biography

Minnie Driver Biography
Minnie Driver (born on January 31, 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter, born in London. Minnie Driver first came to broad public attention when she played the lead role in Circle of Friends. Minnie Driver was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting.

Biography

 

In 2003 and 2004, Minnie Driver had a noted comic recurring role on Will & Grace as Lorraine Finster, Karen's (Megan Mullally)'s nemesis.

Minnie was born to parents of English, Irish, Scottish, Italian and French descent. 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.

Minnie 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. The contract led to the release of Everything I've Got in My Pocket, an album backed by a group that includes members of the Wallflowers and Pete Yorn's band. Driver wrote ten of the eleven songs on the album and also covered "Hungry Heart" from Bruce Springsteen's The River.

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

Animated Film List for Minnie Driver




Film List for Minnie Driver

She has been linked romantically with several of her film's costars, including Matt Damon, John Cusack, and Josh Brolin. She was also linked to tennis player Robby Ginepri.


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