Minnie Driver Biography (1970?-)

Original name, Amelia Driver; born January 31, 1970 (some sources cite 1971),in London, England; daughter of Ronnie Driver (a businessman) and Gaynor Churchward (a model and designer); sister of Kate Driver (a producer and model).Addresses: Agent: ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.;Manager: Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Publicist: Wolf/Kasteler PR, 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, composer, editor
Birth Details
January 31, 1970?
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Bernadette "Benny" Hogan, Circle of Friends (also known as GoodGirls), Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Irina, GoldenEye, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Phyllis, Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Baggage (short film), 1996
  • Carol Martinez, Sleepers, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Debi Newberry, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Skylar, Good Will Hunting, Buena Vista/Miramax, 1997
  • (English-language version) Voice of Lady Eboshi, The Princess Mononoke (animated; also known as Mononoke Hime), Miramax/Dimension Films,1999
  • Rosina da Silva/Mary Blackchurch, The Governess, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998
  • Kendal, At Sachem Farm (also known as Trade Winds, Higher Love, and Uncorked), Itasca Pictures, 1998
  • Karen, Hard Rain (also known as The Flood and Pluie d'enfer), Paramount, 1998
  • Voice of Jane Porter, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Mabel Chiltern, An Ideal Husband, Miramax, 1999
  • Voice of Brooke Shields, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (animated), Paramount/Warner Bros., 1999
  • Grace Briggs, Return to Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • Mona Hibbard, Beautiful, Destination Films, 2000
  • Trina McTeague, Slow Burn, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Constance Levine, The Upgrade (short film), 2000
  • Shannon, High Heels and Low Lifes, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Waitress, D. C. Smalls (short film), 2001
  • Belinda, Owning Mahowny, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Vera, Hope Springs, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Mandy, Ella Enchanted, Miramax, 2004
  • Carlotta, The Phantom of the Opera, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, At Sachem Farm (also known as Trade Winds, Higher Love, and Uncorked), Itasca Pictures, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • My Good Friend, ITV, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Leah, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, BBC, 1993
  • Arlette, "Maigret and the Nightclub Dancer," Maigret II, EC Television, Antenne-2, Television Suisse-Romande, and Radio-television belge, 1994,broadcast as an episode of Mystery!, PBS, 1994
  • Jennifer Caird, The Politician's Wife, PBS and Channel 4, 1995
  • Movies
  • Lydia, God on the Rocks, Channel 4, 1990
  • Rachel, That Sunday, 1994
  • Flora Mussell, Cruel Train, BBC, 1995
  • Specials
  • Barbara Walters Presents Six to Watch, ABC, 1998
  • The Envelope Please, MSNBC, 1998
  • Christian Slater: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins, ABC, 1999
  • Sally Field: Defying Gravity (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Narrator, Reel Models: The First Women of Film (documentary), AMC,2000
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Minnie Driver (documentary), Lifetime,2000
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand, Fox, 2001
  • Herself, Will On Will & Grace, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 55th Golden Globe Awards, 1998
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998
  • Presenter, The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 1999
  • The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000
  • Herself, British Style Awards 2003, 2003
  • Herself, The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Mary, The House of Eliott, BBC, 1991
  • Zena Mitchell, "The Last Word," Casualty, BBC, 1991
  • Sarah, "Kids," Lovejoy, BBC, 1992
  • Sally, "Royal Celebration," Screen One, BBC, 1993
  • Sue Keel, "Enemy Within," Peak Practice, ITV, 1994
  • Lally Sampson, The Day Today, BBC2, 1994
  • Daniella Forest, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, BBC2, 1995
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995, 1998, 2000
  • Sergeant Cole, "Confess," Murder Most Horrid, BBC2, 1996
  • Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 2004
  • Herself, Film '72, BBC, 1999
  • Herself, Parkinson, BBC, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Herself as audience member, "Hollywood A.D.," The X-Files, Fox, 2000
  • Herself, "Crimes and Punishment," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime,2001
  • Herself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001
  • Herself, The Kumars at No. 42, BBC, 2001
  • Lorraine Finster, "Homojo," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003
  • Herself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003
  • Lorraine Finster, "23," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003
  • Lorraine Finster, "24," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003
  • Herself, "Panickin," Absolutely Fabulous, BBC, 2003
  • Lorraine Finster, "The Accidental Tsuris," Will & Grace, NBC,2004
  • Lorraine Finster, "Flip-Flop: Parts 1 & 2," Will & Grace,NBC, 2004
  • Herself, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004
  • The View, ABC, 2004
  • Also appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC; as panelist,The List, VH1.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Comedy Theatre, London, 2003
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Anne, Trespasser, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • "Handle on My Heart," Good Will Hunting, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale Group, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, August, 1998, pp. 192-195
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 24, 1998, p. 13
    • Interview, January, 1996, pp. 60-63
    • Newsweek, October 18, 1999, p. 90
    • People Weekly, November 18, 1996, p. 104; April 23, 2001, p. 122;October 22, 2001, p. 69; March 1, 2004, p. 97

    User Contributions:

    Fred Goudy
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    Jul 21, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
    I was watching the DVD "The Red Violin." During the scene of he gypsies a familiar face was part of the gypsy crowd. Was Minnie Driver in the film, "The Red Violin?" It would have been as a non-credited role.

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