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Minnie Driver
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Starring Cast Member
Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 31 January 1970 (age 44)
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Years Active: 1990-present
Occupation: Actress, Singer-songwriter
Show Information
Portrays: Fiona Bowa
First appearance: "Pilot"

 Amelia Fiona "Minnie" Driver (born 31 January 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.

Early LifeEdit

Driver was born in London, the daughter of Gaynor F. (née Millington), a designer and former couture model, and Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, a businessman and financial adviser. Her father, who was born in Swansea, Wales, to parents from England, was acknowledged as a war hero and awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for bravery shown as a gunner in an RAF Wellington bomber during the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1939, when his aircraft was shot down. Driver was brought up in Barbados and was educated at Bedales and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Personal LifeEdit

On 5 September 2008, Driver gave birth to a son, Henry Story Driver, but she did not reveal the identity of his father at that time. In February 2012, she revealed that her son's father was a writer on her television show The Riches. Driver dated Good Will Hunting co-star Matt Damon in a high-profile celebrity relationship under intense media scrutiny. She was once engaged to Josh Brolin, but the pair amicably split.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 God on the Rocks Lydia
1992 The Zebra Man Emily Ashdown Short film
1994 That Sunday Rachel Short film
1995 Circle of Friends Bernadette "Benny" Hogan Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
1995 GoldenEye Irina
1995 Cruel Train Flora Mussell
1995 The Politician's Wife Jennifer Caird
1996 Big Night Phyllis London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
1996 Sleepers Carol Martinez London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Debi Newberry London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year

Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress

1997 Good Will Hunting Skylar London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

1998 Hard Rain Karen
1998 The Governess Rosina da Silva
1998 At Sachem Farm Kendal
1999 An Ideal Husband Miss Mabel Chiltern
1999 Tarzan Jane Porter Nominated – Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Brooke Shields Voice only
1999 Princess Mononoke Lady Eboshi Voice only (English version)
2000 Return to Me Grace Briggs
2000 Beautiful Mona Hiburd
2000 Slow Burn Trina McTeague
2000 The Upgrade Constance Levine Short film
2001 D.C. Smalls Waitress Short film
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes Shannon
2003 Owning Mahowny Belinda
2003 Hope Springs Vera Edwards
2004 Ella Enchanted Mandy
2004 The Phantom of the Opera Carlotta Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year

Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

2004 Portrait Donna Short film
2006 The Virgin of Juarez Karina Danes
2007 Ripple Effect Kitty
2007 Take Ana
2007 The Simpsons Movie A counselor Deleted scenes
2009 Motherhood Sheila
2010 Conviction Abra
2010 Barney's Version Mrs. P Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Awards for British Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film

2012 Hunky Dory Vivienne
2012 Goats Shaman Cameo appearance
2013 I Give It a Year Naomi
2014 Blackbird
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary

Television[edit]Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The House of Eliott Mary
1991 Casualty Zena Mitchell
1992 Lovejoy Sarah
1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins Leah
1993 Maigret Arlette
1993 Screen One Sally
1994 Peak Practice Sue Keel
1994 The Day Today Lally Sampson
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge Daniella Forrest
1995 My Good Friend Ellie
1996 Murder Most Horrid Sgt. Cole
2000 The X-Files Cinema Audience
2001 The Kumars at No. 42 Herself
2003 Absolutely Fabulous Herself
2003–2004 Will & Grace Lorraine Finster
2007 Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series Lara Croft
2007–2008 The Riches Dahlia Malloy Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

2010 Modern Family Valerie Season 1, Episode 14: "Moon Landing"
2010 The Deep Frances Kelly
2013 Who Do You Think You Are? Self Series 10, Episode 3

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