Academy Award nominee, hosts podcast Minnie Questions, Creative Director of Minnie Driver English Living, HBO Max's Starstruck and Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin
Minnie Driver first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike in 1995 for her critically acclaimed performance in “Circle of Friends,” in which she starred with Chris O’Donnell. She went on to earn Oscar and Screen Actors Guild nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Miramax’s award-winning feature, “Good Will Hunting,” directed by Gus Van Sant. In 1998 she was honored with ShoWest’sprestigious Female Star of Tomorrow for her work.
Her film career is not only filled with characters from all over the world, but includes diverse choices in both the independent and major film worlds. Among her critically acclaimed performances are the films “Take,” the dark comedy, “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Return to Me,” “An Ideal Husband;” provided the voice of “Jane” in Walt Disney’s, “Tarzan;” “High Heels and LowLifes;” “The Governess;” “Beautiful” (which she produced with her sister, Kate for their production company, Two Drivers); “Big Night;” “Ella Enchanted;” “Sleepers;” the only female alongside Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman, directed by Barry Levinson; Marc Evans’ British musical-comedy, “Hunky Dory” (opposite Aneurin Barnard); and the British ensemble comedy “I Give it a Year.”
Driver just began production on ROSALINE, 20th Century’s Romeo and Juliet. She joins Kaitlyn Dever, Kyle Allen, Isabela Merced, Sean Teale and Bradley Whitford in the cast. Based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, the movie is a modern twist on the classic Shakespeare tale.
She will then film Searchlight Pictures biopic Chevalier joining Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving and Lucy Boynton. The Favourite outfit Element Pictures are behind the true-story period film about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner.
Driver can currently be seen starring in the second season of Amazon's critically acclaimed series "Modern Love" based on the NYTimes column of the same name. She will then star in Amazon's musical CINDERELLA written and directed by Kay Cannon and based on the fairy tale of the same name. The film also stars Camilla Cabello, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan, James Corden and Idina Menzel and it will be released September 3.
Driver starred for three seasons on ABC’s hit comedy, “Speechless.” The series followed a family with a special-needs child and the challenges they faced together.
Amongst her other notable television credits, Driver appeared as the unforgettable, “Dahlia Molloy” on the critically acclaimed FX television series, “The Riches.” An audience favorite, Driver received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for her role. She also made several guest appearances on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” as “Lorraine Finster,” a critic and fan darling.
Driver, a singer before she became an actress, lent her vocals to the original title track, “Learn to be Lonely,” written by Andrew Llyod Weber, for the 2004 film version of his “Phantom of the Opera,” directed by Joel Schumacher. She also made an indelible impression as “Carlotta,” the reigning Italian opera house diva, and received critical praise for her performance including a nomination by the Critics Circle in the Best British Actress in a Supporting Role category. Driver also released three solo albums over the years.
Driver hosts her iHeart podcast "Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver" which premiered in March 2021 and is also an activist and philanthropist for causes that involve environmental preservation and animal well-being.