Adam Driver Ethnicity, Height & Juicy Details

Adam Driver standing with Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa
Tall Adam Driver standing with Henry Cavill (6'½") and Jason Momoa (6'4")


Adam Douglas Driver

November 19, 1983


6 ft 2½ in (189 cm)


157 lb (71 kg) -- 225 lb (102 kg)

Body Type

Tall and broad

Hair Color

Jet black

Eye Color

His iris is predominantly hazel with darker inner and outer rings of brown.

Shoe Size

Probably a US shoe size 14 or bigger.

Spirit Animal



English, Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish, and some French.

Father: English, German, Scottish, Irish, French,

Mother: English, Dutch

His father is from Arkansas and his mother is from Indiana. Their families have lived in those states for many generations. Some of his Dutch ancestors were from Friesland.


Adam Driver does not watch his own performances onscreen and even declines to listen to audio clips of himself while being interviewed on the radio.

He has described his younger self as a misfit and revealed that he was inspired to start a fight club at school, after seeing the 1999 film "Fight Club" -- an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel.


On acting.

Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.

Eating chicken for years.

I used to eat a whole chicken every day, for lunch. I did that for four years. But it got tiring - go to the store, buy it, eat it. It’s a mess.

The essence of people.

In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. For the rest of life, you don't get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.

When not working.

If I'm not doing something or working on something, I literally just sit in the room and think, which I don't think is productive. I won't go outside for days.

Being a control freak.

I have a control problem. I hate the feeling of not being in control.

On technology.

I don't understand technology, and I'm very scared of it.

On communication.

For me, becoming a man had a lot to do with learning communication, and I learned about that by acting.

On Daniel Day-Lewis.

There's so much emphasis on Daniel Day-Lewis and his process, which is appropriately his own. But I was just blown away by his generosity as an actor. He's so giving as an actor that he just naturally commands the focus on set.

On his past.

I was living in a small town in Indiana working as a telemarketer and a vacuum salesman. I was really bad: the vacuums seemed to always be falling apart. Every time I did a demonstration, I'd say, 'This is the material the astronauts used on Apollo 13.' And no sooner had that come out of my mouth, than something would malfunction.

What is important in a movie.

What is important is to maintain the integrity of the story, of the character, of the movie, even if it's a big production.

Personal feelings in the Marine Corps.

The emphasis in the Marine Corps isn't on talking about your feelings.

About Adam Driver

American actor, Adam Driver is known for his distinctive looks, intense performances, and diverse roles across film, television, and theater. Born on November 19, 1983, in San Diego, California, Driver initially pursued a career in the military and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before transitioning to acting.

Driver rose to prominence with his role as Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, starting with "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015) and concluding with "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker" (2019). His portrayal of the conflicted and complex character earned him widespread recognition.

In addition to his work in the Star Wars franchise, Driver has showcased his acting prowess in various critically acclaimed films. He played significant roles in movies such as "BlacKkKlansman" (2018), directed by Spike Lee, and "Marriage Story" (2019), directed by Noah Baumbach, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Driver also gained praise for his role as Adam Sackler in the HBO television series "Girls," created by Lena Dunham. His performances are often characterized by a raw and emotionally charged style, contributing to his reputation as one of the standout actors of his generation.

Beyond his screen appearances, Adam Driver has been involved in theater productions, including performances on Broadway. His commitment to his craft and the range of roles he has undertaken have solidified his position as a versatile and highly regarded actor in the entertainment industry.