Minnie Driver is an actress who really worked hard to reach the point where she is today. I must say, luck has hardly played any role in her career. She is a self-made star. From a next-door girl to a leading actress in Britain, Minnie paved her way on her own. Here are all the details about her career, achievements, personal life, and net worth in 2018.
Born as Amelia Driver in London, England, on January 31, 1970, Minnie Driver is a British actress, singer, and songwriter. She was raised in Barbados along with her 3 other siblings. She was named Minnie by her younger sister who couldn’t pronounce her real name ‘Amelia’ correctly.
Her father, Ronnie Driver, was a businessman while her mother, Gaynor Churchyard, was a designer and model. Gaynor was not the real wife of Ronnie rather she is said to be his mistress. He married her mother sneakily and divorced her when Minnie was only 6 years old. After her parents’ divorce, she attended Bedale Boarding School in Hampshire.
As her mother was a model, she encouraged Minnie to try her hands in the showbiz world. She got convinced by her mother’s idea and enrolled at Webber–Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She received a degree in theatre drama from here and stepped into the acting.
Speaking of her personal life, in her early career, Minnie was linked with many of her co-stars including American actor Matt Damon. However, none of her relationships could go any further. She was engaged once, but unfortunately, her engagement with Josh Brolin was called off all at once. Following this, she never married. In 2008, she became the mother for the first time. However, she hasn’t revealed the name of the father of her son.
After learning the theatre skills from Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, she started her career with a TV series in 1990. However, it was a minor role, so went unnoticed. Following that, she appeared in a few commercials, TV shows, and also done the stage performances but none of them could earn her notable popularity.
Finally, in 1995, her career switched the gears, and she managed to land a role in the film ‘Circle of Friends’. With this film, she hugely impressed the people. The same year itself, she featured in 2-3 other blockbuster movies including ‘Sleepers’ and ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’.
1995 turned out to be a successful year for her. Nevertheless, the best was yet to come. During her mainstream of success, she starred in the film ‘Good Will Hunting’ which impressed the worldwide audience and went on becoming a record-breaking film. This film bagged her many awards & nominations. ‘Will & Grace’, ‘The Governess’, ‘An Ideal Husband’, and ‘Good Will Hunting’ are the most hit movies of Minnie among others. She also appeared in a number of TV shows, but she mainly remained a film actress.
Awards & achievements
Over her long and active career, Minnie has won several nominations. To name a few, Golden Globe Award, MTV Movie Award, Emmy Award, People’s Choice Award, and Oscar Award are the significant ones. However, when it comes to winning an award, she has won only the Genie Award.
Net worth of Minnie Driver
Minnie hasn’t won any major awards over her entire career. With the fact, if you’re assuming her an unsuccessful actress and expect a low net worth from her, then, you’re wrong. She certainly couldn’t win any significant awards, but she is extremely successful as an actress and has amassed a whopping net worth. As of now, the 48-year-old actress has an enormous net worth of $25 million. She has made this huge money mainly through the acting. Her singing endeavour has also added a significant amount to her net worth.
The awards don’t matter every time. It’s the efforts and struggles that all matter at the end of the day. If you want an example of it, you can’t find a better example than Minnie Driver.