Adam Driver is an American actor known for his versatility and intense acting style. He was born on November 19, 1983, in San Diego, California, and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. Before pursuing acting, Driver served in the United States Marine Corps but was medically discharged after an injury. He studied drama at Juilliard School in New York City, and after graduating, he began his acting career on stage, appearing in Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Driver's breakthrough came with his role as Adam Sackler in the HBO series "Girls," created by Lena Dunham. His performance in the show earned him several Emmy nominations. Driver's film career took off with roles in critically acclaimed films like "Frances Ha," "Inside Llewyn Davis," and "While We're Young." However, his portrayal of Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, starting with "The Force Awakens" in 2015, catapulted him to international fame. His performances in films such as "Paterson," "Silence," "BlacKkKlansman," and "Marriage Story" have garnered critical acclaim and various award nominations, including multiple Academy Award nominations. Driver is known for his method acting and dedication to his roles, often going to great lengths to embody the characters he portrays. Aside from his acting career, Driver founded the nonprofit organization Arts in the Armed Forces, which brings high-quality arts programming to active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families around the world. Adam Driver's unique presence and depth in his performances have made him one of the most sought-after actors of his generation.