November 19, 1983 (39)
Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor. His breakout role was playing Adam Sackler in the HBO show Girls from 2012-2017, which earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He is best known for playing Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). After 9/11, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for almost three years without deployment. After breaking his sternum in a mountain biking accident, he was discharged from the military. He then attended university and transferred to the Juilliard School, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009.
His acting career started in Broadway and off-Broadway theater productions. In 2012 he got his big break with a supporting role on HBO’s Girls with Lena Dunham, lasting until 2017. During this time he also had strong performances in several films, such as Lincoln and Inside Llewyn Davis. In 2015, he appeared as the lead villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opposite John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley. He will return to the role in 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.