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VFT: NY JAN '14 Event ft. Actor Adam Driver ("Girls")

Tue 28 Jan

Adam Driver was born in San Diego, California, and moved to the town of Mishawaka, Indiana, where he was raised, when he was seven years old. Driver had a religious upbringing, and sang in choir at church. He attended Mishawaka High School, where he graduated in 2001. He appeared in several high school plays and was an accomplished singer in the school's choir.

A few months after the events of 9/11, Driver joined the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines he injured his sternum in a biking accident, then further injured himself during a training exercise, and was medically discharged. After leaving the Marines, Driver attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to Juilliard to study drama.

Following his graduation from Juilliard in 2009, Driver began acting in New York City, appearing in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions, while occasionally working as a busboy and waiter.

He runs a non-profit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces, which stages performances for military personnel.

Driver considers John Cassavetes to be the model for the type of creative life he would like to emulate.

Read this article Rolling Stone did about Adam: The Accidental Success of Adam Driver