Her film debut was the lead character in 1995’s Circle of Friends. She followed up with parts in Grosse Pointe Blank, Good Will Hunting as well as the James Bond movie Goldeneye. Driver added producer to her credits in 1998 when she began a generation firm, Two Motorists, with her sister.
She got the name Minnie from her younger sister, who’d trouble pronouncing Amelia.
At an early age, Driver’s interest in performing was supported by her mom. She obtained admittance to the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, receiving a play degree in 1991. Throughout the early ’90s, the fighting performer regularly supplemented her income by performing as a jazz vocalist and guitarist.
Driver made her movie debut in the screen version of Maeve Binchy’s autobiographical novel Circle of Friends (1995). She fought for and won the function of Benny Hogan, a frumpy Irish pupil who gains the center of goldenboy Jack Foley, played by Chris O’Donnell. Driver got 25 pounds in training for her part as the big-boned and homely character. Her performance got acknowledgement, but she feared being typecast in future parts as a demure English lass. She wished to tap to the American film industry to seek more non-traditional functions. In 1995, she shattered her lady-next door picture along with her portrayal of a sultry lounge singer in the James Bond movie Goldeneye (1995).
Sleepers (1996), starring Hollywood experts Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman, took Driver’s career to a fresh plateau. She got a very convincing Nyc emphasis for her performance as Brad Pitt’s street smart girlfriend. Although Sleepers was billed as an actual narrative, some controversy arose as to its validity. Because of this, the film lacked credibility and box office sales were low, but Driver’s performance stayed remarkable.
In her next job, Driver played John Cusack’s far-out girlfriend in the dark comedy Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). Nevertheless, it had been in the highly acclaimed movie Good Will Hunting (1997) where she really formed a name for herself in Hollywood. Starring opposite newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Motorist became an essential element of a cast that won the hearts of critics and crowds.
In 1998, Driver and her sister Kate formed the production company Two Motorists. Driver starred in and produced the firm’s first release titled At Satchem Farm (1998). She segued to the action-adventure genre with her next movie, Hard Rain (1998), costarring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.
Toward the end of 1999, Driver got the lead part in Slow Burn, where she also caught the heart of costar Josh Brolin (son of James Brolin, who’s married to Barbra Streisand). Driver and Brolin became participated in the springtime of 2001, but broke off the engagement in October.
Driver’s other endeavors include her character as David Duchovny’s love interest in the romantic comedy Return To Me (2000) as well as the starring part in Lovely (2000), the directorial debut of Oscar-winning actress Sally Field. She found some success on the little display with The Riches. She andEddie Izzard played con artists on the show, which ran from 2007 to 2008.
Continuing to flourish on the little display, Driver appeared in the 2014 Lifetime network picture Return to Zero. Her portrayal of a girl coping using a tough pregnancy brought her the second Emmy Award nomination of her career. The exact same year, Driver started her starring role on the situation comedy About a Boy. The show is founded on the Nick Hornby novel as well as the 2002 movie by the exact same name.
On September 5, 2008, Driver gave birth to your son, Henry Story Driver. She failed to disclose the father’s identity