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Adam Sandler's Personal Details

Adam Sandler is an American actor and comedian known for his roles in films like ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and ‘The Wedding Singer’

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 9, 1966
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Producer, Screenwriter, Jewish Actors, Jewish Comedians, Saturday Night Live Cast, New York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, T V & Movie Producers, Stand-up Comedians
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesJackie Sandler
SiblingsElizabeth Sandler, Scott Sandler, Valerie Sandle
Known asAdam Richard Sandler
Childrens Sadie Madison Sandler, Sunny Madeline Sandler
Universities
  • New York University
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Manchester
  • NH (1985)
  • BFA
  • New York University (1991)
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Happy Madison Productions
Birth PlaceBrooklyn
ReligionJewish
Height177cm
GenderMale
FatherStan Sandler
MotherJudy Sandler
Net Worth$416 million as of Mar 28,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inBrooklyn
Famous asActor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer

// Famous Screenwriter

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Who is Adam Sandler?

Adam Sandler is an American actor and comedian known for his roles in films like ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and ‘The Wedding Singer’. A versatile personality, he is also a screenwriter, film producer, and musician. Along with his feature films that combined together have grossed over $2 billion at the box office, he has also released five comedy albums in his career, two of which were certified double-platinum. He was inclined towards comedy from a young age and earned himself the title of the class clown as a school student. However, it was his brother who spotted his potential and encouraged him to take up comedy on a professional level. He took acting classes after high school and graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Early on in his career, he ventured into television and became a regular on a MTV game show. Soon he was selected as a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) following which he became a popular comedian. He forayed into films as well and found considerable success as a comedian. Taking forward his professional successes, he founded his own film and television production company ‘Happy Madison Productions’ that has produced numerous films. He is also well known for his donations to charitable causes.

// Famous Film Producer

Childhood & Early Life

Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. to Judy and Stanley Sandler. His mother was a nursery school teacher while his father worked as an electrical engineer. He is the youngest of the couple’s four children.

He attended Manchester Central High School where he earned the reputation of being the class clown. His brother spotted his talent and encouraged him to perform at a stand-up comedy club in Boston. Motivated to pursue a career in show business, the young man took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in New York City after high school.

He proceeded to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in acting.

Career

One of Adam Sandler’s first television appearances was on ‘The Cosby Show’ in the late 1980s in which he appeared as a friend of the Huxtable family. He also became a regular on the MTV game show ‘Remote Control’. During this period he continued performing stand-up comedy as well and caught the attention of comedian Dennis Miller who recommended him to the staff of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL).

He was employed as a writer on SNL in 1990. Soon he started making occasional appearances on the comedy show and became a cast member. He remained with the show for five years, gaining much popularity for his juvenile, oddball antics.

Even though he had started appearing in films during the late 1980s, it was only during the 1990s that he started receiving recognition for his movies. He appeared in the film ‘Coneheads’ with Chris Farley, David Spade, and others in 1993. In 1994, he co-starred in ‘Airheads’ with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.

His successful string of films continued into the late 1990s and he received much acclaim for his role as an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a talent for golf in the comedy film ‘Happy Gilmore’ in 1996. He followed it up with other comedic roles such as his portrayal of a singer in ‘The Wedding Singer’ (1998).

He furthered his career by founding his own company ‘Happy Madison Productions’ in 1999. He has since produced many films under the banner, the first one being fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’. Sandler is known for frequently casting fellow SNL performers in various roles in his films.

During the 1990s he also made a series of comedy albums: ‘They're All Gonna Laugh at You!’ (1993), ‘What the Hell Happened to Me?’ (1996), ‘What's Your Name?’ (1997), and ‘Stan and Judy's Kid’ (1999). Two of these albums were certified double platinum.

Adam Sandler co-starred with Don Cheadle, and Jada Pinkett Smith in the 2007 drama film ‘Reign Over Me’ which was about a man who loses his wife and children in the terrorist attacks of September 2001 and is helped by an old friend in his recovery from the trauma.

In 2011, he shared the screen space with Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson and Brooklyn Decker in the romantic comedy ‘Just Go with It’. The movie was panned by the critics but was very well received by the fans. It was a big commercial hit, grossing over $214 million.

In 2014, he once again proved his mettle in comedy with the role of Jim Friedman in the movie ‘Blended’. He portrayed the character of a widower with three young daughters who falls in love with a divorcee with two sons. The film was a box office success even though it received negative reviews from critics.

Major Works

Adam Sandler’s portrayal of an aspiring ice hockey player who possesses a powerful and dangerous slapshot in the sports comedy film ‘Happy Gilmore’ earned him much acclaim. The film received mixed reviews but was a commercial success. The screenplay was written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy.

Sandler’s movie ‘Funny People’ is another one of his memorable successes. He co-starred with Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann in the comedy-drama film which received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the script and Sandler’s performance in particular.

Philanthropic Works

Adam Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2007.

Awards & Achievements

In 2002, he won the Gijón International Film Festival Best Actor award for ‘Punch-Drunk Love’.

In 2014, he was named Male Star of the Year at the CinemaCon Awards.

He is also the recipient of several People's Choice Awards including Favorite Comedic Movie Actor for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.

Personal Life & Legacy

Adam Sandler married actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone in 2003. The couple is blessed with two daughters, namely, Sadie and Sunny Madeline.

Net Worth

Adam Sandler has an estimated net worth of $360 million.

// Famous Alumni of New York University

Adam Sandler awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2004Best On-Screen Team50 First Dates (2004)
2000Best Comedic PerformanceBig Daddy (1999)
1999Best Comedic PerformanceThe Waterboy (1998)
1998Best KissThe Wedding Singer (1998)
1996Best FightHappy Gilmore (1996)

People's Choice Awards

2015Favorite Comedic Movie ActorWinner
2014Favorite Comedic Movie ActorWinner
2013Favorite Comedic Movie ActorWinner
2012Favorite Comedic Movie ActorWinner
2011Favorite Comedic StarWinner
2009Favorite Funny Male StarWinner
2006Favorite Funny Male StarWinner
2005Favorite On-Screen Chemistry50 First Dates (2004)
2000Favorite Motion Picture Star in a ComedyWinner

Adam Sandler biography timelines

  • // 9th Sep 1966
    Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. to Judy and Stanley Sandler. His mother was a nursery school teacher while his father worked as an electrical engineer. He is the youngest of the couple’s four children.
  • // 1988
    He proceeded to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in acting.
  • // 1990
    He was employed as a writer on SNL in 1990. Soon he started making occasional appearances on the comedy show and became a cast member. He remained with the show for five years, gaining much popularity for his juvenile, oddball antics.
  • // 1993
    Even though he had started appearing in films during the late 1980s, it was only during the 1990s that he started receiving recognition for his movies. He appeared in the film ‘Coneheads’ with Chris Farley, David Spade, and others in 1993. In 1994, he co-starred in ‘Airheads’ with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.
  • // 1996
    His successful string of films continued into the late 1990s and he received much acclaim for his role as an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a talent for golf in the comedy film ‘Happy Gilmore’ in 1996. He followed it up with other comedic roles such as his portrayal of a singer in ‘The Wedding Singer’ (1998).
  • // 1999
    He furthered his career by founding his own company ‘Happy Madison Productions’ in 1999. He has since produced many films under the banner, the first one being fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’. Sandler is known for frequently casting fellow SNL performers in various roles in his films.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he won the Gijón International Film Festival Best Actor award for ‘Punch-Drunk Love’.
  • // 2007
    Adam Sandler co-starred with Don Cheadle, and Jada Pinkett Smith in the 2007 drama film ‘Reign Over Me’ which was about a man who loses his wife and children in the terrorist attacks of September 2001 and is helped by an old friend in his recovery from the trauma.
  • // 2007
    Adam Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2007.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he shared the screen space with Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson and Brooklyn Decker in the romantic comedy ‘Just Go with It’. The movie was panned by the critics but was very well received by the fans. It was a big commercial hit, grossing over $214 million.
  • // 2012 To 2015
    He is also the recipient of several People's Choice Awards including Favorite Comedic Movie Actor for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he once again proved his mettle in comedy with the role of Jim Friedman in the movie ‘Blended’. He portrayed the character of a widower with three young daughters who falls in love with a divorcee with two sons. The film was a box office success even though it received negative reviews from critics.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he was named Male Star of the Year at the CinemaCon Awards.

// Famous Saturday Night Live Cast

Adam Sandler's FAQ

  • What is Adam Sandler birthday?

    Adam Sandler was born at 1966-09-09

  • Where is Adam Sandler's birth place?

    Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn

  • What is Adam Sandler nationalities?

    Adam Sandler's nationalities is American

  • Who is Adam Sandler spouses?

    Adam Sandler's spouses is Jackie Sandler

  • Who is Adam Sandler siblings?

    Adam Sandler's siblings is Elizabeth Sandler, Scott Sandler, Valerie Sandle

  • Who is Adam Sandler childrens?

    Adam Sandler's childrens is Sadie Madison Sandler, Sunny Madeline Sandler

  • What was Adam Sandler universities?

    Adam Sandler studied at New York University, Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH (1985), BFA, New York University (1991)

  • What was Adam Sandler notable alumnis?

    Adam Sandler's notable alumnis is New York University

  • Which company or organization was founded by Adam Sandler?

    Adam Sandler was the founder/co-founder of Happy Madison Productions

  • What is Adam Sandler's religion?

    Adam Sandler's religion is Jewish

  • How tall is Adam Sandler?

    Adam Sandler's height is 177

  • Who is Adam Sandler's father?

    Adam Sandler's father is Stan Sandler

  • Who is Adam Sandler's mother?

    Adam Sandler's mother is Judy Sandler

  • What is Adam Sandler's sun sign?

    Adam Sandler is Virgo

  • How famous is Adam Sandler?

    Adam Sandler is famouse as Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer