Adam Richard Sandler

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"I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do."

Adam Sandler


  • Went to NYU
  • Studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
  • When he graduated NYU in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts


  • Born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York
  • He is one of seven children
  • He has two children
  • Raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, he moved there at the age of six
  • In 1989, he started in his first film, Going Overboard
  • Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990
  • He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller

Awards Won

  • Kids Choice Awards
  • MTV Movie Award
  • Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Comedian
  • MTV Award for Best Fight
  • MTV Generation Award
  • People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
  • Teen Choice Award for Favorite Comedian
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award

People That Infulenced His Career

Adam Sandler did not want to be an actor/comedian, until one night his brother took him to perform at a Boston Comedy Club. From there, Adam loved acting and comedy. His brother encouraged him to get into acting and comedy because he was always the class clown.

Movies Adam Sandler Has Been In

  • The Waterboy
  • Blended
  • Grown Ups
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Jack and Jill
  • Zookeeper

Fun Facts

  • His nickname is Sandman
  • He has two dogs named Meatball and Matzoball
  • Sandler lives with his family in Los Angles, but also owns homes in New York and Florida
  • His networth is $300 million
  • Adam and his wife, Jackie, were married on June 22, 2003. They have two daughters; Sadie Madison and Sunny Madeline
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