Adam Sandler

American comedian and actor (born 1966) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor and comedian. Primarily a comedic leading actor in films, his accolades include nominations for three Grammy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2023, Sandler was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Adam Sandler
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Sandler in 2017
Born
Adam Richard Sandler

(1966-09-09) September 9, 1966 (age 57)
EducationNew York University (BFA)
Occupations
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • producer
  • musician
Years active1987–present[1]
WorksFilmography
Spouse
Jackie Titone
(m. 2003)
Children2
RelativesTyler Spindel (nephew)
AwardsFull list
Comedy career
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television
  • music
Genres
Subject(s)
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Sandler was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995. He returned to Saturday Night Live as a host in 2019 earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He has starred in Hollywood comedy films that cumulatively grossed over $2 billion worldwide.[2][3] Sandler had an estimated net worth of $420 million in 2020, and signed a new four-movie deal with Netflix worth over $250 million.[4]

Sandler's comedic roles include Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go with It (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Blended (2014), Murder Mystery (2019) and Hubie Halloween (2020). He also received praise for his dramatic roles in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), Uncut Gems (2019), and Hustle (2022).[5][6] He also voiced Dracula in the first three films of the Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012–2018).

Several Sandler comedies, such as Jack and Jill (2011), have been panned, resulting in nine Golden Raspberry Awards and 37 Raspberry Award nominations, more than any actor except Sylvester Stallone.

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