/ : / Adam Sandler


Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Occupations: Actor, Writer, Musician, Comedian, Producer
Quote: "It's important I surround myself with people who make me happy." - Chicago Sun-Times, November 19, 1998
 
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Claim to Fame: Cast member of Saturday Night Live (1990-95)

Significant Other(s):
Jackie Titone, model; born 1974; dating as of January 1999
Alicia Silverstone, actress; dated briefly 1996
Fiancée: Margaret Ruden, cosmetics-company manager; born 1967; relationship began 1989; separated

Family:
Father: Stan Sandler, former electrical engineer
Mother: Judy Sandler
Brother: Scott Sandler, lawyer
Sister: Elizabeth Sandler, dentist; older
Sister: Valerie Sandler, works in food industry; older

Biography
A genial, laid-back stand-up comic and graduate of NBC's "Saturday Night Live", Brooklyn-born Adam Sandler was a class clown in Manchester, New Hampshire after his family moved there when he was six. Sandler has gone on record to say that Rodney Dangerfield, Cheech & Chong and repeated viewings of the movie Caddyshack (1980) were his inspirations, thus it's not surprising that he made his first forays into performing comedy while an undergraduate at NYU. While still at school, he also landed a recurring role as Theo's friend Smitty on the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show". After dropping out of college and settling in L.A., Sandler hit the local comedy clubs including the Improv, where "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Dennis Miller discovered him. Miller recommended Sandler to Lorne Michaels, who hired him as a writer for the series in 1990. Within a year, Sandler started to make onscreen appearances.

Filmography
Master of Disguise (2002)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Laughing Out Loud, Vol. 3 (2001)
Laughing Out Loud, Vol. 5 (2001)
Joe Dirt (2001)
The Animal (2001)
The Concert For New York City (2001)
Little Nicky (2000)
Big Daddy (1999)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Dirty Work (1998)
The Waterboy (1998)
Bulletproof (1996)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Billy Madison (1995)
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Airheads (1994)
Coneheads (1993)
Shakes the Clown (1992)
Going Overboard (1989)
 

Awards:
1996: MTV Movie Award: Best Fight, Happy Gilmore; shared with Bob Barker
1997: ShowEast: Comedy Star of the Year
1998: MTV Movie Award: Best Kiss, The Wedding Singer; shared with Drew Barrymore
1999: ShoWest: Comedy Star of the Year
1999: MTV Movie Award: Best Comedic Performance, The Waterboy

Factoids:
Had recurring role as Theo's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show (1984)

Education:
Manchester Central High School, Manchester, New Hampshire
New York University, New York, New York; B.F.A.

Agency:
Creative Artists Agency


 

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