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Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1966-09-09

90 Movies · 10 TV Series

Biography

Adam Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. At seventeen, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He regularly performed in clubs and at universities while attending New York University. In 1987, he got a recurring role on The Cosby Show. While working at a comedy club in Los Angeles, he recommended to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels by Dennis Miller. Sandler was a cast member from 1991 to 1995. After Saturday Night Live, Sandler went on to star in movies such as Airheads, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and Big Daddy. He has also starred in Mr. Deeds, Eight Crazy Nights, and Punch-Drunk Love. He also writes and produces many of his other films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer. Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the Billboard charts, including The Chanukah Song.

Personal Life

Sandler has been married to Jacqueline "Jackie" Sandler (née Titone) since June 2003. She had converted to Sandler's religion, Judaism. The couple have two daughters, Sadie (born May 2006) and Sunny (born November 2008).Sandler is a supporter of the Republican Party. In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire. The same year, he donated $2,100 to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.

Early Life

Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 9, 1966, to Judith "Judy" (née Levine), a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer. His family is Jewish and descends from Russian Jewish immigrants on both sides. Sandler grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, after moving there at the age of six. He attended Manchester Central High School. As a teen, Sandler was in BBYO, a Jewish youth group. Sandler graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.

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