Adam Douglas Driver (born November 19, 1983) is an American actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Volpi Cup, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA awards, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. A former Lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps, he rose to prominence with a supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls (2012–2017), for which he received three consecutive Emmy nominations. He gained wider recognition for playing Ben Solo / Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2019). Driver began his film career in supporting roles in films such as Lincoln (2012), Frances Ha (2012), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Silence (2016). He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his lead role in the drama Hungry Hearts (2014) and starred as a poet in Jim Jarmusch's Paterson (2016). He made his Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren's Profession (2010) and subsequently appeared in Man and Boy (2011). In 2019, he returned to theater with Burn This, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He earned significant acclaim and nominations for two Academy Awards and Golden Globes, among other awards, for his performance as a police detective in BlacKkKlansman (2018) and a theater director going through a divorce in Marriage Story (2019).Driver is the founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that provides free high-quality arts programming to active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families around the world. He founded the organization in 2008.