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British actress Minnie Driver made her film debut in Circle of Friends, followed by roles in Grosse Pointe Blank and Good Will Hunting.
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Starring opposite newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Driver became an integral part of a cast that won the hearts of critics and audiences. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as Damon's English girlfriend, a role that she played on- and off-screen.
Driver and her sister Kate formed the production company Two Drivers. Driver starred in and produced the company's first release titled At Satchem Farm (1998). She segued into the action-adventure genre with her next film, Hard Rain (1998), costarring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater. She took on more obscure roles in period dramas including The Governess (1998), and an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play An Ideal Husband (1999), costarring Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett.
She further diversified her range of characters in 1999, when she provided the voice of Jane in Disney's Tarzan and the voice of Brooke Shields in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. Toward the end of 1999, Driver landed the lead role in Slow Burn, where she also captured the heart of costar Josh Brolin (son of James Brolin, who is married to Barbra Streisand). Driver and Brolin became engaged in the spring of 2001, but broke off the engagement in October.
Driver's other projects include her role as David Duchovny's love interest in the romantic comedy Return To Me (2000), the starring role in Beautiful (2000), the directorial debut of Oscar-winning actress Sally Field, and her role in television's "The Riches," opposite Eddie Izzard.
On September 5, 2008, Driver gave birth to a son, Henry Story Driver. She did not reveal the father's identity
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