Adam Richard Sandler (Hebrew: אדם ריצ'רד סנדלר) was born on September 9, 1966, and is an American Jewish comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and musician, widely recognized for his roles in numerous comedy films.
Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, into an Ashkenazi Jewish family. His father, Stanley Sandler, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Judith (née Levine), was a nursery school teacher. During his childhood, his family relocated to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended high school.
He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
In the late 1980s, Sandler had minor roles on "The Cosby Show" and later made guest appearances on MTV's "Remote Control."
In the early 1990s, he performed in comedy clubs in Boston, catching the attention of comedian Dennis Miller, who recommended him to the producers of "Saturday Night Live." There, he began writing and later performing as a cast member.
In 1993, Sandler starred in his first major film, "Coneheads," alongside Steve Buscemi and Brendan Fraser. The following year, he wrote and starred in "Billy Madison."
In 1998, he appeared in "The Wedding Singer" and "The Waterboy."
In 1999, Sandler starred in the highly successful film "Big Daddy."
In 2000, he appeared in "Little Nicky."
In 2002, he took on a more serious role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" and received critical acclaim for his performance, earning a Golden Globe nomination. The same year, he also starred in "Mr. Deeds."
In 2003, Sandler starred in "Anger Management."
In 2004, he appeared in "50 First Dates."
In 2005, he starred in and produced "The Longest Yard."
In 2006, Sandler starred in and produced "Click."
In 2007, he starred in the drama-comedy "Reign Over Me," which dealt with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
In 2008, Sandler produced, co-wrote, and starred in "Don't Mess with the Zohan." Later that year, he starred in the family comedy "Bedtime Stories."
In 2009, Sandler was sued by a comic artist who claimed he stole the idea for his film "Don't Mess with the Zohan."
In 2010, he starred in "Grown Ups," which he also co-wrote and co-produced. The film was highly profitable.
In 2011, Sandler appeared in "Just Go with It" and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That year, he set a record for the most Razzie Award wins for his film "Jack and Jill." Additionally, he lent his voice to the successful animated film "Hotel Transylvania."
In 2012, he starred in "That's My Boy" alongside Andy Samberg.
In 2013, Sandler reprised his role in "Grown Ups 2."
In 2014, he starred in "Blended" and appeared in "Men, Women & Children," which dealt with the impact of the internet on society.
In July 2015, he starred in "Pixels."
In 2015, Sandler also appeared in "The Ridiculous 6," a Netflix film.
In 2016, he starred in the Netflix comedy "The Do-Over."
In 2017, he appeared in "The Meyerowitz Stories," a Netflix dramedy, and starred in "Sandy Wexler," another Netflix film. From 2012 to 2018, he voiced Dracula in the "Hotel Transylvania" film series.
In 2019, Sandler released a Netflix stand-up comedy special, "Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh." He also starred in the Netflix comedy-mystery film "Murder Mystery" alongside Jennifer Aniston.
In 2020, Sandler wrote, produced, and starred in "Hubie Halloween."
In 2003, Sandler married Jacqueline Samantha Titone, who converted to Judaism. The couple has two daughters and resides in Los Angeles.
Sandler takes pride in his Jewish heritage and has written several comedic songs related to Judaism, including "The Hanukkah Song." His films often feature Jewish wedding ceremonies, and in the movie "Don't Mess with the Zohan," he portrayed an Israeli Defense Forces soldier turned hairstylist.
Sandler maintains a strong connection with Israel. During the Second Lebanon War, he donated PlayStations and video games to Israeli children living in the north and in Sderot.
Sandler identifies as a Republican.
- אדם סנדלרhe.wikipedia.org
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