Adam Sandler

Born in 1966, Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. The veteran actor has a outstanding net worth of $480 Million which makes him the eighth richest actor in the world. His movies might have received negative reviews from critics, however, were praised by the audience. 

Adam Sandler’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler
  • Age: 55
  • Date of Birth: September 9, 1966
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, US
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Comedian, Writer, Producer
  • Net Worth: $480 Million. 
  • Father: Stanley Sandler
  • Mother: Judith Judy
  • Siblings: Scott Sandler, Elizabeth Sandler, Valerie Sandler
  • Spouse: Jacie Titone
  • Children: Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler

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Personality Overview

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in
  • Weight: 86 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown

Early Life, Education and Family (Parents and Siblings)

  • Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 to Judith and Stanley. Her mother was a school teacher while his father was an electrical engineer. 
  • At the age of six, Adam shifted with his family to Manchester, New Hampshire. 
  • He attended Manchester Central High School to complete his schooling. 
  • Later, he enrolled at Tisch School of Arts in New York to get a bachelor’s degree. 

Personal Life

  • Adam Sandler married his girlfriend Jackie Sandler in 2003. 
  • Post marriage, she converted to Judaism. 
  • In May 2006, the couple was blessed with their first daughter Sadie while in November 2008, their second daughter was born and the couple named her as Sunny.

Career

1987-1995

  • In 1987, at the start of his career, Adam Sandler played the character of Smitty, friend of Theo Huxtable, on the show The Cosby Show. 
  • He also played the character of a stud boy on MTV’s game show titled Remote Control. 
  • In 1989, Sandler made his movie debut with the movie Going Overboard. 
  • He performed at a comedy club at the age of 17 after his brother urged him to do so. 
  • During his performance, he was seen by Dennis Miller and he recommended hi to Saturday Night Live’s producer Lorne Michaels. 
  • In 1990, he became the writer for SNL and also became a featured player in the next year and also performed original shows on the show which included The Thanksgiving Song and The Chanukah Song.
  • In 1993, Adam was featured in the movie Coneheads alongside Farley, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade, Jane Curtin and Phil Hatman.
  • In 1994, he acted in the movie Airheads along with Steve Buscemi and Brendan Fraser. 

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1995-2007

  • In 1995, Sandler acted in the movie Billy Madison where he played the character of a man working hard to earn his father’s trust so that he can inherit his empire. 
  • From 1996 to 1998, he acted in several movies including Bulletproof, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Very Bad Things. 
  • In 1998, his first hit The Waterboy came out and his popularity rose manyfolds. 
  • In 1999, Sandler started his own movie production company named Happy Madison Productions. 
  • The company created most of his subsequent movies of Sandler, however, many of those movies got negative reviews from the critics including worst ever made. 
  • But in contrast, these movies performed good on the box office. 
  • After the release of Punch Drunk Love in 2002, he started getting positive reviews. He also revieved nominations in the Golden Globe Award for his acting in the movie. 
  • From 2002 to 2007, he worked on creating numerous movies moving out of the slapstick comedy genre to the more serious characters. 

2007-2019

  • In 2007, Sandler was featured in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry alongside his friend Kevin James.
  • In 2008, Adam acted in the children’s fantasy movie Bedtime Stories, this was Sandler’s first family movie and his first movie under the banner of Disney. 
  • Funny People became his third directorial movie in 2009, the movie was about a comedian named Sandler who was suffering from a terminal illness. 
  • In 2010, he appeared in Grown Ups alongside Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider. 
  • The following year, he was starred in the romantic comedy titled Just Go With It. 
  • In 2011, he gave his voice in the movie Zookeeper and the next year, he acted in That’s My Boy. 
  • He made a guest appearance in Jessie in the year 2013. He reunited with Drew Barrymore for the movie Blended which was released in May 2014. 
  • In October 2014, he acted in the movie Men, Women & Children which was directed by Jason Reitman. 
  • Adam Sandler released his theatrical movie titled Pixels in 2015.
  • His first movie for Netflix was The Ridiculous 6. Although the movie was criticized by critics, however, Netflix stated that the movie was viewed more than any other movie in the history of Netflix in just 30 days. 
  • Between 2016 and 2020, he was featured in five m0vies for Netflix, these included, The DoOver, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of, Hubie Halloween and Murder Mystery. 
  • In 2017, he acted in The Meyerowitz Stories and the movie was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
  • In May 2019, he made his debut appearance as the host of Saturday Night Live. He got a nomination in the Primetime Emmy Awards for his hosting. 

2019-present

  • In late 2019, he acted in the crime thriller Uncut Gems which was directed by Safdie brothers, he also revieved the Independent Spirit Award for his acting. 
  • In 2020, he announced another four movie deal with Netflix. The guys from schlüsseldienst berlin think that the involvement of the actor and the famous company will do the trick.

Filmography

Movies

Year Title
1989 Going Overboard
1991 Shakes the Clown
1993 Coneheads
1994 Airheads
1994 Mixed Nuts
1995 Billy Madison
1996 Happy Gilmore
1996 Bulletproof
1998 The Wedding Singer
1998 Dirty Work
1998 The Waterboy
1999 Big Daddy
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
2000 Little Nicky
2001 Joe Dirt
2001 The Concert for New York City
2001 The Animal
2002 Punch-Drunk Love
2002 Blossoms and Blood
2002 Mr. Deeds
2002 The Master of Disguise
2002 Eight Crazy Nights
2002 A Day with the Meatball
2002 The Hot Chick
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
2003 Stupidity
2003 Couch
2003 Anger Management
2003 My Buddy Jack
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
2004 50 First Dates
2004 The Cookout
2004 Spanglish
2005 The Longest Yard
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
2006 Grandma’s Boy
2006 The Benchwarmers
2006 Click
2007 Reign Over Me
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
2008 Strange Wilderness
2008 You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
2008 The House Bunny
2008 Bedtime Stories
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2009 Funny People
2009 The Shortcut
2010 Grown Ups
2011 Just Go with It
2011 Zookeeper
2011 Pearl Jam 20
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
2011 Jack and Jill
2012 That’s My Boy
2012 Sesame Street: Singing with the Stars
2012 Hotel Transylvania
2012 Here Comes the Boom
2012 Bad Toys II
2012 12-12-12
2013 Grown Ups 2
2014 Blended
2014 Top Five
2014 Men, Women & Children
2014 The Cobbler
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
2015 Pixels
2015 I Am Chris Farley
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
2015 The Ridiculous 6
2016 The Do-Over
2016 True Memoirs of an International Assassin
2017 Sandy Wexler
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
2017 Puppy!
2018 The Week Of
2018 Father of the Year
2018 The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
2018 Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
2019 Murder Mystery
2019 Uncut Gems
2020 Goldman v Silverman
2020 Nature Planet
2020 Adam Sandler: Funny Guy
2020 The Wrong Missy
2020 Hubie Halloween
2022 Home Team
2022 Hustle
2022 Spaceman
2022 Finding Sandler
2022 The Out-Laws
2022 Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

TV Shows

Year Title
1981–present Entertainment Tonight
1987–1988 The Cosby Show
1987–1990 Remote Control
1990 The Marshall Chronicles
1990 ABC Afterschool Special
1990 The Dog Police
1990–1995, 2019 Saturday Night Live
1993 The Larry Sanders Show
2001 Undeclared
2007 The King of Queens
2007–2013 Rules of Engagement
2009 Sesame Street
2011–2012 Breaking In
2013 Jessie
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2016, 2018 Kevin Can Wait
2017 Real Rob
2017, 2020 The Late Late Show with James Corden
2019 Lights Out with David Spade
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride
2020 The Drew Barrymore Show
2020 Feeding America Comedy Festival

Discography

Albums

Year Title
1993 They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!
1996 What the Hell Happened to Me?
1997 What’s Your Name?
1999 Stan and Judy’s Kid
2004 Shhh…Don’t Tell

Singles

Year Title
1996 The Chanukah Song”
1997 The Thanksgiving Song”

Awards and Nominations

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2003 Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Punch-Drunk Love Nominated

Grammy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1994 Best Comedy Album They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! Nominated
1997 What the Hell Happened to Me? Nominated
2000 Stan and Judy’s Kid Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1991 Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live Nominated
1992 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1993 Nominated
2019 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2020 Best Male Lead Uncut Gems Won

Other awards and nominations

Annie Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2013 Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production Hotel Transylvania Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Best Cast The Meyerowitz Stories Won
2019 Best Actor Uncut Gems Won

CinemaCon Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2014 Male Star of the Year Adam Sandler Won

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Best Actor in a Comedy The Meyerowitz Stories Nominated
2020 Best Actor Uncut Gems Nominated

Golden Raspberry Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1997 Worst Actor Bulletproof and Happy Gilmore Nominated
1999 Worst Actor The Waterboy Nominated
2000 Big Daddy Won
Worst Screenplay Nominated
2001 Worst Actor Little Nicky Nominated
Worst Screenplay Nominated
2003 Worst Actor Eight Crazy Nights Nominated
Mr. Deeds Nominated
2008 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Nominated
Worst Screen Couple Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
2012 Worst Actor Jack and Jill Won
Worst Actress Won
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Won
Worst Picture Won
Worst Screen Combo Won
Worst Screenplay Won
Worst Screen Ensemble Won
Worst Screen Combo Just Go with It Nominated
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Nominated
Worst Screenplay Nominated
2013 Worst Actor That’s My Boy Won
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Screen Couple Nominated
Worst Screen Ensemble Nominated
2014 Worst Actor Grown Ups 2 Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated
Worst Screenplay Nominated
2015 Worst Actor Blended Nominated
2016 Pixels Nominated
Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Actor The Cobbler Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated
Worst Picture Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Nominated
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Nominated
2020 Razzie Redeemer Award Uncut Gems Nominated
2021 Worst Actor Hubie Halloween Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated

Gijón International Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2002 Best Actor Punch-Drunk Love Won

Gotham Independent Film Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Best Actor The Meyerowitz Stories Nominated
2019 Uncut Gems Nominated

Hollywood Film Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Hollywood Comedy Award The Meyerowitz Stories Won

MTV Movie & TV Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1995 Best Comedic Performance Billy Madison Nominated
1996 Happy Gilmore Nominated
Best Fight (vs. Bob Barker) Won
1998 Best On-Screen Duo (with Drew Barrymore) The Wedding Singer Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Nominated
Best Kiss (with Drew Barrymore) Won
1999 Best Comedic Performance The Waterboy Won
2000 Big Daddy Won
2003 Best Kiss (with Emily Watson) Punch-Drunk Love Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Nominated
2004 Best On-Screen Duo (with Drew Barrymore) 50 First Dates Won
2006 Best Comedic Performance The Longest Yard Nominated
2007 Click Nominated
2008 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Nominated
2011 Just Go with It Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Category Nominated work Result
2019 Best Actor Uncut Gems Won

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1999 Favorite Movie Actor The Wedding Singer Won
2003 Mr. Deeds Won
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Eight Crazy Nights Won
2004 Wannabe Award Adam Sandler Won
2005 Favorite Movie Actor 50 First Dates Won
2007 Favorite Movie Actor Click Won
2009 Favorite Movie Actor Bedtime Stories Nominated
2012 Jack and Jill Won
2013 Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Hotel Transylvania Won
2014 Favorite Movie Actor Grown Ups 2 Won
2019 Favorite Male Voice in an Animated Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Won
2021 Favorite Movie Actor Hubie Halloween Nominated

People’s Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2000 Favorite Actor In A Comedy Motion Picture Big Daddy Won
2005 Favorite On-Screen Match-Up 50 First Dates Won
2008 Favorite Funny Male Star Adam Sandler Nominated
2009 Won
2010 Favorite Comedic Star Nominated
2011 Won
2012 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Won
2013 Won
2014 Won
2015 Won
2016 Favorite Animated Movie Voice Hotel Transylvania 2 Nominated
2019 The Comedy Movie Star of 2019 Murder Mystery Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2002 Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Mr. Deeds Nominated
2003 Anger Management Nominated
2004 50 First Dates Won
2005 The Longest Yard Nominated
2006 Click Nominated
Choice Movie: Chemistry Nominated
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Nominated
Choice Comedian Adam Sandler Won
2011 Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Just Go with It Nominated
Choice Movie: Chemistry Won
2012 Choice Summer Movie Star: Male That’s My Boy Nominated
2014 Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Blended Nominated
2015 Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Pixels Nominated

Social Media

The actors has got his official accounts on Instagram and Twitter. His handles are mentioned below.

Instagram: @adamsandler

Twitter: @AdamSandler

Besides, there are several fanpages in his name. 

Net Worth

The veteran actor has a huge net worth of around $480 Million. 

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The current net worth of the American actor and comedian, Adam Sandler is $480 Million. 

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It can’t be confirmed whether he owns a private jet or not. The rumors of him owning one sparked after he was seen boarding a jet with his family. 

Is Adam Sandler the richest actor?

Adam Sandler ranks 8th on the list of richest actors of the world. 

Where does Adam Sandler lives?

Adam Sandler lives in Los Angeles in a luxurious mansion that he purchased in 2004. 

Has Adam Sandler dated Drew Barrymore?

The news of him dating Drew Barrymore were rumors. Drew stated that they were never ever, ever romantic. 

What nationality is Adam Sandler?

The nationality of the actor and comedian Adam Sandler is American. 

Is Adam Sandler nice?

The people Adam Sandler has worked with have stated that he one of the nicest and most genuine actors in Hollywood.