Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor and he was born on September 9, 1966 in New York, United States.

Adam Sandler Biography

He is son of Judy Sandler, a professor at a nursing school, and electrical engineer Stanley Sandler, both of Jewish beliefs and of Russian descent.

He has two sisters, one works as a dentist and her name is Elizabeth, and the other, named Valerie, is employed in a food industry.Ella Scott‘s brother is a lawyer.

Although born in New York City, he grew up in the town of Manchester, New Hampshire.He currently resides in Los Angeles.

During his school years, he stood out among his classmates as a joker in the group, considering his future as a professional comedian when, after being encouraged by his brother to act amateurishly in a club in the city of Boston, his sketches were received with great enthusiasm by the public Assistant.

While he continued with his comedic performances, he did not neglect his academic career, studying Art at New York University, from which he graduated in 1988.


Adam Sandler Career


Early in his career, in 1987, he played Theo Huxtable’s friend Smitty on The Cosby Show and Stud Boy or Trivia Delinquent on MTV’s game show Remote Control . After his film debut He Going Overboard in 1989, he performed in comedy clubs, first taking the stage at the urging of his brother when he was 17. 

He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who saw his act in Los Angeles and recommended him for Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.

He was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself performing fun original songs on the show, including “The Thanksgiving Song” and “The Chanukah Song”.

He told Conan O’Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him and Chris Farley from the show in 1995, and played this into his return to the show as host in 2019. 

In 1993, he appeared in the film Coneheads with Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin. In 1994, he co -starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.


He starred in Billy Madison (1995) playing a grown man who repeats grades 1 through 12 to regain his father’s respect and the right to inherit his father’s multi-million dollar hotel empire. 


The film was a box office success despite negative reviews. He followed this film with Bulletproof (1996) and the hit comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). 

He was initially cast in the bachelor party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998), but had to drop out due to his appearance in The Waterboy (1998), one of his early successes.

He formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing SNL alum Rob Schneider ‘s film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo . The company has produced most of his subsequent films to date and is located on the Sony/Columbia Pictures lot in Culver City, California. 

Most of the company’s films have received negative reviews from critics, three of which are considered among the worst ever made, though most have performed well at the box office. Others who appear frequently in his films include David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, John Turturro, Peter Dante, Allen Covert, Jonathan Loughran, and Jon Lovitz.

Although his early films did not receive favorable critical attention, he began to receive more positive reviews, beginning with Punch-Drunk Love in 2002.

Roger Ebert’s review of Punch-Drunk Love concluded that he had been a waste on earlier films with poor writing undeveloped scripts and characters.

He has moved out of the comedy genre to take on more serious roles, such as the aforementioned Drunk on Love , for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, and Mike Binder’s Reign Over Me (2007), a drama about a man who loses his entire family during the 9/11 attacks and then struggles to rekindle a friendship with his old college roommate.



He starred with his friend Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), and he starred in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008). The latter film was written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel, and directed by Dennis Dugan.

He starred alongside Keri Russell and English comedian Russell Brand in Adam Shankman’s fantasy film Bedtime Stories (2008), as a stressed-out hotel maintenance worker whose bedtime stories he reads to his niece begin to come true. It marked as his first family film and first film under the Disney banner. 

In 2009, he starred in Judd Apatow’s third feature film as director, Funny People , a comedy-drama about a terminally ill famous comedian. The film was released on July 31, 2009.

Following the release of Funny People , along with Punch-Drunk Love they were quoted in the June 2010 announcement that Sandler was one of 135 people (including 20 actors) invited to join. the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

He appeared on Grown Ups , alongside Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. Him and Dickie Roberts, scribe Fred Wolf, wrote the screenplay, and Dennis Dugan directed the film. 

He starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It . He also voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James’s The Zookeeper , released on July 8, 2011.


In 2012, he starred in That’s My Boy , as a man who fathered a son (Andy Samberg) with his teacher in secondary school.

He starred with Drew Barrymore in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy Blended , which was filmed in South Africa and released on May 23, 2014. In October 2014, Netflix announced a four-picture deal with him and Happy Madison Productions. 

In 2013, he guest-starred on the Disney Channel original series Jessie as himself. He and Cameron Boyce previously worked together on Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 . 

The episode is titled “Love Pierced and Downloaded”. His subsequent film, Hubie Halloween, was dedicated to Boyce’s memory. He co-starred in the drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), directed by Jason Reitman. 

He was considered for the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel ‘s Guardians of the Galaxy , but Bradley Cooper was cast instead.

His recent comedy films, including Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 , have received largely negative reviews.

Reviewing the latter, critic Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times commented that he had become the antithesis of Judd Apatow; instead, he was “white Tyler Perry: smart enough to know better, smart enough to do it anyway, lazy enough not to care about him.” 

In 2015, he released his last theatrical film Pixels , based on French director Patrick Jean’s 2010 short film of the same name, before moving on to a distribution deal with Netflix. His first original film for Netflix was the Western comedy film The Ridiculous 6 .


Despite being universally panned by critics,on January 6, 2016, Netflix announced that the film had been viewed more times in 30 days than any other film in Netflix history.He released three additional movies on Netflix between 2016 and 2018: The Do-Over , Sandy Wexler , The Week Of , and Murder Mystery .

He returned to dramatic territory in 2017 with The Meyerowitz Stories , her performance receiving favorable reviews. 

On May 4, 2019, he made his first appearance as an SNL host, ending the episode with a tribute to his friend and former cast member Chris Farley. 


In December 2019, he starred in the crime thriller drama Uncut Gems , directed by the Safdie brothers.

The film and his performance received critical acclaim and many year-end awards from critics, who noted this role as the best of Sandler’s career. 

Adam Sandler Filmography

This is a partial list of Sandler’s film and television work. 

  • Going Overboard (1989)
  • Saturday Night Live (1990-1995)
  • Coneheads (1993)
  • Aerial Heads (1994)
  • Billy Madison (1995)
  • Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998)
  • The Water Boy (1998)
  • Big Daddy (1999)
  • Little Nicky (2000)

  • Drunk Love (2002)
  • Sr. Deeds (2002)
  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • The Longest Yard (2005)
  • The Hague Click (2006)
  • Queen over me (2007)
  • Now I Pronounce Them Chuck and Larry (2007)
  • You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)
  • Bedtime Stories (2008)
  • Funny People (2009)
  • Adults (2010)
  • Just Go With It (2011)
  • Jack y Jill (2011)

Adam Sandler Net Worth

He has amassed a fortune throughout his career, but not all of it comes from comedy.

His net worth of $420 million comes from various companies in the film industry and the music industry.

Adam Sandler Personal Life

He has been married to Jacqueline “Jackie” Sandler since June 2003.


She had converted to Sandler’s religion, Judaism.

The couple have two daughters, Sadie who was born May 2006 and Sunny who was born November 2008. His wife and children often appear in his films.

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