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'The Talk' is heading to New York for a week

'The Talk' is heading to New York for a week

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Zach Braff, Idina Menzel and Dolly Parton are among the guests who have been booked on "The Talk" when the Los Angeles chat show comes to New York next week.
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Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and more pose naked for Allure

Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and more pose naked for Allure

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Minnie Driver and Nia Long bared all for Allure's annual nude shoot featured in the May issue of the magazine.
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Minnie Driver quits Twitter after people body-shame her

Minnie Driver quits Twitter after people body-shame her

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Minnie Driver has chosen to take a break from Twitter after she received negative comments about her appearance earlier this week.
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Driver says son's dad is TV writer

Driver says son's dad is TV writer

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British actress Minnie Driver revealed for the first time the father of her 3-year-old son was a writer on her TV series "The Riches."

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Driver's pregnancy featured on big screen

Driver's pregnancy featured on big screen

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- British actress Minnie Driver said despite being pregnant with her son, Henry, she starred in a film and followed it up with two films post-pregnancy.
Minnie Driver to appear on 'Family'

Minnie Driver to appear on 'Family'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British actress Minnie Driver has signed up to guest star on the U.S. sit-com "Modern Family," ABC said Monday.
Nesbitt, Driver start shooting 'The Deep'

Nesbitt, Driver start shooting 'The Deep'

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- James Nesbitt, Minnie Driver and Goran Visnjic have begun shooting the television miniseries "The Deep" in Glasgow, Scotland, the BBC announced.
Izzard: 'Riches' movie in the works

Izzard: 'Riches' movie in the works

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard says a big-screen follow-up to his recently canceled U.S. television show "The Riches" is in the works.
FX cancels 'The Riches'

FX cancels 'The Riches'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- FX has canceled its U.S. television drama, "The Riches," featuring British movie stars Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard, Variety.com reported Tuesday.
Minnie Driver becomes first-time mom

Minnie Driver becomes first-time mom

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Minnie Driver's publicist says the British actress has given birth to her first child, a boy.
Driver enjoys casual baby shower

Driver enjoys casual baby shower

MALIBU, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Pregnant actress Minnie Driver enjoyed a casual baby shower with nearly 40 guests Saturday in Malibu, Calif., a friend says.
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Minnie Driver arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Minnie Driver (born 31 January 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting.

Driver was born Amelia Fiona J. Driver in Finsbury Park, London, the daughter of Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), a designer and former couture model, and Ronnie Driver, a businessman. Driver has Irish, French, Italian, and Scottish ancestry. Driver's mother was her father's mistress, and her father's wife was not aware of his other family. Driver's sister, Kate, is a model and producer. Driver was brought up in Barbados and educated at Bedale's an independent school near Petersfield, Hampshire, England, and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She made her stage debut in 1991, supplementing her income by performing as a jazz vocalist and guitarist.

Before receiving worldwide recognition, she appeared on British television with comedians such as Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci and had small parts in such shows as Casualty, The House of Eliott, Lovejoy and Peak Practice, among others. Driver first came to broad public attention when she played the lead role in Circle of Friends in 1995 and then with her Academy Award nominated performance in Good Will Hunting in 1997. In 2003 and 2004, she had a noted recurring role on Will & Grace as Lorraine Finster, the nemesis of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and daughter of Karen's lover, Lyle Finster (John Cleese). Driver has also worked on several animated features, including Disney's 1999 version of Tarzan and the 1999 dubbed-English version of the Japanese film Princess Mononoke in which she voices the fictional character Lady Eboshi.

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