Adam Richard Sandler born on September 9, 1966 is an American actor,comedian,screenwriter, film producer, and musician. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Judith “Judy”, a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler (1935-2003), an electrical engineer.
His brother’s urging led him to take the stage performing in comedy clubs when he was only 17 years old. Then he was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler’s act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.He was hired as a writer and the same following year he was featured in the show performing amusing original songs on the show.
In 1993 he was cast beside Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin in the movie “Coneheads”. In 1994 he played in “Airheads” followed by “Billy Madison” in 1995, “Bulletproof”in 1996 the same year he starred in the hit movie “Happy Gilmore” and in 1998 “The Weeding Singer”.
For the movie “Punch-Drunk Love” he was nominated for a Golden Globe award released in 2002 as the movie was different(serious type) than the movies Sandler’s used to play. Spanglish (2004) and Reign Over Me (2007). He played a loving father figure in Big Daddy (1999).
He starred with Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). In 2008 he starred in the comedy movie ” You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”. His first family film and first film under Walt Disney Banner was “Bedtime Stories” released in 2008. In 2011 he starred opposite to Jenifer Aniston in the comedy romantic movie “Just Go with It”, in 2012 in “That’s My Boy”, and with Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy “Blended”.
He was one of the 135 people who was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Titone. Titone had converted to Sandler’s religion, Judaism, in 2000.The couple have two daughters: Sadie (born 2006) and Sunny (born 2008).