Minnie Driver (Rosina Da Silva) first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike for her winning performance in Pat O'Connor's "Circle of Friends," in which she stared with Chris O'Donnell. She was recently seen in the action-thriller "Hard Rain" with Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman and in the critically acclaimed hit "Good Will Hunting," starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams, which was directed by Gus Van Sant and produced by Lawrence Bender. Driver received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Good Will Hunting," playing a college student who becomes Damon's love interest in the film. She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for the part. This spring, Driver was honored with the Female Star of Tomorrow Award at the ShoWest Awards.
Driver is currently in production on the feature "At Satchem Farm" with Nigel Hawthorne and Rufus Sewell. In addition to starring in the film, Driver is executive producing under the Two Drivers banner, the production company she heads with her sister Kate Driver. "At Satchem Farm" is written and directed by John Huddles.
In 1997, Driver received accolades for her performance opposite John Cusack in the critically praised dark comedy "Grosse Pointe Blank." Directed by George Armitage, the film also starred Dan Akroyd and Joan Cusack. In 1996, Driver costarred in "Sleepers," directed by Barry Levinson, starring Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman; and in "Big Night" for directors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Her other film credits include the James Bond thriller "Goldeneye," "That Sunday," "Zebra Man " and "God on the Rocks."
The British actress has amassed an inpressive list of television and theatre credentials, including numerous productions for the BBC and theatrical productions of "The Comedy of Errors," "The Married Man," "School for Scandal" and "Camino Real." "The Governess" is Driver's 11th picture, and her first British film since her move to Los Angeles three years ago.
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