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WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Actor Adam Sandler arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'That's My Boy' held at Regency Village Theatre Westwood on June 4, 2012 in Westwood, California.

(Photo : Jason Merritt/Getty Images) WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Actor Adam Sandler arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'That's My Boy' held at Regency Village Theatre Westwood on June 4, 2012 in Westwood, California.
Actor, comedian, and musician Adam Sandler was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and is the star of such films as Punch-Drunk Love and The Wedding Singer.
  1. Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York.

  2. His father Stanley is an electrical engineer and Judy is a nursery school teacher.

  3. Sandler was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Las Vegas, NV. Adam Sandler at the ShoWest ''99 Convention held at the Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas.
    (Photo : Getty Images) Las Vegas, NV. Adam Sandler at the ShoWest ''99 Convention held at the Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas.
  4. Sandler began performing stand-up in New York clubs at the age of 17, and continued performing during his time as a student at NYU.

  5. Sandler continued to perform after he left Boston to attend New York University.

  6. After graduation, he became a regular on MTV's game show, Remote Control.

     Beefy, left, and comedian Adam Sandler star in new Line Cinema''s comedy, 'Little Nicky.'
    (Photo : M. Aronowitz/New Line/Newsmaker) Beefy, left, and comedian Adam Sandler star in new Line Cinema''s comedy, 'Little Nicky.'
  7. In 1989, he starred in his first film, Going Overboard.

  8. In the '80s, he played Theo's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show.

  9. He loves watching wrestling.

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Actors Adam Sandler (L) and Alexys Nycole Sanchez attend the 'Grown Ups 2' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 10, 2013 in New York City.
    (Photo : Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Actors Adam Sandler (L) and Alexys Nycole Sanchez attend the 'Grown Ups 2' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 10, 2013 in New York City.
  10. His nickname is Sandman.

  11. Sandler lived with writer and director Judd Apatow when they were both starting out. The two would finally work together in 2009's Funny People.

  12. He was a finalist to play Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but the role went to Johnny Depp.

  13. Sandler has dogs named Meatball and Matzoball. Meatball regularly appeared in his films.

  14. He co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser in 1994.

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Adam Sandler visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on February 26, 2014 in New York City.
    (Photo : Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Adam Sandler visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on February 26, 2014 in New York City.
  15. Sandler once dated Alicia Silverstone.

  16. It's believed that Sandler never writes his stand-up comedy acts; he just goes up there cold and thinks of his jokes on the spot.

  17. Sandler performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York.

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Actor Adam Sandler attends the 'Grown Ups 2' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 10, 2013 in New York City.
    (Photo : Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Actor Adam Sandler attends the 'Grown Ups 2' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 10, 2013 in New York City.
  18. After seeing Sandler's act, and being impressed, Dennis Miller helped him get a job at "Saturday Night Live" in 1991. It was there that Sandler created such characters as Cajun Man, Opera Man and Canteen Boy.

  19. Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

  20. On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone. Titone converted to Sandler's religion, Judaism, in 2000.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Actor Adam Sandler arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Studios' 'The Lion King 3D' at the El Capitan Theater on August 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Actor Adam Sandler arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Studios' 'The Lion King 3D' at the El Capitan Theater on August 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  21. The couple has two daughters: Sadie Madison Sandler (born 2006) and Sunny Madeline Sandler (born 2008).

  22. Sandler lives with his family in Los Angeles, but also owns homes in New York City and Florida.

  23. In addition to his acting, Sandler has made several comedy albums. His first was the Grammy-nominated They're All Gonna Laugh At You (1993), which became an instant hit and expanded his fan base among young people through offensive songs and sketches. His most recent release was 2004's Shhh . . . Don't Tell.

    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Aniston (L) and actor Adam Sandler attend a photo call to promote their new movie 'Just go with it' on February 22, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.
    (Photo : Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Aniston (L) and actor Adam Sandler attend a photo call to promote their new movie 'Just go with it' on February 22, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.
  24. His net worth is $300 million.

  25. According to Forbes, Sandler's overpaid status based on how much his films cost to make versus how much they make at the box office, and based on his last three films, Forbes estimated that for every dollar Sandler was paid, the film only made $3.40 back.

  26. Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, teaming up with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade (all of whom have worked with Sandler before) for a film about five best friends from high school who reunite 30 years later on the July 4 weekend.

  27. Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It, as a plastic surgeon who asks his office manager, played by Aniston, to pose as his wife, in order to prove his honesty to his much younger girlfriend, played by Brooklyn Decker.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actors Emma Fuhrmann Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Blended' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo : Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actors Emma Fuhrmann Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Blended' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
  28. In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire.

  29. He donated $2,100 to Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign the same year.

  30. His movies have grossed over a billion dollars combined.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Adam Sandler attends a screening Of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's 'Hotel Transylvania' at Pacific Theatre at The Grove on September 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Chris Weeks/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Adam Sandler attends a screening Of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's 'Hotel Transylvania' at Pacific Theatre at The Grove on September 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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