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Not that long ago, on a stage very, very near …

pippin_leading_player_mediumYou probably know Adam Driver from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) or one of the many other critically-acclaimed films in which he’s appeared. But did you also know that he attended the University of Indianapolis? It’s true. You might even say the University theatre department is where his life took a remarkable new trajectory.

Following a transformative year at UIndy, he was accepted to study drama at Juilliard in New York City and graduated in 2009. His acting on Broadway led to being cast in Lena Dunham’s series “Girls” (2012). Things got bigger from there, and he subsequently moved to film, finding small roles in “J. Edgar” (2011) and “Lincoln” (2012), supporting roles in “Frances Ha” (2012) and “Inside Llewyn Davis” (2013), and eventually landing a major part in “This Is Where I Leave You” (2014), the aforementioned Star Wars films, and “Martin Scorsese’s Silence” (2016).