Adam Sandler has enjoyed phenomenal success in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, producer and musician. Sandler's films include Bedtime Stories, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Grown Ups, Jack and Jill, You Don't Mess With The Zohan and many others. He starred opposite Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me, with Kate Beckinsale in Click and alongside Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard. Sandler's other movies include James L. Brooks' Spanglish, 50 First Dates, Anger Management and Punch-Drunk Love, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He can also be seen in Judd Apatow's Funny People and the hit Uncut Gems. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Manchester, NH, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a performance at a Boston comedy club. From then on he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs throughout the state, while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York University.
Sandler has become an almost self-contained mini-studio, involved in all aspects of film production. Happy Gilmore was one of the most successful movies of 1996. The Wedding Singer was the first box office hit of 1998. The Waterboy had an opening weekend of almost $40 million. Other $100 million-plus grossing Sandler films include Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, and 50 First Dates. Billy Madison has become a cult classic for college students across the country, with "Billy" nights and Sandler festivals. Sandler served as producer through his Happy Madison Productions on Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. He executive produced Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. During breaks from his busy filming schedule, Sandler spends time in the recording studio. Several of his comedy albums on Warner Bros. Records have gone multi-platinum.