ADAM SANDLER was born in Brooklyn, New York. At five, Adam’s family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire. There, he attended Manchester Central High School. Making those around him laugh as a child, the precocious comedian discovered he was a natural. Sandler developed his talent as a student at New York University, performing often in clubs. In 1988, he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Later, he drew from earlier life experiences for material, to use in his whacky comedy and movies. The song “Lunchlady Land”, from his debut album They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!, is based on, and dedicated to Emalee, the lunchlady at Hayden Dining Hall, at his old college, New York University.
After winning many fans from Saturday Night Live, ever-funny Adam Sandler’s first starring role was in 1989. The film was At the Movies.
Siskel and Ebert gave him awful reviews for At the Movies, and harshly criticized Adam as an actor, and for his physical appearance. Maybe from this scathing Hollywood news, he followed this film with other successful comedies and The Wedding Singer (1998, and his first blockbuster, The Waterboy (1998).
Since then, Sandler has even taken on serious roles in movies, with resounding success. Roger Ebert abruptly did an about-face, and to protect himself from the Hollywood gossip news, raved about Sandler’s superb film presence and acting. Way to hang in there, Adam Sandler, the world loves you!
Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler
Born: September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York
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