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Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After Saturday Night Live (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".  See full bio on IMDb »

Adam Sandler Poses with Bride & Groom After Game of Pick-Up Basketball

Adam Sandler
Robbie Hart's Back for a Wedding ... Loses the Tux for Gym Wear

Adam Sandler reprised one of his best roles at a wedding for a lucky bride and groom, except this time he wasn't crooning about how much love stinks ... just hoopin'. The newly hitched… READ MORE >

Malibu Chili Cook-Off Attracts Kourtney Kardashion, Simon Cowell, Orlando Bloom

Malibu Chili Cook-Off
Kourtney and Simon's Kids Havin' a Blast!!!

Malibu was teaming with celebs Saturday at the 37th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off. Tons of people showed up ... Kourtney Kardashian, Orlando Bloom, Anthony Kiedis, Robin Thicke, Sofia Richie, Larsa… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Adam Sandler Performs Raunchy New Songs in NYC Subway

Adam Sandler
NYC Subway Busking With Raunchy New Songs

If you ever wanted to see Adam Sandler sing about his daddy f****ng his eye with his penis ... ya shoulda been riding the subway Wednesday night in NYC. Also, you're a little twisted.… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
D'Angelo Russell -- I Ain't Mad Over Adam Sandler Parody ... 'It's His Job' (VIDEO)

D'Angelo Russell
I Ain't Mad Over Adam Sandler Parody ... 'It's His Job'

D'Angelo Russell says he isn't taking all of the "bro code" jokes personally -- telling TMZ Sports he's giving Adam Sandler and David Spade a pass for mocking him because "it's their job." Then… READ MORE >

- 928 days ago
Adam Sandler & David Spade -- Roast D'Angelo Russell ... With Hilarious Spoof (VIDEO)

Adam Sandler & David Spade
Roast D'Angelo Russell ... With Hilarious Spoof

**WARNING -- EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**  This is hysterical ... Adam Sandler and David Spade just totally nailed the whole D'Angelo Russell/Nick Young video situation ... in a hilarious send-up… READ MORE >

- 957 days ago
Adam Sandler -- Sings George Harrison Classic for Garry Shandling Memorial (VIDEO)

Adam Sandler
Sings George Harrison Classic For Shandling Memorial

Adam Sandler surprised some huge comedians with an emotional performance at Garry Shandling's memorial service. Sandler hit the stage to sing George Harrison's "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace… READ MORE >

- 959 days ago
Alba, Bloom, Diddy -- Epic Star-Studded Birthday Bash

Alba, Sandler, Diddy
Epic Star-Studded Birthday Bash

Hollywood was oozing with stars last night ... thanks to Heather Parry -- a film and TV producer and Head of Happy Madison Productions -- who threw herself a celeb-filled birthday party at The… READ MORE >

- 1052 days ago
Adam Sandler -- Good Genes Or Good Docs?

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler ... what a fine lookin’ Jew! Here’s a 31-year-old version of the 'SNL' funny man at a movie premiere back in 1997 (left) and 18 years later ... the godfather of… READ MORE >

- 1094 days ago
Adam Sandler -- Ugg Life

Adam Sandler
Ugg Life

Adam Sandler is worth a ton of money -- but he doesn't let it get to his head -- at least not when it comes to his style choices. Sandler was out in Brentwood with his wife Jackie on Thursday… READ MORE >

- 1095 days ago
Adam Sandler -- Put on Your Yarmulke ... Let's Party!!! (VIDEO)

Adam Sandler
Put on Your Yarmulke ... Let's Party!!!

Adam Sandler is to Hanukkah what Mariah Carey is to Christmas, so it's no surprise his holiday party was epic ... and long. Sandler threw the shebang for his Happy Madison… READ MORE >

- 1101 days ago
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