Dynamic couples exist quite well in Hollywood, and they are present more than ever. Each person would have their successful acting careers and still finds a way to support the other when it counts. Joanne Tucker possesses that kind of understanding with her husband, Adam Driver.
Even though her husband is the more famous face in the industry, it has not diminished her growth and endeavours as an actress and a person. In fact, there has been an increase in the interest in Joanne Tucker, following her husband’s incredible performance in the award-winning Netflix film, Marriage Story.
Joanne Tucker’s Early Years And Road To Hollywood
Joanne Tucker was born on June 26, 1982. While her exact place of birth remains uncertain, we do know that she grew up in New York City. Her parents raised her alongside a yet-to-be-determined number of siblings. As for her parents’ identity and other parental background information about the actress, details currently remain out of reach.
One other fact we do know about her childhood is that she grew up in a supportive family with Christian moral values. She had her high school education in New York City. Perhaps before high school or in school, Joanne developed an interest in the performing arts. As a result, she enrolled and secured an admission to the prestigious New York art school, The Juilliard School in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
At Julliard, Joanne Tucker got the best education in drama, music and acting. She graduated from Julliard in 2009, with a BA in acting. Before attending Julliard, Joanne studied at the college preparatory school, The Dalton School.
An Exploration Of Joanna Tucker’s Acting Career
Once she completed college, Joanne Tucker was ready to take on the acting world. Her movie debut was in the 2010 short film After You Left. In the same year, she was also in the short Party Trick. Perhaps her most well-known inception role is her character Lindsay in the 2011 romantic drama Loft.
She continued with her acting career by getting a supporting role in the 2012 romantic comedy Gayby, where she played the part of Valerie. Coincidentally, she starred alongside her husband in the movie, but at the time, they were not married.
Joanna Tucker’s filmography expanded with another short film in 2012, I’m Coming Over, and then a voice-over role in the 2013 documentary Teenage. Two more projects got added to her acting credits when she starred as Elle and Jo in Jack Heart Jump and Babes respectively.
In 2014, she got the role of struggling novelist Eve in the movie Listen Up Philip. She appeared in an episode of the series Billions in 2016. She made a cameo appearance in the fifth season of Girls, playing Ruthie in the episode, Hello Kitty. While she has a tiny footprint on the show, it is one of the projects that brought her husband into the limelight.
Besides several onscreen acting roles, Joanne Tucker has also lent her voice to the documentaries Prohibition (2011), and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014). She has also served at the Classic Stage Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and MoCA.
She Is Still Finding Her Spark As An Actress
Despite attending the same school, and featuring in a couple of works together, Joanne Tucker has yet to find the level of success her husband has achieved in Hollywood. The closest she has come to a significant role in the mainstream is a small part in an episode of the Showtime drama, Billions. She played Sandy Stearn in The Deal, the sixth episode of the show’s debut season.
One thing in her favour is, she is not giving up, and her husband has been supportive of her growth. So supportive that they have appeared together in a few of his roles. She starred in the 2019 film The Report, as Gretchen.
In it, Adam Driver stars in a lead role, as Daniel Jones and they appeared in a couple of scenes together. The Report received several award nominations, including an Actor of the Year award for her husband from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association. Aside from The Report, they have also starred in the short film, The Basement together.
She plays a more prominent role in the 2020 comedy/drama indie film, Give or Take. She plays Emma and stars alongside Norbert Leo Butz and Jamie Effros. As of the time of writing this article, the film has yet to receive a wide release but has gotten rave reviews from critics.
What To Know About Her Marriage To Adam Driver
Joanne Tucker has been married to actor Adam Driver since June 22, 2013. They tied the knot at a secret destination wedding, attended by a few industry friends, like Girls’ Lena Dunham. The wedding was the culmination of years of dating and living together.
Joanne Tucker And Adam Driver Met At Julliard
Before all the glitz and glam came around, Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker were already a couple. They met in 2009 while studying acting at The Julliard School.
While Joanne had joined the school after high school, Adam auditioned successfully after a second attempt to join following his medical discharge from the Marine Corps. He had initially auditioned and was rejected by the school after he left high school.
At Julliard, they bonded over their shared love for theatre and the arts. Their relationship quickly became important following Adam’s struggle to adjust and fit into a civilian lifestyle.
Her Husband Spent Three Years In The Military
Joanne Tucker’s beau, Adam Driver, served in the US Marine Corps after the devastating September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He served for almost three years between 2002 and 2004 before a fractured sternum while mountain biking ended his military service with a medical discharge.
Before his discharge, he had reached the rank of a Lance Corporal and served in the 1st Battalion 1st Marines unit. As a civilian, he enrolled and was a student at the University of Indianapolis before a decision to give Julliard another try changed his life, professionally and personally.
Joanne And Her Husband Founded Arts In The Armed Forces
Because of his time in service, Adam Driver understood what it was like for soldiers on the frontline and as a result, joined forces with his wife to start the foundation, Arts in the Armed Forces. The Brooklyn-based non-profit organisation aims to provide high-quality theatre programming for serving military personnel, support staff, veterans, and their families. The objective is to bring joy and smiles to all their faces as best as possible, home and abroad.
They Are Parents To A Son And A Dog
Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker are notoriously private individuals. But the recent rise in Driver’s popularity has proved challenging to keep certain aspects of their lives secret. During press tours for his movie, Logan Lucky, he let it slip that he has a baby.
His identity remains unknown, but we now know definitively that Joanne and Driver have a son who was born in 2016. Aside from their son, they also have a dog, a Rottweiler-Pitbull hybrid named Moose. Unlike his son, Driver has volunteered info about the family’s pet, revealing he loves his dog dearly, possibly more than his son. Joanne, Driver, Moose and their son, all live in Brooklyn, New York.