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ADAM SANDLER (Henry Roth) has enjoyed phenomenal success in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, producer, director and musician. He first gained international recognition as a cast member of television's "Saturday Night Live.” Most recently he starred opposite Jack Nicholson in the hilarious comedy Anger Management and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his breakthrough performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. Upcoming for Sandler is James L. Brooks' Spanglish opposite Téa Leoni.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a spontaneous 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 made his motion picture debut in Coneheads, opposite Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin. He has gone on to 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. With a budget of just $12 million, it grossed more than $40 million at the box office and $35 million on home video. The Wedding Singer, in which he also starred with Drew Barrymore, was the first box office hit of 1998, with an opening weekend gross of more than $22 million. His next film, The Waterboy, had an opening weekend of almost $40 million. Other recent $100 million-plus grossing Sandler films include Big Daddy and Mr. Deeds.

Sandler collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and the smash hits The Wedding Singer and The Waterboy. Billy Madison has become a cult classic for college students across the country, with "Billy” nights and "Sandler” festivals.

Sandler served as executive producer on Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions, has a deal with Columbia TriStar Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio.

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. Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date. Several years ago, Sandler launched AdamSandler.com. This site is updated weekly with mini-movies featuring Sandler, the staff of Happy Madison, and his dog Meatball - all in their daily routines.

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