Minnie is ranked #98 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
Minnie reveals that the craziest thing she has done to get a guy's attention was to enroll in his art class a model. This way, the guy had to look at her five hours everyday.
Minnie considers Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen to be her musical influences.
Her other passions besides acting are music and writing.
She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni included Terence Stamp, Julia Ormond, Angela Lansbury among others.
Minnie, who is also a singer-musician, released two record albums entitled Seastories and Everything I've Got in My Pocket.
Minnie owns a dog named Bubba.
On December 13, 2007, Minnie Driver was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Actress in a Leading Role - Drama Series category for her performance in The Riches.
Minnie played Carlotta in the 2005 film version of The Phantom of the Opera, which starred Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, and Patrick Wilson.
On the Academy Awards in 1998, Minnie was nominated for an Oscar, in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her performance in Good Will Hunting.
In 1999, Minnie was nominated for an Annie Award, for her performance as Jane in a movie titled Tarzan.
In 1999, Minnie was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her performance in Good Will Hunting.
In 1996, Minnie won a CFCA Award in the category of Most Promising Actress, for her performance in a movie Circle of Friends.
In 1999, Minnie won her second ALFS Award, this time for her performance in Good Will Hunting.
In 1998, Minnie won a ALFS Award for her performance in a thriller Grosse Pointe Blank.
In 1998, Minnie was nominated for a MTV Movie Award, which she shared with Matt Damoon. They were nominated for The Best Kiss, from Good Will Hunting.
In 1998, Minnie was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the movie Good Will Hunting.
In 2005, Minnie was nominated for a World Soundtrack Award in the category of Best Original Song Written for Film, which she shared with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart.
In 2002, Minnie starred in a TV commercial for E! Entertainment Television cable channel.
Minnie did a TV commercial for Winsor Pilates.
Minnie claims that the reason why she broke up with Josh Brolin was because Barbra Streisand, Brolins step-mother tried to take charge of their wedding.
In April 2001, Minnie announced her engagement to Josh Brolin. However, six months later, they broke up.
In August 2000, Minnie had her appendix removed.
Minnie is 5' 10" (1.78 m).
Her parents are Ronnie Driver, a financier and Gaynor, a former fashion model. Her sister, Kate Driver, is a model. She is also a cousin to Josh Driver, an American singer-songwriter/actor.
She has a tattoo of a rose on her right hip.
She dated Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, and Taylor Hawkins.
Minnie: (on the prospect of raising her child alone) It's great to be an independent creature. Today you don't need a man anymore. In the old days, have a baby without marriage and people would put you out. Today you speak about it on talk shows. I'm very into feeling this female thing.
Minnie: (message to young girls) Your inside has to be developed and tended to and looked after. It's harder to love yourself, take care of yourself, to respect yourself, and be good to yourself. We're all going to get old, saggy, and everything is going to fall apart, so what's the point if you base your whole life around being pretty, thin, and beautiful. It would be monstrous.
Minnie: I can't imagine not making records and playing for people. It's so much a part of my life and who I am.
Minnie: I box as a sport, but I'd never box with a man. I'm not afraid of getting hurt. Quite the opposite: I'm afraid I'd get carried away and hurt the guy.
Minnie: (visiting factories in Cambodia) Every time companies squeeze to get lower production costs, faster production, it's nobody but the working women who suffer and their families back at home.
Minnie: Minnie is my nickname. Amelia's my real name. I'd love to be an Amelia, but frankly then I think I should be a German woman with a horned hat.
Minnie (about Matt Damon, her ex-boyfriend) It's unfortunate that Matt went on "Oprah." It seemed like a good forum for him to announce to the world that we were no longer together, which I found fantastically inappropriate. Of course, he was busy declaring his love for me on "David Letterman" a month previously.
Minnie: Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success, critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got.