Adam Sandler is the latest prominent personality to receive the Mark Twain Award for American Humor, an accolade that recognizes the Brooklyn-born comedian’s lifetime of comic brilliance.

Sandler accepted the prize at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Sunday during an event that has not been aired yet. Attendees included actors who had worked with Adam Sandler, including Chris Rock, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore.

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Everything to know about Adam Sandler:

Adam Sandler’s Age

Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 9, 1966. He is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, singer, and musician. He is currently 56 years old.

Adam Sandler’s Family

Sandler was raised in New York by his mother, Judith Sandler, who was a nursery school teacher, and his father, Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer. His family is Jewish and both sides of his family are descended from Russian-Jewish immigrants.

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Adam Sandler’s Relationship

Adam Sandler has been married to his wife, Jackie Titone Sandler, since 2003. Jackie and Sandler first met in 1999 while filming Big Daddy. Although she started out as a model, she has since transitioned into acting and producing. She has even collaborated on a couple of movies with her husband.

Adam Sandler Career

Sandler made his debut on television on The Cosby Show, where he played a friend of the Huxtable family. He then worked as a writer for SNL for five years beginning in 1990. Billy Madison was the first of several films he co-wrote, and it helped him make a name for himself in the industry.

Although criticized by some reviewers as being childish, moviegoers seemed to like Sandler’s humor. His image as a consistent box office hit was cemented by a string of movies in which he played similarly crude and juvenile characters.

Some of the best movies of Sandler include Grown Ups, Click, The Longest Yard, Mr. Deeds, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, and Happy Gilmore.

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Adam Sandler Net Worth

As of 2023, Sandler’s net worth is reported to be around $440 million. In 2020 alone, he made an estimated $41 million.