Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald Ronnie Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnies mother was her fathers mistress. Minnies fathers wife did not know about his second family. Her father was born in Swansea, Wales, of English, Scottish, and Irish descent, and her mother is English. Minnie was raised partly in Barbados. Her first major role was in the film Circle of Friends (1995)opposite Chris ODonnell and Colin Firth. In the next few years she had roles in films such has GoldenEye (1995), Sleepers (1996) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). In 1997 she starred in the popular and financially successful film Good Will Hunting (1997) opposite Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who also wrote the screenplay for the film and received Oscars for their achievement. The film also earned Minnie an Oscar nomination for best actress in a supporting role.