Minnie Driver's Height
5ft 9 ¾ (177.2 cm)
British actress best known for roles in films such as Goodwill Hunting, Grosse Point Blank and Circle of Friends. She once mentioned how "I've lost three big jobs because I'm tall"
It's just such discrimination. It's heightism. I can't bear it. It's so unfair. It's like, 'What do you have a camera for if not to cheat angles and to work around it?'...To cast you aside because you're 5-foot-10 is absurd
- 1995 Worcester Telegram
#growingupwithmyname yeah, I KNOW it's SO weird that I'm 5'10, and yes they always dig me a ditch because no actor will stand on a box.
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I was never asked to dance in high school because I was too tall.
[My height] sometimes works against me. There have been actors who haven't been willing to work with someone three inches taller than them. But the thing about being tall is that as soon as you walk into a room, everyone knows it. You either shrink and hide or you throw your shoulders back and charge right in. I learned that charging felt more comfortable for me.
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Average Guess (16 Votes)
5ft 9.2in (175.8cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Apr/20
5'9-5'9 1/2 is all possible. 5'9 3/4 i'm sure she could at least hit it with out of bed or a full 5'10.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990
said on 24/Aug/19
She was always shorter than Matt Damon and she get 5'10 and Damon 5'9 3/4. In 3-4" heels she doesn't look like shes big 2-3" taller than Damon. Click Here
: 5'9 is the lowest and probably the truth for her.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Aug/19
Shes 5'9 max and 5'10 in sneakers like Whitney Cummings.
berta said on 18/Dec/18
i thought she was maybe 174 cm, just new she was tall but didnt realise she was this tall
Junior Hernandez 1990
said on 20/Nov/18Click Here
David Walton prob 6'4-6'4 1/2 we can see how a Shortest 5'10 look like just like how Whitney Cummings looked. Knowing that camera angle helps Walton look huge but bare in mind he is barefoot and Minnie still in flats and that frame strikes people she look just 5'7 and nothing. But i"ll still go with 5'9 max from other source of picture comparison.
Javier Valdivia said on 21/Oct/18
My guess is a weak 5'9" in the Speechless episode where they go to London she barely looks taller than John Ross Bowie. And also Rob how tall would you say her co-star Mason Cook is he claims 6'1", but I would like to see what you think. Thanks.
Mimi said on 23/Sep/18
I think she's about 5ft9.5
said on 20/Nov/17
@Rob, taller than Matt Damon?
Editor Rob: both could be very close if measured, like Rebecca Hall, she could fall under it a fraction.
Junior said on 21/Oct/17
She look between 173-175cm next to 6'4 David Walton in About a Boy.
Jani said on 6/Sep/17
She only looks about 5cm taller (in heels) than Eddie Izzard in most pictures plus Driver is shorter Matt Damon (177cm) by 1-2cm while she was wearing heels. Also she seems to be roughly the same height (maybe just a tiny bit shorter) with Josh Brolin (177cm) while wearing heels. Also Ryan Kavanaugh who is billed at 173cm in some sites (I believe Kavanaugh is a bit shorter maybe 171-172cm) is only a bit shorter than Minnie Driver in heels.
So there is no way that Minne Driver is even close to being 178cm. 173cm is more like closer to truth.
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/17
I shall resist the temptation of jesting with her name; she must get that a lot! Mind you, I had no idea Minnie was this tall! I would have put her at about 5ft8.5. Next time I watch 'Sleepers' (great film!), I will have a good look at her height and compare her to the 'boys' in the film.
AJ said on 18/Jan/17
Same height as damon. Atleast downgrade her to the same listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Somewhere between 5ft9-10
Who Cares said on 14/Jan/17
Standing to Frank Grillo, Minnie does not seem to be 178. If he is, according to Rob, 175, then she is 175 at best.
Gregorovich said on 25/Oct/16
I just ran into her at the courthouse in Los Angeles. Was VERY surprised at how tall she is. She had on four inch heels too, so she was like an amazon. Not kidding. I am 5'10" and had shoes with one inch heels. She was around two inches taller than me. So I would say 5'9" is about right for her.
Jay said on 18/Sep/16
Sutgj, women over 5'6 are tall no-matter what.
rrijecanka said on 16/Aug/16
She's tall bcs if her huge head as Jolie... Such a giant head
sutgj said on 17/Apr/16
She is not tall
said on 23/Aug/15
Strange. She does not look tall at all. Certainly not as tall as Gisele Bundchen and other same height "angels"
She also does not look 178 on this photo:
He is listed 180 on your web-site. She is wearing humangous (as always: weird always wearing huge heels, while complaining about being too tall) shoes. Even the front portion of the shoes is 2 inches high.
175, maybe. 178, does not feel like it
ricky said on 3/May/15
Her sister is taller by one inch.
ap said on 7/Apr/15
Minnie Driver is shorter than Matt Damon. She is 5'8" ish.
Silent d said on 3/Nov/13
She was much taller than eddie izzard and shannon woodward in the riches. A few inches taller than hilary swank in conviction. I knew she was tall but not that tall. 5 foot 10.
Ryan said on 9/Aug/13
wow she's tall.
Ed cullen look alike said on 10/Apr/11
Shes hot, shes definately around matt damons height, although after reading her height at 5-10 hear i assumed damon was 6 feet. Again though, you look at robert downey and gwenyth paltrow in iron man. Hes said to be 5-8 1/2 and shes 5-9. One scene she had 3 inch heels on and still looked shorter. Its power of camera angles and elevator shoes.
Chris said on 21/Jun/09
If Glenn is actually 5'7", she's 5'9" at the most.
Anonymous said on 8/Jun/09
5'10 with legs that could kill
Chris said on 19/Sep/08
She's a little shorter than Jason Patric in Sleepers.
JenDoe said on 29/May/08
Wow i thought minnie was only about 5'8,but she looks tall in this pic. 5'10 would be right
Chris said on 28/May/08
Charliemoto: 5'11.75" - 5'8" = 3.75". Or 6'0" - 5'8" = 4". That's the 4" I was referring to. I hadn't got as far as thinking about the heels. I just don't see a 4" difference in that picture. If there's a 4" difference, Glenn's face is about 16", which is huge. I don't even think Bill Clinton's face is that big!
Charliemoto said on 18/May/08
and btw, i was referring to her as 5'11.75 - 6'0 in small heels not barefoot, i hope you didnt think i said 6'0 barefoot.
Charliemoto said on 18/May/08
CHRIS...sorry but you need to learn your math well.....
she's 5'10, i said below that she's between 5'11.75 to 6'0, how many inches there is between 5'10 and 6'0?....that's 2 inches and just as you said the difference in the image is 2 inches......so what are you talking about? LOL!
Chris said on 16/May/08
Charliemoto, there's about 2" or 2.5" difference in that picture. There's no way 4". 4" would be half a face. There's also no way medium heels give you a 7 cm advantage. They probably give 3 cm compared to an average guy's shoes. If she looks 2.5" taller, but Glenn's leaning and she was wearing small heels, I figure she's about 5'9.5". Glenn figures 5'10". Not a lot in it really. By the way, I thought Damon was noticeably taller than Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.
leonari said on 14/May/08
Damon looks taller than Robin Williams. He has bad posture in this movie. He is 5'10 or at least 5'9.5"
ed said on 14/May/08
interesting that Matt Damon looks taller than her in Good Will Hunting, but the same height as Robin Williams in their scenes.
Charliemoto said on 13/May/08
you can clearly see CHRIS that she looks 5'11.75 to 6'0 in the image, i am 5'11.25 (180cm) and look quite similar to her next to a 5'8 guy (in shoes) except maybe im a couple of cm shorter than her.
she's a legit 5'10, small heels give about 5cm that is 178 + 5 = 183cm = 6'0. makes sense now?
medium heels give around 7cm and high heels 9-10cm.
Chris said on 9/May/08
Also, Matt Damon is taller.
mcfan said on 1/May/08
Spacey is taller than Minnie Driver, but Minnie is at the most 5'10 and I think Spacey is more like 5'10.5. His posture is like John Lennon's with the lean. Very seldom do you find him standing straight.
glenn said on 22/Mar/08
i dont know why my post didnt show.she is 5-10.she had small heels here.
glenn said on 21/Mar/08
she had small heels too.
Chris said on 20/Mar/08
Glenn's leaning there. She looks 5'10" maximum in that picture, so likely 5'9" if she was wearing heels. That would figure, as she's the same height as Matt Damon when wearing heels.
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Nov/07
Has always claimed and been listed (by agencies) as 5.10 - maybe a smidge under - but definately not less than 5.9&1/2 in her barefeet.
LAAnonyme said on 25/Oct/07
Minnie is 5'9 1/2", but her sister Kate is 6'0".
paul said on 23/Oct/07
but shes got hells on obviously so i'd give 5'9 and something
Paul said on 16/Oct/07
Looks about 5'10.5 there
said on 27/Sep/07
I don't want to overdo this one, but here are a couple more pictures: Click Here Click Here
. Pretty consistently smaller than Matt Damon. Probably by an inch. But pretty and a good musician :-).
Chris said on 24/Sep/07
The height difference is noticeable when Matt and Minnie leave the bar together in the movie Good Will Hunting (just watched it tonight). She's 5'9" or 5'9.5". At the very least, she rounds up. Either that or there was some funny business going on with lifts in the film, which seems unlikely.
Chris said on 18/Aug/07
I'm pretty sure she's 5'9" to 5'9.5". She's shorter than both Matt Damon and Kevin Spacey.
Yitzhak said on 13/Aug/07
She looks tall...yet that would mean she would be taller than Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
glenn said on 7/Aug/07
minnie was at least 5-10.
ras said on 7/Aug/07
Brooke Hogan also looked short on Jay Leno. There are certain celebs that look taller or shorter in his show, I really think judging height with that guy is useless cause either he will be using his secret lifts to look almost as tall as a 6 ft 3 person or slouch/have a bad pose to look not much taller than a 5 ft 2 person.
Emily said on 6/Aug/07
"Anonymous says on 28/Jun/06
Well, Gwyneth is realy only 5'7" and Minnie is in heels next to Glenn and I think this all points that Minnie is proabbly 5'8" in real life."
That's ridiculous. Glen said she was wearing a little heel and in this pic she loks a good three inches taller than him. Assuming Glen wasn't completely barefoot I'd say this pic definitely puts her around 5'10"
said on 26/May/07
I think she's a little under 5'10". Here she looks the same height as Kevin Spacey, and she's wearing heels: Click Here
Lee said on 27/Apr/07
When filming "Circle of Friends", it was a challenge to make Chris O'Donnell taller than Minnie in each scene. She towered over him, so a lot of times he'd walk on the sidewalk above her, and her in the street, or she'd be barefoot and him in lifts to make up for the difference.
jack straw said on 8/Apr/07
I dated Minnie - she is 5ft 10 inches - move on.
MJB said on 15/Mar/07
Minnie Driver was on Jay Leno tonight wearing heels and was still shorter than Jay. Jay is average height. No way is she that tall. She looks tall b/c she's leggy and broad-shouldered.
S.J said on 28/Jan/07
a 5,10 woman Called Minnie Like Small :P
Editor Rob said on 4/Dec/06
"I've lost three big jobs because I'm tall"
steve said on 5/Nov/06
on rexfeatures.com she is in heels next to Cheryl Tiegs. Tiegs is 3 inches taller then Driver, so no way she is 5 feet 10.
Franco said on 1/Nov/06
imho....5.10 without shoes is right.
Editor Rob said on 17/Sep/06
She said her height in Worcester Telegram, 1995:
"It's just such discrimination. It's heightism. I can't bear it. It's so unfair. It's like, 'What do you have a camera for if not to cheat angles and to work around it?'...To cast you aside because you're 5-foot-10 is absurd"
Alan said on 15/Aug/06
Matt was probably wearing lifts in his shoes on Will & Grace she towers over Will and Jack.
Jack said on 4/Aug/06
Matt Damon was taller than her in Good Will Hunting. Should he be rounded up?
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/06
Well, Gwyneth is realy only 5'7" and Minnie is in heels next to Glenn and I think this all points that Minnie is proabbly 5'8" in real life.
said on 11/Apr/06
Minnie with Gwyneth Paltrow; she must be sloaching, or is Gwyneth 5'11?Click Here
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
she had a little heel going.
mcfan said on 1/Feb/06
Glenn, what was Minnie's footwear?
snap said on 26/Jan/06
looks more 5'11"ishh
Glenn said on 25/Jan/06
same hair.dont let it down now.
Issheuhboy said on 25/Jan/06
I'm really enjoying seeing Glenn's hair change through the years...
kampioen said on 25/Jan/06
Look at Getty images: Minnie Driver AND Kate; or: Minnie Driver AND sister. You can see that Kate Driver is 1 inch taller than Minnie.
Also there's food for thought concerning the real height of Gwyneth Paltrow. Search for : 'Minnie Driver AND Gwyneth' and you will see.
kampioen said on 25/Jan/06
Minnie is a legitimate 5'10, her sister looks like 5'11