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Who is Adam Sandler’s daughter, Sadie Sandler? A look at the rising star

The comedian’s teenage daughter Sadie has featured in several of her father’s movies, including his latest one: ‘You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah’.

The comedian’s teenage daughter Sadie has featured in several of her father’s movies, including his latest one: ‘You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah’.
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Adam Sandler’s latest movie You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, a coming-of-age comedy based Fiona Rosenbloom’s 2005 book is a family affair. It stars his wife Jackie and both of their teenage daughters - Sadie, as Ronnie Friedman and Sunny as the younger sister Stacy, who is confronting her batmitzvah with all of the usual anxieties, friendships, heartache and confusion that most seventh graders like her have to go though. You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah was released on Netflix on Friday and has drawn positive reviews, with the New York Times highlighting its “easygoing, contemporary appeal”.

Actor, comedian and screenwriter Adam Sandler has made over 30 feature films in the last 30 years. He appeared in the lead role as the dimwitted heir to a hotel chain in the comedy, Billy Madison debuted at number one at the box office on release in 1995. He has been nominated for three Grammys and was crowned the ‘King of Comedy’ at the 2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. He also recently accepted the 2023 Mark Twain Award for American Humor.

In January 2020, Sandler signed a four-year deal with Netflix for $250 million. Since he writes and produces most of his own movies, he can cast whomever he pleases. The comedian’s teenage daughter, Sadie Sandler, has appeared in 20 of her father’s biggest films. The 17-year-old is now taking on Hollywood as an actress.

The Sandlers out and about

Born in May 2003, Sadie Sandler is the eldest daughter of the 56-year-old ‘Billy Madison’ actor and former fashion model Jackie Sandler. Sadie has a 14-year-old sister, Sunny, who also joins in the family business.

Sadie and Sunny regular accompany their father for premieres and photoshoots. The first sighting was on the red carpet in Paris back in March for a for Murder Mystery 2, where she posed with their father’s co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Mélanie Laurent. At the 24th annual Mark Twain awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. later that month, the teenager accompanied her father once again. She was dressed in a black dress and was photographed again with Aniston, as well as Drew Barrymore.

In a recent interview for Variety magazine, Bat Mitzvah director Sammi Cohen gave an insight in to what it was like working with his two daughters on his latest movie. “Sunny and Sadie were attached when I came on board, I knew I’d be working with them - that was part of my excitement, getting to work with the girls, and then we built out the cast from there. It really came from the girls and we built the world around them. We wanted the Friedman family to feel warm, sweet, goofy, normal, relatable,” Cohen explained.

There wasn’t a huge struggle for me in terms of working with them. Adam plays dad to his daughters, but they’re able to detach. When we enter the Friedman house and we’re making the movie, it’s its own thing. I think there’s such a beautiful natural chemistry you get — I love that moment in the car when Adam fake-spills the coffee on her. There are just these beautiful little moments that feel so slice-of-life. But Adam gave the girls space to do their own thing. Everyone had space to do what they do best, but there’s also support when you needed it”.

Sadie Sandler’s movie appearances

Sandler’s You Don’t Mess With The Zohan featured his daughter as a little girl riding a goat. She also appeared in Bedtime Stories, and Tardio’s daughter in Grown Up, all from 2008.

The 2011 comedy Just Go With It featured Sadie playing on a rope bridge, and the same year she was on the ship in Jack And Jill. The following year, Sadie was in That’s My Boy and was the voice of Winnie in Hotel Transylvania, in which Selena Gomez played the role of Mavis.

A couple of years on in 2013 saw Sadie as Tardio in Grown Ups 2, and she played a little league announcer in Blended, while in 2015 she was in Pixels, Hotel Transylvania 2 and The Ridiculous 6.

Over the next few years she would feature in The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of and Hotel Transylvania 3.

In 2019, Sadie joined her father and Aniston for a bigger role in their movie Murder Mystery, and then in The Wrong Missy, Hubie Halloween. Sadie and Sunny also feature in their father’s next release Leo - an animated movie musical about an aging class pet which goes on general release in November.


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