“Saturday Night Live” vet and comedy movie icon Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie Sandler are all about the movies. The two met on the set of his 1999 film “Big Daddy” and since then, Jackie has continued to have roles in many of Adam’s films. Better yet, Adam and Jackie’s two daughters, Sadie and Sunny, are in the business too, and their star power has only grown through the years.
Adam’s daughters started out in the business with bit parts in his films, including those that his production company, Happy Madison, produced that he was not in. For example, they were both in “The Wrong Missy” on Netflix alongside Jackie. But they took center stage in the new Netflix teen comedy “You’re So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” that hit the streamer on Aug. 25. The movie proves Sadie and Sunny are just as talented and funny as their famous parents and are right at home on the big screen.
Still, Adam has opened up about how his daughters don’t always appreciate his work. During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” back in April 2017 (when his daughters were just 11 and 9 years old), when asked if he ever screens his films for his children, Adam replied, “They beg to see them. They’re like, ‘Please, it’s not fair! Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street. I don’t know what the heck they’re talking about.'” He continued, “I’d say about 20 minutes in, I see them tuning out, and then I hear them. They’re nervous to say it, but [they’re] like, ‘Can we watch something else?'”
Adam did his best to keep them away from any of his grittier roles, however — namely, his performance in “Uncut Gems.” In 2020, he told Closer Weekly, “I’m nervous about when they’re old enough to see this that they’re going to be disappointed in my behavior.”
For more on Adam and Jackie’s daughters, keep reading.
Sadie Sandler was born on May 6, 2006. Adam and Jackie had Sadie in Los Angeles three years after they married, and Adam said that becoming a dad changed his life. He told Access soon after Sadie was born that he was terrified while Jackie was in labor, but that he was so excited. “I had a chemical reaction in my body, where I loved the kid so much, and I was so nervous for her, and that’s when I lost my mind for the kid.” He also said that he goes all out for his children, including dressing up to tell them bedtime stories, according to the Irish Examiner.
Adam and Jackie’s younger daughter, Sunny Sandler, was born on Nov. 2, 2008. Sunny was also born in Los Angeles, where her parents have called home for years. Apart from acting alongside her family, Sunny also sings. Adam has invited his daughters on stage to perform with him, like in 2019 when he accompanied them on guitar while they sang Taylor Swift’s “Lover” together at a benefit concert for Epidermolysis Bullosa.
See photos of Adam’s daughters ahead.