20 Adam Sandler Movies That Feature His Wife, Jackie
Since the early days of his career on “Saturday Night Live,” Adam Sandler has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, producers, and filmmakers – not to mention comedians! Adam’s versatile approach to comedy along with his recurring collaborations with friends on screen draw audiences to his movies and keep viewers coming back for more. The “Hustle” star is known for bringing his fellow actor and comedian friends to star in his film projects, like Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. But he notably incorporates his family – especially his wife, Jackie Sandler – into his movies as well. Jackie plays a particularly big role in Adam’s new Netflix movie “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” which also stars their daughters, Sadie and Sunny.
The couple of more than 20 years initially met on the set of Adam’s film “Big Daddy” in 1999 and have remained attached at the hip since then. In the beloved comedy, Jackie has a small role as a waitress, and her presence on screen inspired a lengthy tradition of appearing in just about all of Adam’s movies. Over the years, she has appeared in a number of films, including, “Little Nicky,” “Grown Ups,” and “Murder Mystery.” (She also continues to act outside of Adam’s films). If you want to rewatch some of her best performances, here’s a list of some of the most iconic movies she stars in alongside Adam!
"You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah"
Stacy (Sadie Sandler) can’t wait for her bat mitzvah, and is particularly excited to celebrate with her best friend, Lydia (Samantha Lorraine). Things start to spin out of control, though, when they start fighting over the same boy. In the movie, Jackie plays Lydia’s mother Gabi, while Adam plays Stacy’s father, Danny, and Idina Menzel plays his wife, Bree.
When 30-something Sonny Koufax (Adam) is dumped by his girlfriend for being too immature, he goes to extreme lengths to try to win her back – even going as far as adopting the abandoned child of his roommate. Sonny’s master plan doesn’t go well, and not only does his girlfriend not take him back, but he is now stuck with a kid who he hardly knows how to raise. Jackie has a small role in the film as a waitress at a bar that Sonny goes to.
Nicky (Adam) is a kind-hearted, innocent man who happens to be the child of the devil and an angel. His two brothers plan to wreak havoc on Earth, so it’s up to Nicky to stop their evil plans and save the world. In the movie, Jackie plays an angel named Jenna who lives with Nicky’s angel mother, Holly, in heaven.
"Eight Crazy Nights"
In this animated feature, Jackie voices the role of Jennifer, a childhood friend of the main character, Davey Stone (Adam). “Eight Crazy Nights” follows Davey during a rough patch in his life. After violating his probation, he’s forced to do community service and be a referee for the local youth basketball team or face jail time.
"50 First Dates"
Henry Roth (Adam) is known for being a womanizer and only dating women for a brief amount of time before dumping them with a wild excuse. One day, Henry meets Lucy and quickly falls in love. The only problem? She has short-term memory loss and never remembers their dates. Jackie makes a brief appearance in the opening montage of the film as a dentist talking about her romantic rendezvous with Henry.
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
FDNY firefighters Chuck Levine (Adam) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) are lifelong friends who work and spend time together. When a rescue goes awry and Chuck saves Larry’s life, Larry has an epiphany and wants to increase his life-insurance policy to take care of his children but finds out an error in the paperwork will leave them penniless. The next best option, of course, is for the two to enter a civil union together. Jackie has a small role as a teacher in the film.
At the Sunny Vista Motel, hotel repairman Skeeter Bronson (Adam) is in charge of watching his sister’s children as she looks for a new job. After the day winds down, Skeeter reads the kids bedtime stories, which he soon discovers are all coming true. After learning of this new phenomenon, Skeeter decides to turn his life into a fun-filled story, but things don’t go as planned. In “Bedtime Stories,” Jackie stars as Lady Jacqueline in a medieval fantasy story.
After the sudden death of their junior-high-school basketball coach, five former friends and teammates reunite for his funeral and spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together. It has been nearly three decades since they’ve been together, and the group bond and make outrageous memories together. Jackie plays the role of Jackie Tardio, the wife of a friend of the group.
"Just Go With It"
Successful plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam) fakes being in a broken marriage to get dates with beautiful women and subsequently avoid any type of commitment. On a weekend trip to Hawaii, Danny’s plans turn sour when one of his romantic conquests finds a ring in his pocket, assuming he cheated on his wife. Danny makes up an elaborate story to save his rendezvous, and it involves his assistant posing as his soon-to-be ex-wife. Jackie plays the role of Veruca, Danny’s bride-to-be in a flashback scene that takes place in the 1980s.
Jackie has a small voice role as Martha, the late wife of Count Dracula, in “Hotel Transylvania.” The film follows Count Dracula (Adam), the owner of Hotel Transylvania, a “human-free” hotel where ghouls, goblins, and supernatural creatures can come and go. When a human named Jonathan shows up at the hotel and begins to fall for the Count’s daughter, Mavis, the Count does everything he can to get him out.
"Grown Ups 2"
In the 2013 sequel to “Grown Ups,” Jackie reprises her role as Jackie Tardio, the wife of now-Principal Tardio. “Grown Ups 2” follows Lenny Feder (Adam) as he relocates his family to his hometown of Stanton, where his other friends also live. After the move, however, Lenny and his friends find out they are not as young as they once were and struggle to keep up with a handful of challenges that are thrown their way.
Single parents Jim Friedman (Adam) and Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore) go on a blind date, which ultimately goes poorly. The two plan on never seeing each other again but are surprised when they’re at the same African resort for their vacation. To their dismay, the two, along with their children, have to stay together for the duration of the trip. Jackie stars as the “Hollywood Stepmom” in the film.
When cassette footage of a vintage video game is put in a time capsule and launched into space, aliens misinterpret the footage as a declaration of war and wage war on Earth using elements from retro video games. To help combat the war, a group of gaming experts must use their skills or face total destruction. In “Pixels,” Jackie plays Jennifer, the assistant to the President of the United States.
"The Ridiculous 6"
Tommy (Adam), also known as White Knife, was raised by a Native American tribe in the Old West. After Tommy learns that some of the town’s biggest criminals are his half-brothers, they venture on a journey to save their long-lost father. Jackie has a small role in the film as a Native American woman named “Never Wears Bra.”
Friends Charlie (David Spade) and Max (Adam) grow tired of their boring, unhappy lives and fake their own deaths by blowing up their yacht to start new lives. After assuming new identities, the duo discover that the names they took were linked to high-profile criminals who are currently being hunted. Jackie stars as Joan, a woman the pair meet after escaping to Puerto Rico.
Sandy Wexler (Adam) is one of the busiest talent managers of the 1990s and works tirelessly to take on a number of eccentric clients in Los Angeles. Wexler has a reputation as a dedicated businessman, but when he begins to work with a singer named Courtney Clark, his professionalism is put to the test. In “Sandy Wexler,” Jackie stars as a minor character named Amy Baskin.
"The Week Of"
Kenny Lustig (Adam) and Kirby Cortice (Chris Rock) are soon-to-be in-laws preparing for their children to tie the knot in a week. As the wedding preparations move full speed ahead, the two frequently butt heads and must survive a week together before the special day. In “The Week Of,” Jackie has a small role as a woman named Lisa.
When NYC police officer Nick Spitz (Adam) takes his wife, Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston), on a promised trip to Europe, she meets billionaire Charles Cavendish on the plane, and they’re invited to a fancy yacht party. The party soon goes awry when Charles’s uncle, Malcolm Quince, is suspiciously murdered, with Nick and Audrey framed as the prime suspects. Jackie has a small role as the “great-looking flight attendant” in the film.
Hubie Dubois (Adam) is always the butt of his town’s jokes and constantly bullied by everyone he encounters. On Oct. 31, Hubie assumes the role of official Halloween Helper to monitor the town on the spooky holiday. When Halloween night comes around, Hubie discovers evidence of a real murder that has taken place and takes it upon himself to solve it and save Halloween. In “Hubie Halloween,” Jackie plays Tracy Phillips, a local news reporter.