Adrien Brody. biography
Adrien Brody was born on April 14, 1973 in New York City and made his first on-screen appearance in the TV movie Home at Last (1988) at the age of 15. He went on to grab a small amount attention with memorable performances in films such as Steve Soderbergh’s King of the Hill (1993) and Spike Lee's Summer of Same (1999).
Although significant roles, Adrian was unable to gain the attention of critics until he starred in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002) as a Jewish pianist surrounded by the Nazi takeover, a performance that resulted in his first Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29 – the youngest actor to do so.
Adrien then starred in a string of popular films, including The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), Cadillac Records (2008), Predators (2010) and Woody Allen’s award-winning drama Midnight in Paris (2011).
The established actor’s most recent projects include, InAPPropriate Comedy (2013), the romance drama Third Person (2013) with James Franco, the dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) alongside Edward Norton, the action flick American Heist (2014) with Hayden Christensen, the biopic Banking on Mr. Toad (2014) and the comedy Cannes (2014).
Did you know…
- He was banned from Saturday Night Live.
- His first role was in an off-Broadway play at the age of 13.
- He is Jewish.
- He is an only child.
- He has a white Chihuahua named Ceelo Vicious.