Biography: Russell Brand

Russell Brand shot to fame in the U.S. in 2008 as the rocker Aldous Snow, starring with Jason Segel, in the hit  comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, produced by Judd Apatow.  He reunited with Apatow to reprise the role in another hit comedy, Get Him to the Greek, starring opposite Jonah Hill.

Brand’s recent film credits include Arthur, opposite Helen Mirren, with whom he also starred in The Tempest, and Bedtime Stories, with Adam Sandler and Keri Russell.  He also lent his voice to the Easter Bunny in Hop, opposite James Marsden, and to Dr. Nefario in the hit animated feature film Despicable Me.  He is reprising the role in Despicable Me 2, opposite Steve Carell, Al Pacino and Kristen Wiig, which is set for release next summer, and just completed production on a drama written and directed by Diablo Cody, starring alongside Julianne Hough and Holly Hunter.

Brand will also host this year’s MTV Movie Awards.  He has previously hosted MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMA), in 2008 and 2009.

Brand’s writing debut, My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up, became a huge success in the United Kingdom.  Subsequently published by Harper Collins in the U.S. in 2009, it stayed on the New York Times’ bestseller list for five weeks in a row.  The follow up, My Booky Wook 2: This Time it’s Personal, was published by Harper Collins in October, 2010.

Brand’s third live DVD, of his 2009 stand-up tour, was released in November 2009 after originally airing on Comedy Central.

In 2010, Brand received the British Comedy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy and was honored in 2011 with the ShoWest Award for Comedy Star of the Year.

This biography/filmography of Russell Brand is courtesy of Warner Brothers and the film, Rock of Ages

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wondercon-bill-paxton-talks-edge.jpg
WonderCon: Bill Paxton Talks ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, Working with Tom Cruise and More! (video)
Bill Paxton came to WonderCon to talk-up his new film, Edge of Tomorrow. They showed some clips from the Doug Liman directed film and the more I see, the more I think I”m going to like it. The film, which stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Paxton, is about a soldier fighting in a war [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tatiana-maslany-jordan-gavaris-t.jpg
Tatiana Maslany & Jordan Gavaris Talk ‘Orphan Black’ with the SAG Foundation
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhHMcuQhjGE] BBC America’s Orphan Black returned for its second season this weekend and from what I’ve heard, the show comes back in fine form. The series is about Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), who’s in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler). She becomes involved in a wild pursuit that brings her [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/director-david-gordon-greene-nar.jpg
Director David Gordon Green Narrates a Scene From ‘Joe’
Director David Gordon Green narrates a sequence from his new film, Joe, featuring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan. In the video, he mentions his reasons why he likes to hire non-traditional actors. He likes people who have real skill-sets and not actors who have the skills on their resume. He also talked about this in [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/david-gordon-green-joe.jpg
Director David Gordon Green: “I find actors in unusual places”
I keep missing screenings of director David Gordon Greene‘s new film, Joe. I hear it’s really good so I’m looking forward to catching it at some point. Joe stars Nicholas Cage as ex-con Joe Ransom, who isn’t the greatest of role models until he meets a 15-year-old boy (Mud‘s Tye Sheridan). In this featurette, Green [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/judy-greer-i-dont-know-why-you-know-me-from.jpg
Please Don’t Say These Things To Judy Greer (video)
Judy Greer - who we love here at Daily Actor – has a new book called, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From (Confessions of a Co-Star), a series of essays about her life as an actress, friend and someone who everyone thinks they might know. Here’s a blurb about the book: “Want to [...]