Russell Brand Quick Facts
Russell Brand is a well-known actor, writer, comedian, and activist from England. He received his success as a standup comedian and later transcended to films and television shows. He is also known for his relationship with American singer and songwriter, Katy Perry.
|Full Name||Russell Edward Brand|
|Date of birth||June 4, 1975|
|Birth Place||Grays, United Kingdom|
|Parent(s)||Ronald Henry Brand
|Occupation||Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, Writer, Activist|
|Spouse||Katy Perry (Divorced)
Laura Brand (Present)
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Net worth||US $20 million|
Bio, Family, Education, and Young
Russell Brand was born on 4th June of 1975 in the Essex of England. His full name is Russell Edward Brand and is the only son of Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer, and Barbara Elizabeth.
Growing up, Brand had a tough childhood. After his mother suffered from uterine and breast cancer and his parent’s separation, he was not able to have a good childhood. He was diagnosed with an eating disorder at the age of 14. With a lack of his parent’s attention, he started taking drugs and also visited prostitution with his father. However, Russell Brand attended drama school where he made his theatrical debut. He started making his small appearances in films soon after that.
Nationality, Age, Height, and Weight
Russell Brand is currently 45 years old and has a slim body build. He has a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch with a bodyweight of about 74 kg. His chest measures 41 inches, biceps of 14 inches, and waist of 32 inches. When it comes to his physical health and diet, he practices yoga and a vegan diet. He also practiced martial arts before to shape himself up. Despite suffering from an eating disorder, he has successfully managed to keep his figure in check.
The brand belongs to white ethnicity and has German and English ancestry. His nationality is English. He possesses black curly hair and dark brown eyes. His sexual orientation is bisexual and has Gemini as his zodiac sign. His distinctive features include big hair, Sanskrit tattoo, and his catchphrase,” Hare Krishna”,” The Swines”. He follows Hinduism.
Personal life, Katy Perry Rumor, Wife, and Children’s
Russell Brand has dated numerous famous celebrities in the past. He has been in a romantic relationship with Jessica Renton, Becki Seddick, Imogen Thomas, Kate Moss, Teresa Palmer, Holly Madison, Isabelle Brewster, Geri Halliwell, Zara Martin, and so on. He became well known after he started dating American singer, Katy Perry in 2009. They tied their knot in 2010 after their engagement at the end of 2019 but eventually divorced the following year in 2012. He is currently married to Laura Brand and she gave birth to their first child, Mabel Brand in 2016. They had their second daughter named Peggy in 2018.
Career: Stand Up Comedy, Awards, Movies, and TV Shows
Russell Brand started off his career as a stand-up comedian. His performance in Hackney Empire New Act of the Year earned him public attention. He received the opportunity to debut as a comedian and his comedy confession about his drug addiction and other performances like Eroticised Humour was well received by the audience.
Since then, he has successfully released a number of stand-up DVDs like Live, Doing Life, Scandalous, Live in New York City, and Messiah Complex. In 2006, he was awarded Time Out Award, Loaded Laftas Award, British Comedy Awards for Best Stand-Up and Best Newcomer respectively. He received his second and third British Comedy Awards in 2008 and 2011. He further earned the 33rd Annual Television and Radio Awards in 2007, Variety’s Power of Comedy Award, and GQ Men of the Year Awards.
During his top career as a stand-up comedian, he made his debut in the British comedy film, St Trinian’s as Flash harry alongside Caterina Murino and Gemma Arterton in 2007. Following year, he played another small role in the British-American fantasy romantic comedy film, Penelope as Sam and landed the main role in the American romantic comedy film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bedtime Stories alongside star, Adam Sandler.
In 2010, he starred in the film Get Him to the Greek as Aldous Snow and gained further public attention. The same year, he voiced the character Dr. Nefario in a hit animated film called Despicable Me, and the same year, he made his appearance American film The Tempest as Trinculo. He further voiced in an American 3D live-action animated fantasy comedy film called Hop in 2011. The same year, Russell Brand starred in an American romantic comedy film called Arthur as Arthur Bach.
In 2012, Russell Brand made his appearance in an American jukebox musical comedy film called Rock of Ages as Lonny Barnett and in an American 3D autobiographical documentary film called Katy Perry: Part of Me. He next voiced for Despicable Me 2 in 2013 and also starred in the comedy-drama film, Paradise as William alongside co-star Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, and others. As of 2021, he is currently working on 2 new films namely Death on the Nile, and an animated film called Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Russell Brand started making his television appearances in 1994. He made his small appearance in the series, The Bill and Mud. He later landed another small role in the tv series, White Teeth, RE: Brand and Cruise of the Gods in 2002. He started hosting in Big Brother’s Big Mouth starting 2004 till 2007. He further hosted in his own show called Russell Brand’s Got Issues and Russell Brand’s Wonderland and many more. In 2018, he appeared in the comedy-drama series called Ballers as Lance, and in 2020, he appeared as himself in Neighbours.
Russell Brand’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be 20 million dollars. He mostly earns his income as a stand-up comedian but it is also thanks to his involvement in multiple other works as an author, actor, and radio host that gives his earning an extra boost. We will be seeing more of his new projects in the coming years.