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Birth Name : Adrien Brody
Date of birth : 14 April 1973
Location :  New York, USA


A perfect example of an actor who has been hovering on the brink of stardom for far too long, Adrien Brody has become all too familiar with the slings and arrows of outrageous PR. With an undeniable talent and looks that recall a young and hungry Al Pacino, Brody has long seemed a candidate for the role of one of the leading actors of his generation. With his appearance in two high-profile movies, Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam, Brody has once again found himself on the verge of stardom, a place he has visited many times before.


Born and raised in New York City, Brody knew he wanted to be a performer from a young age. He got his first taste of acting when he was 12 years old, performing as a magician at children’s parties. With the encouragement of his photographer mother, he enrolled in acting classes, attending both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for the Performing Arts. He found work in off-Broadway productions and made his television debut in the 1988 PBS movie Home at Last.


After his debut and some minor TV work, Brody went back to school and attended a year of college before being cast in Steven Soderbergh’s 1993 drama King of the Hill. The film, which cast Brody as the lead character’s delinquent mentor, met with wide critical acclaim and presented the actor with new opportunities. He won roles in several films, including 1994’s Angels in the Outfield and 1997’s The Last Time I Committed Suicide, which co-starred Keanu Reeves and the then-unknown actresses Gretchen Mol and Claire Forlani.