Fast Facts

  • His mother, Sylvia Plachy, is a renowned photojournalist who often took him along on her assignments.
  • In 1988, at age 15, made his TV acting debut in the PBS production Home at Last.
  • Broke his nose while filming a scene for Spike Lee's Summer of Sam (1999).
  • Appeared with Tori Amos in her music video for "A Sorta Fairytale."
  • Learned to play Chopin and shed 30 pounds to prepare for his role in The Pianist (2002).
  • Famously gave Halle Berry a passionate kiss when accepting his Oscar for The Pianist.

Awards

  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Polish Film Awards - Eagles — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elliot Brody — Father
  • Elsa Pataky — Ex-significant Other
  • Lara Lieto — Significant Other
  • Sylvia Plachy — Mother
  • Michelle Dupont — Ex-significant Other

College

  • City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY

Details

  • Birth Name: Adrien Brody
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: April 14, 1973, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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