- Was expelled from both the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and the Drama Centre London for disruptive behavior.
- Briefly had a job as a postman.
- GQ magazine named him UK's Most Stylish Man in 2006 and Least Stylish Man in 2007.
- Wrote a best-selling autobiography titled My Booky Wook in 2007, which details his troubled childhood and battle with addictions.
- An active patron of Focus 12, a charitable organization helping people deal with all aspects of addiction.
- Has been a vegetarian since age 14, and PETA named him Europe's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2006 and '07.
- Received death threats after some controversial comments made while hosting the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
- Performed two songs during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
- In 2013, purchased the house that was the first Hollywood home owned by Laurence Olivier.
- Ronald Brand — Father
- Katy Perry — Ex-wife
- Barbara Brand — Mother
- Attended Drama Centre London, London, England
- Birth Name: Russell Edward Brand
- Birth Place: Grays, Essex, England
- Birthday: June 4, 1975, Gemini
- Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian
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