Fast Facts

  • 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

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  • Birth Name: Russell Edward Brand
  • Birth Place: Grays, Essex, England
  • Birthday: June 4, 1975, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian

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