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Sacha Baron Cohen Biography

Birth Name:
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor, comedian, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • Spent a year in between high school and college living on a kibbutz in Israel
  • Introduced the character of wannabe rapper-journalist Ali G on British TV comedy series The Eleven O'Clock Show in 1998, which eventually led to his Da Ali G Show
  • Appeared in Madonna's video for "Music" in 2001
  • Won BAFTA Awards for Best Comedy (Programme or Series) and Best Comedy Performance for Da Ali G Show in 2001
  • Gave a precommencement address to Harvard University's class of 2004 in character as Ali G
  • Crashed several fashions shows in 2008 while in character as Brüno
  • At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, he appeared as a scantily clad Bruno and did an aerial stunt in which he landed on Eminem, who angrily left the building
  • Following days of speculation, Eminem admitted it was a gag they were both in on
  • In 2009, he was sued by a Palestinian man who claimed he was falsely portrayed as a terrorist in the movie Brüno; the man refiled the lawsuit in 2010
  • An Avatar spoof he planned for the 2010 Oscars was cut by the show's producer in order to avoid potentially offending James Cameron
  • After a six-year engagement, he wed actress Isla Fisher in a very private, traditional Jewish ceremony: only six guests were in attendance at their March 2010 nuptials in Paris
  • Often appears on talk shows in character

Awards

  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2021Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2021Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 2020Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2007Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2006Utah Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 2006Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Performer: winner
  • 2006New York Film Critics Society-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2006Women Film Critics Circle-Most Offensive Male Characters: winner
  • 2006Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2006San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 2006Online Film Critics Association-Breakthrough Performer: winner
  • 2006Online Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2006Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 2006London Film Critics Association-Best British Actor: nominated
  • 2006Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Program (Alternative): nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: nominated

Relationships

  • Amnon Baron Cohen -- Brother
  • Erran Baron Cohen -- Brother
  • Simon Baron Cohen -- Cousin
  • Elula Lottie Miriam -- Daughter
  • Olive -- Daughter
  • Gerald Baron Cohen -- Father
  • Daniella Baron Cohen -- Mother
  • Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen -- Son