Adrien Brody

BirthDay:

14 Apr 1973

BirthPlace:

Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Bio:

Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera. Adrien attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York.

Despite a strong performance in The Thin Red Line (1998), time constraints forced the director to edit out much of Adrien's part. In spite of his later work with Spike Lee and Barry Levinson, he never became the star many expected he would become until Roman Polanski called on him to play a celebrated Jewish pianist in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. He pulled off a brilliant performance in The Pianist (2002), drawing on the heritage and rare dialect of his Polish-born grandmother, as well as his father, who lost family members during the Holocaust, and his mother, who fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union.
Filmography

Actor ( 96 credits )

Dice (2016)  Adrien Brody (1 episode, 2016)
Septembers of Shiraz (2015) Isaac
Dragon Blade (2015) Tiberius
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Breakthrough (2015)  Narrator (1 episode, 2015)
American Heist (2014) Frankie
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dmitri
Third Person (2013) Sean
InAPPropriate Comedy (2013) Flirty Harry
Driven to Extremes (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Back to 1942 (2012) Theodore Harold White
Love, Marilyn (2012) Himself
La vie est dure. Non! C'est le travail qui est dur (2011) Himself
Midnight in Paris (2011) Salvador Dalí
Detachment (2011) Henry Barthes
Wrecked (2010) Man
The Experiment (2010) Travis
Predators (2010) Royce
High School (2010) Psycho Ed
Festivals SUNcovered (2010)  Himself
Giallo (2009) Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
Splice (2009) Clive Nicoli
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Field Mouse (voice)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
A Matador's Mistress (2008) Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete"
Cadillac Records (2008) Leonard Chess
The Brothers Bloom (2008) Bloom
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Peter
The Tehuacan Project (2007) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Himself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hollywoodland (2006) Louis Simo
Sci Fi Inside: 'King Kong' (2005) Himself
King Kong (2005) Jack Driscoll
The Jacket (2005) Jack Starks
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
In the Cutz (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
The Village (2004) Noah Percy
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Miradas 2 (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Singing Detective (2003) First Hood
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Punk'd (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2008)
The Pianist (2002) Wladyslaw Szpilman
Dummy (2002) Steven
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Hyper show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Love the Hard Way (2001) Jack Grace
The Affair of the Necklace (2001) Count Nicolas De La Motte
Harrison's Flowers (2000) Kyle Morris
Bread and Roses (2000) Sam Shapiro
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2005)
Liberty Heights (1999) Van Kurtzman
Oxygen (1999) Harry
Summer of Sam (1999) Richie
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Thin Red Line (1998) Cpl. Fife
Restaurant (1998) Chris Calloway
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Undertaker's Wedding (1997) Mario Bellini
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) Ben
Six Ways to Sunday (1997) Arnie Finklestein
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Split Screen (1997)  Harry (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
Solo (1996) Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's Designer
Bullet (1996) Ruby Stein
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Ten Benny (1995) Ray Diglovanni
Natural Born Killers (1994) Cameraman (uncredited)
Angels in the Outfield (1994) Danny Hemmerling
Rebel Highway (1994)  Skinny (1 episode, 1994)
King of the Hill (1993) Lester
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991) Eddie
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
New York Stories (1989) Mel (segment "Life without Zoe")
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Annie McGuire (1988)  Lenny McGuire (1 episode, 1988)
Seitenblicke (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2003)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Manhattan Night (0) Porter Wren
Backtrack (0) Peter Bower
Emperor (0)
Expiration (0)
Unchained (0)

Producer ( 6 credits )

Banking on Mr. Toad (2017) producer
Septembers of Shiraz (2015) executive producer
Detachment (2011) executive producer
Wrecked (2010) executive producer
Giallo (2009) producer
Manhattan Night (0) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)