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Russell Brand

Comedian and Actor
Born Jun 4, 1975

Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio and television presenter, singer, columnist and author. In 2004, Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007 he had his first major film role in St Trinian's. He became known in the United States in 2008 after his major role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to a starring role in Get Him to the Greek in 2010.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Russell Brand.


1975 Birth Born on June 4, 1975.


1991 16 Years Old Brand attended Grays School Media Arts College and in 1991, he was accepted to the Italia Conti Academy and had his first year of tuition funded by Essex County Council. … Read More


2000 25 Years Old Brand performed stand-up at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year final in 2000. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old …  Brand was fired several days after coming to work dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the 11 September 2001 attacks and bringing his drug dealer to the MTV studios. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old In 2004, he took his first one-man show, the confessional Better Now, to the Edinburgh Festival, giving what he claimed was an honest account of his heroin addiction. … Read More


2006 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He launched his first nationwide tour, Shame, in 2006. … Read More
In March 2007, he co-hosted an evening of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs with Noel Fielding.
…  In 2008, he had a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to him starring in the spin off, the rock comedy Get Him to the Greek in 2010. … Read More
In January 2009, Brand participated in a celebrity letter to The Independent—as a supporter of the Hoping Foundation—to condemn Israel's assault on Gaza, and the "cruel and massive loss of life of the citizens of Gaza".
2010 - 2011 3 More Events
Brand was selected by the Dalai Lama to host the Buddhist leader's 2012 youth event in Manchester. … Read More
In June 2013, Brand appeared in a video in support of Chelsea Manning. … Read More
In January 2014, Brand was invited by the Cambridge Union Society to participate in an interview, held in the Union's debating chamber with Leo Kirby, the Union's 2014 Speakers' Officer. … Read More


In January 2015, during the television show Channel 4's Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, Brand insulted politician Ed Balls, calling him a "clicky-wristed snidey c***". … Read More
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