Brand in 2011
|Birth name||Russell Edward Brand|
|Born||4 June 1975
Grays, Essex, England
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film, radio|
|Influences||Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks,
Peter Cook, Lenny Bruce,
Tony Hancock, Jack Kerouac
|Spouse||Katy Perry (m. 2010-2012, divorced)|
Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, newspaper columnist and presenter on radio and television. In 2006 he started presenting a radio show, The Russell Brand Show, on BBC Radio 6 Music. In 2007 the show was moved to BBC Radio 2. He was involved in a controversy over a prank phone call with Jonathan Ross in 2008. After this Brand quit his job at the BBC. He presented Russell Brand's Ponderland in 2007 and 2008. He wrote a book in 2007 about his life, which is called My Booky Wook.
Personal life[change | change source]
He has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. He has had bulimia nervosa and been addicted to crack cocaine, heroin and alcohol. As of March 2013, Brand has not used drugs or alcohol for ten years.
In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Brand won The Sun's Shagger of the Year award.
Brand has been arrested 12 times.
References[change | change source]
- "Laughing Matter: Comedy’s New Legends". Vanity Fair. April 2009. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/04/comedians-portfolio200904?slide=3. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- Russell Brand's got issues
- Spare us the details !
- This charming man