Russell Brand

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Russell Brand

Brand in 2011
Birth name Russell Edward Brand
Born 4 June 1975 (1975-06-04) (age 38)
Grays, Essex, England
Medium Stand-up, television, film, radio
Nationality British
Years active 1994–present
Influences Richard Pryor,[1] Bill Hicks,[1]
Peter Cook, Lenny Bruce,
Tony Hancock, Jack Kerouac
Spouse Katy Perry (m. 2010-2012, divorced)
Website http://www.russellbrand.tv/

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.

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Many people notice his unusual fashion sense; his choice of clothing and hairstyle is unique.

He has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder.[2] He has had bulimia nervosa[3] and been addicted to crack cocaine, heroin and alcohol.[4] As of March 2013, Brand has not used drugs or alcohol for ten years.[5]

In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Brand won The Sun's Shagger of the Year award.[6]

Brand has been arrested 12 times.[7]

He married Katy Perry in October 2010. He filed for divorce from her in January 2012, which was finalised in July 2012. He has been dating Jemima Khan since 2013.

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