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Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

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 ...

is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring as Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, becoming the youngest actor to win in that category. Brody is the second male American actor (after Christopher Lambert) to receive the César Award for Best Actor.

Other successful films that Brody has starred in are The Thin Red Line (1998), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), Predators (2010) and Midnight in Paris (2011). He is a frequent collaborator of Wes Anderson's, having starred in four of Anderson's films, The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and The French Dispatch (2021). In 2017, he portrayed Luca Changretta in the fourth season of the BBC series Peaky Blinders. He will star in the upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde.


April 14, 1973
Adrien Brody was born in New York City.


Further Resources


Adrien Brody


Adrien Brody Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ


October 14, 2021

Adrien Brody Interview on 'Pianist'


March 23, 2020

Adrien Brody Wows Jimmy with a Kids' Magic Trick | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


November 4, 2021

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