Adrien Brody is an American actor and film producer, who was born on April 14, 1973. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's, "The Pianist" (2002), for which he became the youngest person to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29.
Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor and film producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29. Brody is also the only American actor to receive the French Csar Award. Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the son of Sylvia Plachy, a photojournalist, and Elliot Brody, a retired history professor and painter. Brody's father is of Polish Jewish descent; Brody's mother who was raised as a Catholic was born in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat father and a Czech Jewish mother. Brody was raised 'without a strong connection' to Judaism or Catholicism. As a child, he performed magic shows at children's birthday parties as 'The Amazing Adrien'. He attended the I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer middle school and New York's Fiorello H.
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