Russell Brand, aka. Russell Edward Brand, is an English actor, comedian, author, radio host, and activist. Starting off as a stand-up comedian, Brand went on to become an MTV presenter and later also hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off.
Russell Brand Age, Childhood, Family
An English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist Russell Edward Brand was born on 4 June 1975, in Orsett Hospital in Grays, Essex, England. He is the only child of Barbara Elizabeth and Ronald Henry Brand.
He was raised by his mother and had a hard childhood. Brand finished his schooling from Grays School Media Arts. And In 1991, he was accepted to join Italia Conti Academy where he had his tuition funded by Essex County Council.
Professional Life: Movies, Stand up Comedy, TV Shows
Russell Brand's first performance as a stand-up comedian was at Hackney Empire in 2000, where he finished fourth. Though he finished fourth, he managed very well to attract the attention of Nigel Klarfeld, an agent of Bound Comedy Ltd.
He later performed in Edinburg at Pablo Diablo’s Cryptic Triptych, with puppet master Mark Felgate and Anglo- Iranian comic writer Shappi Khorsandi.
He did his first one-man show; Better Now in 2004, for the Edinburgh Festival, as a reaction to his honest account of his heroin addiction.
Later that year, he came back with Eroticised Humor and made his first nationwide tour for the series Shame. In his comic series Shame, he used his life encounters and portrayed them into comic characters.
Later, in his career, he co-hosted the evening gigs for the Teenage Cancer Trust with Noel Fielding. Brand then in 2007 performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Royal Variety Performance. Following which success, he made his second nationwide tour, which was also made available on DVD and was called; Russell Brand: Only Joking.
Brand later started performing in the US and recorded for Comedy Central which was titled Russell Brand that made it's airing in New York in March 2009.
Russell Marriage and Divorce With Ex-Wife Katy Perry
Brand was married to American singer Katy Perry. The couple got engaged on New Year's Eve 2009 in India and married on 23 October 2010. Their wedding was a Hindu ceremony that was held near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan.
Despite all, they could not sustain their relationship as Brand filed for divorce on 30 December 2011, citing irreconcilable differences and their divorce was declared in July 2012.
Talking about their unsuccessful marriage, Brand's ex-wife Katy in her 2012 autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me mentioned that their work commitments and conflicting schedule impacted their marriage. Further, she also mentioned that her not feeling ready to have children was also one of the reasons for the divorce.
When and how did Brand and Katy first met?
English actor Brand and American singer Katy first met in mid-2009 when they collaborated for a cameo appearance in his film Get Him, however, the part was cut off from the film.
Well, shortly after their meeting for the second time at MTV Video Music Awards, in 2009, the duo started dating. Their love affair soon turned in a marital bond.
Who is Russell Brand Currently Married to? Children
As of 2019, Russell is married to his girlfriend-turned-wife Laura Gallacher, a Scottish lifestyle blogger and the sister of television presenter Kirsty Gallacher. The couple got married on 26 August 2017, in Henley-on-Thames.
The two were also previously in an on and off relationship back in 2007. Well, from their relationship, they also have two children. Their first child, a daughter Mabel, was born in November 2016. Likewise, they welcomed their second daughter in July 2018.
Dated Girlfriend Jemima Khan
Apart from his marriage, Brand has also had other romantic relationships. He was in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Jemima Khan from 2013-2014. Hemima is reportedly an editor for New Statesman.
What is Russell Brand Net Worth?
Through his career as a comedian, Russell earns a great salary. As of 2019, he is estimated to have a net worth of around $15 million. Besides, in January 2017, Brand also launched his new show Re: Birth which is his another source of income.