Russell Brand is a famous British presenter, comedian, actor, author, television, and radio host. He has gained much popularity from his comic timing during which he is on the tv as well as radio shows. In addition to this, much of his reputation was also on the Big Brother’s Big Mouth before which he had been a stand-up comedian. More to this, he has also played several roles in some films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and St Trinian’s. Today, let’s have a close look at the early life, biography, career, and the net worth of Russell Brand in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Russell Brand was born on 4th June in the year 1975 in Essex, England. He was born to his parents by the name Barbara Elizabeth Nicholas and Ronal Henry Brand who was a famous photographer. His parents then separated while he was just six months old which led him to be raised by his mother only. He had many challenges during his childhood from which even during his youth he was sexually abused by his tutor. In addition to this, his mother got infected with uterine as well as breast cancer while he was eight years old.
This led him to live with his relatives, and while he was the age of 14 years old, he suffered from Bulimia Nervosa which led him to drug abuse challenges due to his challenging past. Russell Brand went to Grays School Media Arts College and then to the Italia Conti Academy though he got expelled while in the first year due to drug addiction.
In the mid-2009, Brand met Katy Perry whom they started dating and later got engaged which led to them marrying on 23rd October in 2010. They however divorced in 2011 in which the divorce ended in 2012. He then got into another relationship to Jemima Khan in 2013 though they separated in 2014. In 2015, he started dating Laura Gallacher and got their firstborn child in November 2016 who is known as Mabel. They then tied knots on 16th August in 2017.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Brand Russell commenced his career as a stand-up comedian in 2001 on the final of Hackney Empire New Act of the year. He managed to finish on the fourth place though he got much attention from Nigel Klarfeld following his performance which was an agent of the Bound and Gagged Comedy Ltd. During this period, he had some stand-up DVDs which include Live in 2006, Doing life-live in 2007, Scandalous-live At The 02 in 2009, Live in New York City in 2011 as well as Messiah Complex in 2013.
In addition to this, he has also featured in several films as an actor. They include St Trinian’s in 2007 where he played the role of Flash Harry, Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008, Bedtime Stories as well as Penelope. Some of the other characters he has portrayed include Hop, Arthur, Tempes and Get Him to the Greek among others.
He has also featured in television shows such as The Bill and Mud in 1994, RE: Brand in 2002 together with White Teeth and Cruise of the God’s from which he then later acted in A Bears Christmas Tall playing the role of Mr. Wolf among others. Brand Russell has additionally won many awards from which in the year 2006, he won the Loaded Lafta Award, Time Out Award, and the British Comedy Award. He then won others in other years such as 33rd Annual Television & Radio Awards among other many awards
Net Worth & Earnings
Russell Brand has an estimated net worth of $19 Million. This comes from his professional career which is acting among other appearances in other careers such as a television personality. He has featured in most television series and films earning him much of his net worth. In addition to this, he has also acted like a stand-up comedian, written books and become a radio host all which centers towards his bounteous net worth.
In conclusion, though Russell Brand has had a successful career line, he has been faced with most challenges being an addict to drugs. This has led him to be arrested several times. He also has his autobiography which is known as My Booky Wook.