Israel Broussard

From a shy teen home-schooled by his mother to a lead actor in Sofia Coppola's 2013 outing "The Bling Ring," the story of Israel Broussard and his unlikely but successful acting career could headline a movie of its own ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1994 in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

Good Kids 2015 (Movie)

Spice (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bling Ring 2013 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

The Chaperone 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

Garrett (Actor)

Romantically Challenged 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

From a shy teen home-schooled by his mother to a lead actor in Sofia Coppola's 2013 outing "The Bling Ring," the story of Israel Broussard and his unlikely but successful acting career could headline a movie of its own. A small role in a local Biloxi, Mississippi production of "The Miracle Worker" in 2006 left Broussard with a case of the acting bug, and a year later his mother moved Israel and two of his siblings out to Los Angeles. A minor role in the Alyssa Milano sitcom "Romantically Challenged" (ABC, 2010) followed, while a family friend helped him land the role of a big-mouthed best friend in "Flipped" (2010). After a supporting part in family-friendly fare like "The Chaperone" (2011), Broussard entered the big leagues with a major role in the based-on-a-true-story film "The Bling Ring" as Marc, the doubting heart of a group of fame-obsessed, criminally-minded teens. A thoughtful performer with an eye for what makes people tick, Broussard was on the cusp of something big.

Milestones

2013

Appeared in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"

2011

Cast alongside WWE wrestler Triple H in "The Chaperone"

2010

First role in a TV show on "Romantically Challenged"

2010

First feature film role in "Flipped"

Bonus Trivia

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A native of Mississippi, Broussard was homeschooled in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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"Acting – I'm good at it, but it's not my passion. Music, I'm not as good at, but that's my passion." - from Teen Vogue, July 2013

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Had no plans to become an actor until he appeared in a local Biloxi production of "The Miracle Worker."

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Briefly played guitar in band called Surrender the Philosophy.

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Drew on his own shyness and insecurity growing up to develop his character in "The Bling Ring."

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Moved to L.A. when he was 13 with his mother and siblings.

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"I lived in a small town outside of Gulfport, Saucier. I mean, the people there are lovely, you ride bikes, but it just wasn’t for me. So when I moved out to L.A., I felt relief and I felt that a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I could just really focus and—this is going to sound conceited—I could really focus on me and not really have the time for what everybody else thinks." -- from Complex, Jun. 19, 2013

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