Sacha Baron Cohen

Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Both charming and entirely disarming when not in character, British-born satirist Sacha Baron Cohen made an unforgettable impression with his popular series, "Da Ali G Show" (HBO, 2003-06), which showcased him as three ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (44)

Downsizing 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Time (Actor)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

Nobby (Actor)

The Daily Show 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

BBC News Anchor (Actor)

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

Thénardier (Actor)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

Aladeen/Efawadh (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

Station Inspector (Actor)

The Simpsons 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

2009 Guys Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

Brüno (Actor)

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 (Movie)

Voice of King Julien (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Borat 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

Signor Adolfo Pirelli (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Jean Girard (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

Julien (Voice)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

Ali G (Actor)

Da Ali G Show 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Host

The Jolly Boys' Last Stand 2000 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Accidentes (Movie)

(Actor)

Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill (Movie)

Curly Oxide (Actor)
Writer (10)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

(from character) (Source Material)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (8)

As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Accidentes (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (4)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

("Money's On The Dresser") (Song)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

("Dove Of Peace (Middle East Version)") (Song)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

("Dove Of Peace (Middle East Version)") (Song Performer)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

("Pirelli's Entrance") (Song Performer)

Biography

Both charming and entirely disarming when not in character, British-born satirist Sacha Baron Cohen made an unforgettable impression with his popular series, "Da Ali G Show" (HBO, 2003-06), which showcased him as three distinct personalities: boorish wannabe rapper Ali G, homophobic Eastern European TV personality Borat, and flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno. These three characters propelled the unknown Baron Cohen into a star, which in turn led to him becoming a major star with the surprise box office hit, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" (2006), a mockumentary that caused a great deal on controversy while turning the actor into a sensation. Part of his appeal came from making the media rounds in character, which allowed for pushing the boundaries with unpredictable antics that bordered on performance art. Baron Cohen followed with his second "Ali G" spin-off, "Brüno" (2009), which again became another commercial hit. Press-shy when not working, Baron Cohen led a quiet life with his actress wife Isla Fisher. As he branched out to supporting roles in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" (2007), Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" (2011) and the adaptation of the musical "Les Misérables" (2012), Baron Cohen continued walking the tightrope with "The Dictator" (2012), where he played an anti-Semitic, misogynistic, capitalist-hating despot of a fictional country. With a blend of social satire and shock comedy that appealed to a wide swath of American audiences, Baron Cohen became one of the most successful and inventive comedians of his time.

Relationships

Simon Baron

Cousin

Ash Baron Cohen Screenplay

Cousin

Gerald Cohen

Father

Daniella Cohen

Mother

Erran Baron Cohen Music

Brother
Member of the British electronica world-music group Zöhar; composed the music for brother's 2006 movie "Borat"

Olive Cohen

Daughter-In-Law
Born Oct. 17, 2007; mother, Isla Fisher

Amnon Cohen

Brother

Elula Cohen

Daughter
Born August 2010; mother, Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher Actor

Wife
Met in 2002 at a party in Sydney, Australia Engaged in 2004 Fisher converted to Judaism in advance of her marriage to Cohen, who was Jewish in early 2007 Married privately on March 15, 2010 in Paris, France after eight years of dating

EDUCATION

Cambridge University

1991 - 1993
Graduated from Christ's College; wrote acclaimed theses on Black and Jewish cultures, highlighting the difficulties that ethnic minorities face

Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Hertfordshire

Milestones

2012

Played the evil Thénardier in feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper

2012

Wrote, produced, and starred in political satire "The Dictator"

2012

Reprised voice role of King Julien in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"

2011

Played the station inspector in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo"

2009

Reprised character of "Brüno" for the comedy film, based on his character from "Da Ali G Show"; also produced and co-wrote

2008

Once again lent his voice to King Julien in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

2007

Portrayed the flashy Italian barber Signor Adolfo Pirelli alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd"

2006

Co-wrote, produced and starred in the feature, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; created the Borat character for his "Da Ali G" show; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture and an Oscar nomin

2006

Cast as a flamboyant French Formula One driver opposite Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

2005

Voiced Julien the Ring-Tailed Lemur in the animated feature "Madagascar"

2003

Introduced the characters 'Ali G' (a hip-hop journalist), 'Borat' (a TV reporter from Kazakstan) and 'Brüno' (an Austrian fashion reporter) to the U.S. on HBO's "Da Ali G Show"

2002

Starred in and wrote the feature "Ali G In Da House"

2001

As Ali G, hosted MTV Europe's international music awards show in Frankfurt

2000

Featured in Madonna's "Music" video

2000

Headlined "Da Ali G Show"; introduced the character 'Borat' a TV presenter from Kazakhstan

1998

Introduced signature character of 'Ali G' on "The 11 O'Clock Show" in England

1997

Snagged the role of Presenter for a short-lived Granada show for teenagers called "F2F"

1996

Worked for Paramount Comedy Channel, entertaining viewers between programs by portraying a bleached-blond Austrian interviewer called 'Brüno'

Bonus Trivia

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At the age of eighteen, Cohen lived for a year at the Rosh Hanikra Kibbutz in Israel.

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''It's gettin' so bad, dat I is finkin' of takin' off de sign on me car dat says, 'Inside dis car is Ali G – you know, de one wiv de glasses and hat from HBO.'' – Cohen (as Ali G) on getting recognized to Entertainment Weekly Dec. 12, 2003

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