Brody, Adrien 1973–

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BRODY, Adrien 1973


Born April 14, 1973, in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, NY; son of Elliot Brody (a painter and teacher) and Sylvia Plachy (a photographer). Education: Attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Queens College; studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Avocational Interests: Magic.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager The Firm/AMG, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials, including work for Pepsi.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 2001, for Restaurant; International Festival of Action and Adventure Films Award, best actor, 2002, for Love the Hard Way; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best actor, 2002, Academy Award, best performance by an actor in a leading role, Film Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picturedrama, Cesar Award, best actor, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Eagle Award nomination, best actor, Polish Film Awards, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best actor, National Society of Film Critics Award, best actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actor, 2003, all for The Pianist.


Film Appearances:

Mel, "Life without Zoe," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

Eddy, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Pilgrims 3 Corporation, 1991.

Lester Silverstone, King of the Hill, Gramercy, 1993.

Danny Hemmerling, Angels in the Outfield (also known as Angels ), Buena Vista, 1995.

Ruby Stein, Bullet, Roadshow, 1996.

Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's designer, Solo, Triumph Films, 1996.

Mario Bellini, The Undertaker's Wedding (also known as J'ai epouse un croquemort ), Astra Cinema, 1997.

Arnie Finklestein, Six Ways to Sunday, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1997.

Ben, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, 1997.

Corporal Fife, The Thin Red Line, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Chris Calloway, Restaurant, Palisades Pictures, 1998.

Ray Diglovanni, Nothing to Lose (also known as Sweet Jersey and Ten Benny ), 1998.

Ritchie, Summer of Sam (also known as The Son of Sam ), Buena Vista, 1999.

Van Kurtzman, Liberty Heights, Warner Bros., 1999.

Sam Shapiro, Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas ), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Kyle Morris, Harrison's Flowers (also known as Les fleurs d'Harrison ), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Jack, Love the Hard Way, Kino International, 2001.

Count Nicolas De La Motte, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001.

Steven, Dummy, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Wladyslaw Szpilman, The Pianist (also known as Der Pianist, Pianista, and Le pianiste ), Focus Features, 2002.

First hood, The Singing Detective, Paramount, 2003.

Himself, A Sorta Fairytale, Sony Music, 2003.

Himself, A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of "The Pianist, " Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lenny McGuire, Annie McGuire, CBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Skinny, Jailbreakers, Showtime, 1994.

Harry, Oxygen, Cinemax, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Billy, Home At Last, PBS, 1988.

Movies in Time Special: Summer of Sam, History Channel, 1999.

Spike TV Presents GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003, Spike TV, 2003.

Himself, The Making of "The Pianist, " Bravo and

Independent Film Channel, 2003.

Himself, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

Himself, The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Chuckie Bragg, Bullet Hearts, Fox, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2003.

Last Call with Carson Daly, 2003.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Family Pride in the 50s, offBroadway production; also appeared in a production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Music Videos:

Appeared in "A Sorta Fairy Tale" by Tori Amos, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, February 21, 2003, p. 29.

New York Times, December 7, 1998, pp. E1, E4.

People Weekly, January 20, 2003, p. 85.

Vanity Fair, November, 1998, p. 161.