Brody at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Adam Jared Brody
December 15, 1979
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Leighton Meester (m. 2014)
Adam Jared Brody (born December 15, 1979)is an American actor, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his role as Seth Cohen on The O.C. . Brody has appeared in the films Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), In the Land of Women (2007), Jennifer's Body (2009), Cop Out (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Lovelace (2013), Life Partners (2014), Sleeping with Other People (2015), and StartUp (2016).
Seth Ezekiel Cohen is a fictional character on the FOX television series The O.C., portrayed by Adam Brody. Seth is one of the "core four" characters on The O.C. alongside Ryan Atwood, Marissa Cooper, and Summer Roberts. Seth's friendship with Ryan, who eventually became his adoptive brother, formed a focal point of the series along with their romances. Seth married Summer in the series finale. His other relationships were with Anna Stern and Alex Kelly. Seth's goal was to attend Brown University, but he ends up going to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and continuing work on his comic book Atomic County. The role saw Brody win four Teen Choice Awards from five nominations, from 2004 to 2006.
The O.C. is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. "O.C." is an abbreviation of Orange County, the location in California in which the series is set.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American romantic action comedy directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg. The film stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a bored upper-middle class married couple surprised to learn that they are assassins belonging to competing agencies, and that they have been assigned to kill each other. It was based in part on the 1996 TV show of the same name starring Maria Bello and Scott Bakula.
Brody was born in San Diego, California, to Valerie Jill (née Siefman),a graphic artist, and Mark Alan Brody, an attorney. He has younger twin brothers, Sean and Matthew (born 1985). His parents, both Jewish, are originally from Detroit, Michigan. Brody has confirmed having a Bar Mitzvah and celebrating Hanukkah.
San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest United States city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.
Brody attended Wangenheim Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School, receiving "poor grades,"and grew up in suburban San Diego, where he spent his time surfing. He has said that he "pretty much lived at the beach." Brody attended community college for one year, dropped out at the age of nineteen, and moved to Hollywood to become an actor. He subsequently hired an acting coach and signed with a talent manager.
Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) is a public school located in northeast San Diego, California, United States, that serves the Scripps Ranch community as well as students participating in the Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) busing program of the San Diego Unified School District. It is a National Blue Ribbon school and a California Distinguished School. The school received an overall rating of 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org.
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which usually carries the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, notable as the home of the U.S. film industry including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people associated with it.
After a year of training and auditioning, Brody landed the role of Barry Williams in the television film Growing Up Brady (2000). He also appeared in the Canadian comedy series The Sausage Factory . In 2001, he played a minor role in American Pie 2 . Brody's first major role in a television series came in 2002, when he was cast in a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls , portraying Dave Rygalski, Lane's bandmate and love interest.
Barry William Blenkhorn, known professionally as Barry Williams, is an American actor and singer best known for his role as the eldest of the Brady sons, Greg Brady, on the ABC television series The Brady Bunch.
The Sausage Factory, also known in the United States as MTV's Now What?, was a Canadian/American television situation comedy that followed the lives of four friends in their junior year at West Boulder High School.
American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and David H. Steinberg and directed by James B. Rogers. The film picks up the story of the five friends from the first film as they reunite during the summer after their first year of college. It was released in the United States on August 10, 2001, and grossed over $145 million in the US and $142 million overseas on a budget of $30 million, making it highest grossing film in the franchise at just under $288 million worldwide. It was followed by another sequel, American Wedding.
In 2003, he appeared in the movie Grind , and the music video for "Too Bad About Your Girl" by The Donnas. The same year, Brody was cast in his breakout role as Seth Cohen on the teen drama series The O.C. . Brody is reported to have improvised some of the character's comedic dialogue.The role turned him into a teen idol, with the character having been described by the Los Angeles Times as "TV's sexiest geek" and by Time as having "redefined" the screen persona of "unapologetic" nerdiness. Brody was the first male on the cover of Elle Girl .
Grind is a 2003 American comedy film about four young aspiring amateur skaters Eric Rivers, Matt Jensen, Dustin Knight, and Sweet Lou Singer who are trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater Jimmy Wilson.
The Donnas were an American rock band formed in Palo Alto, California in 1993. They consisted of Brett Anderson, Allison Robertson, Maya Ford and Amy Cesari. Cesari replaced Torry Castellano, who left the band in 2009 due to tendonitis. They draw inspiration from Ramones, The Runaways, AC/DC, Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Kiss. Rolling Stone has stated that "the Donnas offer a guileless take on adolescent alienation; they traffic in kicks, not catharsis, fun rather than rage". MTV has stated that the band offers "a good old-fashioned rock & roll party". After gathering a cult following in the punk scene since their 1997 debut, the band achieved major label commercial success in the early 2000s and afterward as their music mixed punk, metal and classic rock sounds.
A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base. Teen idols are generally young but not necessarily teenaged. Often teen idols are actors or musicians. Some teen idols began their careers as child actors, like Lindsay Lohan.
In 2005, Brody appeared in a supporting role alongside Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith , and played a Hollywood studio assistant in the film adaptation of Thank You for Smoking (2006). His next film role was in the romantic comedy In the Land of Women (2007), starring Meg Ryan and Kristen Stewart. Brody played a writer who returns to his mother's Michigan hometown to take care of his sick grandmother. He did not have to audition for the part, but was almost unable to appear in the film because of scheduling conflicts with the second season of The O.C.; the film's director pushed filming back eight months because he wanted Brody to star.The O.C. ended its run in 2007 after four seasons. Brody had said that he was "not unhappy" with the show's cancellation, and that although he was "fortunate" to be on a successful series, he was also glad to "not be on it for 10 years."
Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982). Her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).
William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment.
In the Land of Women is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and written by Jon Kasdan. The film premiered in the United States on April 20, 2007.
After the end of The O.C.'s run, Brody turned to a full-time film career. The same year, Brody appeared in supporting roles in the films Smiley Face and The Ten . In 2009, he co-starred with Josh Lucas in Boaz Yakin's drama Death in Love , and in Diablo Cody's horror film Jennifer's Body , co-starring Megan Fox. In 2010, he appeared in Kevin Smith's film Cop Out , which co-starred Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, and then in The Romantics alongside Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel. In July 2010, it was announced that Brody landed the role of Detective Hoss in Scream 4 , released in April 2011. In 2011, Brody voiced Woodie in the MTV animated series Good Vibes . The same year, Brody appeared in The Oranges alongside Leighton Meester and Hugh Laurie.
In January 2012, it was announced that he had joined the cast of Lovelace a biopic about the late 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and starring Amanda Seyfried. Brody portrayed Harry Reems.He then co-starred with Meester again in Life Partners (2014). In 2015, he appeared in Sleeping with Other People , and began starring as Billy Jones in Direct TV's sitcom Billy and Billie.
Brody will co-star along with Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell and Mark O'Brien in the upcoming thriller Ready or Not , directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett for Fox Searchlight.He will also appear as Max Larssen in the eight-part drama Curfew , beginning in February 2019.
Aside from acting, Brody is credited as a musician and writer, stating that he "writes screenplays and songs during [his] spare time."In 2003, Brody wrote and produced the short film Home Security.
In 2005, Brody, along with Nathaniel Castro, Bret Harrison, and Brad Babinski, formed the Los Angeles-based rock band Big Japan, with Brody as the lead drummer.Big Japan's first release, Music for Dummies, was digitally released through Nightshift Records on August 23, 2005. The four-piece indie band played gigs at pubs and festivals from 2005 to 2007 such as The Knitting Factory, Bamboozle Left, The Roxy, Spaceland, and The Viper Room.
In 2007, he, along with Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, co-wrote a comic book miniseries for DC's Wildstorm Comics titled Red Menace .The limited series had six issues and was collected into a trade paperback. Since 2010, Brody has played the drums in the project band The Shortcoats. They released their first EP, This Time Last Year, on October 4, 2011. Their song, "Morning, Shipwreck," which Brody co-wrote, is featured in the sitcom Ben and Kate and the 2015 film The Meddler .
Brody is a secular Jew and is non-religious.He has described himself as being a "faux intellectual" and "beach mood" person.
In March 2010, Brody met actress Leighton Meester while filming The Oranges in Westchester, New York.They became engaged in November 2013, and married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014. Their first child, a daughter named Arlo Day Brody, was born on August 4, 2015, in Whittier, California.
|American Pie 2||High School Guy||Unrated version|
|According to Spencer||Tommy|
|2002||The Ring||Male Teen #1|
|2003||Home Security||Greg||Short film; also writer and producer|
|Missing Brendan||Patrick Calden|
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Benjamin Danz|
|Thank You for Smoking||Jack Bein|
|2007||The Ten||Stephen Montgomery|
|Smiley Face||Steve the Dealer|
|In the Land of Women||Carter Webb|
|2008||Death in Love||Talent Agent|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Nikolai Wolf|
|Cop Out||Barry Mangold|
|2011||Scream 4||Deputy Ross Hoss|
|The Oranges||Toby Walling|
|Damsels in Distress||Charlie Walker|
|2012||Revenge for Jolly!||Danny Fidazzo|
|Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Owen|
|Some Girl(s)||The Man|
|Welcome to the Jungle||Chris|
|Growing Up And Other Lies||Rocks|
|Think Like a Man Too||Isaac|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Sam|
|2018||The Wanting||Matt Kane|
|2019||Shazam!||Frederick "Freddy" Freeman (adult)|
|Ready or Not||Daniel Le Domas||Post-production|
|1999||The Amanda Show||Greg Brady||Episode: "When Brady's Attack"|
|2000||Growing Up Brady||Barry Williams||Television film|
|City Guys||Customer #1||Episode: "Makin' Up is Hard to Do"|
|Judging Amy||Barry Gilmore||Episode: "Romeo and Juliet Must Die – Well, Maybe Just Juliet"|
|Go Fish||Billy||Episode: "Go Student Council"|
|Family Law||Noel Johnson||Episode: "My Brother's Keeper"|
|2000–2001||Once and Again||Coop||3 episodes|
|2000–2002||The Sausage Factory||Zack Altman||13 episodes|
|2001–2004||Grounded for Life||Brian||2 episodes|
|2002||Smallville||Justin Gaines||Episode: "Crush"|
|2002–2003||Gilmore Girls||Dave Rygalski||9 episodes|
|2003–2007||The O.C.||Seth Cohen||92 episodes|
|2004||MADtv||Seth Cohen||Episode 9.22|
|2006||The Loop||Keith MacDonald||Episode: "The Rusty Trombone"|
|2011||Good Vibes||Woodie Stone||Voice role; 12 episodes|
|2013||Kroll Show||Joel Faizon||Episode: "Ice Dating"|
|House of Lies||Nate Hyatt||3 episodes|
|The League||Ted Rappaport||4 episodes|
|Burning Love||Max||10 episodes|
|2014||New Girl||Berkley||Episode: "Exes"|
|2015||Billy and Billie||Billy Jones||11 episodes|
|2016–present||StartUp||Nick Talman||30 episodes; also producer|
|2018||Urban Myths||Jack Lemmon||Episode: "Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder"|
|2004||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Drama||The O.C||Won|
|Choice TV: Breakout Actor||Nominated|
|2005||Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with Rachel Bilson)||Won|
|Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won|
|2006||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won|
|2010||Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller||Jennifer's Body||Nominated|
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Life Partners is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Susanna Fogel and co-written with Joni Lefkowitz. It is Fogel's feature film directorial debut. The film stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Greer Grammer, Gabourey Sidibe, and Julie White. The film premiered on April 18, 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight section. The film was released on November 6, 2014 on demand platforms, and in select theaters on December 5, 2014.
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