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Sacha Baron Cohen is a British actor and comedian, known for portraying four unorthodox fictional characters

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BirthdayOctober 13, 1971
NationalityBritish
FamousCambridge University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Writers, ENTP
SpousesIsla Fisher
SiblingsAmnon Baron Cohen, Erran Baron Cohen
Known asSacha Noam Baron Cohen
Childrens Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen, Olive Baron Cohen
Universities
  • Cambridge University
  • Christ's College
  • Cambridge
  • Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
  • University of Cambridge
Notable Alumnis
  • Cambridge University
Birth PlaceHammersmith
ReligionJudaism
Height191cm
GenderMale
FatherGerald Baron Cohen
MotherDaniella Weiser
Net Worth$110 million
Sun SignLibra
Born inHammersmith
Famous asActor

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Who is Sacha Baron Cohen?

Sacha Baron Cohen is an English actor, writer and comedian, who rose to fame for his portrayal of four fictional characters, especially the illiterate and dimwitted television interviewer, Ali G. With an interest in performing arts since childhood, he joined his college dramatic club and acted in stage plays. After passing out, he took up brief assignments as a fashion model. Since acting was his first love, he auditioned for the role of a television reporter for Channel 4 and was selected instantly. He went on to portray the role of Ali G, a comic budding rapper, on the British television show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’, interviewing politicians, writers and other eminent personalities, with all sorts of off-the-wall questions. The character made him famous overnight. Soon after, he created more fictional characters - Borat, Bruno, and Admiral General Aladeen - all of them connecting with the audience instantaneously. Besides television, he also ventured into film acting, featuring in some of the biggest box-office hits, such as ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’, ‘Bruno’, ‘Hugo’, ‘The Dictator’, and ‘Madagascar’ series. He has been honored with a number of awards for his television shows and movies

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Childhood & Early Life

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born on October 13, 1971, in Hammersmith, West London, as the youngest of three sons, to a Welsh clothing store owner, Gerald Baron Cohen, and Israeli movement instructor, Daniella Naomi Weiser.

He attended an independent school, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School, in Elstree, Hertfordshire, and later went to Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, to study history.

With immense interest in performing arts from a young age, he joined the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club and participated in various plays, such as ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’.

Career

He took up modeling for various fashion magazines for a short time after graduating. Thereafter which he hosted a weekly programme on a satellite TV station during the early 1990s.

He auditioned for the profile of a presenter on Channel 4 by sending his tape as an Albanian television reporter in 1995. He was selected and worked on various ‘youth TV’ projects.

He started hosting ‘F2F’, a youth chat programme aired on Granada Talk TV, in 1996, besides appearing in a McCain Microchips advertisement.

In 1998, he appeared on the late night comedy show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show, broadcast on Channel 4, as the white uneducated, boorish aspiring rapper ‘Ali G’, which brought him into limelight.

As a hip-hop journalist, donning a colorful tracksuit, tinted sunglasses and designer skullcap, he interviewed politicians and celebrities with his weird questions.

He hosted the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Frankfurt, Germany, as Ali G, and later repeated the feat as Borat in 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal.

His character as Ali G grew so popular that he featured in the 2002 comedy flick ‘Ali G Indahouse’, which marked his acting debut.

After his character ‘Ali G’ became a cult hit across Britain, he wheeled out another iconic character, Borat Sagdiyev, an oversexed intolerant Kazakh journalist.

In 2003, his characters Ali G and Borat crossed the Atlantic to appear on American channel HBO, and both the show and characters became a huge hit.

He lent his voice to the DreamWorks Animation’s film ‘Madagascar’ in 2005, followed by its two sequels – ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ (2008) and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ (2012).

As Borat, he released a travel guide bearing two titles – ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A.’ and ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, in 2007.

He put aside his characters, Ali G and Borat, to bring his other character Bruno, an Austrian gay fashion correspondent, into spotlight. He also appeared as himself in the 2009 film ‘Bruno’, released by Universal Pictures.

He made headlines in 2009 when he appeared at the MTV Movie Awards as Bruno, dressed as a white angel, and landed in rapper Eminem’s lap while descending from the ceiling. Later, it was revealed that the gag was planned.

While working in his next film ‘The Dictator’ (2012), he created a new comedic character, Admiral General Aladeen, from a fictitious North African nation.

His major films include ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006), ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (2007), ‘Hugo’ (2011), ‘Les Miserables’ (2012), and ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013).

He has appeared out of character in interviews in a couple talk shows, such as ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Fresh Air’, ‘The Opie and Anthony Show’, and ‘The Howard Stern Show’.

Major Works

His stint as Ali G on his 2000 show ‘Da Ali G Show’ got him recognition across Britain, and won him several accolades in the form of awards. Eventually, he featured in Madonna’s 2000 video for her single ‘Music’ as a limousine driver.

He starred in the 2006 blockbuster mocumentary film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, playing the lead role of Borat, which won him several awards and nominations.

Awards & Achievements

In 1999, he was awarded the ‘Comedian of the Year’ by GQ and received the Best Newcomer award at the British Comedy Awards, for ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’.

He won the TV Quick Award for ‘TV Personality of the Year’ for his show ‘Da Ali G Show’, in 2000.

In 2001, he bagged two British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) – Best Comedy (Programme or Series) and Best Comedy Performance for ‘Da Ali G Show’.

He received the Ronnie Barker Award and Deutscher Comedypreis (German comedy award) for Best International Comedy, in 2006.

He bagged the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award, and Toronto Film Critics Association Award in the ‘Best Actor’ category, in 2006.

In 2007, he was honored with the Golden Globe award in the ‘Best Actor – Musical/Comedy’ category.

He won the Best Comedic Performance award at the MTV Movie Awards and Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, in 2007.

He was listed in the ‘100 most influential people’ list of TIME magazine in 2007.

He received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Sir Ben Kingsley at the 2012 British Comedy Awards.

In 2013, he won the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the BAFTA.

Personal Life & Legacy

He met English-Australian actress, Isla Fisher, in 2002 and got engaged to her in 2004. The couple welcomed their first baby, daughter Olive in 2007, after which Fisher converted to Judaism.

The couple married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in 2010 in Paris, France. They later had two more kids – daughter Elula Lottie Miriam (2010), and son Montgomery Moses Brian (2015).

Net Worth

Sacha Baron Cohen has a net worth of approximately $110 million

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Sacha Baron Cohen awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2007Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

BAFTA Awards

2001Best Comedy PerformanceDa Ali G Show (2000)
2001Best Comedy (Programme or Series)Da Ali G Show (2000)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2007Best Comedic PerformanceBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
2007Best KissTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Sacha Baron Cohen biography timelines

  • // 13th Oct 1971
    Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born on October 13, 1971, in Hammersmith, West London, as the youngest of three sons, to a Welsh clothing store owner, Gerald Baron Cohen, and Israeli movement instructor, Daniella Naomi Weiser.
  • // 1995
    He auditioned for the profile of a presenter on Channel 4 by sending his tape as an Albanian television reporter in 1995. He was selected and worked on various ‘youth TV’ projects.
  • // 1996
    He started hosting ‘F2F’, a youth chat programme aired on Granada Talk TV, in 1996, besides appearing in a McCain Microchips advertisement.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he appeared on the late night comedy show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show, broadcast on Channel 4, as the white uneducated, boorish aspiring rapper ‘Ali G’, which brought him into limelight.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he was awarded the ‘Comedian of the Year’ by GQ and received the Best Newcomer award at the British Comedy Awards, for ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’.
  • // 2000
    His stint as Ali G on his 2000 show ‘Da Ali G Show’ got him recognition across Britain, and won him several accolades in the form of awards. Eventually, he featured in Madonna’s 2000 video for her single ‘Music’ as a limousine driver.
  • // 2000
    He won the TV Quick Award for ‘TV Personality of the Year’ for his show ‘Da Ali G Show’, in 2000.
  • // 2001 To 2005
    He hosted the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Frankfurt, Germany, as Ali G, and later repeated the feat as Borat in 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he bagged two British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) – Best Comedy (Programme or Series) and Best Comedy Performance for ‘Da Ali G Show’.
  • // 2002
    His character as Ali G grew so popular that he featured in the 2002 comedy flick ‘Ali G Indahouse’, which marked his acting debut.
  • // 2002 To 2007
    He met English-Australian actress, Isla Fisher, in 2002 and got engaged to her in 2004. The couple welcomed their first baby, daughter Olive in 2007, after which Fisher converted to Judaism.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, his characters Ali G and Borat crossed the Atlantic to appear on American channel HBO, and both the show and characters became a huge hit.
  • // 2005 To 2012
    He lent his voice to the DreamWorks Animation’s film ‘Madagascar’ in 2005, followed by its two sequels – ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ (2008) and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ (2012).
  • // 2006 To 2013
    His major films include ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006), ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (2007), ‘Hugo’ (2011), ‘Les Miserables’ (2012), and ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013).
  • // 2006
    He starred in the 2006 blockbuster mocumentary film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, playing the lead role of Borat, which won him several awards and nominations.
  • // 2006
    He received the Ronnie Barker Award and Deutscher Comedypreis (German comedy award) for Best International Comedy, in 2006.
  • // 2006
    He bagged the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award, and Toronto Film Critics Association Award in the ‘Best Actor’ category, in 2006.
  • // 2007
    As Borat, he released a travel guide bearing two titles – ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A.’ and ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, in 2007.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he was honored with the Golden Globe award in the ‘Best Actor – Musical/Comedy’ category.
  • // 2007
    He won the Best Comedic Performance award at the MTV Movie Awards and Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, in 2007.
  • // 2007
    He was listed in the ‘100 most influential people’ list of TIME magazine in 2007.
  • // 2009
    He put aside his characters, Ali G and Borat, to bring his other character Bruno, an Austrian gay fashion correspondent, into spotlight. He also appeared as himself in the 2009 film ‘Bruno’, released by Universal Pictures.
  • // 2009
    He made headlines in 2009 when he appeared at the MTV Movie Awards as Bruno, dressed as a white angel, and landed in rapper Eminem’s lap while descending from the ceiling. Later, it was revealed that the gag was planned.
  • // 2010 To 2015
    The couple married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in 2010 in Paris, France. They later had two more kids – daughter Elula Lottie Miriam (2010), and son Montgomery Moses Brian (2015).
  • // 2012
    While working in his next film ‘The Dictator’ (2012), he created a new comedic character, Admiral General Aladeen, from a fictitious North African nation.
  • // 2012
    He received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Sir Ben Kingsley at the 2012 British Comedy Awards.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he won the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the BAFTA.

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