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Adam Brody

Biography

Most widely known for using the function of Seth Cohen on the tv screen present, The O.C. which eventually led to a profession full of mainly supporting assignments in film. He spent per year in community university before falling out to go after acting. He was raised surfing in NORTH PARK. He dated Rachel Bilson from 2003 to 2006, after that married celebrity Leighton Meester in Feb 2014. They welcomed a little girl called Arlo in 2015. He starred over the O.C. with Peter Gallagher.

Quick Facts


Full Name Adam Brody
Date Of Birth December 15, 1979
Place Of Birth Carlsbad, CA
Height 1.8 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Community college, Scripps Ranch High School, Wangenheim Middle School
Nationality American, American
Spouse Leighton Meester
Children Arlo Day Brody
Parents Valerie Siefman, Mark Brody, Adam Brody, Leighton Meester
Siblings Sean Brody, Matt Brody
Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor Drama, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry
Music Groups Big Japan
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male
Movies Jennifer's Body, In the Land of Women, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Oranges, Life Partners, Some Girl(s), Baggage Claim, Grind, Scream 4, Damsels in Distress, Growing Up And Other Lies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Cop Out, CHiPs, Thank You for Smoking, Lovelace, The Ring, Think Like a Man Too, Yoga Hosers, The Ten, The Romantics, Death in Love, Smiley Face, Sleeping with Other People, American Pie 2, Missing Brendan, Growing Up Brady, Revenge for Jolly!, Welcome to the Jungle, According to Spencer, Double or Nothing, Showing Roots, Big Bear, Sticky Minds, Hemlock Drive, Home Security, Never Land
TV Shows Good Vibes, The O.C., The Sausage Factory, Billy & Billie, StartUp, Funny or Die Presents
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1 Brother-in-law of Lex Meester.
2 (May 18, 2015) Expecting his 1st child with his wife Leighton Meester.
3 (February 15, 2014) Married his girlfriend of two years Leighton Meester following a three-month-engagement.
4 Became a father for the 1st time at age 35 when his wife Leighton Meester gave birth to their daughter Arlo Day Brody on August 4, 2015.
5 Adam Brody campaigned for Senator Sherrod Brown, alongside Hillary Clinton and Luke Perry, in 2006.
6 Adam topped E!'s "Sizzling 16" in 2003, beating out stars like Josh Duhamel, Keira Knightley, Hayden Christensen, Emily VanCamp, and other stars.
7 Campaigned for Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
8 In 2007, Adam was set to play the role of "Ned" in ABC's new fall television show, Pushing Daisies (2007). However, after just finishing up The O.C. (2003), Adam did not want to venture into another television show so soon, so he passed on the role and instead, actor Lee Pace was chosen, suggested by Brody's manager. It was rumored that the producers and ABC offered him a salary of 300,000 US Dollars per episode. This will place him as one of the highest-paid TV actors.
9 His parents are both from Jewish families (from Russia and Poland). Adam had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
10 (November 20, 2013) Engaged to Leighton Meester.
11 Dolce & Gabbana named a boots after him called, "Adam Brody Lace Up Boots".
12 Based his performance in Jennifer's Body (2009) mainly on Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars.
13 Loves 1940s, 1950s, 1960s jazz and is a big fan of Chet Baker.
14 Studied with Amy Lyndon.
15 He owns a horse.
16 He likes watching The Daily Show (1996) and Entourage (2004).
17 Adam's Favorite books are "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon, "Less than Zero" by Bret Easton Ellis.
18 He likes Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Arctic Monkeys.
19 He loves movie-making and is interested in writing and directing.
20 Adam's favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
21 He loves watching movies, especially classic movies.
22 An aficionado of Dean Martin's and Frank Sinatra's music, and old horror movies.
23 Was to star in and co-produce a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
24 Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2004.
25 Is only 14 years younger than Kelly Rowan, who plays his mother on The O.C. (2003).
26 One of the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive in 2004.
27 Mentioned in an interview that Brad Pitt once approached him and told him that he loved the movie Grind (2003).
28 (December 5, 2006) Split with his girlfriend of over two years, his The O.C. (2003) co-star Rachel Bilson.
29 Voted by Fans all over the world as Elle Girl Magazine Coolest TV Star and Coolest Guy Celeb.
30 Named the seventieth in Independent Oline's 100 Sexiest Men Alive.
31 Portrayed a character named 'Barry Gilmore" in an episode of Judging Amy (1999), then went on to have a recurring character on Gilmore Girls (2000).
32 Voted number 1 in UK CosmoGIRL as pin-up sex symbol.
33 Named one of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
34 Roommate is Bret Harrison, who guest-starred on The O.C.: The Rivals (2004).
35 Portrayed "Greg Brady" in a parody sketch on The Amanda Show (1999), while portraying the actor Barry Williams (who played Greg in real life) in Growing Up Brady (2000).
36 Is the first male actor to pose for the cover of Elle Girl magazine.
37 Has a dog named Penny Lane.
38 Was the 9th hottest guy on Elle Girl's 50 Hottest Guys list
39 Was named one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (shared the honor with castmates Mischa Barton, Ben McKenzie, and Rachel Bilson)
40 Has fraternal twin brothers, Matt and Sean.
41 Attended MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.
42 Graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California.
43 Loves indie rock and jazz. His taste in music is the same as that of his character on The O.C. (2003), Seth Cohen.
44 Plays the drums in a band called Big Japan (formerly called Steven's Team). Claims his drumming is more like practice instead of actual drumming.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O.C. 2003-2007 TV Series Seth Cohen
Smiley Face 2007 Steve the Dealer
The Ten 2007 Stephen Montgomery
The Loop 2006 TV Series Keith
Thank You for Smoking 2005 Jack
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Benjamin Danz
MADtv 2004 TV Series Seth Cohen
Grounded for Life 2001-2004 TV Series Brian
Missing Brendan 2003 Patrick Calden
The Sausage Factory 2003 TV Movie Zack
Grind 2003 Dustin Knight
Home Security 2003 Short Greg
Gilmore Girls 2002-2003 TV Series Dave Rygalski
The Ring 2002 Male Teen #1
MTV's Now What? 2001-2002 TV Series Zack
Smallville 2002 TV Series Justin Gaines
According to Spencer 2001 Tommy
Family Law 2001 TV Series Noel Johnson
Once and Again 2000-2001 TV Series Coop
American Pie 2 2001 High School Guy
Go Fish 2001 TV Series Billy
Judging Amy 2001 TV Series Barry 'Romeo' Gilmore
Roadside Assistance 2001 Rusty
The Silencing 2000 Short Karl
City Guys 2000 TV Series Customer #1
Growing Up Brady 2000 TV Movie Barry Williams
Never Land 2000 Short Jack
The Amanda Show 1999 TV Series Greg Brady
Undressed 1999 TV Series Lucas (2000: Season 3)
Random Acts of Violence 1999 Student
Now What 1995 TV Movie
CHiPs 2017 completed Clay Allen
Hollyweed 2016 TV Movie post-production
Big Bear 2016 completed Eric
The Wanting 2017 Matt Kane
StartUp 2016 TV Series Nick Talman
Showing Roots 2016
Billy & Billie 2015-2016 TV Series Billy Jones
Yoga Hosers 2016 Ichabod
The History of Us 2015 TV Movie Andrew
Sleeping with Other People 2015 Sam
The League 2013-2014 TV Series Ted
The Cosmopolitans 2014 TV Series Jimmy
Think Like a Man Too 2014 Isaac
Growing Up and Other Lies 2014 Rocks
Life Partners 2014 Tim
Ten X Ten 2014 TV Mini-Series Man 20s
New Girl 2014 TV Series Berkley
Baggage Claim 2013 Sam
Welcome to the Jungle 2013 Chris
House of Lies 2013 TV Series Nate Hyatt
Some Girl(s) 2013 The Man
Kroll Show 2013 TV Series Joel Faizon
Lovelace 2013 Harry Reems
Burning Love 2013 TV Series Max
Double or Nothing 2012 Short Clark
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Owen
Revenge for Jolly! 2012 Danny
Good Vibes 2011 TV Series Woodie
Damsels in Distress 2011 Fred Packenstacker / Charlie Walker
The Oranges 2011 Toby
Scream 4 2011 Deputy Hoss
Funny or Die Presents... 2011 TV Series Roger (segment "Sticky Minds")
Sticky Minds 2010 Short Roger
Cop Out 2010 Barry Mangold
The Romantics 2010 Jake
Jennifer's Body 2009 Nikolai
Death in Love 2008 Talent Agent
In the Land of Women 2007 Carter Webb

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Meddler 2015 writer: "Morning, Shipwreck"
Ben and Kate 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gilmore Girls 2002-2003 TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Security 2003 Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Security 2003 Short producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures in the Sin Bin 2012 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Surprise Appearance / Himself
The Chew 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Think Like a Man Too
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Scream 4' 2011 Video short Himself
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Attendee
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Total Request Live 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The O.C.: A Day in the Life 2004 TV Special documentary Himself / Seth Cohen
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The O.C.: Obsess Completely 2004 TV Movie Himself / Seth Cohen
The Teen Choice Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
Punk'd 2004 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor: Drama/Action Adventure The O.C. (2003)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama The O.C. (2003)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Chemistry The O.C. (2003) · Rachel Bilson
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure The O.C. (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Baggage Claim (2013) · Djimon Hounsou
· Jill Scott
· Derek Luke
· Taye Diggs
· Lauren London
· Jenifer Lewis
· Terrence Jenkins
· Trey Songz
· Tia Mowry-Hardrict
· Boris Kodjoe
· La La Anthony
· Christina Milian
· Affion Crockett
· Paula Patton
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller Jennifer's Body (2009)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actor The O.C. (2003)
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star - Male The O.C. (2003)


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#Quote
1 [If acting doesn't work out] There's about six things I could be happy doing. I'm getting really interested in politics. I'd love to work for a newspaper and do editorials and stuff.
2 [on acting] It turned out to be something I love, and that I really feel is my calling. I really feel like I lucked out and found something I love to do.
3 [on moving to Los Angeles] I made a deal with myself, I would come here and give myself one year, try acting my absolute hardest. If going to an audition conflicted with a job, I'd go to the audition.
4 [on career choices] After last year, all of us on the show could've jumped on the boat right away and gone and done some cheesy, bad movie that catered exactly to our demographic and our characters, but no one did, which I thought was really smart and cool.
5 I'm just drawn to all aspects of filmmaking - writing, directing; I'd love to try my hand at everything.
6 [on his upbringing, and moving to Los Angeles] All I wanted to do was surf. I pretty much lived at the beach. I tried going to community college but dropped out and moved to Hollywood. It was really cool when I moved to Hollywood. There are so many Jews and I immediately liked the camaraderie with people who had the same heritage. It felt good. Where I grew up there were hardly any Jews. I'm not religious but both my parents are Jewish. I was Bar Mitzvahed and we celebrate Hanukah. Growing up, I think there was maybe one other kid who was Jewish. I wasn't teased because nobody cared but I guess on some level, I knew in that way I was different.
7 I love a good, interesting movie with good, interesting choices. I'd rather be in an interesting failure than a generic copy of a copy of a copy.
8 [on fame] When all this started I was worried I'd become addicted to the wrong things. I don't mean drugs, but I thought I might become an egomaniac. I will admit that I've caught myself about to act like a diva But I try to keep myself in check.
9 And, honestly, who cares if you get a good movie or not? I feel like I'm in semi-retirement already a little bit. I'm 27, and I have a house. I've decided that I'm happy with my lot in life.
10 Life is so fleeting in a way - and it's unlike me, because I'm very driven, and I get a little obsessive - but I am trying to be very Zen about it. Just enjoy it.
11 I'd like to write a little bit. If I could trade being an actor for a writer, I'd rather be a writer. But I don't know if I'm I'm any good at it
12 It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life.
13 I was giving away movies all day, and it looked really interesting. I was not into school, there wasn't anything I wanted to do. The only thing in my career counseling class that looked at all interesting was acting. I was kind of drifting. I thought maybe I'd own a surf shop.
14 I don't want to be one of those guys who's known for his love life and not his work.
15 I wish I came from a more pure place. I don't have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.
16 I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing, and I've dabbled, but I haven't done anything I care to brag about. Yet.
17 "You know how in The Fugitive (1993), when Harrison Ford hears sirens, he'll just subtly steer the other way? I do that when I see groups of teenage girls".
18 "I'll never have a more life changing year than last year than this last one (2003- 2004). I could win an Oscar and it wouldn't alter my daily life as much as The O.C. (2003) has".
19 I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers, it felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives.


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