Sacha Baron Cohen an English actor, comedian and writer. Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is $160 million as of this writing. Cohen is most known for his roles as the comedic fictitious characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev and Brüno Gehard. He has garnered hundreds of honours for his comic work during his career, including multiple MTV Movie Awards and a Golden Globe. Sacha has received multiple Emmy nominations as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. “The Times” has also named Baron Cohen as one of the 30 best living comedians in 2018.
Sacha Baron Cohen Early Life
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born on November 13, 1971, in London, England. Daniella, his mother, was a photographer, and Gerald, his father, operated a clothes business. Sacha was raised in a Jewish family with elder brothers Erran and Amnon. Cohen went to The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School followed by Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated with upper-second-class honours in 1993.
Sacha Baron Cohen began performing when he was at Cambridge University, participating in theatrical performances of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Fiddler on the Roof” with the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club. He was also a part of plays at the Habonim Dror Jewish theatre. After graduating from Cambridge, Baron Cohen worked as a fashion model until he was offered a weekly show presenting gig alongside future BBC weathercaster Carol Kirkwood. He subsequently went on to work for Channel 4’s “Pump TV” (1995-1996) and Granada Talk TV’s “F2F.” (1996). Sacha has also studied clowning at the École Philippe Gaulier in Paris.
Sacha Baron Cohen Height: 1.91 m
Sacha Baron Cohen Net Worth: $160 million
Sacha Baron Cohen Spouse: Isla Fisher (m. 2010)
Sacha Baron Cohen Parents: Daniella Weiser, Gerald Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen Siblings: Erran Baron Cohen, Amnon Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen Career
In 1998, Baron Cohen debuted on Channel 4’s “The 11 O’Clock Show,” where he gained fame as Ali G. Sacha’s efforts on the show earned him a Best Newcomer award at the British Comedy Awards in 1999, and he was chosen comedian of the year by “GQ” magazine.
In 2000, Cohen made his film debut in “Da Ali G Show” and “The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand”. Borat and Brüno featured on the show on a regular basis, quickly becoming fan favourites. Audiences adored Borat’s “serious” interviews with luminaries such as Ralph Nader, Donald Trump, Gore Vidal and Newt Gingrich. “Da Ali G Show” inspired three films: “Ali G Indahouse”, “Borat”, and “Bruno.” “Borat” received several honours and grossed $262 million globally. Sacha played Ali G again in Madonna’s 2006 video for “Music.”
Sacha Baron Cohen featured in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”, “The Dictator”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and “Les Misérables”. In the “Madagascar” franchise, he voiced King Julien XIII, and he appeared in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” reuniting with “Talladega Nights” co-star Will Ferrell.
Sacha portrayed the lead in the Netflix series “The Spy” in 2019, and he has also been in “Eastbound and Down” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
Sacha Baron Cohen Personal Life
Sacha Baron Cohen married actress Isla Fisher in Paris on March 15, 2010, following a 6-year engagement. Isla shifted her faith to Judaism before the wedding, and the pair married in a small Jewish ceremony with only six guests.
Baron Cohen and Fisher are highly charitable people who gave £335,000 ($500,000) to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee in December 2015.
Sacha Baron Cohen Awards and Honors
Sacha has received multiple awards for his work in television and movies, including two BAFTAs for “Da Ali G Show” and MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance in “Borat” and Best Kiss in “Talladega Nights” (shared with Will Ferrell). He also got the Golden Globe, a San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and a Toronto Film Critics Association Award. Baron Cohen received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Borat.”
The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy was bestowed to him twice by the Evening Standard British Film Awards: in 2007 for “Borat” and in 2010 for “Brüno.” Sacha received an International Leadership Award from the Anti-Defamation League in 2019 for his dedication to exposing racism and hate through his unique comedy skills.
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