Russell Brand was born in Essex, England on 4th June 1975. He is a comedian and an actor by profession. He started his career as a stand-up artist and later became an MTV VJ. His mother is Barbara Elizabeth, and his father is Ronald Henry Brand, who is a photographer. Soon after his birth, his parents divorced and he was kept by his mother who raised him. Brand had a difficult childhood and was sexually abused and also suffered from numerous health issues and was into drugs when he was only 15 years old.
He describes having a strange relationship with his father; he was taken to escort services when he was on a trip to Thailand with his father. Russell received his primary education from Grays School Media Arts College and later attended Itali Conti Academy but soon after was expelled from the academy for his low attendance and use of drugs. Brand participated at the New Act of the Year and performed there and landed at the fourth position in the show. He came into the limelight and became very popular among the people. Brand always comes out clean during his shows; he released DVDs of his life incidents and problems in 2006.
Russell has performed for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2007 and soon after had his 2nd tour across the nation which was released later on DVDs. Russell is a very different man, after the 9/11 attacks he used to dress as Osama and visit the MTV Studios and used to bring his drug dealer there which worsened the situation. In 2006, Russell came back to MTV and hosted a chat show which included celebrities like
Tom Cruise, Boy George, The Mighty Boosh, etc.
Russell has also acted in many TV shows which include The Bill, Mud, Cruise of the Gods, White Teeth, etc. Brand voiced for Dr. Nefario in the Despicable Me series; the audience loved the character, and the movie was very popular among the people. In 2012, Brand testified in the parliament about his drug addiction. Russell has released many TV shows where he has been discussing his life problems and events that he had suffered in his childhood.
Russell Brand has been suffering from many problems; he suffered from bipolar disorder and also took medication for bulimia. In 2010, Russell married
Katy Perry, but they divorced in 2012. Brand’s upcoming movie, “
Trolls” will be released in 2016. In 2016 he started dating Laura Gallacher, and the couple is expecting a baby together.