Sacha Baron Cohen Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen, commonly known as Sacha Baron Cohen, is a famous English voice actor, film and television producer, comedian, as well as an actor. To the public, Sacha Baron Cohen is perhaps best known for his “Da Ali G Show” television series, in which he plays three characters, namely Borat Sagdiyev, Ali G and Bruno Gehard. The popularity of the show, including its main characters, resulted in the release of three films, namely “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America”, “Ali G Indahouse” with Michael Gambon, Martin Freeman and Charles Dance, and “Bruno”. The latter film brought a lot of controversy, especially from the LGBT community, who felt that Cohen’s character promoted LGBT stereotypes. Nevertheless, “Bruno” succeeded at grossing over $138 million at the box office. Currently, Sacha Baron Cohen is filming for an upcoming comedy film called “Grimsby”, as well as a fantasy film produced by Tim Burton “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. For his contributions to the film and television industry Cohen was awarded with British Comedy Awards, Ronnie Barker Award, a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA TV Awards, as well as MTV Movie Award to name a few.
Sacha Baron Cohen Net Worth $100 Million
A well-known actor and producer, how rich is Sacha Baron Cohen? According to sources, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million, most of which he has accumulated due to his on screen appearances, as well as his contributions to the production of a variety of films.
Sacha Baron Cohen was born in 1971 in London, England. He studied at a private school in Hertfordshire, before enrolling in the University of Cambridge. While at the university, he took part in the Amateur Dramatic Club, with which he appeared on stage. After his graduation, Cohen pursued a career in modeling, until he was offered a position of a host of “Pump TV” and “F2F” programs. His first film appearance was in a low-budget comedy with Andy Serkis called “The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand”.
Sacha Baron Cohen rose to prominence in 2000, when he aired his own television series entitled “Da Ali G Show”. The show soon became a fan favorite, and in 2001 received a BAFTA Award. In addition to Cohen’s portrayal of Ali G, Bruno and Borat, he is also known for playing a character called Admiral General Aladeen, who was the main star in the comedy film called “The Dictator”. Upon its release, the film received rather positive reviews, yet it was banned in Tajikistan and Malaysia, while some of the references were substituted in Italy. Needless to say, Cohen met with a lot of criticism not only for this movie, but for his many remarks and blunt comments. However, Sacha Baron Cohen remains among the popular comedians in the entertainment industry.
In regards to his personal life, Sacha Baron Cohen has been in a relationship with Isla Fisher since they first met in 2002. Two years later, Cohen and Fisher announced their engagement, and several years later, in 2010, they married.
His paternal grandparents, Morris Cohen and Miriam Nichelby, were from Eastern European Jewish families (from Belarus and Poland) that moved to Wales and England. His maternal grandparents, Hans Weiser and Leisel Levi, were both German Jews.
Attended the "Brüno" Premiere (in full character) at Tuschinski Theatre on June 20th in Amsterdam, Netherlands. [June 2009]
His Four By Two film production company is rhyming slang for 'Jew'.
His wife Isla Fisher gave birth to their second child during summer 2010.
One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
Putting a rest to Ali G and Borat, the anti-Semitic Khazakh. He said to British newspaper "Friday," "I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day, and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing.". [December 2007]
2007 - Ranked #34 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Daughter, Olive Cohen, born 17 October 2007. Mother is fiancée Isla Fisher.
He has been a lifelong fan of professional wrestling.
He is good friends with professional wrestler John Cena.
In 2004 he appeared on the "Howard Stern Show" as himself and went into character on camera.
During an "All Things Considered" interview in 2004, Baron Cohen told NPR's Robert Siegel that he wrote his Cambridge thesis on Jewish involvement in the U.S. Civil Rights movement, focusing especially on the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
For Borat, Sacha takes about 6 weeks to grow body, head, and facial hair. For Ali G., the facial hair takes about 4 weeks to grow. When preparing for Brüno, he shaves all of his hair (including body hair), and works out and cleans his body vigorously.
His uncle, Simon Baron-Cohen, is a preeminent psychologist who became famous for his theory that autism is caused by an extreme male brain.
Appears on talk shows in character; he has rarely appeared as his real self. Nevertheless, he did appear as himself on the Golden Globe Awards show in 2007, as well as on the NPR radio talk show "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. He was also asked to appear in character (as Borat) at the Oscars, but refused and went as himself.
Gave 2004 Harvard class day address in character as Ali G.
He plays three principal characters on Da Ali G Show (2003). The title character is Ali G, a lower-class white male who acts like a Jamaican Londoner and enrages his politically active and powerful guests with stupid questions. Another one is the Kazakhstani TV reporter Borat, who naïvely searches for porn and outlets for his scatological, accidental humor and anti-Semitism. The last one is the superficial Austrian fashion expert Brüno, who often talks up heartless fashionistas and makes macho men uncomfortable with his blatant homosexuality.
In contrast to his characters, he is a soft-spoken, gentlemanly Cambridge man who considered pursuing a PhD before going into comedy.
Studied History at Christ's College, Cambridge.
He was voted Personality of the year at the TV Quick awards in London, England, UK. [September 2000]
Frequently promotes his movies in character
Regularly cast in period pieces as annoying comic relief/antagonists
Intentionally irritating, bizzare characters
Propensity for strange, exaggerated accents
Tall, thin frame
His characters Ali G, Borat, Brüno and Admiral General Aladeen
It seems to me that Martin Scorsese makes films for himself. He is an artist. And he's one of the last remaining artists out there, and I think we should respect that.
[on a scene in Hugo (2011)] So I have a bath with the dog. What happens under the bubbles is our business.
It's wonderful that the films are successful, but every new person who sees the movie is one less person I can be 'Borat' or 'Brüno' with again, so finishing a movie means having to say goodbye. Admitting that you're never going to play the character again is like saying goodbye to a loved one. And that's hard.
I think that, essentially, I'm a private person, and to reconcile that with being famous is a hard thing. So I've been trying to have my cake and eat it too - to have my character be famous yet still lead a normal life where I'm not trapped by fame and recognizability... I guess I've been greedy. Maybe it's time to let go.
I've been in a bizarre situation, where a country has declared me as its number-one enemy. It's inherently a comic situation. I mean, it's always risky when you don't go down the normal route. I wish I would've been there at the briefing that Bush got about who I am, who Borat is. It would have had to be great.
I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw. And his quote was, 'The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference.' I know it's not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I think it's an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic.
Borat is based actually on a guy I met in southern Russia. I can't remember his name. He was a doctor. The moment I met him I was totally crying. He was a hysterically funny guy, albeit totally unintentionally.