He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, making him the youngest actor to win in that category.
Brody is also the only male American actor to receive the César Award for Best Actor.
He is the son of Monica, a medical secretary and Reginald, a manager for a contract cleaning company. He married his long time dated girlfriend, who, by profession, is an actress.
Their marital relation is working very well since 1997 and there is no sign of their divorce as they both are loyal and faithful towards each other, which leaves with no reason to get a divorce.
His parents enrolled him in acting classes to distance him from the dangerous children with whom he associated.
After appearing in Bullet in 1996 with Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke, Brody hovered on the brink of stardom, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the 1998 film Restaurant and later praise for his roles in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.
Fox (2009), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)—all of which were major successes. 145 Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and New York's Fiorello H.
Brody's father is of Polish Jewish descent; Brody's mother—who was raised as a Catholic—was born in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat father and a Czech Jewish mother. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Lester said he had been fascinated by the “great story” of Ira Aldridge – a young, black American actor who caused a sensation at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in 1833 when he took over the role of Othello after famous actor Edmund Kean collapsed on stage.
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The Hustle star was named best actor at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for his role as pioneering African-American actor Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet.
Lester’s wife Lolita Chakrabarti, who wrote Red Velvet, won the prize for most promising playwright.
That was my challenge – to try to find a dramatic story which gave you their biopic, but also engaged you.