- NAME: Sacha Baron Cohen
- OCCUPATION: Actor
- BIRTH DATE: October 13, 1971 (Age: 42)
- EDUCATION: St. Columba's College Prep School, St. Albans, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Christ's College, Cambridge University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Hammersmith, London, England
- Full Name: Sacha Noam Baron Cohen
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Sacha Baron Cohen is a British comedian and actor who is widely known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters: Ali G, Borat and Brüno.
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Cohen was born to an orthodox Jewish family in London and studied history before turning to comedy in 1995. As hipster Ali G, Cohen interviewed such luminaries as Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, and had them all believing that it was real.
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The film, Brüno, was released in July 2009.
Several controversies surround the new film; Cohen made headlines while introducing an award at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Dressed as an angel, Cohen landed in rapper Eminem's lap after an "problem" with his wire harness. Cohen then exposed himself onstage to Eminem's cursing and threats. It was later revealed that the duo had planned the gag together. A lawsuit was also announced in May of 2009,
when a woman claimed she was disabled during a shoot for Cohen's new movie. The woman is suing for $25,000 in damages.
While Cohen is extremely private about his personal life, one bit of good news was made public in 2007. He and his fiancée, Australian actress Isla Fisher, welcomed their first child, daughter Olive, in October of 2007. The couple currently splits their time between Los Angeles and London.
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