Russell Brand is known for his comedy, controversy and short-lived marriage to singer Katy Perry. The 37-year-old English actor has seen his share of troubles throughout the years, but he nevertheless remains one of the most fascinating celebrities in Hollywood.
Here are ten fast facts about Brand:
- When Brand was 14 years old, he suffered from the eating disorder bulimia nervosa.
- Brand made his theater debut at the age of 15. He played Fat Sam in the school play ‘Bugsy Malone.’
- Brand became a vegetarian at the age of 14. He became a vegan in 2011.
- Brand’s mother battled three types of cancer: lymphona, uterine cancer and breast cancer.
- Brand has been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder.
- He is an only child.
- Brand’s black and white cat is named Morrisey, after the lead singer of The Smiths.
- The Sun named Brand ‘Shagger of the Year’ in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
- PETA named Brand ‘World’s Sexiest Vegetarian’ in 2007.
- Brand was fired from MTV in 2001 after arriving to work dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the September 11 terrorist attacks.