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Five Things You Don't Know About Russell Brand
March 16, 2012
After a highly publicized split with pop diva Katy Perry late last year, Russell Brand found himself in the headlines again this week after being arrested for an alleged incident with a paparazzo. Here are five things you may not know about this British actor/comedian.
1. Born on June 4, 1975 in Essex, England, he's been a vegetarian since he was a teen.
2. Was expelled from two U.K. schools while pursuing acting -- the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and the Drama Centre London.
3. At one point in his career, auditioned for the British boy band 5ive.
4. Is a best-selling author: His 2007 autobiography, My Booky Wook, detailed his troubled childhood, wild sex life and battle with addictions on the way to becoming famous. Then in 2010, he wrote My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal.
5. His big break in America came when he was cast to play a rock star in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.