Adam Brody


Date Of Birth

December 15, 1979


American film and television actor Adam Jared Brody was born on December 15, 1979 in San Diego, California to a graphic artist and a lawyer. He was educated at Wagenheim Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School, growing up in suburban San Diego and spending his time surfing. He attended community college for about a year before dropping out to move to Hollywood and become an actor.

After a year of training and auditioning, Adam Brody landed the role of Barry Williams in the TV movie, Growing up Brady. He landed recurring roles on Gilmore Girls and the Canadian comedy television series Sausage Factory. In 2003, he entered the entertainment industry as a writer, working on the short film Home Security. He later got a part in the film Grind before ha landed his most famous role. That year, he was cast as the awkward teenager Seth Cohen on the FOX series, The O.C. This shot Brody to fame, earning him a female fan following and spots on Teen People’s “25 Sexiest Stars Under 25” twice, and on Independent Online’s “100 Sexiest Men Alive.” He was also the first male to grace the cover of Elle Girl magazine. In 2005, Brody appeared with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the film version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The next year, he was cast as a Hollywood studio assistant on Thank You for Smoking. His stint on The O.C. ended in 2007, and he later took on roles on several other films. He was next cast as the lead in the movie In the Land of Women, working alongside Meg Ryan and Kirsten Stewart. Brody’s other projects include supporting roles in The Ten, Smiley Face, and series like The Loop, Mad TV, Grounded for Life and Smallville. He has also appeared in the music video for The Donnas’ song “Too Bad About Your Girl.” In 2008, he has signed on to appear on the Boaz Yakin-directed Death in Love, as well as Diablo Cody’s horror film Jennifer’s Body.

Place of Birth

San Diego, California

Birth Name

Adam Jared Brody



Fun Facts

Plays the drums in a band called Big Japan (formerly called Steven's Team). Claims his drumming is more like practice instead of actual drumming.

Loves indie rock and jazz. His taste in music is the same as that of his character on "The O.C." (2003), Seth Cohen.

Graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California.

Attended MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.

Has fraternal twin brothers, Matt and Sean.

Has a dog named Penny Lane.

Went to Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California.

Is the first male actor to pose for the cover of Elle Girl magazine.

Roommate is Bret Harrison, who guest starred on episode 1.17 of "The O.C."

Favorite holiday: Halloween

Friend of Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine.


4 wins & 1 nomination.

2006: Teen Choice Award (won)
TV - Choice Actor: Drama/Action Adventure
for: "The O.C."

2005: Teen Choice Award (won)
Choice TV Actor: Drama
for: "The O.C."

2005: Teen Choice Award (won)
Choice TV Chemistry
for: "The O.C."
Shared with: Rachel Bilson

2004: Teen Choice Award (won)
Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure
for: "The O.C."


2007: In the Land of Women - Carter Webb
2005: Thank You For Smoking - Jack Bein
2005: Mr. & Mrs. Smith - Benjamin Danz
2003-2007: The O.C. - Seth Cohen
2003: Grind - Dustin Knight
2002: The Ring - Male Teen #1
2002: The Rules Of Attraction - Tim
2001: According to Spencer - Tommy
1998: Dead Man on Campus - Office guy




5' 11" (1.80 m)


"I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers, it felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives."

"I'll never have a more life changing year than last year than this last one (2003- 2004). I could win an Oscar and it wouldn't alter my daily life as much as "The O.C." (2003) has".

"You know how in The Fugitive (1993), when Harrison Ford hears sirens, he'll just subtly steer the other way? I do that when I see groups of teenage girls".

"I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing, and I've dabbled, but I haven't done anything I care to brag about. Yet."

"I wish I came from a more pure place. I don't have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way."

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