Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, and author from Grays, Essex, England. Brand first reached public fame in 2004 as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth. In 2008, he became well-known in the U.S. after starring in his first major motion picture role - Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This led to his 2010 lead role in Get him to the Greek. Brand is the winner of 3 British Comedy Awards for his stand-up performances.