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Also Known As: Adam Jared Brody Died:
Born: December 15, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: actor

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The thinking man's nerd, Adam Brody so inhabited the charm of the neurotic Seth Cohen on "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), that many believed he was simply playing a version of himself, so completely did he nail the character. Fans of both sexes admired the actor's unmistakable cool vibe, but they also worshipped his knowledge of the underground music scene and comic books. The idea of "geek" suddenly became "chic," with Brody the crown prince of a new idea of teen spirit. So beloved was the actor, that when he and his "O.C." co-star Rachel Bilson broke up after a long-term courtship, there was a genuine feeling of sadness, as the adorable twosome had seemed so real and un-Hollywood like. After the show's inevitable cancellation in 2007, Brody seemed the best bet - from a cast that included Bilson, Mischa Barton and Benjamin McKenzie - to make the jump to movie stardom. He had shone in small parts in hit films like "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005) and "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), before landing a lead role in the female-centric romantic comedy, "In the Land of Women" (2007), more than holding his own onscreen opposite Meg Ryan. While a career as a successful leading man did not pan out, he remained a welcome...

The thinking man's nerd, Adam Brody so inhabited the charm of the neurotic Seth Cohen on "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), that many believed he was simply playing a version of himself, so completely did he nail the character. Fans of both sexes admired the actor's unmistakable cool vibe, but they also worshipped his knowledge of the underground music scene and comic books. The idea of "geek" suddenly became "chic," with Brody the crown prince of a new idea of teen spirit. So beloved was the actor, that when he and his "O.C." co-star Rachel Bilson broke up after a long-term courtship, there was a genuine feeling of sadness, as the adorable twosome had seemed so real and un-Hollywood like. After the show's inevitable cancellation in 2007, Brody seemed the best bet - from a cast that included Bilson, Mischa Barton and Benjamin McKenzie - to make the jump to movie stardom. He had shone in small parts in hit films like "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005) and "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), before landing a lead role in the female-centric romantic comedy, "In the Land of Women" (2007), more than holding his own onscreen opposite Meg Ryan. While a career as a successful leading man did not pan out, he remained a welcome presence as a character actor in both comedies and dramas.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Yoga Hosers (2015)
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 Lovelace (2013)
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 Some Girls (2013)
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 Hemlock Drive (2012)
10.
 Scream 4 (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

1999:
Impersonated classic sitcom character Greg Brady on an episode of "The Amanda Show" (Nickelodeon)
2000:
Landed the lead in the NBC movie-of-the-week "Growing Up Brady" as actor Barry Williams
2001:
Cast as the lead on the MTV cult series "Now What?"
2002:
Landed recurring role on the hit family drama "Gilmore Girls" (The WB)
2003:
Breakthrough starring role as Seth Cohen, the son of Peter Gallagher's character on the Fox teen drama series "The O.C."
2003:
Made feature debut as a goal-oriented workaholic in the skateboarding comedy "Grind"
2005:
Cast opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
2006:
Co-starred in Jason Reitman┬┐s satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"
2007:
Played a successful writer who returns to his hometown to care for his ailing grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) in Jonathan Kasdan's directorial debut "In the Land of Women"
2009:
Cast in Diablo Cody's horror film "Jennifer's Body" opposite Megan Fox
2010:
Co-starred in the ensemble romantic comedy "The Romantics"
2011:
Joined the cast of Wes Craven's "Scream 4"
2012:
Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Damsels in Distress"
2012:
Cast opposite Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"
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Education

Scripps Ranch High School: San Diego , California -
MiraCosta College: Oceanside , California -

Notes

''I'd love to be doing movies I care about. I don't mean that it has to be 'In the Bedroom' just a great script I think is funny or touching. I'd like to work with Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson. Vince Vaughn is my favorite actor. He's hilarious.''---Brody quoted in Entertainment Weekly August 19, 2003

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brother:
Simon Brody. Fraternal twin of Matt.
brother:
Matt Brody. Fraternal twin of Simon.

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