Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the most talented comedians of our generation. He’s best known for his four hilarious and versatile characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Bruno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen, all of which have been the subject of their own feature films. These films are in a documentary style, in which Baron Cohen’s characters interact with unsuspecting people who unknowingly get thrown into comedic situations of self-revealing ridicule.
Outside of his life in his self-styled comedic characters, Baron Cohen is also an actor, screenwriter, and producer. He’s married to actress Isla Fisher, who he met at a party in Sydney Australia in 2002. As an actor, he has starred in the Madagascar series (2005-2012), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Les Misérables (2012).
Sacha Baron Cohen Net Worth As Of 2019: $130 Million
The 46-year-old English comedian has accumulated a total worth of $130 million throughout his impressive career in film and television. Let’s see how it all began for the man of many funny faces.
Baron Cohen was born in Tower Hamlets, east London on October 13, 1971. He was raised Jewish and is fluent in Hebrew as well as his native English. He went to school at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, an independent school in Southern England. Baron Cohen attended the University of Cambridge where he performed in plays such as Fiddler on the Roof and Cyrano de Bergerac. He graduated from Cambridge with honors in 1993.
After graduating college, Baron Cohen worked as a fashion model and appeared in many fashion publications. By the early 1990s, he was hosting a weekly programme on Windsor cable television’s local broadcasts. His big break came via an open casting call for a Channel 4 series that was looking for new television presenters. Baron Cohen sent in a tape of himself in the character of Kristo, a fictional Albanian tv reporter who later became Borat. This caught the attention of a producer, and Baron Cohen started appearing on Channel 4 shows in character throughout the late 90’s. At the time, the most popular of his characters was Ali G, an uneducated and unrefined junglist.
In 1996, he began presenting the youth chat programme F2F for Granada Talk TV and also had a small role in an advert for McCain Microchips playing the role of a chef in a commercial entitled “Ping Pong.” He took clown training in Paris, at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, studying under master-clown Philippe Gaulier. In the late 1990s, Baron Cohen made his first feature film appearance in the British comedy The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand. In 1998, Baron Cohen shot to fame when his comic character Ali G started appearing on the British television show The 11 O’Clock Show on Channel 4. He won Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards, and at the British Academy Television Awards he was nominated for Best British Entertainment Performance.
In 2000, Baron Cohen played the part of Super Greg for a series of TV advertisements for Lee Jeans. The advertisements never aired but the website for Super Greg created an internet sensation. Da Ali G Show began in 2000
Sacha Baron Cohen became a household name in 2006 with the release of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In the mockumentary style film, Baron Cohen’s character, Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan, journies across the US in an ice cream truck, interviews Americans, and is obsessed with the idea of marrying Pamela Anderson. The film pokes fun at American culture, as well as sexism, racism, homophobia, and anti-semitism. The movie was an international hit, besides Kazakhstan where it was banned, and Baron Cohen won a 2007 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Baron Cohen would go on to make two more films centered around his characters: Bruno (2009) and The Dictator (2012).
After roped into movie ‘Chicago 7’, Sach Baron Cohen along with spouse and actress Isla Fisher attended the DGA awards accompanying the Batemans.