Born and raised in San Diego, California, Adam Brody spent a lot of his teen years hanging out with his friends, having fun and surfing. Upon graduation, he convinced his parents to allow him to attend college in Los Angeles. However, instead of enrolling in school, he hired an acting coach, signed with a personal manager and soon landed the lead in the NBC movie-of-the-week, Growing Up Brady (2000) (TV), playing Barry Williams (Greg Brady). Soon after, Brody was cast as the lead in the MTV cult series Now What? His television credits also include a recurring role as Coop in ABC's "Once and Again" (1999); a recurring role as Dave in the WB's Emmy-nominated "Gilmore Girls" (2000); and standout guest starring roles in "Judging Amy" (1999), "Family Law" (1999) and "Smallville" (2001). Brody also starred in the Fox television series "The O.C." (2003), playing the son of Peter Gallagher's character.
In addition to starring in the skateboarding movie Grind (2003), Brody's feature film credits include a very small role in the 2002 hit thriller The Ring (2002) and the dynamic lead role as Patrick in Missing Brendan (2003), opposite Edward Asner and Illeana Douglas.
Frequently plays nerdy-type characters
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.
Was the 9th hottest guy on Elle Girl's 50 Hottest Guys list
Has a dog named Penny Lane.
Is the first male actor to pose for the cover of Elle Girl magazine.
Named one of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Voted number 1 in UK CosmoGIRL as pin-up sex-symbol
Named the seventieth in Independent Oline's 100 Sexiest Men Alive.
Voted by Fans all over the world as Elle Girl Magazine Coolest TV Star and Coolest Guy Celeb.
One of the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive in 2004.
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2004.
Was to star in and co-produce a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
He loves watching movies, especially classic movies.
Adam's favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
He loves movie-making and interested in writing and directing.
He owns a horse.
Studied with Amy Lyndon.
Love 1940s, 1950s, 1960s jazz and is a big fan of Chet Baker.
Dolce & Gabbana named boots after him called, "Adam Brody Lace Up Boots".
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".
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.
I don't want to be one of those guys who's known for his love life and not his work.
I was giving away movies all day, and it looked really interesting. I was not into school, there wasn't anything I wanted to do. The only thing in my career counseling class that looked at all interesting was acting. I was kind of drifting. I thought maybe I'd own a surf shop.
It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life.
I'd like to write a little bit. If I could trade being an actor for a writer, I'd rather be a writer. But I don't know if I'm I'm any good at it
Life is so fleeting in a way - and it's unlike me, because I'm very driven, and I get a little obsessive - but I am trying to be very Zen about it. Just enjoy it.
And, honestly, who cares if you get a good movie or not? I feel like I'm in semi-retirement already a little bit. I'm 27, and I have a house. I've decided that I'm happy with my lot in life.
[on fame] When all this started I was worried I'd become addicted to the wrong things. I don't mean drugs, but I thought I might become an egomaniac. I will admit that I've caught myself about to act like a diva But I try to keep myself in check.
I love a good, interesting movie with good, interesting choices. I'd rather be in an interesting failure than a generic copy of a copy of a copy.
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