Sacha Baron Cohen stars in "The Dictator" as General Aladeen.

Sacha Baron Cohen was, until recently, best known to the public as his alter ego Ali G, the in-your-face host of HBO's popular multiple Emmy Award-nominated comedy variety/talk show "Da Ali G Show." The show was already the Number One comedy phenomenon in Baron Cohen's native England when he brought it to the United States, where it became an instant sensation on HBO. After completing two seasons, Baron Cohen set out to conquer the world with "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazahkstan," a feature film starring his second alter ego, Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazahkstani news reporter. Baron Cohen is now known worldwide for creating "one of the greatest comedies of the last decade and perhaps even a whole new genre of film" (Neil Strauss of Rolling Stone magazine). After opening #1 in 24 countries, grossing over $250 million worldwide and taking home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, it's safe to say that we have yet to see the best of Baron Cohen.

Since its release in November 2006, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazahkstan" has garnered numerous awards and nominations, including being named one of the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year by AFI and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, Comedy/Musical. Individually, Baron Cohen won the Los Angeles Films Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the San Francisco Films Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical.

The HBO show has received six Emmy Award nominations, including two in 2003 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program and Outstanding Writing, Non-Fiction Program and three in 2005 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series; Outstanding Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series; and Outstanding Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series. The show also received many accolades in the UK prior to its stateside debut, with Baron Cohen garnering two BAFTA Awards (Best Comedy Performance and Best Comedy Programme).

Baron Cohen originated the character of Ali G in 1998 on the British television comedy "The 11 O'Clock Show." Two years later, Channel 4 Television launched "Da Ali G. Show," which quickly gained a cult following that grew as word-of-mouth spread all the way to Buckingham Palace, since the Queen of England is an acknowledged devotee of the series. Baron Cohen serves as an executive producer on the series, in addition to acting and writing for it. In 2003, HBO began airing "Da Ali G. Show" in the United States.

His feature film projects include the hit comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" with co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Baron Cohen was also the voice behind the animated character King Julien in the DreamWorks Animation's feature "Madagascar," which grossed over $500 million worldwide. In 2008, Baron Cohen returned as the voice of King Julien in the sequel "Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa," which grossed $594 million worldwide. In 2007, Baron Cohen appeared with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's film adaptation of the classic Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." In this Academy Award-winning film, Baron Cohen co-starred as 'Signor Adolfo Pirelly,' Todd's (Depp's) competitor in the haircutting world. 

In 2009, Baron Cohen returned to the screen as ""Brüno,"" his other alter-ego character from "Da Ali G Show." Re-teaming with his "Borat" collaborator Jay Roach, Baron Cohen helped produce and write "Brüno." This Universal Pictures' film grossed $138 million worldwide and won The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.

Baron Cohen most recently teamed up with renowned director Martin Scorsese in the film "Hugo." Joining them as one of the film's producers is former "Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" co-star Johnny Depp. This mystery set in the 1930s is about an orphan who lives inside the the walls of a Paris train station, and ultimately gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his father (played by Jude Law) and the enigmatic Pappa Georges. The film, released in December of 2011, went on to win five Academy Awards.

Undoubtedly, Baron Cohen has captured audiences with his characters Brüno and Ali G; however, the true scope of his talent will be seen in the upcoming "Freddie Mercury" biopic, scheduled for release in 2013. Baron Cohen will star as Freddie Mercury in this highly anticipated film that tells the story of the years leading up to Queen's appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Writer for this film is Academy Award nominee, Peter Morgan, joined by the film's producer, Academy Award winner, Robert De Niro

Baron Cohen has twice hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards, first as the character of Ali G in November, 2001, in Frankfurt, Germany; and then as Borat in November, 2005, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Baron Cohen resides in both Los Angeles and London with his wife, actress Isla Fisher, and their two daughters.

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How tall is he? How old is he? Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: 45 years old
Birthday: October 13, 1971
Height: 6' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Sacha Noam Baron Cohen
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Current Residence: London, England, UK and Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Isla Fisher (3/15/2010, 2 children)

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