SACHA Baron Cohen found success in the form of his ingenious comedy character, Ali G.
Since then, the actor has starred in and written an array of films, and surprisingly returned to TV after almost 20 years for satire show Who is America? Here’s what we know about the Borat star…
Who is Sacha Baron Cohen?
Sacha Baron Cohen was born on October 13, 1971.
The 46-year-old actor is originally from Hammersmith, London.
He created the comedic character of Ali G – a satirical figure who wore a bright yellow tracksuit and was part of the “Berkshire Massif” group.
Since then, Sacha has broken into Hollywood, having starred in various blockbusters over the years.
Who is the Who Is America’s wife Isla Fisher?
Isla Fisher is a 42-year-old Hollywood actress.
Raised by his Scottish parents, Fisher grew up in Oman before heading to Perth, Australia.
She’s most famous for her roles in The Great Gatsby, Wedding Crashers and Now You See Me.
The couple have three children together.
What is Who Is America?
Who Is America is Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest project.
It’s a seven-part undercover satirical comedy series and marks his first full TV series since Da Ali G Show in 2004.
Network Showtime said the programme: “Will explore the diverse individuals… across the political and cultural spectrum” in the US.
It also promises that Sacha Baron Cohen will be shown “as you’ve never seen him before.”
On July 4 the actor-provocateur took to Twitter with a comeback video that showed President Donald Trump describing Baron Cohen as a “third-rate character.”
In another preview clip former US Vice President Dick Cheney seems to agree to autograph a “waterboard kit.”
The show will be aired on Channel 4 on Monday July 16 at 10pm.
What movies has Sacha Baron Cohen been in?
- Borat (2006)
- Brüno (2009)
- Les Misérables (2012)
- Hugo (2011)
- Madagascar (2005) (2008)
- Grimsby (2016)
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What is Sacha’s link to OJ Simpson?
In February 2018, it was first revealed that Sacha met ex-American football star OJ Simpson in a hotel room in Las Vegas.
Simpson was released from prison last year, following a botched armed robbery attempt. This came after his acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ronald Goldman.
Sacha Baron Cohen was reportedly in talks with Simpson about a new film, and according to the Daily Mail, paid the athlete £15,000 to appear in it.
According to the source, OJ Simpson ‘would not get in the room until he was paid a sackload of cash.’
However, it then emerged Sacha had duped OJ into being part of the finale of his series Who Is America? by trying to get him to admit to the infamous double murder under the persona of an Italian photographer Gio Monaldo.