Nominees announced for MTV Europe Awards

LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Britain's Coldplay and Gorillaz received five nominations each Wednesday, topping all acts receiving nods for the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards. The 12th annual EMAs will be doled on Nov. 3 in Lisbon, Portugal, Sacha Baron Cohen as host, MTV announced.

Will Ferrell NASCAR flick starts shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Production is under way in Charlotte, N.C., on an untitled NASCAR comedy starring Will Ferrell.

Anderson's 'wedding' disrupted by Cohen

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- British comic Sacha Baron Cohen, aka "Ali G," was taped by a Los Angeles photo agency crashing the Malibu, Calif., wedding of Pamela Anderson's dogs.

'Wedding Crasher' says no spouse work

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- Australian actress Isla Fisher says she will never work on a movie with her fiance British comic Sacha Baron Cohen. "I mean how successful are married, working relationships? the star of "Wedding Crashers" told Reveal magazine. "Who's worked together and

Stars turn out for 'Madagascar' premiere

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's brightest stars were on hand Sunday for the New York premiere of DreamWorks'latest computer-animated comedy, "Madagascar."

Wood riled about Ali G interview

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Comic Victoria Wood found no humor in being the latest victim of Ali G, likening the British funnyman's spoof interview of her to "laughing at lunatics."

Cost of Ali G insult: One movie director

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An insulting prank by Sacha Baron Cohen has forced the star of HBO's "Da Ali G Show" to find a new director for his upcoming film.

Anti-Semitic song gets Ali G. in trouble

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Human rights groups are investigating claims that a Jewish comic led Arizona bar patrons in an anti-Semitic song, it was reported Monday.

Sacha Baron Cohen gets positive reviews

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- British star Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy show on U.S. cable's Comedy Central has gotten some positive reviews.

DreamWorks plumbs 'Schmucks' for Ali G

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- DreamWorks has figured out how to do a Hollywood remake of Francis Veber's French comic hit. "Le Diner de Cons" ("The Idiot Game").
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Sacha Baron Cohen
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character at the French premiere of his film "Bruno" in Paris on June 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English comedian, actor, and writer. He is most widely known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters, Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. In his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people who do not realize they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule.

Baron Cohen's work has been recognised with several Emmy nominations, an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a BAFTA award, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. After the release of the film Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat and Ali G. Similarly, after the release of Brüno, he has stated he would also retire the title character.

Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, West London, England. His mother, Daniella (née Weiser), was born in Israel, while his father, Gerald, was originally from Pontypridd, Wales. Sacha is the second of three sons, with elder brother Erran and younger brother Amnon. His family is Jewish. His paternal grandfather was born in Pontypridd, and his maternal grandmother, who lives in Haifa, Israel, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Erran is a composer and has worked on several of his films. Internationally renowned autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen is his cousin.

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