"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. has." Adam Brody
Dark brown-haired, hazel-eyed actor Adam Brody rose to popularity while portraying the role of lovable Seth Cohen on Fox's hit teen soap The O.C. He also was seen in the 2003's films, Missing Brendan, Grind, and Home Security. The young actor stands 5' 11" inches tall and recently became one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 and Elle Girl's 50 Hottest Guys.
"You know how in The Fugitive, when Harrison Ford hears sirens, he'll just subtly steer the other way? I do that when I see groups of teenage girls." Adam Brody
As for his off-screen life, Brody has been involved with his The O.C co-star actress Rachel Bilson (playing Summer Roberts) since 2004. The couple is rumored to be secretly engaged and is looking for a house together in Los Angeles. A source said, "They are both so much in love and want to settle down together. Adam went down on bended knee in a very traditional way and they plan to get married in the New Year. It's the talk of the set, but they have been trying to keep it quiet."
Childhood and Family:
Adam Jared Brody was born on December 15, 1979. He has fraternal twin brothers, Matt and Sean. With his roots in San Diego, California, Adam spent his teenage years surfing, swimming, sunning, and hanging out with friends.
Young Adam studied at the Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA., and succeeded in convincing his parents to let him go to college in Los Angeles. However, Adam did not enroll in a university there. He decided to pursue his acting career instead.
When he is not busy in films, Adam, an Indie rock and jazz fan, enjoys playing drums in a band called Big Japan (formerly known as Steven's Team).
Working at Blockbusters
"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." Adam Brody
Originally dreaming to be a professional surfer, Adam Brody made up his mind and flew to Los Angeles in 1999 to give his acting talent a try. In the new destination, Adam employed an acting instructor and joined up with a manager. He started his public appearances on the small screen, appearing in several television commercials and played a tiny role in The Amanda Show in 1999.
In 2000, Adam won his first starring role as Zack on the romance-comedy TV movie The Sausage Factory, a role that he reprised in its TV series in 2001. Adam eventually landed his big screen debut starring as Jack in Kia Simon's short film Never Land. Soon afterward, he was offered another lead role, playing Barry Williams on Richard A. Colla's adaptation of Barry Williams' book Growing Up Brady, an NBC movie about "behind-the scenes-story" of the popular 70s series The Brady Bunch. He also played a bit part in Leslie Rogers' short film, The Silence, and played Lucas in the third season of the series Undressed.
As his figure became more noticed, Adam was offered a guest starring spot in several TV series. He played recurring roles like Coop in Once and Again, Dave Rygalski on WB's acclaimed series Gilmore Girls, and appeared twice in Total Request Live. He also became a lead on the MTV show Now What and splashed in Judging Amy, Family Law, and Smallville. Meanwhile, big screen work continued to arrive for him. He was seen in such movies as American Pie 2 (2001), According to Spencer (2001), and The Ring (2002).
Adam's luminary role came in 2003 when Josh Schwartz handed him the role of Peter Gallagher's son, Seth Cohen, on the Fox popular teen soap The O.C. (alongside Benjamin McKenzie and girlfriend Rachel Bilson). The role instantly launched his name and earned Adam recognition when he won a Teen Choice award.
Following the hype of his portrayal on The O.C., Adam was subsequently offered more roles. He acted in such 2003 films as Eugene Brady's drama Missing Brendan (opposite Edward Asner and Illeana Douglas), played comic skateboarder Dustin Knight in Grind, and was seen in the comedy short Home Security, which he starred in, wrote and produced.
Brody became even busier in 2005. He's scheduled to work in upcoming film projects, Thank You For Smoking (teamed with Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello) and in Doug Liman's action-comedy, Mr. And Mrs. Smith, (joined with A-list actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). He will also star as TV writer Carter in Jon Kasdan's drama In The Land of Women.
"I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing and I've dabbed, but I haven't done anything I care to brag about. Yet." Adam Brody