His mother, Daniella (née Weiser), was born in Israel, and his father, Gerald, was originally from Pontypridd, Wales.He has two brothers: Erran and Amnon.His family is Jewish. His maternal grandmother, who lives in Haifa, Israel, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany.
He was born in London, England on Oct. 13, 1971, to parents who hailed from Israel and Wales. Baron Cohen was one of three sons in an upper middle class, Orthodox Jewish family.
Baron Cohen first attended St Columba's College Prep School, St Albans, Hertfordshire, before moving on to attend Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School,a private school in Elstree, Hertfordshire, near London.
He went on to the University of Cambridge, entering Christ's College, Cambridge, where he read history under Niall Ferguson and wrote his dissertation on Jewish involvement in the American Civil Rights movement, with emphasis on the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi.
Following college, Baron Cohen made a deal with himself that he had five years to become a professional entertainer; if at that point he wasn't making any money, he would give up the idea and pursue another career. Not long afterwards he was hired by an obscure satellite television station to host a pop culture show. When the station folded, he landed another hosting job that allowed him to tape video segments of characters he had been developing, usually as a way to con his way into nightclubs without paying. It was during this time that he developed the prototypes for Ali G. and Borat, both of which had some screen time in man-on-the-street segments for the show. In 1998, Baron Cohen brought his two characters to the British sketch comedy series "The 11 O'Clock Show" (Channel 4, 1998-2000), on which they were developed further and officially unleashed on television audiences.
Actor: (films) Jack and Jeremy's Police 4, 1995,
The Jolly Boys' Last Stand, 2000,
(voice) Madagascar, 2005,
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 2006,
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007,
(voice) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 2008,
(TV specials) Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty, 2001;
actor, writer, producer : (films) Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, 2006
actor, writer, executive producer (films) Ali G Indahouse, 2002,
(TV series) Da Ali G Show, 2003—04,
actor, writer (TV series) The 11 O'Clock Show, 1998,
Da Ali G Show, 2000
(videos) Ali G, Innit, 1999,
Ali G, Aiii, 2000,
Ali G: Bling Bling, 2002;