Brody, Adrien (New York City, 13 April 1973 - ) – Actor. He is the son of the well-known Hungarian photojournalist, Sylvia Plachy. He attended the High School for Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. As an only child, he used to accompany his mother on assignments for the Village Voice. He experienced some years of no success as a film star – until Roman Polanski called him to portray a celebrated Jewish pianist in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. His performance was outstanding in the film The Pianist, where he was drawing on the heritage (and rare dialect) of his Polish grandmother. – B: 1081, T: 7456.