Alex Wolff, an American actor, and musician, was born on November 1, 1997, in Manhattan, New York City. His parents are well-known actress and writer Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff. He has an older brother named Nat who is also an actor and musician. Exposed to the entertainment industry at a very young age, he began his career when he was six years old and performed alongside his brother. Unlike many of his peers in the industry, he has managed to transition from child star to adult star fairly effortlessly and without many mishaps along the way.
Alex Wolff was born in New York on November 1, 1997. His first acting gig was in the musical comedy film “The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie.” This was commissioned by Nickelodeon and was a pilot project for what would become the television series “The Naked Brothers Band.” It was a family project as it was created, produced, written, and directed by his mother; his father produced and supervised the music while he co-starred with his brother. Wolff contributed the lyrics, vocals, and instrumentation for both the film and the series. The show released two soundtrack albums.
The brothers continued to grow within the music industry and created the duo, Nat & Alex Wolff. Sticking to music but adding an element of acting, Wolff is later featured in the Fall Out Boy music video “The Take Over, The Breaks Over.” As he got older he returned to acting. Wolff’s cameo roles include a role in the Nickelodeon made-for-television movie “Mr. Troop Mom.” He has also landed a role in the television series “Monk.” His theater performances were not far behind — he appeared in “What Would Woody Do?” shown at The Flea Theater.
Wolff also appeared in the comedy film “The Sitter” and then starred alongside Brendan Fraser in the independent film “HairBrained.” Other film roles included those in the indie drama “Coming Through the Rye,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” and “Patriots Day” (where he played the role of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev). Finally, in 2019, Wolff made his directorial debut with his movie “The Cat and the Moon.” He wrote, directed, and starred in this movie.
Wolff and his brother star in their first movie "The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie."
He stars in the series version of “The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie.”
He receives the ‘Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for Best Actor’ at the Brooklyn International Film Festival for his lead role in the film "HairBrained."
Wolff wins the Auteur Award at the San Diego International Film Festival.
Wolff lends his talent to the play and screenplay reading series "Acting for a Cause."
Wolff receives a nomination for ‘Best Actor’ at the ninth Canadian Screen Awards for his performance in the film "Castle in the Ground."
Why We Love Alex Wolff
He uses his talents for worthy causes
Wolff is a patron of nonprofit charities including Mount Sinai Medical Center by participating in "Acting for a Cause." He also raised funds by playing Algernon in "The Importance of Being Earnest" and Warren Straub in "This Is Our Youth." May Wolff’s tribe increase!
He has proved his mettle
Wolff has proved he has what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry. He has been duly recognized as evidenced by his many acting awards. We do hope, however, he won’t rest on his laurels just yet.
He is multitalented
He writes, directs, acts, produces, and sings. He showcases and explores his talents across many different mediums and platforms in the field of entertainment.
5 Surprising Facts
He plays different instruments
Wolff is musically talented and plays the guitar, ukulele, piano, and drums.
He has very mixed ancestry
Wolff's father is of Russian, Polish, and German Jewish descent; his mother has English, German, Scottish, Portuguese, French, Jersey (Channel Islander), and Welsh ancestry.
His grandfather is also famous
Wolff's grandfather is William Henry Draper III, a venture capitalist who headed the United Nations Development Programme (U.N.D.P.).
He shared the stage with Justin Bieber
Wolff and his brother have performed onstage with celebrities Bieber and Selena Gomez.
He once had P.T.S.D.
After filming the psychological horror film “Hereditary,” he experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.); the film had taken its toll on him physically and mentally.
Alex Wolff FAQs
Of what descent are Alex and Nat Wolff?
The brothers are of predominantly Jewish descent.
Is "The Naked Brothers Band" a real band?
No, the band was a fictional preteen band created for the movie of the same title.
Does Alex Wolff have a music album?
Yes, with his brother, Wolff released an album titled “Black Sheep.”
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