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Seven Fascinating Facts Surrounding American Actor Brett Gelman's Lifestyle

joey Wed Feb 19 2020
Seven Fascinating Facts Surrounding American Actor Brett Gelman's Lifestyle

American actor and comedian, Brett Gelman, is famously known for his role as Martin in British dramedy series Fleabag. He worked alongside the likes of Hugh Skinner, Olivia Colman, Sian Clifford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the series. Besides, he is also famous for his role in Netflix sci-fi movie Stranger Things starring Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Winona Ryder.

You can find seven fascinating facts about the American actor here in the article.

7. Brett Gelman was Raised Jewish

Brett Gelman was born on October 6, 1976, in Highland Park, Illinois, the U.S. His father, was a photo salesman. Gelman has a younger sister who works as a speech pathologist. Actor Brett Gelman was raised Jewish.

The "Fleabag" actor Brett Gelman at the Critics' Choice Awards
The "Fleabag" actor Brett Gelman at the Critics' Choice Awards, Source: GQ

6. He Attended the University of North Carolina

Born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, Gelman completed his high school education from Highland Park High School. Later, he received classical training in theater from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

5. Gelman Relocated to New York City to Pursue Acting

Brett Gelman and actor Jon Daly are schoolmates. After college, both Gelman and Daly relocated to NYC to pursue an acting career. There, he started working as a regular cast at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Later, Gelman went on to run a one-man show called 1,000 Cats at many venues across New York.

4. Made Film Debut in 2004

Gelman started his career in film in 2004, as one of the mayhem team members in the film Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story. A year later, he debuted on television with his appearance as Gonzales in the television short Coke.

3. Gelman Divorced His Wife, Writer and Director Janicza Bravo in 2019

Gelman dated writer and directer Janicza Bravo for years before the pair tied the knot in December 2015. They reportedly met in New York City while working on a New York Lotto commercials.

Actor Brett Gelman and his ex-wife Janicza Bravo
Actor Brett Gelman and his ex-wife Janicza Bravo, Source: NetworthBuzz

Around four years after their marriage, Gelman and Janicza divorced in 2019. The ex-husband-and-wife doesn't have any children together.

2. The Fleabag Alum is Dating Again After His Divorce

Brett Gelman has been relatively low key regarding his personal life and relationship stuff following his divorce last year. However, most recently (early 2020), Gelman has been sharing his pictures with what appears to be his new love interest on his Instagram.

Meanwhile, on Valentine's Day 2020, Gelman took to his Instagram sharing a snap of him with the girl and wrote, "Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!!! So grateful to have found you again. ❤️❤️❤️"

1. Gelman' Net Worth

The Fleabag actor earns well from his acting career. As of February 2020, Brett Gelman has a net worth of $500 thousand. 

The 43-year-old actor, television producer, and screenwriter has not revealed much about his earnings, however, we believe, having more than one and a half-decade of experience in the entertainment industry, his earnings reach close to $100k per annum.