Alex Greenwald Biography, Age, Height, Image, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, Movies And Instagram

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Alexander Greenwald is an American musician, actor, and record producer. He is the lead singer of the California rock band Phantom Planet. Born October 9, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, also where he was raised and where he currently lives. Attended the same grade school as former Phantom Planet member and actor Jason Schwartzman, but lost contact with him until they were 14. Jason had told his classmates that he had a band but he didn’t have a singer, so he called up Alex remembering that he could sing, and Alex agreed.

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Not long after, Phantom Planet was formed, but in between their music, Alex appeared in the Gap adverts in 1999 (“Everybody in…”Cords”/”Leather”/and “Vests”) also using his singing talent. He also appeared in a few movies and made TV appearances, one being Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) with the band.
His most notable movie role has been Donnie Darko (2001) which also starred his good friend Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore and Jena Malone. He is now currently focusing on his musical career with Phantom Planet and they have released three well-received albums: “Phantom Planet…Is Missing” (1998), “The Guest” (2002) and “Phantom Planet” (2004). The band who consists of Alex on vocals and guitar, Darren Robinson on lead guitar, Sam Farrar on bass/backup vocals and Jeff Conrad on drums, tours the United States frequently.

Alex Greenwald Age

Alexander Greenwald is an American musician, actor, and record producer who is 39 years old as of 2018. He was born on 9 October 1979, in Los Angeles, California, United States

Alex Greenwald Height

Alexander Greenwald is an American musician, actor, and record producer who has a height of  6′ (1.83 m) tall, his Eye color, brown and hair color Black

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Alex Greenwald And Brie Larson Photo

Alex Greenwald Personal life

In 2013, Greenwald began a relationship with actress Brie Larson. In May 2016, Larson’s representative confirmed that the pair were engaged.
On January 11, 2019, it was reported that Greenwald and Larson had called off their engagement.

Alex Greenwald Life and career

Greenwald was born in Los Angeles, California, to a family of Jewish descent. In 1994, Greenwald formed Phantom Planet in his teens with four friends – guitarist Darren Robinson, bassist Sam Farrar, guitarist Jacques Brautbar, and drummer Jason Schwartzman. The band is best known for producing the song “California”, which was used as the theme song of the teen drama The O.C., which lasted four seasons. Phantom Planet announced their hiatus on November 25, 2008.
Greenwald in 2008
In 2006, he collaborated with DJ Mark Ronson, to cover the Radiohead song, “Just”. The cover appears on the compilation album Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads, as well as the Mark Ronson album, Version. He appeared with Ronson at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival where he climbed up on to the lighting rig of the John Peel stage during the performance of “Just”, and also sang “California”.
In 2010, he collaborated once again with Ronson on the album “Record Collection”, on which Greenwald shares writing credits on six out of the eleven tracks. He became part of Ronson’s band, The Business Intl. for this record. He was also a member of Los Angeles band black, until 2007. At live shows, he was known for 1980s styled dance moves, which were inspired from watching David Byrne of the Talking Heads.
Greenwald is a vegan and has appeared in at least two ads for PETA. He told PETA his reasons for going vegan: “In college, I stopped eating red meat on a bet with my girlfriend at the time. She bet she could stop smoking, and I bet that I could stop eating red meat. She started smoking again, so I won, which I’m always proud of.…I had been a vegetarian as a child for whatever reason.
I guess kids sometimes follow their instincts…My friend dared me to go vegan as I was reading this book Fast Food Nation, which opened my eyes to a lot of cruelties…Ever since then, I’ve been vegan and enjoyed it daily.”
Greenwald co-produced and appeared on ex-Panic! at the Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker’s new band, The Young Veins debut record, Take a Vacation!.
He played bass and produced several tracks on The Like’s second studio album Release Me.
He is currently part of the group Phases (previously named JJAMZ) and signed to Warner Bros. Records.

Alex Greenwald Wife

Who is  Brie Larson? the ex-wife of  Alex Greenwald.  Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald are going their separate ways.
The 29-year-old Captain Marvel star and her rocker fiance have called off their engagement, according to multiple reports.
“They have taken a step back from their engagement for the time being but they remain close,” a source told People, who were first to report the split.
Larson and Greenwald, 29, got engaged in May of 2016. The Room actress began dating the former Phantom Planet frontman in 2013. The last photo that Larson posted of the two together on her Instagram was on Nov. 23, 2018.
In 2016, Larson gushed to ET about her then-boyfriend while backstage at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
“He’s the other half of the equation — how can you explain support?” she told ET. “I mean, it goes beyond anything. He’s just my person, he’s my best friend.”
While accepting the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Room, cameras cut to Alex in the audience sweetly mouthing the words, “I love you, too” to his lady.

Alex Greenwald Childhood & Early Life

Alex Greenwald was born Alexander Greenwald, on October 9, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family. He inherited his artistic instinct from his mother, who was an abstract painter. She also worked as a part-time guitar teacher. She taught Alex to play the instrument when he was a child.
When his mother noticed that Alex had developed a keen interest in music, she built him a harpsichord from a kit. Alex gives all the credit for his interest in music to his mother.
When he stepped into his teenage years, Alex started looking out for ways to start a career in music. He and Jason Schwartzman, his classmate, were good friends. They lost contact after they changed schools. However, they got in touch again when Alex was 14 years old.
Jason remembered that Alex could sing and thus told Alex that they needed a lead singer for their band, ‘Phantom Planet.’ Alex joined the band soon. They started jamming and performing at small events

Alex Greenwald JJAMZ

JJAMZ was a band composed of Greenwald along with James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Conor Oberst), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like). The group was started at karaoke night at Guys in Hollywood. The band name is an acronym, using the first letter of each member’s name. The group was a means of escape from each member’s respective band at the time. “JJAMZ started at an interesting time in all of our lives.
We all needed some kind of escape from relationships or our other bands. It was a tumultuous time, and the lyrics just came out. It was like word vomit. I can’t remember,” said Z Berg in one of their first interviews as a band. The band played their first concert at the EchoPlex on January 27, 2009. The band released their first and only album, Suicide Pact, on July 10, 2012. It was released through Dangerbird Records.

Alex Greenwald Net Worth

Alex Greenwald is an American musician, actor, and record producer who has a net worth of $5 million. Alex Greenwald is best known for being the lead singer of the rock band Phantom Planet. Phantom Planet formed in 1994 and has released the albums Phantom Planet Is Missing in 1998, The Guest in 2002, Phantom Planet in 2004, and Raise the Dead in 2008.
Greenwald released the solo album Yo in 2014 and the albums Suicide Pact with JJAMZ in 2012 and For Life with PHASES in 2015. He has also released one album and two EPs with Blackblack. As an actor he has starred in the movies No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn, Donnie Darko, and Bad News Bears.
He has collaborated with or produced for artists including DJ Mark Ronson, The Young Veins, and Phases. Alex has been romantically involved with Brie Larson.

Alex Greenwald Movies

  • Unicorn Store
  • Bad News Bears
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Halloween Tree


Following Valentine’s departure from JJAMZ, the band changed its name to Phases. Signed to Warner Bros. Records, Phases is composed of Greenwald, Z Berg, Jason Boesel, and Michael Runion.

Mark Ronson & The Business International

Greenwald is the executive producer and one of the musicians in The Business International. He also helped to write several of the songs on their album Record Collection. He is one of the lead singers in the song ‘The Night Last Night’, and appeared the music video for “The Bike Song”.


In addition to the commercials for The Gap and his appearance in Donnie Darko, Greenwald appeared in two music videos for the electronica band M83 – “Don’t Save Us From the Flames” and “Teen Angst”, the video for Uffie’s “ADD SUV” and also in videos for Mark Ronson, including the video for “Just”.

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