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|Birth name||Alexander Draper Wolff|
November 1, 1997 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, rock, indie, bubblegum pop|
|Occupations||Actor, musician, singer-songwriter, composer|
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards|
|Labels||Columbia Records (2007-2008)
Nick Records (2007-2008)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (2007-2008)
SaddleUp Records (2011-present)
RED Music (2011-present)
Alexander Draper "Alex" Wolff (born November 1, 1997) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, drummer, guitarist, and keyboardist. He obtained a Broadcast Music Incorporated award, an award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, and was nominated for two Young Artist Awards.
Wolff began his acting career at the age of six in the 2005 musical comedy film The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, winning the Audience Award for Family Feature Film at the Hamptons International Film Festival. It was commissioned by Nickelodeon as the pilot to the television series The Naked Brothers Band, which broadcast from 2007-2009 and earned him one BMI Cable Award for writing the series' music and two Young Artist Award nominations. The show released two albums and the song "Crazy Car" ranked #23 on the Top 200 Billboard Charts. He also portrayed the young boy in the Fall Out Boy music video "The Take Over, The Breaks Over" (2007). In 2009, Wolff made a cameo in the Nickelodeon TV movie Mr. Troop Mom and the USA police-procedural comedy-drama Monk. He acted in his playwright What Would Woody Do? at The Flea Theater and the HBO medical drama In Treatment, both in 2010. He also appeared in the comedy film The Sitter (2011) and will star in the upcoming film HairBrained in 2012.
Wolff is the son of actress Polly Draper, who created, directed, wrote and produced The Naked Brothers Band series and film, and jazz pianist Michael Wolff, who co-starred and produced the music. His elder brother actor/musician and singer-songwriter Nat Wolff starred alongside he in the series and film and also wrote and performed the music. Wolff and his brother recently formed a duo called Nat & Alex Wolff and they released an album called Black Sheep (2011).
Wolff was born in Manhattan, New York, to actress and screenwriter Polly Draper and jazz pianist and composer Michael Wolff, and is the younger brother of singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and actor Nat Wolff. His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian. Wolff got his middle name from his mother's maiden name of Draper, and his maternal grandfather is venture capitalist William Henry Draper III.
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