Didier Cohen

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Didier Cohen
Didier Cohen in July 2013.jpg
Didier Cohen at the Australian Premiere of The Heat, in July 2013
Born (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 28)
Los Angeles
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Jewish[1]

Didier Cohen (born 13 May 1985) is an American-born Australian media personality, actor, and model, who appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.

Career[edit]

Recording industry[edit]

At 18, Cohen became an A&R scout for Immortal Records/Epic, RCA Records and was soon working on marketing, production and artist development for artists such as Kings Of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Dave Mathews Band, Foo Fighters and Kasabian.[citation needed] At 20, he moved over to A&R/Management for Velvet Hammer Records/Management and assisted in the management of multi-platinum bands System Of A Down, Deftones, Rise Against and signing OneRepublic.[citation needed]

Early on in his music career, he succumbed to a lifestyle of cocaine, partying, binge drinking and sleeping on couches, having left home at 17.[2]

Cohen currently performs in the music project TEN-DMC, DJing around the country, producing, MC'ing and singing on their own tracks.

Modeling[edit]

Cohen was back on the streets in Australia when he was discovered by a model agent.[3] He has been featured in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Nike and Adidas, and was the face of Industrie with Miranda Kerr for two years.

Film and television[edit]

Cohen has starred in three short films (Nightcrawlers, Coincidence and Mind Games), directed by James Demitri and will also appear in and co-direct the documentary film, The LA Story, which will include Tal Cooperman, Benji & Joel Madden, Ryan Sheckler, Pink, Carey Heart, Paris Hilton.

Cohen competed in and was later eliminated from The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, where he was raising money for his charity, Youth Off The Streets.[4]

Cohen is also currently a judge for the eighth season of Australia's Next Top Model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gareth Narunsky (18 November 2011). "Markson’s ‘brain snap’". Australian Jewish News. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ I was on cocaine, admits Celebrity Apprentice star Didier Cohen
  3. ^ Rebel teen Didier Cohen now has model life
  4. ^ Didier Cohen profile