Brie Larson is having a phenomenal year. First, she won an Oscar for her performance in Room, and now she is engaged. She said yes to her longtime boyfriend Alex Greenwald, and showed off her beautiful ring while hosting SNL on May 7. Here are the 10 most important things to know about Greenwald.
Phantom Planet in 1994
Alex Greenwald has been a musician for over 20 years. He and his friends formed a group together in 1994 when they were teens and it turned into the super successful group Phantom Planet.
‘California’ from ‘The O.C.’ is from Greenwald
If you think you’re familiar with the group Phantom Planet but can’t quite put your finger on why, it’s probably because they were responsible for the theme song for The O.C. Greenwald is the voice you’ve been singing along with every time you sing “California.”
Alex Greenwald in his band JJAMZ
Greenwald has plenty of hobbies, but one of his most favorite is karaoke. He even formed a side band called JJAMZ because of one magical night out.
Greenwald’s good friend Mark Ronson
Even though he’s relatively quiet, Greenwald has some famous friends, including Mark Ronson. He’s worked with the producer for several years and they’ve created some great songs together.
He was in ‘Donnie Darko’
Larson isn’t the only actor in the couple. Greenwald had a small role in the cult classic Donnie Darko, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Oh, and yes, that’s Seth Rogen.
Alex Greenwald in college
While in college, Greenwald made a bet with his then-girlfriend that he could quit eating red meat if she quit smoking. She went back to smoking, but Greenwald has remained a vegan since.
Greenwald plays many instruments
Although he’s known best as a lead singer, Greenwald plays nine different instruments including guitar, bass, keyboard and drums.
Greenwald in Phases
His passion for music has led him to start different projects to explore different genres of music. Greenwald is currently a member of four different bands including Phantom Planet, JJAMZ, Phases and Blackblack.
Alex Greenwald’s drawing
Acting and music aren’t his only artistic talents. Greenwald’s Instagram is full of his drawings and beautiful photography. With so much talent, it’s easy to see how Larson fell in love with him.
He’s a quiet supporter
Although he does post art to his Instagram, he’s pretty much silent on social media. His Twitter and Instagram are rarely updated, and something tells me that Larson appreciates his appreciation for staying out of the spotlight.
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