Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are parents to two daughters and one son
Cohen and Fisher share two daughters and one son. Though the family is tight-knit, both Fisher and Cohen have refrained from posting their children on social media.
The Confessions of a Shopaholic star has spoken in the past about her decision to maintain her children's privacy, telling Marie Claire Australia in 2021 that they have a right to “just be kids.”
"Motherhood is actually my favorite topic, but I keep it private. I think all parents are trying to protect their kids, especially in the social media age," Fisher told the outlet. "I want our children to have a normal childhood, being able to play outside without pressure or scrutiny."
While Cohen and Fisher have been busy with their professional careers, they — like many parents — also do their best to maintain a balance between work and spending time with their children.
“I wish I had the secret to balancing it all as a mum, but I don’t have a clue. ‘Don’t worry about being perfect or you’ll miss out on the fun!’ ― that’s the message from Marge in Charge and I try to keep it in mind myself when I am juggling life," she told the Daily Mail of her children's book, Marge in Charge.
From their schooling to their bedtime stories, here’s everything to know about Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's children.
They have three kids
Three years after getting engaged in 2004, Fisher and Cohen welcomed their first child, a girl, on Oct. 17, 2007. Isla first revealed her pregnancy in June of that year, later adding she didn’t have “any plans to jump back into [work after the birth].”
A few years later, in the summer of 2010, the family of three became four when their second daughter was born.
Fisher made her third pregnancy slightly more public than her first two, confirming to PEOPLE that she was expecting in October 2014 after she pulled out of the Now You See Me sequel. A few months later, Fisher attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty where pal Jennifer Aniston planted a sweet kiss on her baby belly.
On March 17, 2015, the couple’s first son and third child was born.
Cohen and Fisher moved to Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cohen and Fisher made the decision to temporarily move to her home country of Australia in 2020 during quarantine, she revealed to Marie Claire Australia. The family relocated to Sydney where they enrolled their kids in school.
“I feel like I can be myself in Australia,” she told the outlet. “I love the people. I love the colours and the sights and the taste and the smells. And there’s something about being home which is just … it feels very magical.”
She told The Australian’s Women Weekly in November 2022, however, that the time had come for her family to dust off their passports and return to the U.S., as she had projects to work on and didn’t want to commute across the globe to see her family.
"I'm not just responsible for myself," she told the outlet. "I have four other human beings [in my life] and I need to keep everybody happy ... So sadly, I won't be staying on here."
Fisher is a hands-on mom
When she’s not busy shooting movies, Fisher is a supportive mom, helping her kids with homework and dropping them off at school.
While her kids were in quarantine, Fisher assisted them with their schoolwork — though she may have come across some struggles when it came to math homework. “My fourth-grade long division has really improved,” she joked to PEOPLE in January 2021.
Fisher not only helps her children with their assignments, but she also is a pro at school drop-off. However, as she told PEOPLE in April 2023, she’s not interested in competing with the stylish moms.
"It depends on the climate but ultimately I'm going with a sweatpant," she said. "I know it's not cute. And a hoodie. That's kind of where I'm at right now."
"I know there's a lot of competition, there's blow-outs, tailored blazers," the actress added of the other moms. "But I cut myself some slack and just say, 'The fact that you've showered is a win. You're ahead of the curve, Isla. You got this.' "
Fisher uses her acting skills while parenting
Fisher may keep her kids separate from her professional life, but she does use some of her acting skills while parenting.
In her interview with The Australian’s Women Weekly, the Wedding Crashers star shared that she acts out voices and creates characters when telling stories to her children.
"I love to tell stories to my kids," she said. "One of the perks of being an actor is that you have a bunch of silly voices in your back pocket to whip out at bedtime."
Fisher and Cohen’s children gave their input on Fisher’s writing
In addition to telling her children tales, Fisher is the author of children’s books, including the Marge and Mazy series, and her kids are the sounding board for some of her ideas.
"Everything I do is met by a panel of tiny editors,” she told The Australian’s Women Weekly. “It's great to have that open dialogue ... And they take such a pride in participating in the creative experience, which makes you feel so much closer to them. You're constantly putting yourself into the minds of the tiny people that you love."
The actress also uses storytelling as a way to connect with her children — and they have inspired her creatively as well.
“Marge was conceived as a way to get my children to bed," she told the Daily Mail. "She became this larger-than-life character who they wanted to hear more about before they went to sleep. Storytelling is a great opportunity for parents to connect and discuss ideas with their children."
Fisher hopes her kids see her as a "cool mom"
While Fisher may be "cool" in the public's eyes, she knows her own children may be her toughest critics.
“My biggest aim is to be considered cool by my kids," she told the Daily Mail.
However, while she maintains that goal, Fisher also shared in her interview with Marie Claire Australia that she doesn't like to bring her work home with her, preferring to shield her child from it.
“I try not to bring it home," she told the outlet. "They’re only exposed to the fun parts like picking a pretty dress and having hair and makeup done.”
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