Bradley Cooper

Actor
Handsome and irreverently funny, Bradley Cooper's combination of romantic leading man and hilarious character actor chops helped him progress from TV guest spots to memorable parts in features in a relatively short ... Read more »
Born: 01/05/1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Aloha 2015 (Movie)

Brian Gilcrest (Actor)

Burnt 2015 (Movie)

Adam Jones (Actor)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Limitless 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Sniper 2014 (Movie)

Chris Kyle (Actor)

Doll & Em 2014 (Tv Show)

Cameo

Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Rocket (Voice)

Serena 2014 (Movie)

George Pemberton (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

Richie DiMaso (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

Avery (Actor)

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Alex Dmitri (Actor)

Scream Awards 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Words 2012 (Movie)

Rory Jansen (Actor)

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Brother's Justice 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

Eddie Morra (Actor)

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2001 - 2003, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Case 39 2010 (Movie)

Douglas Ames (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

Face (Actor)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Holden (Actor)

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Older Than America 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Midnight Meat Train 2008 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Trash (Actor)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Comebacks 2007 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

Demo (Actor)

Kitchen Confidential 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Wedding Crashers 2005 (Movie)

Sack Lodge (Actor)

My Little Eye 2004 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alias 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

Gordon Pinella (Actor)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Lonely Planet Treks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Want to Marry Ryan Banks (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Last Cowboy (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

Arms and the Dudes 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Sniper 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Words 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Handsome and irreverently funny, Bradley Cooper's combination of romantic leading man and hilarious character actor chops helped him progress from TV guest spots to memorable parts in features in a relatively short amount of time. After attracting attention for his likable role as Jennifer Garner's reporter friend on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), Cooper fearlessly made his first major big screen impression as the unlikable groom in "Wedding Crashers" (2005). He regained audience's affection in lesser fare like "Failure to Launch" (2006) and, in testament to his charisma, emerged unscathed from Sandra Bullock's notorious bomb "All About Steve" (2008). Cooper ensured his own launch with the lead in the critical and box office juggernaut "The Hangover" (2009) and proved an invaluable member of the romantic, dramatic ensemble "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009) and "Valentine's Day" (2010) casts. Graduating to full-fledged stardom with a flashy role in "The A-Team" (2010), Cooper continued to rise as a bankable, talented and very much in-demand movie star, which was confirmed with his star turn in "Limitless" (2011) opposite Robert De Niro and a return to box-office prominence with "The Hangover Part II" (2011). Whether starring in comedies, thrillers or romantic comedies - as well as making a tabloid splash in the wake of rumored romances with Hollywood's loveliest leading ladies - Cooper propelled himself into becoming one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.

Relationships

Angelo Campano

Grandfather
Maternal Grandfather

Assunta Campano

Grandmother
Maternal Grandmother

Charles Cooper

Father
Died on January 15, 2011 after a long illness

Gloria Cooper

Mother

Holly Cooper

Sister

Jennifer Esposito Actor

Wife
Dated for eighteen months before they wed in secret on Dec. 21, 2006 Esposito reportedly filed for divorce just four months after their wedding, citing irreconcilable differences Divorced on Nov. 10, 2007

Jaime King Actor

Companion
Met while working on the Fox series "Kitchen Confidential" in 2005 No longer together

Zoe Saldana Actor

Companion
First linked January 2012 while filming "The Words"; reportedly split March 2012, but reconciled a few months later No longer together as of January 2013

Suki Waterhouse Actor

Girlfriend
Began dating after meeting at the Elle Style Awards in February 2013. Broke up after dating for two years.

Renee Zellweger Actor

Companion
Reportedly dating as of summer 2009 Split in March 2011

EDUCATION

New School University

New York , New York
Enrolled in the Actors Studio Drama School

Germantown Academy

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1993

Georgetown University

Washington D.C. 1997

Milestones

2015

Co-starred in prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp"

2015

Co-starred with Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams in Cameron Crowe's "Aloha"

2014

Portrayed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's hit war drama "American Sniper"

2014

Co-starred in a voice-only role as Rocket in science fiction comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy"

2014

Reteamed with Jennifer Lawrence for period romance "Serena"

2013

Co-starred as FBI agent Richie DiMaso in "American Hustle"

2013

Starred in "The Hangover Part III," the last film in the trilogy

2012

Played a former high school history teacher recently sprung from a mental institution in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"

2012

Starred as a writer who steals another man's work in "The Words"

2012

Co-starred with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard in action comedy "Hit and Run"

2012

Played an ambitious police officer opposite Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes in "The Place Beyond the Pines"

2011

Reprised role of Phil in Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part II"

2011

Played the lead in the thriller "Limitless"

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"

2010

Starred in the feature film adaptation of "The A-Team" as Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, originally played in the '80s TV series by Dirk Benedict

2009

Co-starred in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy hit "The Hangover"

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book "He's Just Not That Into You"

2009

Co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the critically panned comedy "All About Steve"

2008

Cast opposite Jim Carrey in the comedy "Yes Man"

2007

Guest starred on the fifth season of "Nip/Tuck" (FX)

2006

Joined Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain"

2006

Appeared in "Failure to Launch" as a friend of Matthew McConaughey's character

2005

Played the lead role on Fox's "Kitchen Confidential," based on renowned chef Anthony Bourdain's best-selling autobiography

2005

Played the popular villain Zack in the hit comedy "Wedding Crashers" opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

2004

Co-starred with Jason Priestley and Emma Caulfield in the ABC TV-movie "I Want to Marry Ryan Banks"

2004

Cast as a love interest for Christine Lahti's character on The WB's "Jack and Bobby"

2002

Featured in "Changing Lanes"

2001

Made feature film debut in cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer"

2001

Cast in the regular role of Sydney Bristow's friend Will on the series "Alias" (ABC)

2000

Hired for recurring role on the Fox drama "The $treet"; episodes never seen as series was cancelled after only seven airings

1999

Made TV debut on an episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO)

1999

Appeared as one of the trekkers in several episodes of "Treks in a Wild World"; aired on The Travel Channel

Bonus Trivia

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Spoke fluent French.

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Worked frequently with director David O. Russell and actor Robert De Niro.

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Wrote his senior thesis at Georgetown University on the film adaptations of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.

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Voted The Sexiest Man Alive in November 2011 by People magazine; "I thought I was being punked," he responded.

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Cooper was the first graduate of The Actor's Studio to be interviewed by James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio." He was visible in the audience of several episodes of the series taped during his time there.

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Cooper was nominated for Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor for three consecutive years, 2012-2014.

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"I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor. Like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!' I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up...I don't drink or do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal." -- Hollywood Reporter, September 14, 2012

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"Filming a movie with David O. Russell is an athletic endeavor. You are utterly drained at the end of the day because you have to be present at every turn, just as if you’re on a sports field. That kind of high-octane rhythm demands that you stay in the moment and get out of your head. It’s the only way you can be successful as an athlete. That’s very scary for an actor. He is very open to what’s going to happen in the moment, and he’s not interested in a result. We’re excavators, and we don’t know what we’re going to find. Never once in 33 days of shooting did he go, 'Yeah, we nailed that scene.' You just explore until, you know, 'We’ve lost the light.'" -- Time, November 15, 2012

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