Date of Birth: January 5, 1975
Born in Philadelphia, Bradley Cooper graduated with honors from the English program at Georgetown
University before moving to New York City to obtain his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors
Studio Drama School at the New School University.
Cooper made his feature film debut in the indie comedy Wet Hot American Summer (2001).
In addition to his film work, Cooper is well known to television audiences for his work on several hit
series. He played a recurring role on the critically acclaimed Nip/Tuck and was also the lead on
the comedy series Kitchen Confidential, based on renowned chef and author Anthony Bourdain. Other
notable credits include regular or recurring roles on Alias, Jack & Bobby and The
$treet. He was also seen in guest spots on such shows as Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order:
Trial by Jury and Sex and the City.
In 2006, Cooper made his Broadway debut in the play Three Days of Rain, in which he starred
with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. He also was part of the cast of the play The Understudy, which premiered to sold-out audiences at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Following a starring role in The Hangover (2009), Cooper starred in several very different films, including All About Steve, as the object of Sandra Bullock's attention, the horror thriller Case 39 opposite Renée Zellweger and The A-Team opposite Liam Neeson, before returning to play Phil again in The Hangover Part II (2011). After that, he worked non-stop with a wide range of different roles in a list of 2012 films—he plays a gang leader in the comedy Hit & Run, a struggling writer in The Words and a cop-turned-politician in The Place Beyond the Pines. For his portrayal of a mental institute patient who returns home in Silver Linings Playbook, he received a 2013 Academy Award nomination. Most recently, he appears in the third installment of the Hangover movies, The Hangover Part III (2013).
He is divorced from actress Jennifer Esposito, to whom he was married for approximately 10 months in 2007. He dated his former co-star Renée Zellweger, but the relationship ended in March 2011.
The Hangover Part III
The Place Beyond the Pines
Silver Linings Playbook
Hit & Run
The Hangover Part II
All About Steve
He's Just Not That Into You
New York, I Love You
The Midnight Meat Train
Older Than America (2008)
The Comebacks (2007)
Failure to Launch
Bending All the Rules (2002)
My Little Eye
Wet Hot American Summer