Bradley Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has selected for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was chosen the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2011.
Cooper has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University (1997) and an MFA in drama from Actors Studio Drama School at The New School (2000). He first gained credit in the spy-action television show Alias and the television drama Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in at the bottom of roles in the romantic comedies Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). His come through role came with the comedy franchise The Hangover trilogy (2009–13). Other notable films include the action-comedy The A-Team (2010), the thriller Limitless (2011), the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), and the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), in which he had a voice role.
Cooper garnered three consecutive Oscar nominations for his roles in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), and the biographical war drama American Sniper (2014). For producing American Sniper, Cooper also received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination.
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Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up nearly in Jenkintown and Rydal. His father was died January 15, 2011, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.
After graduating from Germantown Academy in 1993, Cooper attended Vilanova University, from which he graduated with Honors with BA in English in 1997. He was a part of the Georgetown Hoyas rowing team and acted with Nomadic Theatre.
Cooper became assured in French at Georgetown and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France. Later in 2000, he received an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. While studying at The New School, Cooper worked as a doorman at the Morgan Hostel.
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Cooper began his specialized acting career with a small guest role in one episode of the television show Sex and the City in 1999 and served as a host in the travel-adventure series Globe Trekker. Following his film debut in the ironic comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which later garnered a cult following, Cooper played Will Tippin in J.J. Abrams’ successful television spy-action drama Alias and acted in the 2002 psychological thriller Changing Lanes. The scenes in which he appeared were reduced out of the final cut of the film but are featured on the movie’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. After leaving Alias in 2003, Cooper guest-starred on the short-lived TV series Miss Match and later returned two times to Alias to reprise his position in guest appearances. Cooper also played the part of cowboy and racehorse trainer Morgan Murphy at TV movie The Last Cowboy, which aired scheduled the Hallmark Channel in January 2003.
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In September 2005, Fox debuted the sitcom Kitchen Confidential, based on a record by chef Anthony Bourdain, with Cooper in the chief role. Despite positive reviews for the series, the show was canceled after four episodes. Cooper hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guest TV on the Radio on February 7, 2007. In September 2009, he starred in the films “He’s just Not That Into You, Case 39 and few more was widely victorious.
In October 2009, he received the Hollywood Comedy Award at the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards. Cooper appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day in 2010. The film earned over $215 million worldwide.
Cooper starred in the techno-thriller Limitless in 2011 and comedy sequel to The Hangover, The Hangover part 2, which was earned over $580 million at the box office global. Cooper was a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor due to starred with Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s seriocomic novel of the same name. In 2014, Cooper starred Guardians of the Galaxy, American Sniper.
Cooper starred on Broadway in The Elephant Man, directed by Scott Ellis in the starting of 2015.
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Cooper and Warner’s bros entered into a two-year first look for his production company in March 2012. Cooper formed a production company with director Todd Phillips in 2014. They signed a three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros.
Cooper married with Jennifer Esposito in 2006. In May 2007, it was announced that Esposito had filed for divorce. In 2009 to 2011, Cooper was in a relationship with Renee Zellweger. He dated with Zoe Saldana from 2011 to January 2013, and now he has been dating model Suki Waterhouse since March 2013. Cooper did not drink alcohol since he was 29, saying that it would have “sabotaged” his life.
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