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Alec Baldwin is an American actor best known for his role in the movie ‘The Cooler’

InformationDetail
BirthdayApril 3, 1958
NationalityAmerican
FamousProducer, Environmentalists, George Washington University, New York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, T V & Movie Producers, ESTJ
IdeologiesEnvironmentalists
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesHilaria Thomas, Kim Basinger
SiblingsDaniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin
Childrens Ireland Baldwin
Universities
  • George Washington University,New York University
Notable Alumnis
  • George Washington University
  • New York University
Birth PlaceAmityville, New York, U.S.
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherAlexander Rae Baldwin
MotherCarol Newcomb
Net Worth$65 million as of Feb 5,2017
Sun SignAries
Born inAmityville, New York, U.S.
Famous asActor, Producer, Comedian

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Who is Alec Baldwin?

The man who played Jack Donaghy on the hit television series, ’30 Rock’, actor Alec Baldwin is someone who can handle serious, funny, and character roles with the same elan. Baldwin had already built his reputation as an acclaimed stage actor and had also ventured into films by the time he appeared in the sitcom. Yet it was his role as Jack that made him one of television’s most popular and much loved star. Dark haired with smooth good looks, Baldwin is also well known for his roles in films like ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Cooler’. Though neither of his parents was in the show business, the acting bug bit Alec when he was quite young. Wanting to become an actor, he decided to study drama in college following which he began appearing in television shows. Eventually three of his younger brothers also became actors though Alec remains the most popular one among the Baldwin Brothers. He had a successful stint at the Broadway and moved on to Hollywood where he was offered small roles. He worked hard to make a name for himself in the industry and soon ventured into production as well. As much as he loves being on television and in films, theatre remains his biggest passion.

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Childhood & Early Life

Alec Baldwin was born as the eldest son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Baldwin. His father was a high school teacher while his mother was a homemaker. He has three younger brothers and two sisters.

He went to Alfred G. Berner High School. Later on he enrolled at George Washington University and then went to Tisch School of the Arts to study drama. Eventually he was accepted as a member at the Actors Studio.

Career

He started his acting career as a television actor in 1980 in the soap opera ‘The Doctors’ as Billy Aldrich, a young man who is killed by an old woman. He acted in the series till 1982.

In 1984, he started appearing in the soap opera ‘Knots Landing’ as Joshua Rush, one of the main characters in the series. He acted in 40 episodes of the show and left it when his character was killed.

In 1986, Alec made his Broadway debut in a revival of the play, ‘Loot’. He appeared in several other stage productions including a revival of Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.

He made his film debut in 1987 with a minor role in the film ‘Forever, Lulu’. The next year he was roped in for small bits in ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Working Girl’.

He finally landed a leading role in the film ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 1990 in which he played the character of Jack Ryan. The story was set during the Cold War era.

He was part of the cast of the 1994 superhero film, ‘The Shadow’ which was based on a fictional character of the same name created by Walter Gibson. The movie also had John Lone, Penelope Ann, and Tim Curry.

He acted in ‘Thick as Thieves’ in 1998 which was a film based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Quinn. He had Andre Braugher, Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca De as his co-stars.

In 2000 he starred in a comedy film, ‘State and Main’ which is about some filmmakers who want to make a film on an old mill. The cast included Philip Seymour, Sarah Jessica Parker and William Macy.

He played Shelly Kaplow, a casino boss, in the 2003 comedy film ‘The Cooler’ which revolves around the story of an unlucky man known as “Cooler”. The film received positive reviews and Baldwin’s role was especially appreciated.

Along with films, he had kept active in television also and played the role of Jack Donaghy in the television sitcom ’30 Rock’ that ran on NBC. The show premiered in October 2006 and he played this till 2013 when the show wound up. The series is considered to be one of his best performances.

He was among the supporting cast of the movie ‘The Departed’ in 2006 which was a crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese. The film had Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in lead roles. The movie was a big hit and won several awards.

He played the ex-husband of a bakery owner in the romantic comedy film, ‘It’s Complicated’ in 2009. The story is about ex-spouses who begin an affair complicating the current relationships they are in right now.

From 2009 to 2011, Alec Baldwin co-hosted the TCM's weekly film series, 'The Essentials' along with Robert Osborne. He returned back as the sole host of 'The Essentials' in 2017, after the death of Robert Osborne.

In 2013, he came up with a weekly show on MSNBC, titled 'Up Late with Alec Baldwin'; but the show was cancelled after five episodes.

Major Works

He is best known for his work as Jack Donaghy in the television sitcom, ’30 Rock’. His character of a young man who grows up among difficulties became a favorite among viewers and won him several awards.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the sitcom ’30 Rock’. The award is given to honor the finest acting achievements by a male actor on a comedy television series.

Personal Life & Legacy

He met actress Kim Basinger in 1990 and married her in 1993. The couple had a daughter and divorced in 2002.

He tied the knot for the second time with Hilaria Thomas in 2012. The couple has three children together—daughter Carmen and sons Rafael and Leonardo Angel Charles—and are expecting their fourth child, a boy.

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Alec Baldwin awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2010Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical30 Rock (2006)
2009Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical30 Rock (2006)
2007Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical30 Rock (2006)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2017Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
2009Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)

Alec Baldwin biography timelines

  • // 3rd Apr 1958
    Alec Baldwin was born as the eldest son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Baldwin. His father was a high school teacher while his mother was a homemaker. He has three younger brothers and two sisters.
  • // 1980 To 1982
    He started his acting career as a television actor in 1980 in the soap opera ‘The Doctors’ as Billy Aldrich, a young man who is killed by an old woman. He acted in the series till 1982.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he started appearing in the soap opera ‘Knots Landing’ as Joshua Rush, one of the main characters in the series. He acted in 40 episodes of the show and left it when his character was killed.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, Alec made his Broadway debut in a revival of the play, ‘Loot’. He appeared in several other stage productions including a revival of Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
  • // 1987
    He made his film debut in 1987 with a minor role in the film ‘Forever, Lulu’. The next year he was roped in for small bits in ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Working Girl’.
  • // 1990
    He finally landed a leading role in the film ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 1990 in which he played the character of Jack Ryan. The story was set during the Cold War era.
  • // 1993 To 2002
    He met actress Kim Basinger in 1990 and married her in 1993. The couple had a daughter and divorced in 2002.
  • // 1994
    He was part of the cast of the 1994 superhero film, ‘The Shadow’ which was based on a fictional character of the same name created by Walter Gibson. The movie also had John Lone, Penelope Ann, and Tim Curry.
  • // 1998
    He acted in ‘Thick as Thieves’ in 1998 which was a film based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Quinn. He had Andre Braugher, Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca De as his co-stars.
  • // 2000
    In 2000 he starred in a comedy film, ‘State and Main’ which is about some filmmakers who want to make a film on an old mill. The cast included Philip Seymour, Sarah Jessica Parker and William Macy.
  • // 2003
    He played Shelly Kaplow, a casino boss, in the 2003 comedy film ‘The Cooler’ which revolves around the story of an unlucky man known as “Cooler”. The film received positive reviews and Baldwin’s role was especially appreciated.
  • // 2006 To 2013
    Along with films, he had kept active in television also and played the role of Jack Donaghy in the television sitcom ’30 Rock’ that ran on NBC. The show premiered in October 2006 and he played this till 2013 when the show wound up. The series is considered to be one of his best performances.
  • // 2006
    He was among the supporting cast of the movie ‘The Departed’ in 2006 which was a crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese. The film had Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in lead roles. The movie was a big hit and won several awards.
  • // 2009
    He played the ex-husband of a bakery owner in the romantic comedy film, ‘It’s Complicated’ in 2009. The story is about ex-spouses who begin an affair complicating the current relationships they are in right now.
  • // 2009 To 2011
    From 2009 to 2011, Alec Baldwin co-hosted the TCM's weekly film series, 'The Essentials' along with Robert Osborne. He returned back as the sole host of 'The Essentials' in 2017, after the death of Robert Osborne.
  • // 2012
    He tied the knot for the second time with Hilaria Thomas in 2012. The couple has three children together—daughter Carmen and sons Rafael and Leonardo Angel Charles—and are expecting their fourth child, a boy.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he came up with a weekly show on MSNBC, titled 'Up Late with Alec Baldwin'; but the show was cancelled after five episodes.

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Alec Baldwin's FAQ

  • What is Alec Baldwin birthday?

    Alec Baldwin was born at 1958-04-03

  • Where is Alec Baldwin's birth place?

    Alec Baldwin was born in Amityville, New York, U.S.

  • What is Alec Baldwin nationalities?

    Alec Baldwin's nationalities is American

  • What is Alec Baldwin ideologies?

    Alec Baldwin's ideologies is Environmentalists

  • Who is Alec Baldwin spouses?

    Alec Baldwin's spouses is Hilaria Thomas, Kim Basinger

  • Who is Alec Baldwin siblings?

    Alec Baldwin's siblings is Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin

  • Who is Alec Baldwin childrens?

    Alec Baldwin's childrens is Ireland Baldwin

  • What was Alec Baldwin universities?

    Alec Baldwin studied at George Washington University,New York University

  • What was Alec Baldwin notable alumnis?

    Alec Baldwin's notable alumnis is George Washington University, New York University

  • How tall is Alec Baldwin?

    Alec Baldwin's height is 183

  • Who is Alec Baldwin's father?

    Alec Baldwin's father is Alexander Rae Baldwin

  • Who is Alec Baldwin's mother?

    Alec Baldwin's mother is Carol Newcomb

  • What is Alec Baldwin's sun sign?

    Alec Baldwin is Aries

  • How famous is Alec Baldwin?

    Alec Baldwin is famouse as Actor, Producer, Comedian