Bradley Cooper

BirthDay:

05 Jan 1975

BirthPlace:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Bio:

Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997, he moved to New York City to enroll in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. There, he developed his stage work, culminating with his thesis performance as "John Merrick" in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man", performed in New York's Circle in the Square. While still in school, Bradley began his professional career, appearing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City (1998) and in the series, The Beat (2000). His weekends were spent with LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), a non-profit organization that teaches acting and movement to inner city school children. The summers took him all across the globe, from kayaking in British Columbia with Orca Whales to ice-climbing in the Peruvian Andes, while hosting Lonely Planet's Treks in a Wild World (2000) for the Discovery Channel. Bradley had to skip his graduation ceremony from the Actor's Studio in order to star in his first feature film, Wet Hot American Summer (2001). After finishing his second feature, Bending All the Rules (2002), his plans to relocate to Los Angeles were delayed when Darren Star hired him to star in the series The $treet (2000). Bradley went on to win the role of young law student Gordon Pinella in the film Changing Lanes (2002), starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson, and also played Travis Paterson in My Little Eye (2002). He finally decided that it was time to forgo his other New York projects and move to Los Angeles when he was cast in Alias (2001).

After supporting roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), The Comebacks (2007), The Rocker (2008), and Yes Man (2008), Cooper broke out with major roles in He's Just Not That Into You (2009), The Hangover (2009), and Valentine's Day (2010). He co-starred in the action film The A-Team (2010) and headlined the thriller Limitless (2011).

Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor after starring opposite 'Jennifer Lawrence' in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (2012), as Pat Solatano. He then received two more consecutive Oscar nominations, Best Supporting Actor for playing Richie DiMaso in Russell's American Hustle (2013) (again opposite Lawrence, though their characters shared no significant screen time), and Best Actor for playing Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper (2014), the highest grossing film of 2014. During this time period, Cooper also reprised his role in The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover III (2013)_, turned in another strong dramatic turn in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), and voiced Rocket Raccoon in the third highest grossing film of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

In 2015, Bradley headlined two comedies, Cameron Crowe's Aloha (2015), set in Hawaii, and John Wells' Burnt (2015), set in London, and will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence again in David O. Russell's Joy (2015).
Filmography

Actor ( 122 credits )

A Star Is Born (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Rocket Raccoon (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Rocket (voice)
A Dog's Purpose (2017) Dog (voice)
War Dogs (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Ben (voice)
Baby, Baby, Baby (2015) Karl
Limitless (2015)  Senator Eddie Morra (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Serena (2014) George Pemberton
American Sniper (2014) Chris Kyle
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Rocket Raccoon (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
American Hustle (2013) Richie DiMaso
The Hangover Part III (2013) Phil
Movie Guide (2013)  Phil (1 episode, 2013)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Avery
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Pat
Hit and Run (2012) Alex Dmitri
The Words (2012) Rory Jansen
Katie (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - American Sniper (1 episode, 2014)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Kaylien (2011) Dad
The Hangover Part II (2011) Phil
Limitless (2011) Eddie Morra
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Marilyn Denis Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Estrenos Críticos (2011)  Phil (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The A-Team (2010) Face
Valentine's Day (2010) Holden
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brother's Justice (2010) Himself / Dwight Sage
Case 39 (2009) Doug
All About Steve (2009) Steve
The Hangover (2009) Phil
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Ben
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Cubed (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hannity (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
New York, I Love You (2008) Gus (segment "Allen Hughes")
Yes Man (2008) Peter
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) Leon
The Rocker (2008) Trash
Older Than America (2008) Luke
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Comebacks (2007) Cowboy
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Alex Dimitri in 'Hit and Run' / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Deep Inside (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Today at Wimbledon (2007)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Failure to Launch (2006) Demo
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Wedding Crashers (2005) Sack Lodge
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kitchen Confidential (2005)  Jack Bourdain (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)  Jason Whitaker (1 episode, 2005)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Jack & Bobby (2004)  Tom Wexler Graham (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Touching Evil (2004)  OSC Agent Mark Rivers (6 episodes, 2004)
CMT Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nip/Tuck (2003)  Aidan Stone (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Miss Match (2003)  Gary Wagner (1 episode, 2003)
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Pânico na TV (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
My Little Eye (2002) Travis Patterson
Bending All the Rules (2002) Jeff
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Ben
Alias (2001)  Will Tippin (47 episodes, 2001-2006)
The $treet (2000)  Clay Hammond (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Treks in a Wild World (2000)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Jason Whitaker (1 episode, 2005)
Sex and the City (1998)  Jake (1 episode, 1999)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1998-2013)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Globe Trekker (1994)  Himself - Trekker (1 episode)
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Good Morning America Weekend Edition (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Domingo Legal (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Peter (1 episode, 2008)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 2011-2014)
E! News (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper' (archive footage) (1 e
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (29 episodes, 2009-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012)
Wimbledon (1937)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2014)
Joy (0)
Burnt (0) Adam Jones
Aloha (0) Brian Gilcrest
Honeymoon with Harry (0) (rumored)

Producer ( 8 credits )

A Star Is Born (2018) producer
War Dogs (2016) producer
Limitless (2015) executive producer (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
American Sniper (2014) producer
American Hustle (2013) executive producer
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) executive producer
The Words (2012) executive producer
Limitless (2011) executive producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

A Star Is Born (2018) (screenplay)

Director ( 2 credits )

A Star Is Born (2018) (rumored)
Honeymoon with Harry (0) (rumored)

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