Bradley Cooper Biography |
  • Bradley Cooper Biography

    Born: May 01, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    BRADLEY COOPER has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros., announcing his production company, 22nd & Indiana.

    Cooper most recently starred in the Academy Award® nominated film "Silver Linings Playbook," for which he received his first Academy Award® nomination. Directed by David O' Russell, the film was an adaptation of the Matthew Quick serio-comic novel and also starred Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. "Silver Linings Playbook" debuted at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to earn seven Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

    Cooper won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his performance. Additionally, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and a Screen Actors Guild® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, as well as nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role.

    He will next be seen starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the independent drama "Serena," based on Ron Rash's period novel set in depression-era 1929 North Carolina and directed by Academy Award® winner Suzanne Bier.

    Cooper is currently starring alongside Ryan Gosling in Derek Cianfrance's thriller "The Place Beyond the Pines," which debuted at last year's Toronto Film Festival. In 2012, he starred in "The Words," a drama written and directed by his childhood friends Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, and in "Hit & Run," directed by Dax Shepherd.

    In May 2011, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha in "The Hangover Part II," directed by Todd Phillips, the blockbuster hit sequel to 2009's "The Hangover," which was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. "The Hangover Part II" went on to surpass the original in international earnings and the two films combined have earned more than $1 billion worldwide.

    In 2010, Cooper starred as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, alongside Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel, Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the big-screen adaptation of "The A-Team," directed by Joe Carnahan. In 2009, he appeared in "New York, I Love You," the American version of the acclaimed film "Paris, Je t'aime," and the hit comedy "He's Just Not That Into You," opposite Jennifer Connelly and Scarlett Johansson, based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Cooper's other film roles include the box office success "Yes Man," opposite Jim Carrey; "Wedding Crashers," opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; and director David Wain's 2001 cult favorite "Wet Hot American Summer," with Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd. Cooper also starred with Sandra Bullock and Thomas Hayden Church in "All About Steve."

    In the summer of 2012, Cooper starred alongside Patricia Clarkson in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man," directed by Scott Ellis, on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is currently in development to bring "The Elephant Man" to Broadway in 2014. Cooper made his Broadway debut in spring 2006 in Joe Montello's "Three Days of Rain," opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July 2008, he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play "The Understudy," which premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival to critical acclaim and sold-out performances.

    Cooper starred as Aidan Stone for three seasons of the F/X drama "Nip/Tuck," beginning in 2007. In 2005, he starred in FOX's single-camera comedy "Kitchen Confidential," based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony Bourdain. His other television credits include the Golden Globe nominated series "Alias," "Jack & Bobby," "Touching Evil," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Trial By Jury."

    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University.

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