Award-winning American actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York. His brothers, Stephen, William and Daniel Baldwin, also have careers in the entertainment industry. He studied at Alfred G. Berner High School and played football during his stay. He also attended George Washington University before transferring to New York University. He worked as a busboy at the famous New York City disco Studio54 and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. He went under the tutelage of Elaine Aiken and Geoffrey Horne, but returned to NYU and graduated in 1994.
Alec Baldwin landed his first television role as Billy Aldrich in The Doctors, a daytime soap opera in the 1980s. He next starred in the 1983 series Cutter to Houston and gained stardom by playing Joshua Rush in the drama series Knots Landing. His film debut was a minor role in 1986’s She’s Having a Baby, and was also on Beetlejuice and Working Girl. His profile was raised due to the box office success of the films. In 1990, he established his film career playing Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October. Baldwin was also cast in the film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengary Glen Ross. In 1992, he starred opposite Meg Ryan in the Broadway play-based Prelude to a Kiss. He was in several thrillers during the 1990s, including The Edge with Anthony Hopkins and The Juror with Demi Moore.
Baldwin was also given roles in 2000’s Thomas and the Magic Railroad and State and Main. He also starred in six episodes of the series Clerks before appearing on the film Pearl Harbor. In 2003, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the gambling drama The Cooler. He also worked with director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio in 2004’s The Aviator and 2006’s The Departed. Baldwin also voiced a number of animated characters, being chosen for Nickelodeon’s The Fairly Odd Parents, as well as playing Dennis in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. He has appeared on episodes of Friends, Nip/Tuck and Will & Grace. He was then cast in the Emmy Award-winning NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He has won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance on the show. Baldwin has hosted Saturday Night Live a number of times as well.
Massapequa, New York, USA
Alexander Rae Baldwin III
-Alec's hobbies include playing tennis, jogging, boxing, and reading.
-Alec told his wife that he was a vegetarian to get a first date with her, he has since become one in reality.
-Alec belongs to the Democratic political party. Along with prominent business and political figures, he is part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
-Alec aspired to be a lawyer before choosing acting as his profession. He auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare.
2010: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2010: Golden Globe Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for: "30 Rock"
2010: Boulder International Film Festival - Award of Excellence
2009: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2009: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock". Shared.
2009: Golden Globe Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for: "30 Rock"
2009: Emmy Awards - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2008: Emmy Awards - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2008: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2007: Golden Globe Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for: "30 Rock"
2007: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for: "30 Rock"
2007: Television Critics Association Awards - Individual Achievement in Comedy for: "30 Rock"
2006: National Board of Review Awards - Best Ensemble for: The Departed. Shared.
2005: Hamptons International Film Festival - Golden Starfish Award for Career Achievement
2004: Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for: The Cooler
2004: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actor for: The Cooler
2004: Vancouver Film Critics Circle - Best Supporting Actor for: The Cooler
2003: National Board of Review Awards - Best Supporting Actor for: The Cooler
2001: Florida Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Ensemble Cast for: State and Main. Shared.
2001: Gemini Awards - Best Dramatic Mini-Series for: "Nuremberg". Shared.
2001: Online Film Critics Society Awards - Best Ensemble Cast Performance for: State and Main. Shared.
2000: Cinequest San Jose Film Festival - Maverick Tribute Award
2000: National Board of Review Awards - Best Acting by an Ensemble for: State and Main. Shared.
1992: Valladolid International Film Festival - Best Actor - for: Glengarry Glen Ross. Shared.
1985: Soap Opera Digest Award - Outstanding New Actor in a Prime Time Serial for: "Knots Landing"
2006-2011: 30 Rock (TV series) - Jack Donaghy/Hector Moreda
2009: It's Complicated - Jake Adler
2009: Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City (TV movie) - Narrator
2009: My Sister's Keeper - Campbell Alexander
2008: Late Show with David Letterman (TV series) - Groin Injured Blue Card Victim/Late Show Fun Facts Book Promoter
2008: Madagascar 2 - Makunga (voice)
2008: My Best Friend's Girl - Professor Turner
2008: Lymelife - Mickey Bartlett
2007: World in Conflict (Video Game) - Narrator
2007: Brooklyn Rules - Caesar
2007: Suburban Girl - Archie Knox
2007: Saturday Night Live (TV series) - Leonidas Hathaway
2007: Wind (short) - Narrator
2006: The Good Shepherd - Sam Murach
2006: Running with Scissors - Norman Burroughs
2006: The Departed - Cpt. Ellerby
2006: Mini's First Time - Martin Tennan
2006: Great Performances (TV series) - Luther Billis
2005: Fun with Dick and Jane - Jack McCallister
2005: Will & Grace (TV series) - Malcolm
2005: The Simpsons (TV series) - Dr. Caleb Thorn
2005: Elizabethtown - Phil Devoss
2004: The Aviator - Juan Trippe
2004: Las Vegas (TV series) - Jack Keller
2004: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - Dennis (voice)
2004: Nip/Tuck (TV series) - Dr. Barrett Moore
2004: The Last Shot - Joe Devine
2004: The Fairly OddParents in: Channel Chasers (TV movie) - Adult Timmy Turner (voice)
2004: Along Came Polly - Stan Indursky
2004: Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon (video) - Narrator
2004: The Devil and Daniel Webster - Jabez Stone
1998-2003: Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (TV series short) - US Narrator/Voices
2003: Dreams & Giants (TV movie) - Host
2003: The Cat in the Hat - Quinn
2003: Second Nature (TV movie) - Paul Kane
2003: Walking with Cavemen (TV series documentary short) - Narrator (USA version)
2003: The Cooler - Shelly Kaplow
2002: The Adventures of Pluto Nash - M.Z.M
2002: Path to War (TV movie) - Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense
2002: Meet Your Meat (video short) - Narrator
2002: Friends (TV series) - Parker
2001: The Royal Tenenbaums - Narrator (voice)
2001: Cats & Dogs - Butch (voice)
2001: Pearl Harbor - Lt. Col. James Doolittle
2000-2001: Clerks: The Animated Series (TV series) - Leonardo Leonardo
2001: Aki's Dream (video short) - Captain Gray Edwards, Deep Eyes Squadron (voice)
2000: State and Main - Bob Barrenger
2000: Nuremberg (TV mini-series) - Justice Robert H. Jackson
2000: Thomas and the Magic Railroad - Mr. Conductor
1999: Outside Providence - Old Man Dunphy
1999: Scout's Honor (short) - Todd Fitter
1999: Notting Hill - Jeff King
1999: The Last Bandit - Mackin, 'The Thief'
1999: The Confession - Roy Bleakie
1998: Mercury Rising - Nick Kudrow
1997: The Edge - Robert Green
1996: Ghosts of Mississippi - Bobby DeLaughter
1996: Heaven's Prisoners - Dave Robicheaux
1996: The Juror - Teacher
1995: Two Bits - Narrator (voice)
1995: A Streetcar Named Desire (TV movie) - Stanley Kowalski
1994: The Shadow - Lamont Cranston/The Shadow
1993: The Getaway - Carter 'Doc' McCoy
1993: Malice - Dr. Jed Hill
1992: Glengarry Glen Ross - Blake
1992: Prelude to a Kiss - Peter Hoskins
1991: The Marrying Man - Charley Pearl
1990: Alice - Ed
1990: Miami Blues - Frederick J. Frenger Jr.
1990: The Hunt for Red October - Jack Ryan
1989: Great Balls of Fire! - Jimmy Swaggart
1988: Talk Radio - Dan
1988: Working Girl - Mick Dugan
1988: Married to the Mob - 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco
1988: Beetle Juice - Adam Maitland
1988: She's Having a Baby - Davis McDonald
1987: Forever, Lulu - Buck
1987: The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV movie) - Col. William Barrett Travis
1986: Dress Gray (TV movie) - Rysam 'Ry' Slaight
1984-1985: Knots Landing (TV series) - Joshua Rush
1985: Love on the Run (TV movie) - Sean Carpenter
1985: Hotel (TV series) - Dennis Medford
1984: Sweet Revenge (TV movie) - Maj. Alex Breen
1983: Cutter to Houston (TV series) - Dr. Hal Wexler
1980-1982: The Doctors (TV series) - Billy Allison Aldrich
"Great acting can be almost a psychotic mix of self-consciousness and unselfconsciousness."
"Acting in the theatre is fun, acting in film is work.
-I'm starting to feel I have to cure my addiction to Hollywood money, because while it's delightful, it's also insidious."