Born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bradley Cooper is an actor whose work appeared on television, film, and even stage. Of primarily Italian and Irish descent, he graduated from Germantown Academy in 1993, then attending Georgetown University and earning his bachelor’s degree in English in 1997. Later, he went to Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. He was a medalist on the Men’s Heavyweight Crew team at Georgetown University, and he had to miss his graduate commencement to film Wet Hot American Summer in 2001.
After marriage and divorce to actress Jennifer Esposito in 2006, it was rumored that Bradley Cooper was dating actress Cameron Diaz when the couple was spotted together in New York. The two have denied the rumors and said that they are just good friends. In 2007, he was seen trekking through Peru with close friend Ashley McDonald. The two have stated their desire to become the next global ambassadors to help unfortunate nations.
Bradley Cooper’s professional acting career began as Jake in the popular HBO series Sex and the City in 1998. In 2000, he hosted Lonely Plant’s Treks in a Wild World. In the same year, he starred in his first film Wet Hot American Summer. In 2001, he landed what would be his best known role in Alias. His other screen credits include Miss Match, I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, Jack and Bobby, Wedding Crashers, Kitchen Confidential, and the film Failure to Launch in 2006. His Broadway debut in Three Days of Rain was with Julia Roberts at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. He has also appeared in an episode of Nip/Tuck.
Additionally, Bradley Cooper also spent time, mostly his weekends, with a non-profit organization called Learning through the Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), which teaches acting and movement to school children.
2001 Wet Hot American Summer
2002 My Little Eye
Stella Short 1998-2001
2003 The Last Cowboy
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks
2005 Wedding Crasher
2006 Failure to Launch
2007 The Comebacks
2008 Older Than America
The Midnight Meat Train
2009 He's Just Not That into You
Case 39 (awaiting release)
All About Steve (awaiting release)
New York, I Love You (awaiting release)
2010 The A-Team (pre-production)