Who is Bradley Cooper?
Bradley Cooper is a famous name in the entertainment industry. He is a professional American actor and filmmaker. Cooper is one of the biggest stars of Hollywood, who has been a part of some of the most successful movies. He has received nominations for many awards, including eight Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards and a BAFTA Award. People magazine names him as the Sexiest Man Alive. Furthermore, he consistently ranks among the best looking men in the world in almost all publications.
He stepped in Hollywood in 1999, making his first guest role in the film Sex and the City. Initially, he had an interest in journalism when he was in school. At his university, he developed a liking for the stage. Then, he decided to pursue his career in acting and took different acting classes. He worked in stages, TV shows, and movies. He came in the limelight in 2005 after his role in the movie Wedding Crashers. Cooper then deliberately started his acting career getting pleasant as well as lousy acclaim of reviews.
|Full Name||Bradley Cooper|
|Birth Date||January 5, 1975|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85m/185cm)|
|Weight||83 kgs (183lbs)|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
Bradley was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the name Bradley Cooper. He was taken to father Charles Cooper and mother Gloria Campano. His father worked for the investment bank Merill Lynch while his mother was an NBC radio employee. Cooper is the youngest among two children; the first being his elder sister Holly. He is currently 45 years old with his birth sign Capricorn.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Bradley Cooper holds an American nationality. He is deeply religious and follows Roman Catholic. Besides this, Cooper stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m/185cm) tall and weighs around 83 kgs (183lbs). He has a pair of beautiful blue coloured eyes with light brown hair colour.
Early Life/ Education
Bradley Cooper attended Germantown Academy in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1993 at the age of 18. During his time at the school, Cooper also involved in plenty of extracurricular activities. For his university in 1993, he first enrolled at Villanova University. However, he switched to Georgetown University and completed his bachelors’ degree with honours in English.
It was during this time at Georgetown University that he started taking acting seriously and became a part of a theatre group. Similarly, when he decided to pursue his career in acting, he enrolled in the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2000 for acting.
Bradley Cooper has not joined any social media accounts till date. But there are lots of fan pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Bradley Cooper married actress Jennifer Esposito in December of 2006. Unfortunately, they separated in November 2007. He then dated actress Zoe SaldanaFrom December 2011 to January 2013, he was in a relationship with actress Zoe Saldana. After that from March 2013 to March 2015, he was in a relationship with English model Suki Waterhouse. Likewise in April 2013, Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk. The couple were blessed with a daughter in March 2017.
Bradley Cooper started his professional work as an actor in 1999 where he did a guest appearance for the hugely popular show ‘Sex and the City.’ He was noticed through this movie. He then worked in plenty of other television programs like ‘Globe Trekker’, ‘Jack & Bobby’, ‘Nip/Tuck’, and others before he became a known face. His first proper debut film as an actor was in 2001 when he featured in the comedy film ‘Wet Hot American Summer’, and the film is regarded as a classic by many.
However, it was four years later that he really became a well-known face in Hollywood following the release of the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’ in which he portrayed the character Sack Lodge. Similarly, in 2005, he started to work for the TV show ‘Kitchen Confidential’. It was based on the life of celebrity chef, but FOX discontinued the series after a few episodes. The very next year, Cooper spent a large project of his time on theatre and featured in lead roles in plays such as ‘Three Days of Rain’ and ‘The Understudy.’
Furthermore, in 2009 Copper bagged significant roles in four different films like ‘Case39,’ ‘The Hangover,’ ‘All About Steve,’ and New York, I Love You. One of his movie ‘The Hangover’ went on to become a smash hit and collected a whopping $467 million at the box office. He played the role of Phil Wenneck directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. In 2010, he appeared in movies like ‘Valentine’s Day,’ ‘Brother’s Justice’, and The A-Team. Two years later in 2011, he starred in the wildly successful sequel of The Hangover, named ‘The Hangover Part II’ and also starred in the thriller ‘Limitless’.
2012 was another highly productive year for Bradley Cooper as he starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘The Words’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, which is a thriller. A year later he played the role of an FBI agent Richie DiMaso in the multi starrer mega-budget film ‘American Hustle’ alongside Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, and others. Moreover, in 2014, he appeared in two of the most famous films in his career, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘American Sniper’. During this period, he was also an active actor in the theatre circuit at Broadway. In 2015, many of his movies like ‘Joy’, ‘Burnt’, and ‘Aloha’ released but none of them was a big hit.
Furthermore, in 2016, he played a supporting role in the movie ‘War Dogs’. Moreover, he did a voice cameo in the horror film 10 Cloverfield Lane. He again voice acted for Rocket Raccoon, in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ in 2017. He also reprised the role of Rocket Raccoon in the movie ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Bradley then starred in Clint Eastwood’s crime drama ‘The Mule’ in 2018.
He did not keep himself in acting, he also directed his first film ‘A Star Is Born’ in the same year. The film starred him and Lady Gaga in the lead roles and was a remake of the 1937 musical film of the same name. Cooper and Gaga co-wrote and produced most of the songs on the soundtrack for the movie. Moreover, his 2019 movies include ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Joker.’
Bradley Cooper has won MTV Movie and TV Awards in 2013 and 2015 for Best Male Performance for his film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Sniper’ respectively. Similarly, in 2019 he won BAFTA Awards for his original music ‘A star is born’ of 2018.
Bradley Cooper earns a lot of money from his acting career. His primary income comes from working in the entertainment industry. His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million as of 2020.