Bradley Charles Cooper popularly known as Bradley Cooper is a famous American actor, singer and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a Tony Award. He was born on 5th January 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. He is currently 44 years old.
Bradley Cooper was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. His mother, Gloria Cooper, worked for the local NBC affiliate while his father, Charles Cooper, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.
Bradley Cooper’s father was of Irish descent, while his mother is of Italian ancestry. He has an older sister name Holly, and was raised as a Roman Catholic. He had cholesteatoma in his ear soon after his birth, and punctured his eardrum when he started diving at an early age.
Bradley Cooper has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards and a Tony Award. He appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 on two occasions and Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
In 2006, he got married to Jennifer Esposito and later divorced her in 2007. Bradley Cooper currently resides in New York City in the United States of America. He has received MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in a Movie.
Bradley Cooper films have grossed over $7.8 billion worldwide and he was named one of the world’s highest-paid actors for three years. Bradley Cooper enrolled in the MFA program at the Actors Studio at the New School in 2000. His career began in 1999 with a guest role in the television series “Sex and the City”.
He made his film debut two years later in the comedy movie “Wet Hot American Summer”. He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the spy-action television show “Alias” which aired on TV from 2001 to 2006. He achieved minor success with a supporting part in the comedy film “Wedding Crashers” which was released in 2005.
His breakthrough role came in 2009 with the movie “The Hangover” a critically and commercially successful comedy film, which spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. Bradley Cooper portrayal of a struggling writer in the thriller film “Limitless” which was shot in 2011 and a rookie police officer in the crime drama series “The Place Beyond the Pines” which was shot in 2012, drew praises and applause from film critics.
Bradley Cooper found greater success with the romantic comedy film “Silver Linings Playbook” which was released in 2012, the black comedy film “American Hustle” which was shot in 2013 and the war biopic film “American Sniper” which was shot in 2014, and which he also produced.
For his work in these films, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, becoming the tenth actor to receive an Oscar nomination in three consecutive years. In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of the film “the Elephant Man” garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
That year, he also began voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018, Bradley Cooper produced, wrote and directed his first film “A Star Is Born” in which he also starred in, and for which he gained three more Oscar nominations.
He also contributed to its US Billboard 200 number one soundtrack. Its lead single “Shallow” topped the charts in fifteen countries and earned him two Grammy nominations.
Bradley Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito in 2006 and divorced her in 2007. He has been in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk since 2015, with whom he has a daughter with. He supports several organizations and NGO that help people fight cancer.
Bradley Cooper is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $100 million.