Facts about Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is 49 years old
Born: January 5, 1975
Best known as: The star of the 2018 melodrama A Star Is Born



Bradley Cooper Biography

Bradley Cooper is the dramatic and comic actor who directed and starred in the 2018 film A Star Is Born.

Sandy-haired and politely scruffy, Bradley Cooper first got notice when he played hapless reporter Will Tippin in the Jennifer Garner series Alias. Cooper, a graduate of Georgetown University (1997), had begun his stage and screen career in the late 1990s, while a student with the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.

He appeared in Sex and the City (with Sarah Jessica Parker) and the Discovery Channel’s Treks in a Wild World before landing the best-buddy role in Alias, a part he played for the first two seasons (2001-03). That led to more TV appearances, including starring in the short-lived series Kitchen Confidential (2005, with Jaime King).

Cooper made the leap to feature films, first with a specialty in comedy: The Wedding Crashers (2005, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn); Failure to Launch (2006, with Zooey Deschanel); The Rocker (2008); He’s Just Not That Into You (2009, with Scarlett Johansson); and the 2009 hit comedy, The Hangover.

His other films include The A-Team (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012, opposite Jennifer Lawrence), American Hustle (2013, starring Christian Bale) and American Sniper (2014, directed by Clint Eastwood).

In 2018 he co-wrote, directed and starred in a fresh remake of the old Hollywood story A Star Is Born. The film, a tale of a fading country music star whose wife’s career is on the rise, co-starred Lady Gaga.

The film earned seven Oscar nominations, including best actor for Cooper, best actress for Gaga and best picture. Alas, the only Oscar win was for Lady Gaga’s song, “Shallow.”

His other films include The Mule (2018) and Nightmare Alley (2020) and, as both star and director, Maestro (2023). Cooper is also a member of the Marvel Comics Universe, as the voice of Rocket (the racoon who first appeared in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy).



Extra credit

In 2021 Bradley Cooper co-produced Guillermo del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley and it was nominated for best picture… Cooper co-starred in the 2006 play Three Days of Rain, which was the Broadway debut of Julia Roberts… As his star rose in Hollywood in 2008 and 2009, Bradley Cooper became a hit with the tabloids, too, with rumors of romantic ties to Jennifer Aniston and Renee Zellweger. He began dating model Irina Shayk in 2015; their daughter, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, was born in 2017.


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