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Bradley Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American film, stage, and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Phil Wenneck in the film The Hangover, Will Tippin in the TV series Alias, Zachary "Sack" Lodge in the comedy film Wedding Crashers, and Aidan Stone in TV series Nip/Tuck. Cooper has been confirmed to play Templeton "Face" Peck in the forthcoming The A-Team film.

Personal life

Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker and grew up in nearby Jenkintown, Pennsylvaniamarker. His mother, Gloria (née Campano), is Italian-American, and his father, Charlie Cooper, is Irish-American and worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. After graduating from Germantown Academymarker in 1993, Cooper attended Villanova Universitymarker for his freshman year, then transferred to Georgetown Universitymarker, from which he graduated with a B.A. in English in 1997. Later, he studied at the Actors Studio Drama Schoolmarker at New School University after hearing about the existence of the Actor's Studio from a Georgetown classmate.

Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito. Four months after the marriage it was announced they had split. They have since divorced. In October 2007, rumors came out that Bradley Cooper dated actress Cameron Diaz, after the pair were spotted together in New York. He was rumoured to have dated actress Jennifer Aniston in 2007 and in May 2009 the two were spotted at a party for Jennifer's new film, Management.

Career

He began his professional acting career on the television series Sex and the City in 1998. He also served as the host of Lonely Planet's Treks in a Wild World in 2000, and made his film debut in Wet Hot American Summer in 2001, before landing his best-known role as Will Tippin in the successful television drama Alias. He returned twice to Alias as a guest star after leaving the show in 2003, and he also guest-starred on the short-lived TV series Miss Match in the same year.

Cooper starred in the ABC Family film I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, and appeared as a regular guest star in the WB series Jack & Bobby. He played the popular villain Sack Lodge in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers and appeared in the film Failure to Launch as a friend of Matthew McConaughey's character. Cooper played the lead role in the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential, based on a memoir by chef Anthony Bourdain, which debuted in September 2005. However, Fox announced in late 2005 that the series was canceled because of low ratings.

In March 2006, Cooper starred in Three Days of Rain on Broadwaymarker with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater.

In 2007, Cooper starred in Season 5 of Nip/Tuck as Aidan Stone, a television star on the fictional show Hearts 'N Scalpels in which Christian and Sean give their advice on "real" plastic surgeries in order to give credibility to the show and gain popularity for their new practice in Los Angeles. Cooper also starred in Yes Man with Jim Carrey.

On February 7, 2009, Cooper hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guest TV on the Radio. Cooper impersonated Christian Bale in a fake commercial for a DVD featuring celebrities yelling at movie crew members called, "No, Bruce! Let Me Finish! The Best of Celebrity Tirades."

In 2009, Cooper starred in the film He's Just Not That into You together with Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long and Scarlett Johansson.

Cooper did an interview for an article of The Advocate in June 2009 where he talks about gay-sex-scene secrets, off-screen "bromances", his hypothesis on homophobia in film, and discusses how he auditioned for and really wanted the part James Franco played in Milk.

Cooper starred in the film The Hangover.

Cooper has filmed a role opposite Renee Zellweger in the movie Case 39. On June 9, 2009, he was announced to play the role of Templeton "Faceman" Peck in the live action remake of The A-Team, being directed by Joe Carnahan.

Cooper stars also in 2010 in the novel adapted movie The Dark Fields.

Filmography



Year Film Role Other notes
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Ben
2002 My Little Eye Travis Patterson
Carnival Knowledge Jeff
Stella Short 1998-2001 Satan / Guy at Yoga class
2003 The Last Cowboy Morgan Murphy TV film
2004 I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Todd Doherty TV film
2005 Wedding Crashers Zachary "Sack" Lodge
2006 Failure to Launch Demo
2007 The Comebacks Cowboy
2008 Older Than America Luke
The Rocker Trash Grice
The Midnight Meat Train Leon Lead role
Yes Man Peter
2009 He's Just Not That into You Ben Gunders Lead role
The Hangover Phil Wenneck Lead role
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
All About Steve Steve Mueller Lead role
New York, I Love You Gus Cooper
2010 Case 39 Douglas J Ames awaiting release
The A Team Templeton "Face" Peck filming
Valentine's Day Holden Bristow post-production
2011 The Hangover 2 Phil Wenneck pre-production

Year Television appearance Role Other notes
1999 Sex and the City Jake "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?"
2000 - 2001 The $treet Clay Hammond Five episodes
2003 Miss Match Gary "I Got You Babe"
2004 Touching Evil OSC Agent Mark Rivers Six episodes
2004 - 2005 Jack & Bobby Tom Wexler Graham Fourteen episodes, main character
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jason Whitaker "Night", crossover episode with Trial by Jury
Law & Order: Trial by Jury "Day", crossover episode with Special Victims Unit
2001 - 2006 Alias Will Tippin Forty-six episodes, main character
2005 - 2006 Kitchen Confidential Jack Bourdain Thirteen episodes, lead character
2007 - 2009 Nip/Tuck Aidan Stone Six episodes


References

  1. http://men.style.com/details/features/full?id=content_9457&pageNum=2
  2. http://www.fusedfilm.com/2009/06/bradley-cooper-now-officially-in-talks-for-the-a-team/
  3. Bradley Cooper Replaces Shia LaBeouf in 'Dark Fields'


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