Alec Baldwin
American actor
Alec Baldwin
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. Baldwin first gained recognition through television for his work, for two seasons (6 and 7), on the soap opera Knots Landing, in the role of Joshua Rush. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), The Shadow (1994), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006).
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Alec Baldwin-Linked '30 Rock' Actor Handed In His Resignation To Donald Trump
The Huffington Post - 4 days
Like his “30 Rock” colleague, Alec Baldwin, actor Maulik Pancholy has gone on to join the resistance against President Donald Trump in his own way. Along with other members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Pancholy handed in his resignation to the president on Wednesday, citing Trump’s controversial executive orders affecting refugees and immigrants. More...
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Scarier Than 'Psycho': Twitter Erupts Over Trump's 'Bats**t' Press Conference
Huffington Post - 5 days
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Stephen Colbert Tops Jimmy Fallon In Ratings Again With Sharp Political Commentary
Huffington Post - 7 days
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'Saturday Night Live' ratings soar thanks to Baldwin's Trump and McCarthy's Spicer
LATimes - 8 days
President Trump is making “Saturday Night Live’s” ratings great again. NBC’s long-running late-night sketch comedy program is having its most-watched season in 22 years, thanks in large part to Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of the 45th president of the United States and, more recently, Melissa McCarthy’s...
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Newspaper mistakes Alec Baldwin for Trump
CNN - 9 days
Alec Baldwin has two Emmys and an Oscar nomination. But a newspaper in the Dominican Republic may have given the actor his highest praise yet.
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Host Alec Baldwin, 'SNL' cast skewer Trump White House
Yahoo News - 10 days
NEW YORK (AP) — In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president.
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Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Takes His Grievances To 'The People's Court' On 'SNL'
Huffington Post - 10 days
After a federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a major blow to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, the commander in chief tweeted that he would “SEE YOU IN COURT.” And on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” he was portrayed as doing exactly that.  Host Alec Baldwin’s version of Trump took the three 9th Circuit Court judges who ruled against his executive order to a different judicial venue: “The People’s Court.” “Mr. Trump, you understand this is a TV court, right?” asks the judge, played by Cecily Strong. “That’s OK,” Baldwin’s Trump replies. “I’m a TV president.” In the sketch, the president demands that his travel ban be reinstated ― and in true TV court style, he asks for $725 in compensation from the judges who wronged him. He even brings in a star character witness: “Someone who’s known me for years, he’s family, he’s an incredible person with impeccable credentials: Mr. Vladimir Putin.” A shirtless Putin, played once again by ...
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Angry Veterans Use 'SNL' To Send President Trump A Serious Message
Huffington Post - 10 days
President Donald Trump is not shy about his scathing hate for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” or the golden-wigged Alec Baldwin. And one veterans advocacy group is using that famous feud to send POTUS a very serious message. VoteVets, a political action committee that claims the backing of more than 500,000 veterans, troops and supporters, announced Friday that it will be airing an ad during this weekend’s “SNL” telling Trump to act like a “legitimate president.” The 30-second spot features a veteran, who lost his leg during the Afghanistan War, doing weighted squats as his voiceover addresses the commander in chief. President Trump, I hear you watch the morning shows. Here’s what I do every morning. Look, you lost the popular vote, you’re having trouble drawing a crowd, and your approval rating keeps sinking. But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act and banning Muslims won’t help. And that’s not the Ameri ...
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Newspaper Runs Photo Of Alec Baldwin Instead Of Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 11 days
Alec Baldwin has won praise for playing President Donald Trump. And it turns out he’s so convincing, a Dominican Republic newspaper ran a photo of the actor portraying Trump instead of the president. The article discussed Trump’s stance on Israeli settlements, according to Haaretz. El Nacional issued a correction shortly after the Friday gaffe, but not before it had circulated all over the internet: Dominican newspaper uses picture of Alex Baldwin instead of president Trump. pic.twitter.com/exxsAufnrd — You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) February 11, 2017 Baldwin has been playing Trump regularly on “Saturday Night Live,” much to the president’s annoyance. Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 In defense of El Nacional, Baldwin’s version of Trump looks far more presidential than the ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alec Baldwin
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 57
    In 2016, Baldwin began hosting a reboot of the game show Match Game on ABC.
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  • 2015
    Age 56
    Baldwin co-starred in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, released on July 31, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details On January 12, 2009, Baldwin became the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the nationally syndicated radio series of the New York Philharmonic. He has recorded two nationally-distributed public service radio announcements on behalf of the Save the Manatee Club.
    Baldwin co-starred in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, released on July 31, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a columnist for The Huffington Post. Since 2016, he has been the host of Match Game.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    Despite demonstrating strong political beliefs throughout his career, in October 2013, Baldwin announced that he would not donate money to political candidates while hosting his talk show Up Late with Alec Baldwin on MSNBC, in accordance with the company's policy.
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    On September 5, 2013, MSNBC officially announced Baldwin's show would be called Up Late with Alec Baldwin.
    More Details Hide Details On November 26, 2013, the program was cancelled after only five episodes, due in part to a street tirade captured on video. TMZ claimed Baldwin's insult toward the videographer was "cocksucking fag". Baldwin, who denied that he used the word "fag", later cited this incident as a major turning point in his public life.
    In August 2013, it was announced that Baldwin was getting his own weekly show in MSNBC's primetime line-up.
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    He also hosted the second show on February 2, 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 52
    In December 2011, Baldwin was on an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport, playing Words with Friends on his phone while waiting for takeoff.
    More Details Hide Details When instructed to put away the "electronic device" by the flight attendant, he reportedly became belligerent and was eventually removed from the plane. He later publicly apologized to the passengers who were delayed, but not to the airline or federal regulators. A 2012 commercial for Capital One credit cards, for which Baldwin is a spokesperson, made a humorous reference to the event: a Viking character from the ad series asks about the phone Baldwin is using, to which Baldwin facetiously replies that it is not to be used on the runway, ending with a chiding "No!" A commercial for Best Buy also humorously referenced the event: Words With Friends co-creators Paul Bettner and David Bettner are on a plane and are interrupted by a flight attendant looking down at them, clearing her throat and signaling them to put their phones away. Baldwin also made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment, posing as the captain of the plane from which he was removed.
    On October 24, 2011, WNYC public radio released the first episode of Baldwin's new podcast Here's the Thing, a series of interviews with public figures including artists, policy-makers and performers.
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    By August 2011, Baldwin began dating Hilaria Thomas, a yoga instructor with Yoga Vida in Manhattan. Baldwin and Thomas moved from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village that August. The couple became engaged in April 2012 and married on June 30, 2012, at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children together, daughter Carmen (born August 23, 2013), son Rafael (born June 17, 2015). and son Leonardo Angel Charles, born on September 12, 2016.
    During the 2011 Emmy Awards, Baldwin was slated to appear in a taped skit.
    More Details Hide Details However, the producers of the show cut a portion of the skit containing a reference to Rupert Murdoch and the News International phone hacking scandal. Baldwin subsequently boycotted the Emmy Awards and requested that his entire appearance be removed from the broadcast. Producers complied and he was replaced with Leonard Nimoy.
    However, on December 21, 2011, Baldwin said he was abandoning plans to run for the office and would instead continue in his role on 30 Rock.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2009, Baldwin spoke out to encourage state leaders to renew New York's tax break for the film and television industry, stating that if the "tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse and television production is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California".
    In June 2011, The Daily reported that Baldwin was mulling over a 2013 run for Mayor of New York City in the wake of a potential early race shake-up after candidate Congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal.
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    Prosecutors said she and Baldwin had met on a film set more than 10 years earlier, and that beginning in 2011 she began sending him multiple unwanted emails and texts.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, Manhattan prosecutors filed nearly two dozen harassment and stalking charges against her, saying she had continued her unwanted advances. On April 8, she rejected a plea bargain, and a trial date was set for May 13. On November 8, at the end of a non-jury trial, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Sabourin, by then 41, guilty on all counts and sentenced her to 180 days in jail for stalking, attempted aggravated harassment, and harassment, plus 30 days for attempted contempt of court. She was released from New York City's Rikers Island jail on March 28, 2014. Baldwin is a Democrat and endorsed Barack Obama in his two successful presidential campaigns. He serves on the board of People for the American Way. He is an animal rights activist and a strong supporter of PETA, for which he has done work that includes narrating the video entitled Meet Your Meat. His wife has joined the cause, fronting for PETA's Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide. Baldwin also lent his support to the Save the Manatee Club by donating his time to record several public service announcements for the group, which had contacted him following his role in "Bonfire of the Manatees", an episode of The Simpsons in which he was the voice of a biologist working to save the endangered mammals.
  • 2010
    Age 51
    Baldwin co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Steve Martin in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He has hosted Saturday Night Live 16 times through the season-37 premiere on September 24, 2011, and holds the record for most times hosting the show. Since 2010, he has appeared in a television campaign for Capital One Bank, the proceeds of which ($10.5 million) he has donated to various charities, mostly in the arts. On February 4, 2012, he hosted the 2011 NFL Honors awards show.
    In 2010, he made a five-second cameo appearance with comedian Andy Samberg in a musical video titled "Great Day" featured on the bonus DVD as part of Lonely Island's album Turtleneck & Chain.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    He later admitted to Playboy in June 2009 that he contemplated suicide over the voicemail that leaked to the public.
    More Details Hide Details Of the incident he said, "I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me. If I committed suicide, Kim Basinger's side would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal." During the autumn of 2008, Baldwin toured in support of the book, speaking about his experiences related in it. On May 12, 2010, he gave a commencement address at New York University and was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa. On April 8, 2012, a 40-year-old French-Canadian actress, Genevieve Sabourin, was arrested outside Baldwin and his wife's Greenwich Village apartment house and charged with aggravated harassment and stalking. She was released without bail and told not to contact Baldwin.
    In 2009, he appeared in a series of commercials for Hulu that premiered during the Super Bowl broadcast.
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    Baldwin joined TCM's The Essentials Robert Osborne as co-host beginning in March 2009.
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    He won again in 2009.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    In 2008, Baldwin and Mark Tabb published their book A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce, which chronicles Baldwin's seven-year battle to remain a part of his daughter's life.
    More Details Hide Details Baldwin contends that after their separation in December 2000, his former wife, Kim Basinger, endeavored to deny him access to his daughter by refusing to discuss parenting, blocking visitation, not providing telephone access, not following court orders, not dropping their daughter off for reasons of convenience, and directly lobbying the child. He contends that she spent over $1.5 million in the effort. Baldwin called this parental alienation syndrome. Baldwin has called the attorneys in the case "opportunists", and has characterized Basinger's psychologists as part of the "divorce industry". He has faulted them more than Basinger, and writes, "In fact, I blame my ex-wife least of all for what has transpired. She is a person, like many of us, doing the best she can with what she has. She is a litigant, and therefore, one who walks into a courtroom and is never offered anything other than what is served there. Nothing off the menu, ever."
    Baldwin has won two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role. He received his second Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical as Jack Donaghy in 2008, marking his seventh Primetime Emmy nomination and first win.
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  • 2006
    Age 47
    He starred as Jack Donaghy on NBC's 30 Rock, which first aired October 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He met his future co-stars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan while appearing on Saturday Night Live, and is one of only two actors to whom Lorne Michaels has extended a standing offer to host the show should their schedules permit (the other being Christopher Walken). Since season 3, Baldwin was credited as producer of the show.
  • 2003
    Age 44
    His performance in the 2003 romantic drama The Cooler garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details From 2006 to 2013, Baldwin starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, winning two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show, making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards.
  • 2002
    Age 43
    In 2002, Baldwin appeared in two episodes of Friends as Phoebe Buffay's overly enthusiastic love interest, Parker.
    More Details Hide Details He also portrayed a recurring character in a number of episodes in seasons 7 and 8 of Will & Grace, in which he played Malcolm, a "top secret agent" and the lover of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally). He also guest-starred in the first live episode of the series. Baldwin wrote an episode of Law & Order entitled "Tabloid", which aired in 1998. He played Dr. Barrett Moore, a retired plastic surgeon, in the series Nip/Tuck.
    He left the series in 2002 on winning the role of Lawrence Quinn in The Cat in the Hat and was replaced by Michael Brandon.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 39
    During his appearance on the comedy late night show Late Night with Conan O'Brien on December 11, 1998, eight days before President Bill Clinton was to be impeached, Baldwin said, "If we were in another country... we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children.
    More Details Hide Details We would kill their families, for what they're doing to this country." Baldwin later apologized for the remarks, and the network explained that it was meant as a joke and promised not to re-run it. Baldwin said in a 2006 interview with The New York Times that if he did become involved in electoral politics, he would prefer to run for Governor of New York. When asked if he was qualified for the office, Baldwin responded that he considered himself more qualified than California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    In 1998, he became the third narrator and George Carlin's replacement for the fifth and sixth seasons of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
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  • 1995
    Age 36
    In October 1995, Baldwin allegedly assaulted a photographer for videotaping his wife, Kim Basinger, and their 3-day-old daughter.
    More Details Hide Details The couple was returning from the hospital and were confronted by the photographer outside their Los Angeles home. Whoopi Goldberg praised Baldwin for his actions during her opening monologue while hosting the 68th Academy Awards.
  • 1993
    Age 34
    They married in 1993 and had a daughter, Ireland, in 1995. They separated in 2000, and finalized a divorce in 2002.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 28
    Baldwin made his film debut with a minor role in the 1987 film Forever, Lulu.
    More Details Hide Details In 1988, he appeared in Beetlejuice and Working Girl. He gained further recognition as a leading man with his role as Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990). Baldwin met his future wife Kim Basinger when they played lovers in the 1991 film The Marrying Man. Next, Baldwin played a ferocious sales executive in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), a part added to the film version of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play (including the monologue "Coffee's for closers"). Later that year, he starred in Prelude to a Kiss with Meg Ryan, which was based on the Broadway play. The film received a lukewarm reception by critics and grossed only $22 million worldwide. He appeared with Basinger again in The Getaway, a 1994 remake of the 1972 Steve McQueen film of the same name. Also in 1994, Baldwin made a foray into pulp fiction-based movies with the role of the title character in The Shadow. The film made $48 million. In 1996 and 1997, he continued to work in several thrillers, including The Edge, The Juror and Heaven's Prisoners.
  • 1986
    Age 27
    In 1986, Baldwin starred in Dress Gray, a four-hour made-for-television miniseries, as an honest cadet sergeant who tries to solve the mystery of a murdered gay classmate.
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    Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Orton's Loot alongside Zoë Wanamaker, Željko Ivanek, Joseph Maher and Charles Keating.
    More Details Hide Details This production closed after three months. His other Broadway credits include Caryl Churchill's Serious Money with Kate Nelligan and a revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, for which his performance as Stanley Kowalski garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. Baldwin also received an Emmy nomination for the 1995 television version of the production, in which both he and Jessica Lange reprised their roles, alongside John Goodman and Diane Lane. In 1998, Baldwin played the title role in Macbeth at The Public Theater alongside Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a production directed by George C. Wolfe. In 2004, Baldwin starred in a revival of Twentieth Century with Anne Heche. On June 9, 2005, he appeared in a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. He starred as Luther Billis, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile. The production was taped and telecast by PBS on April 26, 2006. In 2006, Baldwin made theater news in Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane. In 2010, Baldwin starred opposite Sam Underwood in a critically acclaimed revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus, directed by Tony Walton at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.
  • 1984
    Age 25
    He went on to appear as the brother of Valene Ewing and son of Lilimae Clements (played by Joan Van Ark and Julie Harris, respectively) in Knots Landing from 1984–85.
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  • 1983
    Age 24
    In fall 1983, he starred in the short-lived television series Cutter to Houston.
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    Baldwin's first acting role was as Billy Aldrich in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1980 to 1982.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1976
    Age 17
    From 1976 to 1979, he attended George Washington University, afterward transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
    More Details Hide Details There he studied with, among others, Geoffrey Horne and Mira Rostova at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Later, he was accepted as a member of the Actors Studio. Baldwin eventually returned to NYU in 1994, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Baldwin was born April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, and raised in the Nassau Shores neighborhood of nearby Massapequa, the eldest son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau; born 1930) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. (October 26, 1927 – April 15, 1983), a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach.
    More Details Hide Details He has three younger brothers, Daniel, William, and Stephen, who also became actors. He also has two sisters, Beth and Jane. Alec and his siblings were raised as Roman Catholics. They are of English, Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and German ancestry. Through his father, Baldwin is descended from Mayflower passenger John Howland, and through this line, is the 13th generation of his family born in North America and the 14th generation to live in North America. Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa and played football there under Coach Bob Reifsnyder. In New York City, Baldwin worked as a busboy at the disco Studio 54.
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