Bradley Cooper

Born Jan 5, 1975

Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor. He first gained recognition in the television series Alias. He later appeared in a supporting role in Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He's Just Not That into You (2009). He achieved fame with his roles in The Hangover (2009), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His work in Silver Linings Playbook earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.… Read More

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1975 Birth Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, and grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. … Read More
1981 6 Years Old Cooper's cinematic debut came in the ensemble comedy Wet Hot American Summer (2001), a film that takes place at a fictional summer camp in 1981, and features him as Ben, the love interest of Michael Ian Black's character. … Read More


1993 18 Years Old While attending Germantown Academy, he worked at the Philadelphia Daily News. He says that in school he was neither "the smartest person" nor "the coolest kid" and "really didn't have anything going on!" After graduating from Germantown Academy in 1993, Cooper met Apoorva Walimbe who suggested he attended Villanova University, his father's alma mater, for a year before transferring to Georgetown.


1997 22 Years Old Cooper graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1997. … Read More
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…  His career began with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City in 1999 and his film debut came two years later in Wet Hot American Summer. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old Cooper initially wanted to pursue a career in diplomacy when he auditioned for the master class graduate degree at the Actors Studio and was selected by James Lipton. In 2000, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in New York City. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old He acted in the 2002 psychological thriller Changing Lanes. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old He guest-starred in the short-lived TV series Miss Match and played the part of cowboy and race horse trainer Morgan Murphy in the television film The Last Cowboy, which aired on the Hallmark Channel in January 2003. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old In September 2005, Fox debuted the sitcom Kitchen Confidential, based on a memoir by chef Anthony Bourdain, with Cooper in the leading role. … Read More
In March 2006, he starred as Pip/Theo in Three Days of Rain on Broadway with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. … Read More
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In 2010, Cooper appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall, co-starring with Julia Roberts. … Read More
His father, Charles Cooper, who died in January 2011, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. … Read More
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The year 2012 saw Cooper star in four films—The Words, Hit and Run, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Silver Linings Playbook. … Read More
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In 2013, Cooper reprised his role as Phil Wenneck in the third and final installment of The Hangover trilogy, The Hangover Part III, which was panned by critics who were particularly disappointed with its darker tone.
In 2014, Cooper provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.


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None of Cooper's films released in 2015—Aloha, Burnt, or Joy—performed particularly well at the box office. … Read More
In April 2016, he participated in the launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy that works for cancer patients. … Read More
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