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The Hangover, The A-Team, Alias
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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.
Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in nearby Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. 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 Academy in 1993, Cooper attended Villanova University for his freshman year, then transferred to Georgetown University, from which he graduated with a B.A. in English in 1997. Later, he studied at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University after hearing about the existence of the Actor`s Studio from a Georgetown classmate.
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 Broadway 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 starred in the hit 2009 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 also stars in the 2010 novel adaption film The Dark Fields, replacing Shia LaBeouf.
Cooper will also star in the up-coming film Valentine`s Day alongside Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Patrick Dempsey, Jessica Biel, Eric Dane and Julia Roberts.
Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA (1993)
Georgetown University (1997), Fine Arts, New School University
Full Name at Birth
Bradley Charles Cooper
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Kitchen Confidential, Alias
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Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor who first gained recognition in the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby. 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 trilogy (2009–2013), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2013). His work in Silver Linings Playbook earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2011, People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive".
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