Bradley Cooper Biography

Bradley Cooper is an American actor and is currently one of the biggest stars of Hollywood. Check out this biography to know more about his childhood, life, achievements, works and timeline.

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Nick Name: Coop

Birthday: January 5, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By Bradley Cooper Actors

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males

Also Known As: Bradley Charles Cooper, Coop

Born in: Abington Township

Famous as: Actor

Height: 1.85 m


Spouse/Ex-: Jennifer Esposito

father: Charles Cooper

mother: Gloria Campano

siblings: Holly Cooper

religion: Catholicism

Personality: ENFJ

Net worth: $100 million

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education: 1997 - Georgetown University, The New School, 1993 - Germantown Academy, Villanova University

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Bradley Cooper is an American actor and is currently one of the biggest stars of Hollywood, who has been a part of some of the most successful movies of the new millennium. Bradley Cooper initially showed an interest in journalism when he was in school and in fact worked for one of the evening papers in his hometown of Philadelphia; however, from the time that he joined university he developed a liking for the stage. Once he discovered that he had a natural liking for the stage he decided to get trained in the art of acting and since then he has never looked back. Cooper has made a career for himself as a noted actor in films, television shows and also the stage. Cooper shot to fame in 2005 following his role in the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’ and since then his career has been one of constant ascent as he delivered such hits as the ‘Hangover’ franchise and ‘American Hustle’ among others. In 2014, he starred in the critically acclaimed and negatively criticised movie American Sniper which earned him rave reviews from critics as well as movie lovers who say Cooper in such an intense role for the first time.

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Bradley Cooper
Childhood & Early Life
  • Bradley Cooper was born to Charles Cooper and Gloria Campano in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1975. Cooper’s father worked for the investment bank Merill Lynch while his mother was employed with NBC radio. Cooper is the younger among two children; the first being his elder sister Holly.
  • Bradley Cooper attended the famous Germantown Academy in Philadelphia and graduated at the age of 18 in 1993. During his time at the school, Cooper was also involved in plenty of extracurricular activities and in particular he is known for being involved with the newspaper Philadelphia Evening News as a student.
  • In 1993, Bradley Cooper enrolled at Vilanova University but later on he switched to Georgetown University where he completed a bachelors’ degree with honours in English. It was during his time at Georgetown University that he started taking acting seriously and became a part of a theatre group.
  • Bradley Cooper decided to have a career in acting and enrolled in the Actors Studio Drama School located in New York City. He was awarded his Master of Fine Arts degree in acting in 2000. It was the degree that armed him with a solid grounding in the different facets of acting.
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  • Bradley Cooper’s first professional work as an actor came in a guest appearance for the hugely popular show ‘Sex and the City’ in 1999, but it got him noticed and over the next few years he worked in plenty of other television programmes like ‘Globe Trekker’, ‘Jack & Bobby’, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and others before he became a known face.
  • In 2001, Cooper got his first break in the movies when he starred in the comedy film ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ and the film is regarded as a classic by many. However, it was four years later that he really became a well known face in Hollywood following the release of the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’ in which he portrayed the character Sack Lodge.
  • In 2005, Bradley Cooper started working for the TV show ‘Kitchen Confidential’ which was based on the life of celebrity chef but the series was discontinued after a few episodes by FOX. The very next year, Cooper spent a large chuck of his time on theatre and featured in lead roles in plays such as ‘Three Days of Rain’ and ‘The Understudy’.
  • The year of 2009 was a pivotal one in Bradley Cooper’s career as he not only bagged major roles in four different films but also because one of those, ‘The Hangover’, went on to become a smash hit and collected a whopping $467 million at the box office. Two years later he starred in the wildly successful sequel of The Hangover, named ‘The Hangover Part II’ and also starred in the thriller ‘Limitless’.
  • 2012 was another highly productive year for Bradley Cooper as he starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘The Words’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, which is a thriller. A year later he played the role of an FBI agent in the multi starrer mega budget film ‘American Hustle’ and it was for that role that he got nominated for the Best Supporting Role award.
  • In 2014, Cooper starred in two of his most famous films in his career, namely, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘American Sniper’; the latter earning him yet another Academy Award nomination. During this period he was also an active actor in the theatre circuit at Broadway.
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Major Works
  • ‘The Hangover’ was one of his most successful films and garnered a whopping $467 million at the box office. Brad Cooper’s performance in the movie ‘American Hustle’ was hugely appreciated and he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Role for it.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Bradley Cooper got married to Jennifer Esposito back in 2006 but the couple divorced a year later. Since then he has had a string of relationships; most notably with Renee Zellweger and Suki Waterhous. In 2015, he started dating Russian model Irina Shayk.
  • In 2011, People magazine named him the Sexiest Man Alive and he consistently ranks among the best looking men in the world in almost all publications.
Net Worth
  • Bradley Cooper is without doubt one of the most marketable actors in Hollywood and has earned a fortune over the years. As of 2015, his net worth is pegged at $100 million.

1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy)

2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure)

3. The Hangover (2009)


4. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

  (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

5. American Sniper (2014)

  (Drama, Thriller, Biography, War, Action, History)

6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

  (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)

7. Limitless (2011)

  (Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery)

8. American Hustle (2013)

  (Drama, Crime)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2015 Best Male Performance American Sniper (2014)
2013 Best Male Performance Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2013 Best Kiss Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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