Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in nearby Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria, is Italian-American, and his father, Charlie, is Irish-American. 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.
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.
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.
I saw Cooper in Yes Man and saw him in All About Steve starring Sandra Bullock when I went with my daughter Christina to a movie on her birthday.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRADLEY COOPER FOR BEING DIANE’S HOTTIE OF THE WEEK!
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