Brad Cooper Profile and Pics


Brad Cooper Profile
Birth Date :January 05, 1975
Birth Place :Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height :6' 1"
Nationality :American
Hair Color :Brown
Eye Color :Blue

BIOGRAPHY:
Handsome and irreverently funny, Bradley Cooper's combination of romantic leading man and hilarious character actor chops helped him progress from TV guest spots to memorable parts in features in a relatively short amount of time. After attracting attention for his likable role as Jennifer Garner's reporter friend on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), Cooper fearlessly made his first major big screen impression as the unlikable groom in "Wedding Crashers" (2005). He regained audience's affection in lesser fare like "Failure to Launch" (2006) and, in testament to his charisma, emerged unscathed from Sandra Bullock's notorious bomb "All About Steve" (2008). Cooper ensured his own launch with the lead in the critical and box office juggernaut "The Hangover" (2009) and proved an invaluable member of the romantic, dramatic ensemble "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009) and "Valentine's Day" (2010) casts. Graduating to full-fledged stardom with a flashy role in "The A-Team" (2010), Cooper continued to rise as a bankable, talented and very much in-demand movie star.

Born Jan. 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, PA, Cooper was inspired to pursue acting after watching John Hurt play the title role in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" (1980) - a role Cooper would later tackle for his thesis performance at the Actors Studio Drama School. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1997 with a degree in English, he relocated to New York City and enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio at New School University. While still a student, Cooper made his television debut on a 1999 episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) and snared a hosting gig on the Travel Channel series, "Treks in a Wild World" (2000). "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star remembered Cooper's work and cast him in the financial drama, "The $treet" (Fox, 2000-01) which lasted only 12 episodes. But the actor was not unemployed for long, taking part in the cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001) and appearing with the film's creative team, comedy troupe STELLA, in a series of short films released on DVD as "Stella Shorts: 1998-2002."

Roles in several independent films followed, including the unsettling horror film "My Little Eye" (2002) and the unreleased "Carnival Knowledge," as well as likable turns in TV movies, "The Last Cowboy" (2003) opposite "$treet" co-star Jennie Garth and "I Want to Marry Ryan Banks" (ABC, 2004), a romantic comedy with Jason Priestly that spoofed reality television shows. Cooper's first high-profile gig was playing reporter Will Tippin in the first two seasons of "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06). He left the show in 2003 and stepped into recurring roles on "Touching Evil" (USA, 2004), "Jack and Bobby" (WB, 2004-05), and a two-part "Law and Order" story that carried over from "Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) to "Trial By Jury" (NBC, 2005).

In 2005, Cooper landed his biggest feature role to date in the raunchy summer smash "Wedding Crashers." Cast as Rachel McAdams' obsequious, cheating fiancée, Cooper showcased both his comedic and dramatic skills in a single role, sometimes even stealing scenes from his gifted co-stars, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. After this knockout role, his talent was not overlooked by the industry. Cooper was soon cast as the lead in Fox's "Kitchen Confidential" (2005), a sitcom based on Chef Anthony Bourdain's best-selling tell-all novel. Despite his charming presence and a fine supporting cast, the show floundered and was cancelled after 13 episodes. Cooper rebounded with another amusing turn as one of Matthew McConaughey's eccentric friends in the hit romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" (2006), where many critics singled out Cooper's performance in otherwise lukewarm reviews. Jumping from screen to stage in early 2006, Cooper appeared on Broadway alongside Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts, in the actress's much publicized and sold out Broadway debut "Three Days of Rain."

The steadily working actor ramped up his visibility in 2008, beginning with a recurring role on the FX series "Nip/Tuck" (2003- ). His starring role in an adaptation of Clive Barker's thriller "The Midnight Meat Train" only made it to DVD, but "Yes Man" (2008), in which he co-starred as the best friend of an agreeable Jim Carrey, debuted at number one at the box office. Cooper kicked off a lucrative 2009 with a role as a husband with a wandering eye in the ensemble comedy "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009) - amidst rumors he was dating co-star Jennifer Aniston off-screen - but that film was quickly eclipsed by the monster summer hit, "The Hangover" (2009). Cooper shared the lead with Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the buddy comedy about bachelor partyg rs trying to piece together the events of a drunken blackout gone wild, and aside from a strong box office take, it earned excellent critical reviews. Cooper stayed in the public eye with his follow-up "All About Steve" (2009), starring as a cameraman overzealously pursued by a woman (Sandra Bullock) after just one blind date. Critics were brutal, heaping zero stars on the movie and declaring it the worst of the year, but somehow Cooper came out of the film fiasco unscathed. He rounded out his breakout year with a role in the ensemble "New York, I Love You" (2009).

As much a draw in romantic roles as he was in comedic ones, Cooper returned to the successful ensemble cast format for the star-packed "Valentine's Day" (2010). As a newly single man chatting up airline seatmate Julia Roberts, Cooper charmed alongside the queen of charmers, and showed his range with an ending plot twist revealing his character reconciling with his lover, Eric Dane. The actor's comic touch - effective in frothy romances as well as harder-edged adventures - came in handy as the smooth-talking, handsome man-of-action, Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck in the big-budget feature version of the 1980s TV mainstay, "The A-Team" (2010), in which the actor clocked a good amount of camera time shirtless, showing off his newly chiseled body courtesy of studio trainers. At the same time, Cooper's ongoing but quiet romance with A-list actress Renee Zellweger became more and more a paparazzi attraction, especially as his star ascended.

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