Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia is an American actor and producer. His mother Gloria worked for the NBC affiliate , as his father who died on January 2011, Charles Cooper worked as stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. He was raised as Roman Catholic. He excelled at basketball and enjoyed cooking. He was inspired to become an actor in an early age when his father introduced him to films like “The Elephant Man”.
He scored his first acting gig while he was still in school with a guest spot on the popular TV series “Sex and the City”. His official cinematic debut was the comedy movie “Wet Hot American Summer”(2001). He landed a guest spot on J.J. Abrams’ popular spy series “Alias”, through which he first gained recognition as a high rising actor. Another hit movie on the list was David Dobkin’s directed comedy Wedding Crashers (2005),he played Sack Lodge , the arrogant boyfriend of Claire (McAdams).
In September 2005, Fox debuted the sitcom “Kitchen Confidential”, based on a memoir by chef Anthony Bourdain, with Cooper in the leading role. Despite positive reviews for the series, the show was canceled after only four episodes due to low ratings. Later on 2009 he appeared in a supporting role in the film He’s Just Not That Into You.
Cooper received wider recognition for his starring role as Phil Wenneck in the comedy movie “The Hangover”, which went both commercially and financially success. He, thus, was billed to reprise his role in its follow-ups, “The Hangover Part II” (2011) and “The Hangover Part III” (2013). For his performance, Cooper received an award at the 13th Hollywood Film Festival and his first nomination for MTV Movie Awards—Best Comedic Performance. Cooper appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy ” Valentine’s Day” (2010), directed by Garry Marshall, co-starring with Julia Roberts. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $215 million worldwide.
Cooper starred with Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy-drama “Silver Linings Playbook”, an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s serio-comic novel of the same name. For his performance, he earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, and nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
In 2016, he had a voice cameo in the thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, and played a supporting part in War Dogs, co-produced under his and Phillips Will’s production company Joint Effort. In 2017, Cooper again voiced Rocket Raccoon, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
In March 2013, he began dating English model Suki Waterhouse who is 17 years his junior. According to a report by E!, they broke up in March 2015 because of their age difference and Waterhouse’s desire to focus on her career. Cooper began a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk the following month. In March 2017, Shayk gave birth to their daughter.