Alexander Rae Baldwin III is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Orton’s Loot. He has done voice work for The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
About Alec Baldwin in brief
Alexander Rae Baldwin III is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons six and seven of the CBS television drama Knots Landing. From 2006 to 2013, Baldwin gained critical acclaim starring alongside Tina Fey as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. Baldwin has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Donald Trump on the long-running sketch series Saturday Night Live. He is also a columnist for The Huffington Post. Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Orton’s Loot alongside Zoë Wanamaker, Željko Ivanek, Joseph Maher, and Charles Keating. He has done voice work for The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Rise of the Guardians, and The Boss Baby. Baldwin is descended from Mayflower passenger John Howland, and through this line, is the 13th generation of his family born in North America. He also has two sisters, Elizabeth \”Beth\” Baldwin Keuchler and Jane Ann Baldwin Sasso. Alec and his siblings were raised as Roman Catholics. He was born April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, and raised in the Nassau Shores neighborhood of nearby Massapequa, the eldest son of Carol Newcomb from Syracuse and Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr. , a high school historysocial studies teacher and football coach from Brooklyn. Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapeeka and played football there under Coach Bob Reifsnyder.
In 1979, he lost the election for student body president and received a personal letter from former U.S. president Richard Nixon encouraging him to use the loss as a learning experience. In 1994, he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at NYU. In 2004, he appeared in a Broadway revival of Twentieth Century about a girl and egomaniacal director who transformed into a leading lady. On June 9, 2005, he played the title role in Macbeth at The Public Theater alongside Angela Bassreiber and Liev Schreiber. His other Broadway credits include Caryl Churchill’ A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2006, he starred in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the fifth and sixth installments of the Mission: Impossible series. In 2008, he portrayed Stanley Kowalski in the 1992 Broadway production of A Street car Named Desire and the title character in a 1998 Off-Broadway production of MacbETH, the former earning him aTony Award nomination. In 2010, he co-starred in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation with Kate Nelligan and Caryl Churchill and reprised their roles, alongside Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Diane Goodman, in both television versions of the production. In 2012, he also starred in Twentieth Century About a Girl about a girl and the chorus.