Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including eight Academy Awards and a Tony Award. His films have grossed USD 11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actors in the world. Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito from 2006 to 2007. He was in a relationship with model Irina Shayk from 2015 to 2019.
About Bradley Cooper in brief
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including eight Academy Awards and a Tony Award. His films have grossed USD 11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actors in the world. Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito from 2006 to 2007. He was also in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2015 to 2019. He supports several organizations that help people fight cancer. Cooper is the son of Charles Cooper, a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, and Gloria Cooper, who worked for the local NBC affiliate. He had cholesteatoma in his ear soon after his birth, and punctured his eardrum when he started diving at an early age. His father was of Irish descent, while his mother is of Italian ancestry. He has an older sister, Holly. Cooper says that his parents were initially apprehensive of his career choice, but they eventually changed their perceptions when they saw Cooper play the part of Joseph Merrick in an excerpt from the play The Elephant Man. He initially wanted to attend Valley Forge Military Academy and move to Japan to become a ninja. Cooper attended Georgetown University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1997. While at Georgetown, he became fluent in French and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-Provence, France. Cooper had been interested in a career in diplomacy when he auditioned for the master degree class at the Actors Actors Studio.
He made a brief appearance opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City in 1999. Cooper later served as a presenter on the tourism series The Trekkerkerker, which took him to places such as Peru and Croatia, and had a recurring role in the short-lived series The Street. In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merick in a Broadway revival of The elephant Man, garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, and began voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018, Cooper produced, wrote, directed and starred in a remake of the musical romance A Star Is Born. He earned three Oscar nominations for the film, as well as a BAFTA Award and two Grammys for his contributions to its U.S. Billboard 200 number one soundtrack and its chart-topping lead single \”Shallow\”. He gained another Academy Award nomination for producing Joker. Cooper has said: ‘I never lived the life of ‘Oh, you’re so good-looking’. People thought I was a girl when I was little, because I looked like a girl—maybe because my mother would keep my hair really long\”. I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna, I’d cook them food. I really didn’t have anything going on!\’ Cooper has a daughter with model Irin Shayk, with whom he had a daughter in 2019.