The full name of this Hollywood celebrity is Bradley Charles Cooper or commonly known as Bradley Cooper. He was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John “Charlie” Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly.
He grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. He was raised as a Roman Catholic. People often took him as a girl, as his mother always kept his hair so long. Interestingly, this Hollywood celebrity loved cooking in his kindergarten age. He initially wanted to attend military academy and move to Japan to become a ninja.
Alongside being a Hollywood celebrity, Bradley is also a producer. At an early age, his father introduced him to films like The Elephant Man (1980). He eradicated his parents’ anxiousness of his career choice of being an actor, playing the part of John Merrick in the remake of The Elephant Man.
During the Graduation course on Germantown Academy, he worked at the Philadelphia Daily News. Completing the graduation in 1993, Cooper attended at Villanova University for a year before transferring to Georgetown. Bradley Cooper graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1997. In 2000, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in New York City.
His career began with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City in 1999 and his film debut came two years later in Wet Hot American Summer. He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the spy-action television show Alias (2001–06). His career prospects declined through much of the 2000s, although he achieved minor success with a supporting part in the comedy Wedding Crashers (2005).
Cooper’s breakthrough role came in 2009 with the comedy The Hangover (2009), which spawned two successful sequels in 2011 and 2013. Critics praised his portrayal of a struggling writer in the thriller Limitless (2011) and a rookie police officer in the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines (2012). He found greater success with the romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the black comedy crime film American Hustle (2013), and the biopic American Sniper (2014). For his work in these films, Cooper was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper), and Best Supporting Actor (American Hustle). He also shared in the nomination of American Sniper for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Cooper became the tenth actor to receive an Academy Award nomination in three consecutive years. In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
One of the highest-paid actors in the world, Cooper has also been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. Other honors include International Man of the Year by GQ and Sexiest Man Alive by People (both in 2011).
This Hollywood celebrity has troublesome married life.
In October 2006, Bradley Cooper became engaged to actress Jennifer Esposito. The couple married later that December when he was 32 and she was 35. In May 2007, Esposito filed for divorce that was finalized in November. Before his marriage, he met Renée Zellweger while filming Case 39 in 2006 and that relationship also ended in 2011.
In December 2011, he was involved in a romantic relationship with Zoe Saldana that ended in January 2013. In March 2013, he began dating English model Suki Waterhouse who is 17 years his junior. They broke up in March 2015 because of their age difference and Waterhouse wanting to focus on her career. Cooper began a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk the following month. In November he moved into her apartment in New York’s West Village.