Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper – A Big Name In The Hollywood Industry

This post is about a renowned Hollywood actor and filmmaker, Bradley Cooper.


  • Born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, US, on January 5, 1975
  • Currently divorced and has one daughter
  • An alumnus of Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Won 45 awards out of 173 nominations
  • Has produced films that grossed over $11 billion worldwide

Read on as we dig into the early life, educational background, and career of Bradley Cooper.

Who Is Bradley Cooper?

Bradley Charles Cooper is a well-known actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is among the world’s highest-paid actors and has won several awards for his filmography and acting skills.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Bradley Cooper was raised in the neighborhoods of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and Rydal in Georgia. His father, Charles Cooper, was a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch of BOA. On the other hand, his mother, Gloria, was a local NBC affiliate. He has an older sister, Holly.

Bradley is a good cook and was great at playing basketball. While growing up, his father made him like movies, which inspired him to pursue a career in acting. Contrarily, his parents preferred that he was into finance but had to succumb when they witnessed his performance in an excerpt from a play.

He attended Germantown Academy in Pennsylvania and worked simultaneously at the Philadelphia Daily News in the same neighborhood. Bradley completed his high school education in 1993. He enrolled at Villanova University until he transferred to Georgetown University for a BA degree in English (with a minor in French).

Bradley earned an MFA degree in acting in 2000 from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School, NY, USA.

Bradley was initially engaged to an actress, Jennifer Esposito. They married in December 2006, until she filed for divorce the following year, granted in November 2007. He also dated Renée Zellweger, another Hollywood actress till they called it quits in 2011. Not long after, he started a new relationship with Zoe Saldaña, whom he dated until January 2013.

Bradley Cooper dated some other celebrities, including an English model & actress, as well as a Russian model, Irina Shayk. Irina bore a daughter for him in March 2017 named Lea de Seine.

Bradley Cooper on set

He was a drug addict until his friend and co-star, Will Arnett came by. Arnett helped him to overcome his addiction and get therapy. Bradley hasn’t had alcohol since 2004, and he doesn’t hesitate to say how it would have affected his life.

Bradley lost his father to lung cancer in 2011, which made him and his mother move to Los Angeles.

Career – Starting, Featured Movies, and Awards

Bradley Cooper’s early years in the entertainment industry weren’t rosy. He started gaining popularity when he was featured in the Alias TV Series as Will Tippin. The TV show got demoted, which made him doubt that acting was best for him.

However, he bounced back with a supporting role in Wedding Crashers, an American comedy movie produced in 2005.


Bradley Cooper has appeared in many movies, which include:

  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001), as Ben
  • My Little Eye (2002), as Travis Patterson
  • Failure to Launch (2006), as Demo
  • The Comebacks (2007), as Cowboy
  • The Hangover (2009), as Phil Wenneck
  • All About Steve (2009), as Steve
  • The A-Team (2010), as Templeton Peck
  • Valentine’s Day (2010), as Holden
  • Limitless (2011), as Eddie Morra
  • Hit and Run (2012), as Alex Dimitri
  • Serena (2014), as George Pemberton
  • War Dogs (2016), as Henry Girard

Awards Won by Bradley Cooper

Bradley has received several awards for his filmography and discography works.

Bradley Cooper holding an award

Here’s a list of some of Bradley Cooper’s awards:

  • 2009 – Comedy Actor of the Year (Hollywood Film Awards)
  • 2010 – Worst Screen Couple (Golden Raspberry Awards)
  • 2012 – Actor of the Year (Hollywood Film Awards)
  • 2013 – Best Male Performance, Best Kiss, and Best Musical Moment (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • 2014 – Best Male Performance (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • 2018 – Award Honoree (American Cinematheque Awards)
  • 2019 – International Hit of the Year (Danish Music Awards)
  • 2019 – Best Musical Moment (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • 2019 – Best Film Music (BAFTA Film Awards)
  • 2019 – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Grammy Awards)
  • 2020 – TV Musical Performance of the Year (Dorian Awards)
  • 2020 – Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (Grammy Awards)

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