Bradley Cooper
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  January 05, 1975

Bradley Cooper is a filmmaker and actor. He’s the recipient of various awards, including a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, in addition to nominations for 12 Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and a Tony Award. He appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 three times and Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His movies have grossed $13 billion worldwide, and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors.

In 2000, Cooper enrolled in the MFA program at the Actors Studio after starting his career in 1999 with a guest role on “Sex and the City.” He made his film debut in “Wet Hot American Summer” and gained some recognition as Will Tippin in the TV series “Alias.” After his role on the show was demoted, Cooper started to have career doubts but gained some recognition with a supporting part in “Wedding Crashers.” He had his breakthrough in “The Hangover,” a commercially and critically successful comedy that spawned two sequels. His career progressed with starring roles in “Limitless” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

Cooper found greater success with the romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “American Sniper,” which he also produced. In 2014, he played Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of “The Elephant Man” and started voicing Rocket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018, Cooper wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the musical romance “A Star Is Born.” He won 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’s since produced the thrillers “Joker,” “Nightmare Alley,” and directed the biographical drama “Maestro,” in which he also starred as Leonard Bernstein.

Cooper was named People Magzine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011. He supports several charities that help fight cancer. He was briefly married to actress Jennifer Esposito and has a daughter from his relationship with model Irina Shayk. Cooper was born in 1975 in Abington Township, near Philadelphia and grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. His mother worked at KYW-TV, while his father worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.

What religion is Bradley Cooper?

Bradley Cooper identifies as Catholic.The example his earthly dad set for him gave way to the bond he still has with his Heavenly Father today. He said, “I grew up Roman Catholic. I was baptized. I always loved the pageantry of it. A lot of it had to do with loving my father and looking at him wearing his tweed blazer to Mass. I loved the way he prayed, so I would pray like he would.”

Cooper continued, “Not for any other reason than I wanted to be like my father — I wanted to be like Charlie Cooper. But in so doing, through the ritual of it, I started to have faith in God. Am I a spiritual person today? Yes. I don’t know how I could not be. It’s like saying, ‘Do you breathe?’”

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