Born Alexander Rae Baldwin III on April 3, 1958, in Massapequa, Long Island, New York.
Baldwin was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in COOLER. Alec Baldwin is the producer as well as a star of the TV series, 30 ROCK. Alec has won 2 Emmys for his acting, as well as 3 Golden Globe Awards. He has also received 6 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
A suave, sexy, dark-haired man with a foxy physique and beguiling blue eyes, he is a natural leading man. And so it was that in 1990 People magazine ranked Alec Baldwin as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. Baldwin was again recognized for his sex appeal in 1995 Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#80).
He is the oldest of the 4 Baldwin Brothers in Hollywood and the most well known. His other acting brothers are Stephen, William and Daniel. His box office success came after his graduation from George Washington University where he majored in Political Science. Along with building success as a TV actor in the 1980s, Baldwin attended N.Y.U. and earned a B.A. in Drama in 1993.
In 1993, Alec was married to actress Kim Basinger, with whom he has a daughter.. The couple divorced in 2002.
Baldwin is an avid animal rights activist and a vegetarian.
Alec did star in a few feature films prior to the nineties, "Forever, Lulu" (1987), "Married to the Mob" (1988), and "Beetle Juice" (1988). Baldwin's breakthrough role came in 1990 when he starred opposite Sean Connery, as sub commander Jack Ryan in the Tom Clancy novel adaptation, "The Hunt for Red October." As part of Alec's preparation for film, he learned to drive a submarine at the New London Submarine Base in Connecticut.
The following year, Alec appeared in Neil Simon's comedy "The Marrying Man" (1991). For the 1992, film adaptation of David Mamet's play, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, he played the role of Blake, The character of Blake was a sales motivator who brow beats, bullies and humiliates a deflated group of salesmen into action.. The role was written especially for Baldwin in the film version.
1992 was also the year that Baldwin tried his luck with the Broadway production "A Streetcar Named Desire" and was nominated for the 1992 Tony Award for Best Actor (Play). He later recreated the performance for a television version of the same title in 1995.
Baldwin played with spouse Kim Basinger in the remake of THE GETAWAY in 1994, as the hot, foxy convict inmate whose wife makes a deal with the devilish James Wood to break her husband out of prison.
In 2004 he played aviation pioneer and entrepreneur, Juan Trippe, as a member of the star-studded cast for the Howard Hughes biopic, THE AVIATOR.
Since 2006, Baldwin has been an award winning fixture on the TV series, 30 ROCK.
Recently, he co-starred with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in the comedy ITS COMPLICATED in 2009. He plays the cute, charismatic, occasionally nude, portly ex-husband, who is beleaguered by his new responsibilities as a middle aged, second batch dad with his new young wife.
Baldwin is currently filming Men in Black III due to be released in 2012.
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