Hollywood Sensation, Bradley Cooper: Lifestyle, Biography, Career, Personal Life, Filmography, Awards, And Net Worth.

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Bradley Charles Cooper is known as Bradley Cooper, 45, born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, is a famous American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. Cooper gained a lot of respect and popularity over the span of his career.

He received numerous awards over the years including a number of Academy Awards, a Tony Award, BAFTA Award, and two Grammy Awards. He made it to the list of 100 most influential people in the world of Forbes Celebrity 100, on three different occasions. 

Bradley Cooper started off his career with a guest appearance in the series Sex And The City (1999). After that he joined Actors Studio to complete his degree in Master of Fine Arts (MFA), this is where he learned most of his acting skills from. This role gave him a little recognition but the role that made him more popular was the one he played in the TV series Alias (2001-2006).

Cooper’s family:

Cooper was the only son of Gloria and Charles Cooper, who was of Irish descent and his occupation was of a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch. While his mother, Gloria was of Italian descent and working for NBC at the time. Cooper just has one sibling, a sister, Holly, who’s older than him. 

Bradley did not have a very exciting childhood. According to him, people used to think and call him a girl because he always had long hair and he sometimes was teased by his friends because of it. Bradley Cooper was very interested in playing basketball and was also very good at it, but he was never as serious about it to make it his profession.

Cooper at one point wanted to join the military and had a dream of going to the Valley Forge Military Academy, but his interest shifted to acting when he saw The Elephant Man with his father.

His passion for acting grew stronger but his parents were not very supportive of his passion and always told him to focus on his studies and so something that would make him successful. Their way of thinking changed, when they saw Cooper playing the role of Joseph Merrick from the popular movie The Elephant Man. After seeing his outstanding performance and his talent, they supported him throughout his career.

Bradley Cooper’s Schooling And Education:

He started his schooling at the Germantown Academy, and was working at the Philadelphia Daily News at the same time. Cooper was not really a bright student in his class and he was also not very popular among other kids. According to him, he was a very ordinary student throughout his schooling and his life was not very happening or interesting at that time. 

Cooper graduated from high school in 1993 and right after that he joined Villanova University, which he attended for a year because Bradley Cooper got transferred to Georgetown University. From there he completed his degree in Bachelor of Arts in English and graduated in 1997. During his time at Georgetown University, Cooper took part in many extracurricular activities and was also a part of Georgetown Hoyas, which was a rowing team, and Nomadic Theater.

Later on, Cooper planned on doing Masters in Fine Arts, and to do so, he applied and got selected at the Actors Studio by James Lipton. After his hard work, he achieved the degree of Masters in Fine Arts in 2000. Cooper at one point also worked as a doorman and at Morgans Hotel before his acting career started.

Popular Roles:

Bradley Cooper’s career started with the television series Sex And The City (1999). Later on, he starred in the television show Alias (2001-2006) and this was the role that made him somewhat popular. After that, Cooper appeared in many other movies including Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Wedding Crashers (2005), and The Hangover (2009) was the movie that turned his life around because it gained huge success and Cooper became very popular after his outstanding performance in this movie.

He was further seen in many other movies like Limitless (2011), The Place Beyond The Pines (2012), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) was another huge success for him, American Hustle (2013), American Sniper (2014), and The Elephant Man (2014)- Broadway revival. Bradley Cooper also appeared in a romantic musical video, A Star Is Born (2018), which he also wrote and directed


Bradley Cooper is by far one of the most talented and successful actors of the Hollywood industry and he has starred in many hit movies. He received numerous awards for his outstanding performances throughout his acting career and he managed to make it to the list of richest Hollywood actors of all time.

Cooper’s Initial Roles (2001-2008):

Cooper started his career by playing much simpler and little roles but still managed to make his mark in the acting industry through his brilliant performances. He appeared in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and in the eighth episode of a Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp. These two movies of Cooper were not commercially successful but still managed to give Cooper a little more recognition than before, because of his acting.


Later on, Cooper starred in many other movies and shows including Alias (2001-2006) which became a huge success and was one of the projects behind Bradley’s success and recognition. Moreover, Bradley Cooper was seen in Changing Lanes (2002), Bending All The Rules (2002), Miss Match (2003), The Last Cowboy (2003), I Want To Marry Ryan Banks (2004), and Jack and Bobby (2004-2005). 


After this, his popularity increased with each role he played and he started becoming more and more successful. Some of the roles that played a major role in his initial success include Wedding Crashers (2005), Kitchen Confidential (2005), Three Days of Rain (2006), Failure to Launch (2006), The Comebacks (2007), Nip/Tuck (2007), Older than America (2008), Yes Man (2008), The Rocker (2008), and The Midnight Meat, Train (2008).

Bradley’s Career Breakthrough And Success (2009-2012):

After playing many popular roles and gaining recognition through those movies, Bradley Cooper played many other roles which were the reason behind his actual success. 


In the beginning of 2009, Cooper hosted a show, Saturday Night Live, which was very popular among the people. Later on, he appeared in many movies that proved to be a career booster for him. These movies include He’s Just Not That Into You (2004), The Hangover (2009), Case 39 (2009), All About Steve (2009), New York, I Love You (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010).

After these roles, he got a lot of appraisal and awards and was featured by many famous magazines like The Daily Telegraph, Shave, and Variety.


Bradley wasn’t seen in many movies in 2010. The couple of projects he did in that year include Brother’s Justice (2010), and The A-Team (2010). He was also invited as a guest host of WWE RAW in June 2010.


The next year, 2011 was like a ride of successes for Cooper though he appeared in very few movies that year also. The movies Bradley Cooper starred in that year include Limitless (2011) and The Hangover Part II (2011). These movies managed to gain a huge success at the box office and his brilliant performances caught the attention of many magazines like Time and Variety. He also got nominated a few times.


Like the previous two years, in 2012, Cooper was seen in very less movies but the little he appeared in became successful. He starred in movies including The Words (2012), The Place Beyond The Pines (2012), Hit And Run (2012), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

This year also became a huge success for him as he got featured in other popular magazines and he won many awards for his roles. He also received a number of nominations like Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, and an Academy Award.

Cooper’s Career Fluctuations (2013-2017):

Like every other actor, be it a successful one or unsuccessful, Cooper has also seen many lows in his acting career alongside all the good times he has seen. These years were not the best time of his career but sure enough, were not the worst either because most of his movies still were commercially successful but didn’t receive many good reviews. This was the time of his life when he had a number of successful movies, along with some unsuccessful ones.


Bradley Cooper appeared in The Hangover Part III (2013), which did not receive many good reviews but was commercially a successful movie. Later on, he starred in other movies including American Hustle (2013), Serena (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). 


The year 2014 started with Cooper co-producing and starring in one of his highest-grossing movies, American Sniper (2014). This was his only movie which came out that year and it broke records at the box office. Many magazines and newspapers approached him and interviewed him after the huge success of American Sniper. He also received a number of nominations and awards for it.


In 2015, Cooper was seen in a number of impressive movies like Aloha (2015), Burnt (2015), and Joy (2015). All three of these movies had a great cast and managed to catch the attention of many through their brilliant performances in these films.


Cooper reappeared in 2016 with a comparatively different project. He did a voiceover in 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), and later on, starred in War Dogs (2016). In 2017, Cooper did the voiceover of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. 

Bradley Cooper’s Direction and Production Career (2018-2019 and present):

Alongside his tremendous acting and other skills, Cooper also directed and produced a few movies which also became very popular over the time. He appeared in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which was a huge commercial success and after that, Cooper directed A Star Is Born (2018), which was his first film. His film gained a lot of success and made him even more popular. 

After that he was seen in The Mule (2018). Cooper produced one of 2019’s highest-grossing movies Joker, which won the hearts of so many people. Later on, in 2019, he appeared in Avengers: Endgame (2019), and he’s now all set to come back IN another part of Guardians of the Galaxy, that is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. 


Cooper has seen many ups and downs in his acting career as well as his personal life. He lost hope and decided to quit so many times but then picked himself back up and just hung in there for years till he became very successful.

Bradley Cooper’s relationships were not very healthy and steady. He got engaged to the famous American actress, Jennifer Esposito, in October 2006, and got married in December. Shortly after their marriage, one year later in 2007, the couple got divorced, the reason for which according to Cooper was that things didn’t work out for them really well and they were not compatible at all so they mutually decided to part their ways at the right time.

Cooper was also in a relationship for a couple of years with his Case 39’s co-star Renee Zellweger, which ended in 2011. Right after breaking up with Renee, Cooper started dating American actress, Zoe Saldana and broke up with her as well in 2013. He also dated an English model, Suki Waterhouse for two years (2013-2015). Lastly, he dated an Irish model Irina Shayk, with whom he had a daughter in 2017. According to the recent reports, the couple got separated in 2019.


As mentioned above, Cooper’s acting career is very extensive and he played over 46 movies till now. He also received a number of awards for the movies and for his flawless performances. Cooper’s most famous movies and awards are;

List Of Bradley Cooper Movies:

Cooper gave a number of hit movies throughout his career and became popular among many. His top 10 most famous movies are;

  1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  1. American Hustle (2013)
  1. The Hangover (2009)
  1. A Star Is Born (2018)
  1. Limitless (2011)
  1. The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)
  1. Joy (2015)
  1. The A-Team (2010)
  1. American Sniper (2014)
  1. The Midnight Meat, Train (2008)

List Of Awards:

Some of the countless awards, Bradley won;

  1. MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  2. BAFTA Award for Best Original Music: A Star Is Born (2019)
  3. National Board of Review Award for Best Actor: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  4. Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Shallow (2019)
  5. MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance: American Sniper (2014), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  6. Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Comedy: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  7. Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie: American Sniper (2014)
  8. Satellite Award for Best Actor- Motion Picture: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  9. Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor: American Sniper (2014)
  10. Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year: Shallow (2019)


Cooper is considered one of the richest actors in Hollywood, who earned all from scratch. He earned about $11 billion out of his movies. Bradley Cooper’s estimated net worth is about $100 million. The famous actor possesses many properties and expensive cars and other items.


The actor is to this date, one of the most famous and richest actors in Hollywood and people watched all his movies so many times. Cooper won the hearts of millions by his promising acting.



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