Bradley Cooper (born Bradley Charles Cooper) is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award, along with British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards. As of 2015, Cooper was on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most important persons in the world and on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list three times. Four times, he has been ranked among the world’s top-earning actors, with his films grossing over $11 billion globally.
Hollywood powerhouse Bradley Cooper has an estimated net worth of $100 million USD. Cooper’s film and television credits include Alias, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers, American Sniper, Silver Linings Playbook, and A Star is Born, are just a few of his most well-known roles.
Early Days and Childhood
Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 5, 1975. Gloria, his mother, worked for the local NBC station. His father, Charles, worked for Merril Lynch as a stockbroker. His mother is Italian. His father hails from Ireland. Holly is his older sister. He was brought up in the Catholic faith. Aside from basketball, he was also a big fan of cuisine.
After watching movies like “The Elephant Man” with his father, the young actor was motivated to become an actor. Cooper received his B.A. in English from Georgetown University in 1997 after attending Germantown Academy. He rowed for his university’s crew team during his undergraduate years. In college, Cooper became fluent in French. Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School was awarded to him in 2001.
As for his personal life, Cooper married actress Jennifer Esposito in October 2006. They got married in December of that year.
In May 2007, Esposito filed for divorce from his wife of ten years. The divorce was finalised at the end of November. Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana were two of the women he dated after his divorce.
The model Suki Waterhouse was his girlfriend from March 2013 till March 2015. Irina Shayk, a Russian model, became his girlfriend in April 2015. Their daughter Lea de Seine was born in 2017 and is named after the River Seine. The couple decided to quit after one year of marriage in June of this year.
Career and Filmography
In 1999, Cooper appeared in a tiny part on “Sex and the City” alongside Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2001, he appeared in the ensemble comedy “Wet Hot American Summer” as the lead actor. “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” a prequel film from 2015, had Cooper reprising his character. Co-star Bradley Cooper played Will Tippin, a close friend of Jennifer Garner’s character in the show “Alias” (2001-06).
After “Wedding Crashers,” Cooper’s Hollywood career really took off. Cooper got the lead role in the Fox series “Kitchen Confidential,” based on Anthony Bourdain’s memoir, in September 2005. Todd Phillips’ comedy “The Hangover” gave Cooper his big break. Garry Marshall directed the 2010 romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” in which Cooper starred. He went on to play Templeton Faceman Peck, a fictional character, in the feature film adaptation of “The A-Team.”
Cooper appeared in the suspense film “Limitless” in 2011. A sequel to his character’s story featured him in “The Hangover” the same year. “Silver Linings Playbook” was one among the films he appeared in in 2012. Silver Linings Playbook” got him an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, as well as Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Cooper featured in the third instalment of “The Hangover” in 2013.
Later same year, he starred in the film “American Hustle” as a crazed FBI agent. “American Sniper” co-produced and starring Cooper as Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper, in 2014. As Chris Kyle, Cooper received an MTV Movie Award nomination as Best Male Performance. For Best Actor, he was nominated a second time. “A Star Is Born,” a remake of 1937’s “A Star Is Born,” was Cooper’s first directorial effort in 2018. Cooper played Jackson Maine, an accomplished musician whose relationship with Ally (played by Lady Gaga) gets difficult when Ally’s career begins to overshadow Jackson’s.
A National Board of Review Award for Best Director and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Drama and Best Director were Cooper’s accolades for the picture. For “Shallow,” Gaga and Cooper were nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year. Cooper and Gaga were recognised in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Also nominated for Best Picture, Cooper was nominated for three Oscars: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Real Estate and Income History
At the end of 2004, Cooper paid $1.199 million for a Marina Del Rey home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,462 square feet. When he bought the mansion with Irina Shayk for $4.4 million a few years later, he lived there with her until their breakup. Cooper spent $13.5 million on a New York City townhouse in 2018. Over the course of five stories, there are six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Even Bradley and the rest of the Hangover cast weren’t the studios’ first choice for star power.
In order for them to be employed, director Todd Phillips asked that they be paid less than $1 million in total. The company didn’t think twice about signing the performers to sequel contracts because it had minimal expectations for the film. The stars made $5 million each for the sequel and $10 million each for the third instalment once the film became a great blockbuster. In today’s Hollywood, Bradley Cooper earns one of the highest salaries of any actor.
To share in the profits of his films, Bradley accepts lower upfront salaries in exchange for his participation in the box office. Bradley earned $60 million between June 2018 and June 2019, making him one of the top five highest-paid actors in the world. Because he didn’t take a salary for his directorial debut, “A Star Is Born,” which grossed $434 million worldwide, he was able to amass such massive riches during that time period. For his portrayal as Rocket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Avengers: Endgame,” he received bonus points in the series’ sequel.