He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2011. He first gained recognition in the spy-action television show Alias and the television drama Jack & Bobby.He later appeared in supporting roles in the romantic comedies Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).He returned to the Oscar race in 2014 playing the title role in Clint Eastwood's 21st century war drama American Sniper, for which he also was nominated for Best Picture, having served as a producer on the film.American actor and producer who has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award. in English from Georgetown University (1997) and an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School at The New School (2000).In the meantime, Cooper would nab starring roles in more and more films, like the thriller Limitless and the big screen adaptation of The A-Team.He scored his biggest critical hit to date with 2012's Silver Linings Playbook where his portrayal of a bi-polar man trying to pull his life back together after being released from a mental institution garnered him a number of year-end accolades including a nomination for Best Actor from the Screen Actors Guild and at the Academy Awards.But of course, Cooper's breakthrough film turned out to be the explosively successful 2009 comedy The Hangover.Cooper's starring role as the smartest friend in a misguided trio, searching for their buddy after losing track of him during his extremely wild bachelor party made him an instant household name, and he would reprise the role for 2011's The Hangover 2.
The Hollywood star has featured in huge blockbusters such as Limitless, American Sniper and Silver Linings Playbook, opposite Jennifer Lawrence.
For starring in the 2014 Broadway revival of the play The Elephant Man, Cooper garnered a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination.
In October 2006, Cooper became engaged to actress Jennifer Esposito. In May 2007, Esposito filed for a divorce that was finalized in November.
After graduating from Georgetown University in 1997, Bradley Cooper set his sites on becoming not just a working actor, but a good actor.
He enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University and began molding his abilities around a love of the craft, rather than a paycheck.
While he has also previously been romantically linked to Zoe Saldana and Suki Waterhouse, One of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors shares a daughter with model girlfriend, Irina Shayk.