|Full Name||Alexander Rae Baldwin III|
|Birthday||April 3, 1958|
|Birthplace||Amityville, New York, USA|
|Net Worth||$65 million (estimated)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Alec Baldwin is an Emmy Award winning American actor, comedian, producer and activist best known for his iconic roles in movies like Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October and TV shows 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live.
Early Life and Background
Born in Amityville, New York, Baldwin was raised alongside three brothers Stephen, William and Daniel in a Catholic family. His father Alexander Baldwin Jr. was a high school teacher and football coach. Baldwin took an interest in acting from an early age.
After graduating high school, Baldwin attended New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts. There he honed his craft on stage in productions like Loot, Serious Money and Prelude to a Kiss. Baldwin graduated from NYU in 1994 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.
Baldwin got his start on TV with roles in shows like Knots Landing and The Doctors in the early 80s. His breakout movie role came in 1990 playing Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October alongside Sean Connery. He went on to star in a string of major hits throughout the 90s like Malice, The Shadow, The Juror and The Edge.
Some of Baldwin‘s most memorable roles include Blake in 1992‘s Glengarry Glen Ross and the Ghost of Christmas Present in The Santa Clause 2. He starred as Jack Donaghy for seven seasons on NBC‘s critically acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock.
On Saturday Night Live, Baldwin‘s spot-on impression of former president Donald Trump earned him widespread praise. He has hosted SNL a record 17 times. Baldwin continues to take on exciting roles in his 60s, proving his versatility as an actor.
Stage and Other Work
Beyond just film and TV, Baldwin is an accomplished theater actor having appeared in various Broadway productions like Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire and Equus.
Baldwin has also lent his iconic voice to animated movies like The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Rise of the Guardians and The Boss Baby.
In recent years, Baldwin has interviewed major public figures as host of his own talk shows Up Late with Alec Baldwin on MSNBC and The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC. He has proven adept at candid celebrity interviews.
Baldwin has been married twice, first to actress Kim Basinger from 1993 to 2002 with whom he shares daughter Ireland. In 2012, Baldwin wed Hilaria Thomas, a yoga instructor. Together they have six children.
A longtime animal rights activist, Baldwin served as PETA‘s spokesperson from 2011 to 2017 advocating for ethical treatment of animals. He is also an advocate for the arts, sitting on the board of the New York Philharmonic. Baldwin and his family split their time between residences in New York City and The Hamptons.
Over his prolific career, Baldwin has won 3 Emmy Awards, 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony nomination, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 2003‘s The Cooler.
Why We Love Alec Baldwin
His Comedic Talent
With perfect timing and deadpan humor, Baldwin delivers some of the best comedic performances that leave audiences in stitches.
His Acting Range
From serious dramas to witty comedies, Baldwin inhabits each role he takes on with complexity, charisma and emotional depth.
Baldwin‘s deep, distinctive voice captivates viewers whether he‘s voicing an animated villain or portraying a live action character.
From PETA to the arts, Baldwin uses his fame as a platform to champion the causes he cares about.
Fun Facts About Alec Baldwin
- Baldwin worked as a busboy at the famous New York nightclub Studio 54 in the 1970‘s.
- He attended George Washington University before transferring to NYU.
- Baldwin owns over 200 pairs of shoes.
- He is left-handed.
- Baldwin runs a charity that provides arts education to underprivileged kids.
How many times has Alec Baldwin hosted SNL?
Baldwin has hosted Saturday Night Live a record 17 times since 1990, more than any other host.
How old was Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice?
Baldwin was 29 years old when Beetlejuice was released in 1988.