Alec Baldwin: Biography
BornApril 3, 1958, Alec grew up in Massapequa, Long Island where his father was a high school teacher for twenty-eight years and his mother raised six children, including his sisters, Beth and Jane. Alec is the eldest of his brothers, Daniel, William, and Stephen Baldwin, all of whom are actors in film and television.?
Alec attended George Washington University and planned to attend law school, when he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare. He was accepted, and in 1979 began what would become his professional training. In 1980, he was cast in the daytime TV series "The Doctors" on NBC and, subsequently, has worked in nearly every venue as a professional actor ever since.
Alec is an out-spoken supporter of various causes related to public policy, including environmentalism, the government's support of the arts, campaign finance reform, animal rights and gun control. He serves on the board of directors of The Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor,Long Island), The New York University/Brennan Center for Justice Program Advisory Board, People For The American Way and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, dedicated in honor of his mother. He is a vigorous supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Alec is a dedicated supporter of theEastHamptonDaycareCenter.
Baldwin is a graduate of New York University (BFA, Tisch School of the Arts), 1994.
Alec has a daughter, Ireland Eliesse.
Alec Baldwin: Career
Alec has starred in several films, including "The Hunt for Red October", "Miami Blues", "Prelude to a Kiss", "Malice", "The Shadow", "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Heaven's Prisoners", "Ghosts of Mississippi", "The Edge", "Pearl Harbor" and "Cat in the Hat", among others. In 2004,Baldwinreceived a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Wayne Kramer's "The Cooler". That year,Baldwinwas awarded the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor honor for "The Cooler". He also recently appeared in "The Last Shot" with Mathew Broderick and Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator". In 2005, Alec can be seen in Cameron Crowe’s film “Elizabethtown” and in Jim Carrey’s new comedy “Fun with Dick and Jane”, also starring Tea Leoni and directed by Dean Parisot.
His production company, El Dorado Pictures, has co-produced "The Confession" (winner of the 2000 Writers Guild Award for best adapted screenplay by David Black) for Cinemax Television, "Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial" for Turner Network Television, "State and Main", a motion picture comedy written and directed by David Mamet and TNT Productions "Second Nature" co-starring Powers Boothe.
Alec Baldwin: Films
Running with Scissors (2006), Sweet Revenge (2005), Fun With Dick and Jane (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), The Aviator (2004), The Last Shot (2004), Along Came Polly (2004), Second Nature (2003), The Cooler (2003), Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003), Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within (2001), Cats & Dogs (2001), Cats & Dogs (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), Nuremberg (2000), State and Main (2000), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), The Confession (1999), Outside Providence (1999), Notting Hill (1999), Thick as Thieves (1999), Mercury Rising (1998), The Edge (1997),
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Looking for Richard (1996), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), The Juror (1996), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), Two Bits (1995), The Shadow (1994), The Getaway (1994), Malice (1993), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), The Marrying Man (1991), Alice (1990), Code of Honor (1990), Miami Blues (1990), The Hunt for Red October (1990),
Great Balls of Fire (1989), Talk Radio (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988), Beetlejuice (1988), She's Having A Baby (1988), Forever, Lulu (1987), Dress Gray (1986), Love on the Run (1985), Crazy Streets (1981)