Bradley Charles Cooper (born 5 January 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including eight Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won two Grammy Awards and a BAFTA Award. He appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 on three occasions and Time's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His films have grossed $11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actors in the world.
He began his career in 1999 with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City, but he made his film debut in Wet Hot American Summer (2001). He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the television show Alias (2001–2006) and achieved minor success with a supporting part in Wedding Crashers (2005). His breakthrough role came in 2009 with The Hangover, which spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. His portrayal of a struggling writer in Limitless (2011) and a rookie police officer in The Place Beyond the Pi