Bradley Cooper is an American actor, director, and filmmaker who gained popularity for his role as Will Tippin in the television show Alias in 2001. He was named on Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
Bradley Cooper’s net worth is estimated at $110 million. His earnings are from his work on films and television show appearances. Bradley Cooper films have grossed about $11billion worldwide, which places him among the biggest actors in Hollywood. Cooper owns a 4,000 square foot townhouse in New York City worth $13.5 million and a mansion in Pacific Palisades, California.
This article will walk you through the background, net worth, height, and wife of your favorite screen star Bradley Cooper.
Bradley Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 5th January 1975. He was born Bradley Charles Cooper but is known as Bradley Cooper. He has Irish descent from his father’s side, while his mother is of Italian ancestry. His father, Charles Cooper, was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch investment, while his mother is Gloria Campano, who worked with local NBC radio. Bradley was the last child of a family of four. His elder sister is Holly, and they grew up in the communities of Rydal and Jenkintown. Bradley attended Germantown Academy. While a student, he took up a position at Philadelphia Daily News. Although Cooper wasn’t one of the most intelligent kids in the school, he graduated from High School in 1993 and decided to pursue a degree at Villanova University. Cooper spent just one year at Villanova University before transferring to Georgetown University, where he completed and earned a degree in English, graduating in 1997.
At an early age, Bradley had formerly been introduced to acting by his father when Charles (Senior) introduced the film The Elephant Man to him. From there, Bradley picked interest, and with his activities with Nomadic Theatre and as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas rowing team, Bradley got fully interested in an acting career. He had wanted to become a journalist or take up a career in diplomacy and auditioned for a master. By 2000 he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting at Actors Studio. This degree was his stepping stone to a professional acting career because he trained with coach Elizabeth Kemp and met other top actors like Robert De Niro and Sean Penn. They gave him helpful advice and encouragement.
Bradley Cooper’s professional acting career started in 1999 when he debuted on the show ‘Sex and the City’ opposite Sarah Jessica Parker. He served as a presenter on the tourism series Globe Trekker in 2000 before taking a giant leap in his career featuring in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer in 2001. Between 2001 – 2006, Bradley featured in the television series Alias as Will Tippin, a local reporter for a newspaper and best friend to Sydney Briston played by Jennifer Garner. From 2001 – 2006, Cooper featured and TV series like My Little Eye, Changing Lanes, Bending All the Rules, Miss Match, I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, Jack & Bobby, and Significantly as Sack Lodge, an antagonistic character in Wedding Crashers in 2005 alongside Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Rachel McAdams. The film changed his fate in Hollywood from the nice guy he has always portrayed to an antagonistic character who can do well in action thrillers. Wedding Crashers grossed $285 million worldwide. The same year he featured in Kitchen Confidential, a canceled sitcom after only four episodes because of poor ratings. The failure of Kitchen Confidential constrained Cooper to theatre roles and some minor roles in Three Days of Rain, Failure to Launch, The Comeback, Older than America, and so on.
In the year 2009, Cooper received a significant boost in his career in the comedy The Hangover, which was a great success becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2009. He played the character of Phil Wenneck alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis as three friends who couldn’t recall what happened at the bachelor party in Las Vegas. The same year he featured in All About Steve and New York, I Love You. By 2010, he appeared in the romantic film Valentine’s Day co-starring with Julia Roberts, which also saw success grossing over $250 million. All About Steve received a Golden Raspberry Award for West Screen Combo. Cooper’s next project in 2011 was in the techno-thriller Limitless. He played the role of Eddie Morra, a struggling New York City author who was introduced to a nootropic drug that gives him the ability to utilize his brain capabilities. He also reprised his role in the sequel of The Hangover Part II, which earned him a nomination for Favourite Comedic Movie Actor at the 38th People’s Choice Awards. From the year 2012 – 2017, Cooper featured in high-grossing movies like The Words, Hit and Run, Silver Linings Playbook alongside Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence. He also featured in American Hustle, American Sniper – which he co-produced and received an MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance.
By the end of 2017, after successfully having a cameo voice in the thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, Cooper voiced Rocket Racoon in the Guardians of The Galaxy vol. 2, which he reprised in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Cooper directed his first film, which he starred alongside Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. He spent a couple of years learning to sing, play guitar and play the piano. A Star is Born a remake of a 1937 musical film of the same name. The movie gave Cooper great recognition making him the first person with five nominations in a single ceremony at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. In 2018, Cooper played DEA agent before returning as Rocket Racoon in Avengers: End Game (2019).
Bradley Cooper’s Relationship
Bradley Cooper married Jennifer Esposito in December 2006, having engaged her in October same year. In less than a year, precisely in May 2007, Jennifer filed for divorce, which was finalized in November. In 2011, he started dating Zoe Saldana. Their romantic relationship lasted from 2011 to January 2013. Three months later, Cooper was in another relationship with an English model Suki Waterhouse. Their relationship lasted till March 2015, as Cooper quickly jumped into a relationship with Irina Shayk, a Russian Model who dated soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. This Time Cooper had a daughter to show for in the relationship. In March 2017, Shayk gave birth to Cooper’s first child Lea de Seine. However, the partners split in 2019.
Bradley Cooper Net Worth
Bradley Cooper’s net worth is estimated at $110 million. His earnings are from his work on films and television show appearances. Bradley Cooper films have grossed about $11billion worldwide, which places him among the biggest actors in Hollywood.