Is Bradley Cooper married? No, he isn’t. However, he was previously married to actress Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) who is two years elder to him. They celebrated their wedding in December 2006 but couldn’t continue their conjugal life for more than four months. Eventually, the duo split in May 2007 and their divorce was finalized in 2007.
Cooper has multiple romantic flings as he is known for being the blue-eyed ladies man. In 2009, he started a new relationship with Isabella Brewster who is well known for being the sister of Jordana Brewster. Later, he was also linked with Renée Zellweger but they split in March 2011 due to their conflicting busy schedules.
Copper was also linked with songstress Jennifer Lopez and was also serious with Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Zoe Saldana for a year but separated in 2012. Later, he dated Billionaire Boys Club English actress Suki Waterhouse starting from 2013 to 2015. They had a 17 years age gap and encountered several problems.
Finally, Cooper found his true partner in 2015 as Irina Shayk, a Russian supermodel. The couple has welcomed a daughter named Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper born in March 2017. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Cooper:
Who is Bradley Cooper?
Born as Bradley Charles Cooper, he landed the planet on January 5, 1975, which makes her age be 45 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American actor who has also gained huge success as a filmmaker. He has earned numerous nominations and awards in his name including a Tony Award and seven Academy Awards.
He has also made a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award in his name. He has also been included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2015. Further, he was also mentioned in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. For three years, Cooper has been named as one of the world’s highest-paid actors. His films have grossed over 7.8 million USD.
Cooper started his career in 1999 from romantic comedy-drama television series Sex and the City as a guest role. After a couple of years, he made his first film debut appearing in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer portraying the role of a counselor named Ben. He appeared into the limelight after appearing in the spy-action television show Alias as Will Tippin.
In 2009, he made a big breakthrough from The Hangover which became critically and commercially successful. He is also noted for his role in the thriller Limitless and The Place Beyond the Pines in the role of a struggling writer and a rookie police officer respectively. He gained more success from his portrayal in romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook in 2012.
The following year, he played an appealing role in American Hustle. He produced biographical war drama film American Sniper where he appeared as the United States Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. His works on the movies made him become the tenth actor to receive an Oscar nomination in three consecutive years.
Cooper played a role of Joseph Merrick in 2014 Broadway revival of The Elephant Man for which he received Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play. In 2018, he directed and produced a musical romance film named A Star Is Born for which she was a cast member as well as the writer. This made him receive three Oscar nominations.
Early Life and Education
Cooper was born in 1975 and his place of birth is in Philadelphia. Soon after his birth, he had cholesteatoma. He spent most of his childhood days in Jenkintown and Rydal with his family. He was born to the parents named Gloria Campano (mother) and Charles Cooper (father).
Talking more about his family background, his mother used to work for the local NBC affiliate whereas his father was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. At an early age, he learned driving during which he punctured his eardrum. As a child, people used to think him as a girl because his mother used to make him have long hair.
He started developing an interest in basketball and also used to help his mother in the kitchen. He used to cook for his friends and used to feel happy changing items in the fridge to lasagna. To become a ninja, he also went to Japan and was also interested to join a military academy.
It was his father who introduced him with the movies like The Elephant Man from which Cooper developed an interest in becoming an actor. His parents were not satisfied with his choice of becoming an actor but they changed their perception after seeing him playing the character of Joseph Merrick from The Elephant Man.
He was enrolled at Germantown Academy during which he contributed for the Philadelphia Daily News. He received his graduate degree in 1993 from the academy and then, he attended Villanova University for a year from which he was transferred to Georgetown University. In 1997, he finished his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Arts with honors.
Cooper also acted for Nomadic Theatre and was also one of the members of the Georgetown Hoyas rowing team. While being enrolled at Georgetown, he was able to become fluent in French and has been an exchange student for six months in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Career and Professional Life
Cooper made his debut from 1999 movie Sex and the City where he starred opposite to Sarah Jessica Parker. He has also served the 2000 travel-adventure series Globe Trekker as a presenter which made him visit the countries like Croatia and Peru.
He earned Master of Fine Arts degree in acting in 2000 by being enrolled at The New School in New York City. He was trained by coach Elizabeth Kemp. During his study at New York City, he used to work at the Morgans Hotel as a doorman.
He made his cinematic debut in the American satirical comedy film Wet Hot American Summer which was released on July 27, 2001. He was seen portraying the role of a counselor named Ben as the love interest of Michael Ian Black. The film, however, turned to be critically/ commercially unsuccessful.
Cooper made another appealing performance in the action television series Alias which broadcasted for ABC from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006, for five seasons. He played the role of a local newspaper reporter named Will Tippin as the best friend of Sydney Bristow, the character played by Jennifer Garner.
Actress Garner and Cooper were a good friend and perhaps she is one of the first people the Cooper met in Los Angeles. He also appeared in American drama thriller film titled Changing Lanes which was released on April 12, 2002. However, his scenes were edited out of the final cut of the film although the scenes were presented in the Blu-ray releases and DVD.
The same year, he was featured in the romantic drama Bending All the Rules starring alongside Colleen Porch, David Gail, Morgan Klein, Jennifer Shumaker, Shauna Vatovec, Ashlee Payne, J.C. Loader and Alana De La Garza. He also made a guest appearance the short-lived television series Miss Match and also became the part of the television film The Last Cowboy appearing as a cowboy and racehorse trainer Morgan Murphy.
He also appeared in television film I Want to Marry Ryan Banks starring alongside Emma Caulfield and Jason Priestley in 2004. He made a regular appearance in drama television series Jack & Bobby that aired from September 12, 2004, to May 11, 2005.
His career set a new peak after appearing in a prominent role in the 2005 comedy film Wedding Crashers which was directed by David Dobkin where he was starred alongside Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson. He played the role of the love interest of Claire (McAdams) as the arrogant and aggressive boyfriend named Sack Lodge.
As per Cooper, his role as the aggressive and antagonistic character made people change their perception regarding him as earlier he has played the role of a good guy. The film was able to gross $285 million worldwide in the box office as it was made in the budget of only $40 million.
He was starred in Three Days of Rain on Broadway in March 2006 alongside Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts. After that, he was featured in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch in the same year for a minor role. The following year, he appeared in the satirical comedy The Comebacks which was directed by Tom Brady. He was starred in the fifth season of serial medical television drama series Nip/Tuck in 2007 as a television star named Aidan Stone.
He portrayed the lead role in suspense drama film Older than America in 2008. He was in the lead role of horror film The Midnight Meat Train which was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. The movie was based on Clive Barker’s 1984 short story. There, he played the role of a freelance photographer who is dedicated to tracking down a serial killer. The film earned positive reviews and an average success in the box office.
He hosted the Saturday Night Live in February 2009 with the musical guest TV on the Radio. The same year, he was featured in the romantic-comedy drama film He’s Just Not That Into You in a supporting role. In 2009, he made a big breakthrough role in his acting career by appearing in Todd Phillips’ comedy The Hangover.
In the movie, Cooper played the role of Phil Wenneck alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. This movie turned out to be a commercial success and was ranked in the highest-grossing R-rated films. His amazing performance in the movie made Cooper receive an award at the 13th Hollywood Film Festival. Further, he made MTV Movie Awards nomination in his name for the category of Best Comedic Performance.
The same year, he was starred in the supernatural psychological horror Case 39 which also starred in Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland and Renée Zellweger. He also played an impressive role in the comedy All About Steve pairing with Sandra Bullock. The film was unsuccessful as expected and was given Golden Raspberry Award in the category for Worst Screen Combo.
Cooper was seen in romantic comedy film Valentine’s Day which was released on February 12, 2010, which was able to gross $216.5 million in the Box Office. The film was directed by Garry Marshall starring Cooper alongside Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Eric Dane, Jessica Biel, Héctor Elizondo, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Garner, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher and much more.
He was starred in comedy Brother’s Justice alongside Quinton Jackson, Liam Neeson and Sharlto Copley. For the role, he went through grueling workouts and avoided consuming sugar, salt and flour. The film got poor reviews and was not able to make success in the Box office as expected. He was also seen in WWE Raw in June 2010 as a guest host.
He portrayed his role in the techno-thriller Limitless in 2011which was based in the Alan Glynn’s novel named The Dark Fields. He appeared as a struggling writer in the Neil Burger-directed film where his character improves his lifestyle and fully utilize his brain by being introduced to a nootropic drug. The film became commercially successful in the Box office grossing $161 million.
American entertainment trade magazine Variety’s writer appreciated his performance in the movie. In 2011, he also became the part of the comedy sequel The Hangover Part II which was released on May 19, 2011, which made a gross Box office collection of $586.8 million as it was prepared in the budget of $80 million. However, the review for the film was mostly negative.
Cooper appeared in four films in the year 2012. They are mystery romantic drama The Words, action comedy film Hit and Run, crime drama film The Place Beyond the Pines and romantic-comedy drama film Silver Linings Playbook. The Words was released on January 27, 2012, which became commercially unsuccessful.
Hit and Run was released on August 22, 2012, and made a gross collection of $14.5 million in the Box Office as it was produced with the budget of $2 million. The Place Beyond the Pines was released on March 29, 2013, which made a Box office collection of $47 million as it was produced with a budget of $15 million.
Likewise, Romantic-comedy drama Silver Linings Playbook was released on November 16, 2012, in the United States where Cooper was starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Anupam Kher and Robert De Niro. In the movie, he appeared as a divorced man with bipolar disorder who finds companionship in a depressed widow played by Lawrence.
The following year, Cooper appeared again in the role of Phil Wenneck in the final franchise of The Hangover trilogy, The Hangover Part III which was released on May 20, 2013. The movie was prepared with a budget of $103 million and made a Box office of $362 million. However, this movie too received poor reviews as the second sequel.
The same year, Cooper appeared in David O. Russell’s crime comedy-drama American Hustle portraying the role of an unhinged FBI agent which was released on December 8, 2013. The movie was prepared in the budget of $40 million and commercially become successful by grossing $251.2 million in the Box Office. The movie also starred Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale.
Cooper received a nomination for an Academy Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award but was unable to make any of them in his name. He reunited with Lawrence to become the part of the American-French drama Serena which is based on Ron Rash’s period novel. The film was directed by Susanne Bier and was released on October 13, 2014.
In the drama Serena, Cooper and Lawrence portrayed the role of a married couple who become unable to bear children and therefore get involved in criminal activities. Although the movie was released in 2014, it was filmed in 2012. He contributed his voice for the 2014’s Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy for the role of Rocket Raccoon.
He earned a nomination for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the 2014 run of The Elephant Man. He contributed as co-producer and also starred in American Sniper as United States Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. The biographical drama was directed by Clint Eastwood (born on May 31, 1930) and was released on November 11, 2014. It made a Box office collection of $547.4 million.
His role as Kyle was the result of his hard work for which he gained 8 kilograms by following a rigorous diet and extensive training. He received training from the US Navy SEAL veteran Kevin Lacz to use the rifle for the movie. American Sniper was able to collect $547 million worldwide and set a record of being the third highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.
He received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor and made MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance in his name. Similarly, the hit movie was able to receive the Best Picture nomination. The year 2015 was not so lucky for the actor. His starred film in 2015 includes romantic comedy Aloha, drama film Burnt and biographical comedy-drama film Joy.
He performed a song titled Shallow in collaboration with American singer and actor Lady Gaga. This made Gaga and Cooper receive two Grammy nominations in the category of Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Cooper was starred in the American musical romantic drama A Star is Born which was released on August 31, 2018. It was prepared in a budget of $36 million and grossed $434.2 million.
Musical romantic drama A Star is Born was able to receive seven nominations at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. Out of seven, five were for Cooper himself in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Direction, Best Film, Best Film Music and Best Adapted Screenplay. This made him set history to have five nominations in a single ceremony in BAFTA.
He also earned the nomination for Academy Awards but was disappointed to receive a nomination for direction. He reunited with Clint Eastwood for 2018 American crime drama film The Mule which was released on December 10, 2018. The movie is based on the real life of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran.
He has returned back to the role of Rocket in superhero film Avengers: Endgame starring alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Danai Gurira, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan and Brie Larson.
Bradley Cooper was previously married to Jennifer Esposito. His conjugal life with his wife became totally failure and divorced in 2007. His sexual orientation is straight which is proven from his past and present relationship status. He has also been romantically linked with Isabella Brewster, Jordana Brewster, Renée Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez and Suki Waterhouse.
Bradley Cooper Daughter
With his girlfriend Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper is blessed with a daughter named Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper who was born on March 21, 2017. She is a cute little girl who is now 2 years old.
Bradley Cooper Religion
Cooper was raised up Roman Catholic family. His religious belief was increased when he had a brief stint in rehab. In an interview, Cooper mentioned that he regularly prays and maintained his virginity until the age of 17.
American actor Cooper has an athletic build body structure and stands at the height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 185 cm. He weighs about 83 kilograms and therefore possesses an appealing body physique. He has light brown hair color and has blue colored eyes.
His exact body measurement fact is not available but is supposed to have a chest of 40 inches or 101 cm, biceps of 6 inches or 41 cm, waist of 35 inches or 89 cm. His shoe size is said to be 14. Cooper is a fitness conscious person and therefore gives high importance to his fitness, diet and nutritional plan.
Salary and Net worth
The Sex and the City star Bradley Cooper has an estimated net worth of 100 million USD. He is an actor, director, writer and a producer as well from which Cooper has gained a huge success in the film industry. He was also mentioned in Forbes Celebrity 100 on two occasions and was also introduced to Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
The movie where Cooper has contributed has made a business of over 7.8 million USD in the Box office worldwide. He has earned one BAFTA, one Grammy Award and one Screen Actors Guild Award from his professional life.
He is well known for his roles in the successful movies like The Hangover (2009), Limitless (2011), Wedding Crashers (2005), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), American Hustle (2013) and A Star Is Born (2018). He has used his net worth for carious social cause as well.
Cooper has been supporting organizations that are supporting cancer patients. He is also the part of the board of a non-profit organization called the Wall Gang Camp. He is also serving Stand Up to Cancer’s Fifth Biennial Telecast as an executive producer. It is a fundraising special program that gets aired in September.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Philadelphia born American actor Cooper is prepared in most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Cooper’s verified social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aren’t available but his fan pages are available on these media. It seems like, Cooper has no interest in wasting time in the social sites.