Early in Bradley Cooper’s career, he was consistently typecast as the kind of guy you’d just love to punch in the face. He played handsome yet infuriating jerks in a series of movies, including ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘He’s Just Not That Into You.’ However, the 2009 Vegas-gone-wrong comedy film ‘The Hangover’ was a box office smash, and proved that Cooper could play lead roles. Since then, the blue-eyed stud has turned out impressive performances in dramas like ‘Limitless’ and the Oscar-nominated ‘Silver Linings Playbook. The actor’s star is still on the rise, and he’s set to star in the 2013 film ‘American Hustle’ alongside the likes of big names, such as Christian Bale and Amy Adams. He was previously married to actress Jennifer Esposito, and has since dated Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana. Little known fact: Bradley Cooper bears a striking resemblance to an emu. A handsome emu, but an emu nonetheless.
Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Hangover, The A-Team, Wedding Crashers, and Limitless. In 2011, People magazine named Cooper 'Sexiest Man Alive'. Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (ne Campano), is Italian-American, and his father, Charles J. Cooper, was Irish-American and worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. He has one sister named Holly. Cooper was raised Catholic. While attending Germantown Academy, Cooper worked at the Philadelphia Daily News. After graduating from Germantown Academy in 1993, he attended Villanova University for his freshman year, then transferred to Georgetown University, from which he graduated with an honors BA in English in 1997. Cooper became fluent in French at Georgetown and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France.
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