Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1997, after graduating from Georgetown University, Cooper enrolled at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. There, he nurtured his acting skills. Cooper started his professional career as an actor with his TV debut in ‘Sex and the City’. He then went on to act in television shows such as ‘The Street’ and ‘Jack & Bobby’. His first film was ‘Wet Hot American Summer’, which released in 2001. However, Cooper tasted real success in 2005 with the film ‘Wedding Crashers’ that gave him wide recognition. Later, he starred in hit movies like ‘Valentine’s Day’, ‘The Hangover’, and a few other films which gave him worldwide recognition. In 2012, his role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ gave him his first “Best Actor” Academy Award nomination. In 2011, Cooper was named as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People’s Magazine. Off-screen, Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito in 2006. However, Esposito filed for divorce in May 2007. Between 2011 and 2013, he dated Zoe Saldana. Bradley Cooper was known for wearing the cologne Drakkar Noir when he was younger.