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Famous People Birthdays Today April 3 Alec Baldwin

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Famous People Birthdays Today April 3 Baby Boomer Alec Baldwin


Baldwin first gained recognition through television for his work in the soap opera Knots Landing in the role of Joshua Rush. He was a cast member for two seasons (6 and 7) before his character was killed off. The series aired on CBS from 1979 to 1993. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), Final Fantasy The Spirits Within (2001), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#80). [1995]

Daughter, Ireland Eliesse (aka Addie Baldwin), born on October 23, 1995.

He and his wife Kim Basinger owned a total of eleven dogs, seven cats and a wolf.

Education: George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (majored in political science), New York University, New York, New York (majored in drama; BA, 1993).

As part of his preparation for The Hunt for Red October (1990), he was trained to drive a Los Angeles-class attack submarine at the New London Submarine Base in Connecticut.

Brother of William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Jane Sasso, and Elizabeth Keuchler.

Cousin of Charles H. Baldwin

Dated Michelle Pfeiffer, Janine Turner and Ally Sheedy.

Brother-in-law of singer Chynna Phillips and Kennya Baldwin.

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1990]

Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.

Originally wanted to be a lawyer.


His father was not only a social studies teacher in Massapequa, but also the football coach.

Alec’s daughter is often called “Addie” by family members.

During the Bill Clinton impeachment trial went on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (1993) and said to a cheering audience that the head of the trial, Henry Hyde and his family, should be stoned to death. He later apologized and said it was just a joke.

A fan of novelist James Lee Burke, he owns the rights to a number of books featuring his character Dave Robiceaux. One of these, Heaven’s Prisoners (1996), was released in 1996.

Wrote “Tabloid,” an episode of “Law & Order” (1990), based on his own experiences with tabloid reporters.

Turned down the chance to reprise the role of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) in order to play Stanley Kowalski in a revival of Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Broadway.

Told brother Stephen Baldwin that doing Bio-Dome (1996) could be the single most career ending decision he could possibly make.

Loves Cuban cigars.

At George Washington University, Baldwin ran for president but lost by two votes.

Taught “Master Theater Workshop” in summer 2002 at Southampton College, New York where friend James LaRocca is Dean.

Is only the third person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for The Cooler (2003), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for The Cat in the Hat (2003), in the same year.

Jokes that he “stole” his performance in The Cooler (2003) from Ben Kingsley’s in Sexy Beast (2000).

Replaced Alan Rickman as the voice of Leonardo Leonardo in the 2000 cartoon based on Kevin Smith’s film Clerks. (1994).

Received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Montclair State University at their 2004 Graduation.

Like ex-wife Kim Basinger, he is also a vegetarian. He claims she was the one who convinced him. Since their divorce he has continued to be an advocate for animal rights.

In 1995, he played the role of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) (TV), a role originated by Marlon Brando, who went on to play Vito Corleone. On “Saturday Night Live” (1975), he has played Robert De Niro, who played the young Vito Corleone to Brando’s older Don Corleone, in The Godfather: Part II (1974).

His A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) (TV) castmate, John Goodman, played Marlon Brando on “Saturday Night Live” (1975).

Has done voice-over work in television ads for both General Electric and Subaru.

Was nominated for Broadway’s 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for playing Stanley Kowalski in a revival of Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire,” a performance he recreated in a television version of the same title, A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) (TV).

Is of Irish and French descent.

Is one of only two people with a standing invitation to host “Saturday Night Live” (1975) every year (schedules allowing). The other is Christopher Walken.

Has impersonated Robert De Niro on “Saturday Night Live” (1975) a few times, and now he will be in The Good Shepherd (2006), which is directed by De Niro.

He was willing to voice his own puppet in Team America: World Police (2004) (despite the movie’s unflattering portrait of him and other film stars, but was turned down by producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker, because all of the other celebrities were voiced by impressionists in the film. The role went to impressionist Maurice LaMarche.

In 1979, he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare (and was accepted).

No relation to actor Adam Baldwin.

Son of Carol M. Baldwin and Alexander Baldwin II. His father was one of Brian Kilmeade’s teacher.

Was considered for the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky (2001).

Has declined two roles that later went to Harrison Ford. First, he declined to reprise the role of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992), then he turned down the lead role in The Fugitive (1993).

Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).

Did a skit on “Saturday Night Live” (1975) in December of 2005 in which he spoofed himself delivering the same speech he did in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) to a couple of Santa’s elves. Only some of the words were changed to apply to the elves rather than salesmen. He slipped though when saying the line, “Always Be Cobbling” instead he said the original line, “Always Be Closing”. This made the other cast members break out in laughter on the live show.

He is frequently referred to as Irish-American and, although both of his parents have Irish heritage, he is not entirely Irish. His father was half-English and his mother’s side is primarily French (only one-quarter Irish).

Caused a scandal by leaving an expletive filled voice mail for his daughter Ireland, calling her a “thoughtless little pig”, which later was revealed to the media (11 April 2007).

Revealed during an appearance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (1993) that he suffers from OCD.

Wrote “Tabloid” episode for the television show “Law & Order” (1990) which was part of the 1998 season because of his own experience with tabloid reporters.

Caused a major uproar in the Philippines when he made a joke that he was interested in buying a Filipina wife. As a result, Philippine senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., (also an actor) blasted Baldwin and even swore to personally beat him up if he ever visits the Philippines. Despite apologizing for the joke, Baldwin was effectively banned from visiting the Philippines.

He has tied long-time reigning champion, Steve Martin, for hosting “Saturday Night Live” (1975) the most times. Both have hosted 14 episodes to date. They were chosen to co-host The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV) together.

Teaches a theater class at The Ross School in New York, which actress Aimee Denaro attended.

Has announced plans to retire from acting and pursue other interests when his contract for “30 Rock” (2006) expires in 2012.

Good friends with actress Meryl Streep.

Is five years younger than his ex-wife, Kim Basinger.

Trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Is a huge fan of the Chicago Bears.

On December 12, 1998, Alec Baldwin hosted “Saturday Night Live” (1975) and appeared in the double entendre-filled “Schweddy Balls” edition of the recurring skit “The Delicious Dish,” which spoofed National Public Radio (NPR). In 2009, Baldwin became the on-air radio host of “The New York Philharmonic This Week” on the real NPR.

His agent is Michael A. Katcher.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 15, 2011, outside Eva Longoria’s restaurant, Beso, on Hollywood Blvd., seven blocks away from ex-wife Kim Basinger’s star. In attendance were his brother Stephen Baldwin, his daughter Ireland and friend Megan Mullally.

Studied at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.



Since 2006 he has starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He has received two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the oldest of the Baldwin brothers working in Hollywood.

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