Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and political activist. He is the eldest of the four actor brothers in the Baldwin family. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on the sixth and seventh seasons of the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing.
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Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).
- Early life and family
- Acting career
Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., who was a high school teacher and football coach. He is of English, Irish, French, Scottish, and German descent.
Alec burst onto the TV scene in the early 1980s with appearances on several series, including The Doctors (1963) and Knots Landing (1979), before scoring feature film roles in Forever, Lulu (1987), Beetlejuice (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988) and Talk Radio (1988). In 1990, Baldwin appeared in the first on-screen adaptation of the \\"Jack Ryan\\" character created by mega-selling espionage author, Tom Clancy. The film, The Hunt for Red October (1990), was a box office and critical success, with Baldwin appearing alongside icy Sean Connery. Unfortunately, Baldwin fell out with Paramount Studios over future scripts for \\"Jack Ryan\\", and subsequent Ryan roles went to Harrison Ford. Baldwin instead went to Broadway to perform \\"A Streetcar Named Desire\\", garnering a Tony nomination for his portrayal of \\"Stanley Kowalski\\" (he would reprise the role in a 1995 TV adaptation). Baldwin won over critics as a lowlife thief pursued by dogged cop Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990), met his future wife Kim Basinger while filming the Neil Simon comedy, The Marrying Man (1991), starred in the film adaptation of the play, Prelude to a Kiss (1992) (in which he starred off-Broadway), and made an indelible ten-minute cameo as a hard-nosed real estate executive laying down the law in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also made a similar tour-de-force monologue in the thriller, Malice (1993), as a doctor defending his practices, in which he stated, \\"Let me tell you something: I am God\\". Demand for Baldwin's talents in the 1990s saw more scripts swiftly come his way, and he starred alongside his then-wife, Kim Basinger, in a remake of the Steve McQueen action flick, The Getaway (1994), brought to life the famous comic strip character, The Shadow (1994), and starred as an assistant district attorney in the civil rights drama, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Baldwin's distinctive vocal talents then saw him voice US-aired episodes of the highly popular UK children's show, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984), plus later voice-only contributions to other animated/children's shows, including Clerks (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). In the early 2000s, Baldwin and Basinger endured an acrimonious break-up that quickly became tabloid fodder but, while his divorce was high-profile, Baldwin excelled in a number of lower-profile supporting roles in a variety of films, including State and Main (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Cooler (2003) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Aviator (2004), Along Came Polly (2004) and The Departed (2006). As he was excelling as a consummate character actor, Baldwin found a second career in television comedy. Already known for his comedic turns hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he essayed an extended guest role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2005 before taking on what would arguably become his most famous role, that of network executive \\"Jack Donaghy\\", opposite Tina Fey in the highly-acclaimed sitcom, 30 Rock (2006). The role brought Baldwin two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an unprecedented six Screen Actors Guild Awards (not including cast wins).
Continuing to appear in films as 30 Rock (2006) wrapped up its final season, Baldwin remarried in 2012 to Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas), and is rumored to be considering a run for political office.
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- 'The Doctors,' 'Knots Landing' Baldwin began his acting career on television when he landed a role playing Billy Aldrich on the NBC soap opera The Doctors (1980-1982).
- 'Beetlejuice,' The Hunt for Red October' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross' Baldwin made his film debut in the quirky Forever Lulu (1987) with Deborah Harry and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
- 'The Cooler,' 'The Aviator' and 'The Departed' Continuing his film work, Baldwin appeared in the 1998 thriller Mercury Rising and the 1999 comedy Outside Providence, before making an unbilled cameo in 1999's Notting Hill, with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
- '30 Rock' In 2006, Baldwin landed a starring role as TV executive Jack Donaghy in the popular television sitcom 30 Rock, co-starring Tina Fey. He received numerous awards for his work in the sitcom, including three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards.
A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all actors. Baldwin first gained recognition by appearing on seasons 6 and 7 of the CBS television drama Knots Landing in the role of Joshua Rush (1984–85).
- Actor, writer, producer, comedian
Mar 02, 2021 · Hilaria Baldwin announced on Monday that she and her husband, Alec Baldwin, have welcomed their sixth child together — less than six months after she gave birth to baby number five. Baldwin posted...
Jul 11, 2021 · Alec Baldwin, 63, married Hilaria Baldwin, 37, on June 30, 2012. The couple share six children together, plus Baldwin’s daughter Ireland from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger. (Sean...
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