‘A Star Is Born’ actor Bradley Charles Cooper was born on the 5th of January 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US. He grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. His mother, Gloria worked for the local NBC affiliate and his father, Charles Cooper, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. His father was of Irish descent, while his mother is of Italian ancestry.
Cooper said about himself as a child, “I never lived the life of ‘Oh, you’re so good-looking.’ People thought I was a girl- maybe because my mother would keep my hair really long”. he also added “I used to have buddies come over after kindergarten and I’d cook them food. I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna”.
Cooper’s early years in the entertainment industry were marred with difficulties and once he was about to quit but tried hard came back. In October 2006, Cooper became engaged to actress Jennifer Esposito. The couple married in December and in the year 2007 they got divorced. He was also in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2015 to 2019, and with her, he had a daughter.
Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for the best actor starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s ‘Silver Linings playbook.’ He then won two more consecutive Oscar nominations, Best supporting actor for playing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American sniper the highest-grossing film of 2014. During this time period, cooper also reprised his role in the ‘hangover part ll,’ and the ‘hangover part lll’ turned in another strong dramatic turn in the place beyond the pines and voiced ‘rocket raccoon’ in the third-highest-grossing film of 2014, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ He supports several organizations that help people fight cancer.