Edit
Stephen Baldwin Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (27) | Personal Quotes (6)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 May 1966Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameStephen Andrew Baldwin
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), The Young Riders (1989) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Kennya Baldwin (10 June 1990 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (27)

Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.
Met his wife, Kennya Baldwin, on a subway in New York.
Turned down the role of "Jack" in Speed (1994).
Father of 2 daughters, Alia Baldwin (born 1993) and Hailey Baldwin (born 1996), with Kennya Baldwin.
When not acting, lives on his ranch in Tucson, Arizona.
Former brother-in-law of Kim Basinger.
Supports George W. Bush on the basis of faith. Like Bush, Stephen is a born-again Christian.
No relation to actor Adam Baldwin.
Brother Alec Baldwin told him that doing Bio-Dome (1996) could be the single most career ending decision he could possibly make.
His father-in-law is Bosa Nova legend Eumir Deodato.
Resides in the village of Nyack, New York, with his wife, Kennya, and their family. In 2006, he launched a campaign to prevent an adult bookstore from opening on the outskirts of the village.
Was cast in Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge (2007) and was among nine celebrities cast on the show. In the very first episode, Baldwin was injured after taking a bad fall from a bull, breaking his shoulder blade and cracking a rib. Under doctor's orders, he had to give up going to Nashville and left the show in the second episode. He returned for the last episode in Nashville to support the other riders and was given a rodeo buckle by Ty Murray, along with the other riders, for his attempt.
Was baptized a Roman Catholic, but became a born-again Christian in the Evangelical church shortly after the September 11 attacks. Since converting, he has been on missions to evangelize the youth of the nation through projects such as The Breakthrough Ministry, which involves skateboarding and extreme sports and Christian rock concerts.
Endorsed Mike Huckabee as his choice for Republican candidate in the 2008 presidential election.
His Rockland County, New York home has been foreclosed upon and will be auctioned on June 24, 2009.
Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on July 21, 2009.
Brother-in-law of Chynna Phillips.
Has 17 tattoos, including a small "HM" for Hannah Montana (2006). He got that tattoo in order to convince Miley Cyrus to give him a guest role on the show. But he never appeared on the show.
A contestant in 'Celebrity Big Brother' in the UK. [January 2010]
Currently traveling as a speaker with Teen Mania Ministries to help bring Christ into the lives of teenagers throughout the nation. Working to produce an extreme skateboard movie featuring Christian athletes. [January 2004]
Second time in the Celebrity version of the Mole-Yucatan [January 2004]
Currently lives with wife and two children in upstate New York. Is producer of extreme skateboarding Christian ministry called LIVINIT. Currently on tour with LIVINIT Christian ministry. [May 2005]
Upper Grandview, New York [August 2005]
Release of his book, "The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith" by Stephen with Mark Tabb.
Release of his novel, "The Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips" by Stephen with Mark Tabb.

Personal Quotes (6)

"I don't care what reviewers think. If somebody hates a performance of mine, I kind of get a kick out of it. It amuses me when critics take something so irrelevant as a movie so seriously. Movies are silly. They're entertainment. For someone to take time out of his own life and sit down and dissect a movie...What's the point?" - 1998.
"I called Alec up and said, 'I'm going to do a comedy with Pauly Shore where we play two stoners trapped in a biosphere. My brother replied, 'I think that is the single most career-ending decision you can possibly make.'" - On Bio-Dome (1996).
"I thought Bio-Dome (1996) was pretty cool. I had fun making it and I'm a huge Pauly Shore fan. I'd go to his movies and be on the floor of the aisle, convulsing with laughter. And, in the meantime, my wife would sit in her chair, saying, 'Honey, what's wrong with him?' She just didn't get it. But Bio-Dome (1996) was whack. Now I get all these seven- and 12-year-old kids coming up to me on the street, saying, 'Yo, dude! You rule.' That was what I wanted, for those guys to dig me" - On Bio-Dome (1996).
"When I was younger I wanted to be in the loop and pimp around town with the big shots and supermodels and all that crap. These days, though, I'd rather ride my motorcycle during the day, then have my kid chase me around the living room with a broom when I get home. I don't feel the need to feed my ego the way I used to." - 1998.
Getting movies made is not as difficult as people think. Making movies is easy. You get a script, you get a director, you raise the money, you make the movie.
"You would do far more good if you just preached the gospel of Jesus rather than trying to get rid of Third World debt relief" - On Bono's crusade against poverty in Africa.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page