- Birth nameAlexander Rae Baldwin III
- Height5′ 11½″ (1.82 m)
- 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). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr., a high school teacher and football coach at Massapequa High School. He is of Irish, as well as English, French, Scottish, and German, descent.
Alec Baldwin 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 (1986), 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 & 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 was engaged in 2012 to wed Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas); the couple married on June 30, 2012.- IMDb Mini Biography By: email@example.com
- SpousesHilaria Baldwin(June 30, 2012 - present) (7 children)Kim Basinger(August 19, 1993 - September 3, 2002) (divorced, 1 child)
- ChildrenRafael Thomas BaldwinLeonardo Ángel Charles BaldwinCarmen Gabriella BaldwinLucia BaldwinRomeo Alejandro David BaldwinEduardo Pau Lucas BaldwinIlaria Catalina Irena Baldwin
- ParentsAlexander Baldwin
- RelativesStephen Baldwin(Sibling)William Baldwin(Sibling)Daniel Baldwin(Sibling)Joseph Baldwin(Cousin)Elizabeth Keuchler(Sibling)Jane Sasso(Sibling)Hailey Bieber(Niece or Nephew)
- Deep raspy voice
- Sometimes plays deeply narcissistic though inherently moral characters
- Deadpan comic delivery
- Thick, dark hair
- Dimpled chin
- 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.
- 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.
- He and ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger, are vegetarians. He has said Basinger convinced him to adopt that dietary lifestyle. Both remain advocates for animal rights. The couple owned a total of eleven dogs, seven cats and a wolf during their marriage.
- Was willing to voice his own puppet in Team America: World Police (2004) (despite the film's unflattering portrait of him and other celebrities) 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.
- Acting in the theatre is fun, acting in film is work.
- I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
-  I'm starting to feel I have to cure my addiction to Hollywood money, because while it's delightful, it's also insidious.
- Some guys smoke good Dominicans, other guys smoke great Jamaicans. I only smoke the best - Havanas!
- [on Tina Fey] Tina is smart, funny, beautiful... Devoted, tough, respected... Now if she'd only work on her posture.
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