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28 September 2018, 17:40
Bradley Cooper has been a Hollywood leading man for many years now.
But his next chapter sees him take on directing duties for the critically-acclaimed A Star Is Born, in which he stars opposite Lady Gaga.
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Bradley Cooper's early years in the entertainment industry were a bit of a struggle. When his role in the second season of TV drama Alias was demoted to a tiny part, he considered quitting acting altogether.
His mainstream breakthrough came as a baddie in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers, and later in 2009's The Hangover.
He has since won critical acclaim for his roles in the films Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper and for voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
In 2018, he starred and directed the musical drama A Star is Born.
Cooper began a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk in April 2015.
In November 2015, he moved into her apartment in New York, and two years later Shayk gave birth to their daughter Lea De Seine.
He was previously married to actress Jennifer Esposito from December 2006 to November 2007. He has also been in relationships actress Zoe Saldana and English model Suki Waterhouse.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Bradley said he is 6ft 1in, and in a Hemispheres Magazine interview he said: "I thought I was going to be, like, six-five and a great basketball player.
"Instead I'm almost six-two, just with huge feet. I've got boats at the bottom of my legs, for sure".
Bradley Cooper was born on January 5, 1975. He celebrated his 43rd birthday in 2018.
He was born in Philadelphia. His mother, Gloria (née Campano), worked for the local NBC affiliate TV channel. His father, Charles Cooper, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.
Charles was of Irish descent, while Gloria is of Italian ancestry. Bradley also has an older sister, Holly.
Yes, he can!
In A Star is Born, Bradley took on singing duties, and as director made sure he and his fellow actors sang live for the film, rather than pre-recording their vocals.