THE CAT IN THE HAT
ALEC BALDWIN (Quinn) is a performer of many talents who, for the past 20 years, has distinguished himself in movies, television and his first love, the stage.
Baldwin last appeared on stage in the Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, Long Island) production of Ira Lewis'
Gross Points in the fall of 2001. His other stage appearances include the Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams'
A Streetcar Named Desire, Joe Orton's Loot and Caryl Churchill's
Serious Money. His off- Broadway work includes: Macbeth in the 1998 New York Shakespeare Festival;
Prelude to a Kiss (a role he reprised in the screen version) at the Circle Repertory Theatre; and David Mamet's
A Life in the Theatre.
On film, Baldwin has appeared in Pearl Harbor, State and Main, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Outside Providence, The Edge with Anthony Hopkins,
Mercury Rising, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Juror, Heaven's Prisoners, The Shadow, Malice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Prelude to a Kiss, The Hunt for Red October, Great Balls of Fire, Alice, Miami Blues, Working Girl, Talk Radio, Married to the Mob, Beetlejuice, She's Having a Baby and also as the narrator in The Royal Tenenbaums. His recent work also includes
The Cooler with William H. Macy and the TNT cable movie Second
Nature, which was co-produced by his production company, El Dorado Pictures. Upcoming is the Universal release of
Along Came Polly for director John Hamburg; a role in the Martin Scorsese movie
The Aviator as Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Airlines; and the feature film
Providence with Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Jeff Nathanson.
Baldwin began his career on the daytime television series The Doctors. He went on to numerous roles including
Knots Landing and the mini-series Dress Gray. Baldwin produced and starred in the film
The Confession (winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay) that debuted on Cinemax. He co-produced and starred in the TNT mini-series
Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial. Baldwin was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Secretary of Defense Robert McNarmara in
Path to War, the HBO production on the Johnson administration's Vietnam policy.
Baldwin is also involved in several causes related to public policy. He is a board member of People for the American Way. He also serves on the board of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, sponsored by Stonybrook University in honor of his mother. Baldwin is a member of the NYU Tisch School of The Arts Dean's Council and serves on Bay Street Theatre's Board. He is a board member of the New York Shakespeare Festival and is also a dedicated supporter of various animal rights groups.
Baldwin is a native of Massapequa, Long Island. He is a graduate of the New York University Tisch School of The Arts (BFA). Baldwin studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute under Elaine Aiken. He also studied with Mira Rostova. He has a daughter, Ireland Eliesse.
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