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ALEC BALDWIN (Jack McCallister) is the eldest member of the acting group of brothers that includes Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin. Born April 3, 1958, he grew up in Massapequa, Long Island where his father was a high school teacher for 28 years and his mother raised six children, including his sisters, Beth and Jane. Baldwin attended George Washington University and planned to attend law school, when he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare. He was accepted, and in 1979 began what would become his professional training. In 1980, he was cast in the daytime TV series "The Doctors" on NBC and, subsequently, has since worked in nearly every venue. Whether it be regional theater or "Saturday Night Live,” blockbuster movies, Broadway literary festivals or television mini-series, Baldwin has always attempted to balance his love of communicating with an audience with the demands of a full-time career.

On Broadway, Baldwin recently appeared in The Roundabout Theatre Company's 2004 revival of Hecht and MacArthur's "The Twentieth Century,” directed by Walter Bobbie, co-starring Anne Heche. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the 1992 revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire,” and received nominations for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the television movie of that same production. He won an Obie Award for the 1991 off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" and a Theatre World Award in 1986 for his turn in Joe Orton's "Loot" on Broadway. He has also performed on Broadway in Caryl Churchill's "Serious Money." Other stage work includes David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Ira Lewis's "Gross Points" at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York.

Baldwin's film credits include The Hunt for Red October, Miami Blues, Prelude to a Kiss, Malice, The Shadow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heaven's Prisoners, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Edge, Pearl Harbor and Cat in the Hat, among others. In 2004, Baldwin received the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor award and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® nomination for his role in Wayne Kramer's The Cooler. In 2004, Baldwin was seen in The Last Shot opposite Mathew Broderick, Toni Collette, Calista Flockhart and Tony Shaloub and in the role of Pan Am chairman Juan Trippe in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. This year he was seen in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown.

Upcoming for Baldwin are such films as The Departed directed by Martin Scorsese, Running with Scissors, Lymelife, Brooklyn Rules and Mini's First Time. Baldwin's production company, El Dorado Pictures, has co-produced "The Confession" (which won the 2000 Writers Guild Award for David Black's adapted screenplay) for Cinemax. "Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial" for TNT, State and Main, a motion picture comedy written and directed by David Mamet and TNT Productions' "Second Nature" co-starring Powers Boothe.

Baldwin is an outspoken supporter of various causes related to public policy, including environmentalism, the government's support of the arts, campaign finance reform, animal rights and gun control. He serves on the board of directors of The Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, New York), The New York University/Brennan Center for Justice Program Advisory Board, People For The American Way and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, dedicated in honor of his mother. He is a vigorous supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). He is also a dedicated supporter of the East Hampton Daycare Center.

Baldwin is a graduate of New York University (BFA, Tisch School of the Arts). He has a daughter, Ireland Eliesse.

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