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With extensive training and experience in theater, television and film, BRADLEY COOPER is one of the industry's most sought after actors. Recently, Cooper signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Brothers announcing his production company, 22 & Indiana Pictures. Cooper is currently in rehearsals in Williamstown, PA on THE ELEPHANT MAN which will be presented on the Nikos Stage in Williamstown from Wednesday, July 25th through Sunday, August 5th. Directed by Scott Ellis and starring alongside Patricia Clarkson, this marks Coopers second run at the theatre in which he first performed THE UNDERSTUDY in 2008. Cooper recently wrapped production on the independent drama SERENA, based on the adaptation of Ron Rash's period novel. Directed by Oscar winner Suzanne Bier, SERENA takes place in a depression-era, 1929 North Carolina and follows the story of traveling newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena (Lawrence) Pemberton looking to make their fortune in the timber business.

When they realize Serena is not able to bear children, she attempts to murder George's illegitimate son. Cooper will next be seen in the romantic drama THE WORDS, Cooper stars opposite Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid and portrays a writer at the peak of his literary career when he discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. The film is written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal and will be released by CBS Films on September 7th, 2012. Later this year, Cooper will be seen in the Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) thriller, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES alongside Ryan Gosling, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. The film follows Gosling, a professional motorcycle stunt rider who turns to bank robberies to support his family. When he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Cooper) there confrontation spirals into a generational feud. In May 2011, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha in the Warner Brothers comedy sequel THE HANGOVER PART II directed by Todd Phillips. The opening weekend of the film marked the highest-grossing worldwide opening for any comedy and in June 2011, the film out-grossed the original HANGOVER in worldwide earnings to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. This September, Cooper, Galifianakis and Helms will reprise their roles in the final installation, THE HANGOVER PART III which will be released by Warner Brothers on May 24, 2013.

In 2010, Cooper was seen on THE A-TEAM, a remake based on the original television series. Cooper played the role of Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck starring opposite Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel, Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Directed by Joe Carnahan, 20th Century Fox released the film on June 11, 2010.

In 2009, Cooper starred in NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, the American version of the acclaimed film, PARIS, JE T'AIME and the hit comedy HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU opposite Jennifer Connelly and Scarlett Johansson and based on The New York Times' best-selling novel by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Cooper's other film roles include the box office success YES MAN opposite Jim Carrey, ALL ABOUT STEVE, WEDDING CRASHERS opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in which he came to prominence portraying a quintessential jerk and the 2001 cult favorite WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, opposite Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, and directed by David Wain.

Cooper made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2006 in Joe Montello's production of THREE DAYS OF RAIN opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July 2008, Cooper joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play THE UNDERSTUDY, which premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival to rave reviews and sold out performances.

In 2009, Cooper reprised his role as "Aidan Stone" on the critically acclaimed F/X drama NIP/TUCK who's sixth season premiered this January. In 2005, Cooper starred in FOX's single camera comedy KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony Bourdain. Other television credits include the Golden Globe nominated series ALIAS, JACK & BOBBY, TOUCHING EVIL, LAW & ORDER: SVU and TRIAL BY JURY.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University.

Cooper currently resides in Los Angeles.

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