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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
Cooper currently resides in Los Angeles.
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