Four-time Oscar nominee, Bradley Cooper recently made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. film 'A Star is Born,' which he also stars in, co-wrote and produced. Additional film credits include: Oscar-nominated films ‘American Sniper’, ‘American Hustle’, and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’; Derek Cianfrance’s acclaimed ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’; ‘The Hangover’ trilogy; ‘Limitless’; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’; ‘War dogs’; David O'Russell's ‘Joy’; ‘Burnt’; ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. Television credits include: ‘Wet Hot American Summer: first Day of Camp,’ ‘Alias,’ ‘Nip/Tuck,’ ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ ‘Jack & Bobby’ and ‘Sex and the City.’
In 2015, Cooper garnered critical acclaim and a Tony nomination for his portrayal of John Merrick in the five-time Tony nominated revival of 'The Elephant Man' at the Booth Theater on Broadway, directed by Scott Ellis. He also performed this role during a limited run of the play in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2015 and originally, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012 (also directed by Ellis). Other theater credits include: Joe Mantello’s production of 'Three Days of Rain' (2006, Broadway Debut) and the critically-acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play 'The Understudy' (2008, Williamstown Theatre Festival).
Born in Philadelphia, 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.
Cooper has also been working to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer through his foundation. When Cooper’s father was diagnosed with lung cancer, he was in the fortunate position to be able to put everything on hold and completely focus on caring for his father. While doing so, he saw so many other patients who did not have access to the same supports that he had. Through launching patient navigator programs, working to shift perceptions, and exploring innovations in the field, the Foundation is aiming to improve patients’ experience with cancer throughout their treatment. Cooper has been a long time partner to Stand Up to Cancer and numerous veterans organizations throughout his career.