Alec Baldwin Biography


Alexander Rae Baldwin III, popularly known as Alec Baldwin, is a US-based actor. He was born on April 3, 1958.

In the early part of his professional acting career, Alec played both support and leadership roles in a range of films like Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols), Beetlejuice (1988, director Tim Burton), Talk Radio (1988, directed by Oliver Stone), and Married to the Mob (1988, director Jonathan Demme).    

Where was Alec Baldwin born? 

Alec Baldwin’s birthplace in Amityville, New York, United States.

What is Alec Baldwin’s profession?

By profession, Alec Baldwin is an entertainer, actor, producer, and film director.

Where did Alec Baldwin study?

Baldwin is an alumnus of the Tisch School of the Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and George Washington University.

When did Alec make his Broadway debut? 

In 1986, Alec made his Broadway debut in a resurgence of Loot by Joe Orton and co-actors Željko Ivanek, Zoë Wanamaker, Charles Keating, and Joseph Maher. The show ended following a 3-month stint.

Alec’s other Broadway acclaims include the following: 

  • Serious Money with Kate Nelligan (by Caryl Churchill)
  • A resurgence of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. For his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski, Baldwin earned a nomination for Tony Award for Best Actor.

When did Baldwin first come up on television?

Alec made his debut on television as Billy Aldrich in The Doctors. It was a daytime soap opera broadcast on NBC, and Alec was in the show from 1980 to 1982.

When did Alec debut in films?

Baldwin debuted in films with a small character in Forever Lulu, a film released in 1987. The director was Amos Kollek from Israel.

When did Baldwin draw the attention of the film industry?   

Alec drew attention for his portrayal as Jack Ryan in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, directed by John McTiernan, and the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by James Foley. Since that time, he did not have to look back and has had ample opportunities to work with some of the top Hollywood film directors like Woody Allen in Blue Jasmine (2013), To Rome with Love (2012), and Alice (1990), and Martin Scorsese in The Departed (2006) and The Aviator (2004). Baldwin’s portrayal in the 2003 Wayne Kramer-directed crime drama The Cooler earned Baldwin a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the Academy Award. 

Did Alec work as a voice artist? 

Yes, Baldwin has done voice artistry job for the following:

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) 
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) 
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • The Boss Baby film franchise (2017–till date).

For how many years has Alec been working in the entertainment industry?

Baldwin has been a part of the entertainment industry since 1980, when he was just 22.


Baldwin tied the knot with Kim Basinger, a former fashion model, and American actress, in 1993. However, they divorced in 2002. Later, Alec married Hillary Lynn Hayward-Thomas, a writer, podcaster, and former yoga trainer in 2012. He has eight kids, and Ireland Baldwin is one of them, a famous American fashion model. 

Awards and accolades           

During his prolific acting career, Alec has won several awards and recognitions for TV, stage, and movie performances. He received nominations for the BAFTA Award, Academy Award, and Tony Award. Besides, he has earned 3 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 8 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Alec delivered a farewell speech at New York University on May 12 2010 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the venue.

Stony Brook University nominated Alec as Esteemed Faculty once he took a master class on acting at its Southampton campus, New York.

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