Alec Baldwin is an actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.
Baldwin first gained recognition through television for his work, for two seasons (6 and 7), on the soap opera Knots Landing, in the role of Joshua Rush. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), The Shadow (1994), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.
From 2006 to 2013, Alec Baldwin starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, receiving critical acclaim for his performance and winning two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show, making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards.
In 2009, Alec Baldwin appeared in a series of commercials for Hulu that premiered during the Super Bowl broadcast.
In 2010, Baldwin made a five-second cameo appearance with comedian Andy Samberg in a musical video titled “Great Day” featured on the bonus DVD as part of Lonely Island’s new album Turtleneck & Chain.
Baldwin has also worked as voice actor in films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Thomas and the Magic Railroad and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
On January 12, 2009, Alec Baldwin became the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the nationally broadcast radio series of the New York Philharmonic. He has recorded two nationally distributed public service radio announcements on behalf of the Save the Manatee Club.
On October 24, 2011, WNYC public radio released the first episode of Alec Baldwin’s new podcast Here’s the Thing, a series of interviews with public figures including artists, policy makers and performers. The first two episodes featured actor Michael Douglas and political consultant Ed Rollins.
Alec Baldwin is the eldest of the Baldwin brothers working in Hollywood and a columnist for The Huffington Post.
How Alec Baldwin Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $65 Million
Birthday: April 3, 1958
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