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Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor who played the role of Templeton "Faceman" Peck in the 2010 reboot of the NBC-TV series The A-Team.


Bradley first gained recognition in the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in a supporting role in Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). He achieved fame with his roles in The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), and American Hustle (2013). His work in David O. Russell's films Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. In 2011, People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive".[1]

Early life[]

Cooper was born in Philadelphia and grew up in nearby Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (née Campano), is of Italian descent and worked for the local NBC affiliate. His father, Charles J. Cooper (died 2011, age 71),[2] was of Irish descent, and worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. He has one sister named Holly. Cooper was raised Catholic.[3] While attending Germantown Academy, Cooper worked at the Philadelphia Daily Newss.[4] [5] After graduating from Germantown Academy in 1993, he attended Villanova University for his first year, then transferred to Georgetown University, from which he graduated with honors with a BA in English in 1997. Cooper became fluent in French at Georgetown and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France. Later in 2000, he received an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School]] at The New School in New York City. [6] Alumni News, May 2010, published by The New School, accessed August 28, 2011 [7] While he was studying at The New School, Cooper worked as a doorman at the Morgans Hotel.