- NAME: Alec Baldwin
- OCCUPATION: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: April 03, 1958 (Age: 55)
- EDUCATION: George Washington University, New York University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Amityville, New York
- Full Name: Alexander Rae Baldwin III
- AKA: Alec Baldwin
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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American movie, television and theater actor Alec Baldwin is the star of the sitcom 30 Rock, for which he received Golden Globes and an Emmy.
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Baldwin then landed a starring role in the popular NBC television sitcom 30 Rock with co-star Tina Fey,
which debuted in the fall of 2006. He showed audiences his comedic talents with his portrayal of television network executive Jack Donaghy. Since the show's inception, Baldwin has received numerous awards for his work in the sitcom, including three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards. Baldwin also works behind the cameras on 30 Rock, serving as a producer of the show.
In addition to his work with 30 Rock, Baldwin has made several films. He starred opposite Meryl Streep in the 2009 romantic comedy It's Complicated and appeared in the movie musical Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones. With his distinctive, deep voice, Baldwin also done voice work for documentaries and animated films, including Madagascar 2 and Rise of the Guardians.
Off screen, Baldwin is an outspoken activist for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as well as a contributor to community theater organizations, including the Bay Street Theatre Festival in Sag Harbor and the Circle Rep Theatre in New York. Baldwin is also on the board of directors of The Creative Coalition, People for the American Way, City Centre of New York and The Drama League of New York.
Baldwin married actress Kim Basinger in 1993 and the couple has one daughter, Ireland Eliesse. In January 2001, after seven years of marriage, Basinger filed for divorce. Since then there have been allegations of abuse and alcoholism, and a vicious custody battle over the couple's daughter.
In their 2004 divorce trial, Baldwin was awarded joint legal custody of his daughter. In May 2007, however, the courts briefly revoked his visitation rights when his 11-year-old daughter publicized an expletive-strewn phone message he left to her in April of that year.
In 2008, Baldwin published the book A Promise to Ourselves, which documented his battle to retain custody and visitation for his daughter. In the book, he revealed that he had spent millions in travel, bought a home close to Basinger, and taken a break in his career in order to be near his daughter. As a result, his frustration leaked into a court-appointed phone call to his daughter, in which she didn't answer. In 2009, he told Playboy magazine that he had contemplated suicide over the voicemail incident, but thought better of it.
Before long, Baldwin found happiness again with yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. The couple began dating in 2011 and got engaged the following April. On July 1, 2012, Baldwin and Thomas wed at New York City's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Their guests included Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey and Woody Allen.
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