Bradley Charles Cooper was born January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is of Italian descent on his mother’s side and Irish descent from his father. Cooper is fluent in French. He was raised a Roman Catholic. He graduated with honors and a BA in English from Georgetown University in 1997. Later, Cooper earned his MFA from Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in New York City in 2000. He was married to Jennifer Esposito for one year from 2006-2007.
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2. Income & Salary
Cooper gained early recognition for his supporting roles in Wedding Crashers (2005) and Yes Man (2008). Cooper has been named “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 2011. He achieved international stardom from his role as Phil in The Hangover trilogy (2009-2013). Hangover 1, 2, and 3 have earned over $1.4 billion in box office earnings. Cooper is reported to have made $1 million for the first film, while collecting over $15 million for the third. Sources have said he also collected payment off the backend of The Hangover Part III. His paycheck per film has incrementally risen over the years as he has reached A-list celebrity status. Cooper has also appeared in The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and American Hustle (2013).
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2012, Bradley Cooper did not appear in any blockbuster films. Thus, his salary was much lower than the previous or following year. Among other smaller films in 2012, Cooper was in The Place Beyond the Pines and Silver Linings Playbook. Both films gained him significant praise from critics, however estimates place his 2012 earnings at only a couple million. In 2013, Cooper reprised his role as Phil in The Hangover Part III. He was paid an estimate of $15 million for The Hangover Part III as well as collecting money off of box office earnings. Although American Hustle was not a big-budget blockbuster at the level of The Hangover Part III, Cooper is estimated to have earned close to $5 million for his role in that film. Cooper’s estimated net worth is at least $30 million.