Biography: Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin currently stars with Tina Fey on the critically acclaimed series 30 Rock. His ongoing performance has garnered two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, three Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical, and six Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a comedy
Baldwin has done more than forty films, earning an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the 2003 independent film The Cooler. That performance also brought him the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as Golden Globe, SAG Award® and Critics’ Choice Award nominations. For his role in Martine Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, he shared in a SAGAward® nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance, receiving a nomination in the same category for the Academy Award®-winning film The Departed, his second collaboration with the director. He also shared a National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble with the cast of David Mamet’s State and Main, and, more recently, with the cast of Nancy Meyer’s It’s Complicated, which also garnered Baldwin a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Among his many additional film credits are The Good Shepherd, starring and under the direction of Robert De Niro; The Edge; Rob Reiner’s Ghosts of Mississippi; The Juror; Malice; the screen version of Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross; The Hunt for Red October; Mike Nichols’ Working Girl; Jonathan Demme’s Married to the Mob; and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice.
In addition to 30 Rock, Baldwin’s previous television accolades include two consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor on a Comedy Series for his role on Will & Grace; Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in the HBO movie Path to War; and Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG® Award nominations for the role of Stanley Kowalski in
A Streetcar Named Desire. He also starred in and executive produced the miniseries Nuremberg, gaining Emmy and SAG Award® nominations for his performance, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Outstanding Miniseries for his work as a producer.
An accomplished stage actor, Baldwin earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Kowalski in the 1992 Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, and an Obie Award for his work off-Broadway in 1991’s Prelude to a Kiss. His other stage credits include the Broadway plays Twentieth Century, Serious Money and Loot; the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Macbeth; and David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, presented off-Broadway. He most recently appeared on stage in the East Hampton 2010 Guild Hall production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Tony Walton.
A native of Massapequa, Long Island, New York, Baldwin is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from NYU in 2010. Baldwin’s book, A Promise To Ourselves, was published by St. Martin’s Press in the Fall of 2009.
This biography/filmography of Alec Baldwin is courtesy of Warner Brothers and the film, Rock of Ages