Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:39:17 PM ESTUpdated On: May 27 2015 10:57:13 AM EDT
Bradley Cooper’s earliest roles came when he was studying in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York. He played in “Sex and the City” in 1998 and “The Beat” in 2000.
In 2001, Cooper moved from New York to Los Angeles when he was cast in the television series “Alias.” He also played in “Jack and Bobby” and “Touching Evil.”
In 2005, Cooper accepted a role on another TV series, “Kitchen Confidential.”
Cooper landed a role in one of his first big films in 2005 when he played Sack Lodge in “Wedding Crashers.” He then starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in “Failure To Launch” in 2006.
He played in “The Comebacks,” “Older Than America” and “The Rocker” in 2007 before landing a role in “The Midnight Meat Train” in 2008.
In 2008, Cooper starred alongside Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel in “Yes Man.”
He joined an all-star cast in 2009’s “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
Cooper’s biggest break may have come when he landed the role of Phil in the blockbuster hit, “The Hangover.”
Following “The Hangover,” Cooper joined Renee Zellweger in “Case 39.”
In 2010 he joined a star-studded cast in “Valentine’s Day.”
In 2012, Cooper starred in the blockbuster sequel “The Hangover II.”
In 2012, Cooper played a writer who stole another man’s work in “The Words.”
Perhaps the biggest role of Cooper’s career came in “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012. He received an Oscar nomination for his role.
Cooper returned to play Phil in "The Hangover Part III" in 2013.
Bradley Cooper teamed up with Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" at the end of 2013. Cooper earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
Cooper earned his third Oscar nomination in three years when he received a Best Actor nomination for his role in "American Sniper" in 2015.