Alec Baldwin a well-known name in every household. He was born in Amityville, New York, United States, on April 3, 1958, and is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He has three younger siblings – Daniel, Stephen, and William. These three are also actors.
Alec Baldwin met his first wife, Kim Basinger, for the first time in 1990 on the sets of The Marrying Man, a 1991 romantic comedy. The duo later got married on August 19, 1993. Alec and Kim got separated on December 5, 2000, and finally got divorced on September 3, 2002.
In the mid of the year 2011, Bladwin started dating Hilaria Thomas, who’s an American yoga instructor. In April of 2012, they both got engaged, and later in the year, on June 30, 2012, they got married at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.
The actor and comedian have eight children. He has a daughter, Ireland, from his first marriage with Kim Basinger and seven children from his second marriage with Hilaria Thomas.
Alec went to Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, New York. Later he went to George Washington University to complete his college education. In 1979 he received a letter from Richard Nixon, former president of the United States, when he couldn’t win the student body presidential election. In the letter, the former president had encouraged him to learn something from his loss.
Later Alec went to Tisch School of the Arts, a media arts school at New York University. There he became a member of the Actors Studio. He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University in the year 1994.
Alec Baldwin’s Career
Baldwin started his career by performing in a 1980’s soap opera, Knot’s Landing. After starring in The Hunt For Red October, a thriller action film that was released in the year 1990, and a horror comedy film series, Beetlejuice, Alec Baldwin started gaining popularity.
His collaboration with Woody Allen, director of Alice (drama), To Rome With Love (a rom-com), and Blue Jasmine (drama), proved to be a positive turning point in Baldwin’s career.
In the year 2003, his film The Cooler was nominated for the Academy Awards. Later, he won two Emmy awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for playing the role of Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, a romantic comedy.
In 2016, he made his appearance back on the silver screen when he was invited as a guest on Saturday Night Live, an American Television show. On the show, Baldwin pretended to be Donald Trump, the United States former president. Later, Donald Trump tweeted that Baldwin’s impersonation just couldn’t get any worse.
Alec Baldwin’s Net Worth
Alec Baldwin has an average net worth of $70 million.
In 2001, Alec earned a whopping amount of $250,000 for playing the role of Major Jimmy Doolittle in Pearl Harbor, a war drama film. The film was a big hit at that time and made $450 million.
The actor is living with his wife, Hilaria, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village apartment. The area is quite popular among celebrities as a residential spot. Their 4,137 accommodates three huge bedrooms along with four lavish bathrooms. The couple had spent a total amount of $16 million between 2011 and 2019 on their Manhattan house.
Alec and Hilaria purchased Arlington’s 1700’s historic property in 2022. The land is a fifty-five-acre land that spreads over an area of 10K square feet.
Alec Baldwin is known popularly for playing the role of Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, an American sitcom. The show was broadcasted from 2006 to 2013. 30 Rock’s actor earned an income of around $300,000 per episode for his role in the show. He received Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy at The Emmys for his performance in 30 Rock.
When the show was about to end, Baldwin got so attached to the show that he wasn’t mentally prepared for it to end and wanted the show to continue the eighth season. The seventh season of the show only has thirteen episodes.
In October of the year 2012, Baldwin tweeted that he offered NBC to cut his pay by 20 percent so that the show could continue and can have a full seventh and eighth season.
The actor and comedian earned $1,400 for each Saturday Night Live episode where he pretended to be Donald Trump. Apart from being a successful artist, Alec was also a charity worker. He was the founder of 2001’s Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund. The fund was named after his breast cancer survivor.
Alec has also donated $14 million out of his salary, which he earned by acting as Capital One Financial’s spokesperson.