Born in New York City, Alec Baldwin was eldest of four brothers who grew up in Amityville, New York. He was raised in an observant Roman Catholic family, and played football at Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa before matriculating at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After three years at college, Baldwin transferred to the Tisch School of the Arts where he eventually became a member of the Actors Studio. Baldwin delayed finishing his degree while he began his acting career, and officially graduated from NYU in 1994, nearly 20 years after he began his college education. In 1986 Baldwin made his Broadway debut in Joe Orton's "Loot," a production that closed after only three months. Baldwin appeared in numerous stage productions during the 1980s and 1990s, including his performance as Stanley Kawolski which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. Baldwin's small screen debut was in a daytime soap opera called "The Doctors" (NBC, 1980-82). Baldwin continued to appear on television even as he launched a successful film career, starring in such illustrious movies as "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992), a film adaptation of David Mamet's play. Baldwin appeared in a number of action movies including "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), and "The Getaway" (1994), which led to mainstream stardom, including a stint as People's "Sexiest Man Alive." In addition to a TV career that included repeated appearances on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-), and starring as Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Baldwin was also active in radio broadcasting, hosting The New York Philharmonic This Week and a podcast called "Here's the Thing." Baldwin married actress Kim Basinger in 1993. The two divorced in 2002. Baldwin married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in 2012.
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