There is a gleam that comes with being the youngest child in the neighborhood, the next rated, the next big thing. This is even rarer in showbiz where there seems to be an obsession with new artists, sometimes to the detriment of old ones. Sometimes, some human beings seem to find a way to escape the effects of familiarity by keeping this glow. In Alec Baldwin, we find someone who has enormous power of attraction as he did when he was younger.
A surprising and highly appreciated actor, Alec has always been a source of attraction for film lovers all over the world. Although he is interesting on the set, he seems to keep it quite alive off the set too.
Born on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, Alec Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massachusetts, then went to George Washington University from 1976 to 1979, then to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he finally obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Throughout his distinguished career, Alec has received 45 awards and 97 nominations, including three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Alec Baldwin holds the record for the most hosts of Saturday Night Live (17 times as of February 11, 2017). The comedian in him shone through with his imitation of Republican candidate Donald Trump during Saturday Night Lives’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election.
Alec Baldwin’s Wife
It’s no surprise when someone as handsome as Alec Baldwin ends up tying the knot with someone as incredible. In this case, he managed to do it twice. Alec met his first wife, Kim Basinger, on the set of a film, The Marrying Man, in the early 1990s. The relationship continued for three years before they finally decided that it was time to tie the knot in 1993. The couple had their daughter, Ireland Baldwin in 1995.
The couple then separated and finalize their divorce in 2002, after a long and painful battle between divorce and custody that lasted about seven years. Later in his fifties, Alec met Hilaria Thomas in 2011, an expert in fitness and well-being. She is also a co-founder of Yoga Vida. They got engaged in 2012. They were married the same year at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 12, 2012. They also became proud parents of three children.
Alec Baldwin’s Daughter and other Children
Ireland Baldwin is a famous fashion model who has great admiration for Instagram, where she gives her many fans the chance to follow the evolution of her life. She had her share of the spotlight from the age of 11.
The first signs of a rift between father and daughter appeared when he sent her a voice message that was made public and in which he called her “an impolite, thoughtless and rude little pig”. The incident seems to have put a strain on the father/daughter relationship, but lately, it seems they have bounced back to a better place with online photos showing the father and daughter spending time together.
Alec also has another daughter from her second marriage to Hilaria Thomas, a yoga teacher. Her name is Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, born on August 23, 2013. He is also the father of the boys Raphael Thomas Baldwin born on June 17, 2015, and Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin in September 2016. However, in November 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting another child, a boy. Hilaria revealed that during the dating period, Alec was obsessed with babies because he constantly asked her if she wanted to have children.
The Baldwin family has produced four boys, of whom Alec is the eldest. The others, in order of birth, are Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin. All are full-fledged actors. The brothers have a documentary called The Baldwin Brothers.
Their father, Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr., was a high school history and social studies teacher and football coach. They also have two sisters – Beth and Jane. The Baldwins were raised as Roman Catholics and are of French-Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish and German origin. The family tree has also expanded to include younger entertainment figures such as Ireland Baldwin, Hailey Baldwin, and Joseph Baldwin.
With an impressive career spanning more than three decades, he has participated in such financially successful productions as The Doctors, Knots Landing, Lulu, Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Married to the Mob, Talk Radio. State and Main, Pearl Harbor, The Cooler (for which he received a nomination at the Academy Awards for the Best supporting actor), The Aviator, Along Came Polly, The Departed. Alec Baldwin has an estimated net worth of $65 million.
Alec Baldwin stands at 5ft 11 (180.3cm).