There is a glow that comes with being the newest kid on the block, the next rated, the next big thing. It’s even rifer in showbiz where there seems to be an obsession with new artistes sometimes at the expense of the old. On occasion, certain human beings seem to find a way to evade the effects of familiarity by retaining the aforementioned glow. In Alec Baldwin, we find someone who has a massive pull as he did when he was younger.
An amazing actor with great acclaim, Alec has always gone on to be a source of attraction to movie enthusiasts the world over. As much as he is interesting on set, he seems to keep it fairly lively off set as well.
Born on the 3rd of April 1958, in Amityville, New York, Alec Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequ. He subsequently went to George Washington University from 1976 to 1979 and later moved on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he finally obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts.
Throughout his stellar career, Alec has amassed 45 awards and 97 nominations including three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Alec Baldwin holds the record for the most hosting of Saturday Night Live (17 times as of February 11, 2017). The comic in him shone through in his impersonation of Republican nominee Donald Trump during Saturday Night Lives’ coverage of the 2016 Presidential election.
Alec Baldwin’s Wife
It is not a surprise when someone as good looking as Alec Baldwin ends up tying the knot with someone equally amazing. In this case, he has managed to pull it off twice. Alec met his first wife, Kim Basinger on the set of a movie, The Marrying Man in the early 90’s. The relationship continued for three years before they finally decided that the time was right to tie the knot in 1993. The couple had their daughter, Ireland Baldwin in 1995.
The couple would later go their separate ways, finalizing their divorce in 2002 after a rather lengthy and nasty divorce/custody battle that lasted some seven years. Later in his 50’s, Alec met Hilaria Thomas in 2011, she is a fitness and wellness expert. She is also the Cofounder of Yoga Vida. They would later get engaged in 2012. They got married the same year at the St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 12, 2012. They have also gone on to become proud parents of three children.
Alec Baldwin’s Daughter and other Children
Ireland Baldwin is a famous fashion model with quite a following on Instagram, where she gives her litany of fans the chance to keep up with the goings on in her life. She has had her own fair share of the spotlight beginning from when she was just 11 years of age.
The first traces of a rift between father and daughter emerged when he had sent her a voicemail which went public in which he called her “a rude, thoughtless, little pig”. The incident seemed to have put a strain on the father/daughter relationship but in recent times it seems that they have bounced back to a better place with pictures emerging online of both father and daughter spending time together.
Alec also has another daughter from his second marriage with Yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. Her name is Carmen Gabriela Baldwin born August 23, 2013. He is also the father of boys Raphael Thomas Baldwin born June 17, 2015, and Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin in September 2016. The couple, however, did make an announcement in November 2017 that they were expecting another child, a boy. Hilaria revealed that during the period of dating, Alec was baby obsessed as he consistently asked if she wanted to have children.
The Baldwin family produced four boys of which Alec is the eldest of them. The rest of them in order of birth are Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin. All of them are actors in their own right. The brothers do have a documentary The Baldwin Brothers.
Their dad Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr. was a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. They also have two sisters – Beth and Jane. The Baldwin’s were raised as Roman Catholics and they are of French-Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish and German ancestry. The family tree has also spread further to include younger entertainment figures like Ireland Baldwin, Hailey Baldwin, and Joseph Baldwin
With an impressive career spanning over three decades, he has featured in financially successful productions such 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 an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Aviator, Along Came Polly, The Departed. Alec Baldwin is believed to have an estimated net worth of $65 million.
Alec Baldwin stands at 5ft 11 (180.3cm).