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Who is Alec Baldwin?

Alec Baldwin (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and political activist. He is the eldest of the four actor brothers in the Baldwin family. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on the sixth and seventh seasons of the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing.

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on set of new movie Rust

A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the new Western movie Rust.

The woman has been named Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old director of photography, and the injured man is Joel Souza, the film’s director.

Halyna Hutchins is dead after being shot on the sets of Rust

Hutchins has transported via helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Souza was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he is being treated.

The shooting happened on the film set in New Mexico, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Writer and Director Joel Souza is in hospital

A spokesman for Baldwin, who is producing and starring in the film, said there was an accident involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.

Juan Rios, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said: “This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

Alec Baldwin Biography, Wiki

Alec Baldwin was born Alexander Rae Baldwin III on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, the second of six children. He grew up in Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island, New York. His brothers, Daniel, William, and Stephen, also became actors.

Baldwin majored in political science at George Washington University, intending to go to law school. However, his childhood love for acting resurfaced in college, resulting in a move to Manhattan to enroll in New York University’s drama department, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

One of Baldwin’s early jobs was working as a busboy at the legendary nightclub Studio 54 in New York City. 

Alec Baldwin Biography
Alec Baldwin
Full NameAlexander Rae Baldwin III
BornApril 3, 1958 (age 63)
Amityville, New York, U.S.
Alma materTisch School of the Arts (BFA)
OccupationActor, writer, comedian, film producer, activist
Years active1980–present
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kim Basinger​​(m. 1993; div. 2002)
​Hilaria Baldwin ​(m. 2012)​
Children7, including Ireland Baldwin
FamilyBaldwin
Websitewww.alecbaldwin.com

Alec Baldwin Career

Baldwin instead went to Broadway to perform “A Streetcar Named Desire”, garnering a Tony nomination for his portrayal of “Stanley Kowalski” (he would reprise the role in a 1995 TV adaptation). Baldwin won over critics as a lowlife thief pursued by dogged cop Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990), met his future wife Kim Basinger while filming the Neil Simon comedy, The Marrying Man (1991), starred in the film adaptation of the play, Prelude to a Kiss (1992) (in which he starred off-Broadway), and made an indelible ten-minute cameo as a hard-nosed real estate executive laying down the law in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also made a similar tour-de-force monologue in the thriller, Malice (1993), as a doctor defending his practices, in which he stated, “Let me tell you something: I am God”.

Demand for Baldwin’s talents in the 1990s saw more scripts swiftly come his way, and he starred alongside his then-wife, Kim Basinger, in a remake of the Steve McQueen action flick, The Getaway (1994), brought to life the famous comic strip character, The Shadow (1994), and starred as an assistant district attorney in the civil rights drama, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).

Baldwin’s distinctive vocal talents then saw him voice US-aired episodes of the highly popular UK children’s show, Thomas & Friends (1984), plus later voice-only contributions to other animated/children’s shows, including Clerks (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).

In the early 2000s, Baldwin and Basinger endured an acrimonious break-up that quickly became tabloid fodder but, while his divorce was high-profile, Baldwin excelled in a number of lower-profile supporting roles in a variety of films, including State and Main (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Cooler (2003) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Aviator (2004), Along Came Polly (2004) and The Departed (2006).

As he was excelling as a consummate character actor, Baldwin found a second career in television comedy. Already known for his comedic turns hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he essayed an extended guest role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2005 before taking on what would arguably become his most famous role, that of network executive “Jack Donaghy”, opposite Tina Fey in the highly-acclaimed sitcom, 30 Rock (2006). The role brought Baldwin two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an unprecedented six Screen Actors Guild Awards (not including cast wins).

Continuing to appear in films as 30 Rock (2006) wrapped up its final season, Baldwin was engaged in 2012 to wed Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas); the couple married on June 30, 2012.

Alec Baldwin Wife

He met actress Kim Basinger in 1990 and married her in 1993. The couple had a daughter and divorced in 2002. He tied the knot for the second time with Hilaria Thomas in 2012.

Alec Baldwin with his wife Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin with his wife Hilaria Thomas

The couple has three children together—daughter Carmen and sons Rafael and Leonardo Angel Charles—and are expecting their fourth child, a boy.

Alec Baldwin Awards

He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the sitcom ’30 Rock’. The award is given to honor the finest acting achievements by a male actor on a comedy television series.

Alec Baldwin FAQ’s

Who is Alec Baldwin?

Alec Baldwin (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and political activist. He is the eldest of the four actor brothers in the Baldwin family. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on the sixth and seventh seasons of the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing.

What happened to Alec Baldwin?

A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the new Western movie Rust.

Who is Alec Baldwin’s wife?

He met actress Kim Basinger in 1990 and married her in 1993. The couple had a daughter and divorced in 2002. He tied the knot for the second time with Hilaria Thomas in 2012.

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