The eldest of the Long Island-native Baldwin brothers, Alec Baldwin had aspirations to attend law school until he made good on a dare to audition for NYU’s undergraduate drama program.
Since getting his start in 1980 on the NBC sitcom The Doctors, Baldwin has starred in a number of hit films, TV shows, and Broadway plays. Nowadays, he is perhaps best known for his leading role on NBC’s 30 Rock, a part that has earned him a slew of nominations and awards, including a 2009 Best Actor Golden Globe.
His fame has been substantially magnified by his antics off the set, including, most notably, his high-profile divorce with Kim Basinger and a heated phone message he left for his then 11-year-old daughter.
Baldwin is also well known for his liberal political beliefs, which earned him a biting parody in Team America: World Police.
In June 2012, Baldwin married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in New York City. They have one daughter together who was born in 2013 and they are currently expecting their second child.