Alec Baldwin is a graduate of New York University, where he earned a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and was presented with an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2010. He last appeared onstage in the 2010 Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Tony Walton. Mr. Baldwin’s other stage credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis; Loot on Broadway in 1986, earning Mr. Baldwin a Theatre World Award; Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money on Broadway in 1988; Prelude to a Kiss at the Circle Reparatory Company in 1990, earning Mr. Baldwin an Obie Award; A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway in 1992, for which Mr. Baldwin was nominated for a Tony Award; Macbeth at New York Shakespeare Festival in 1998; and Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2004 production of The Twentieth Century. Mr. Baldwin has also appeared at The Hartman Theatre (Stamford, Connecticut), the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Berkshires, Massachusetts), and Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, New York).
Alec Baldwin has appeared in more than 40 films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (for which he received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, and It’s Complicated, among many others.
For seven years he starred as Jack Donaghy opposite Tina Fey on NBC’s 30 Rock, winner of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. For his portrayal he received seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, and two Emmy Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2011 Mr. Baldwin received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects, including Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial for TNT, which was nominated for an Emmy; The Confession for Showtime, which won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; and David Mamet’s film State and Main.
Alec Baldwin is a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and Guild Hall. He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others. He has partnered with Capital One to create an advertising campaign that, through the Alec Baldwin Foundation, provides funding for arts groups across the country, particularly in the New York area, and raises awareness for support of the arts.
Mr. Baldwin’s book, A Promise to Ourselves, was published by St. Martin’s Press in paperback in Fall 2009.