Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American
film producer and comedian who has appeared on film, stage and television.
As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors.
Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons 6 and 7 of the CBS television drama Knots Landing,
in the role of Joshua Rush. He has since played both leading and supporting roles
in films such as
The Hunt for Red October
The Marrying Man
His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler
garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
From 2006 to 2013, he starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock,
receiving critical acclaim for his performance and winning two Emmy Awards,
three Golden Globe Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show,
making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards.
Baldwin is a columnist for The Huffington Post
He was host of MSNBC's Up Late with Alec Baldwin,
which lasted for five episodes until he was fired on November 26, 2013.
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