Read them here: 1. Cooper went to Georgetown University where he graduated from the Honors English program, and shortly thereafter moved to New York to pursue acting.
2. Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
3. Cooper then returned to television to take on a supporting role in J.J. Abrams’s popular spy series Alias (2001-06). For three seasons he played Will Tippin, a journalist friend of covert agent Sydney Bristow (played by Jennifer Garner).
4. His father was of Irish descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry.
5. Before he landed lead roles, Bradley played the despicable, manipulative, controlling Sack Lodge in Wedding Crashers.
6. He was raised Catholic.
7. Bradley told ‘Details’ that before he decided to be an actor, he wanted to attend military academy and move to Japan to become a ninja.
8. Bradley went to high school at the oldest nonsectarian day school in the United States (it dates back to 1759). During this time, the Philly native worked at the Philadelphia Daily News.
9. Cooper had cholesteatoma in his ear soon after his birth and punctured it when he started diving at a young age.
10. Cooper made his Broadway debut in 2006, appearing in the drama Three Days of Rain with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd.
11. He was a member of the Georgetown Hoyas rowing team and acted with Nomadic Theatre.
12. When he is dating someone, he is committed. He said, “when I’m into a woman, I literally can’t stop staring. I become completely entranced.” Swoon.
13. He worked as a door man in New York City’s luxurious and modern Morgan’s Hotel for a time while studying drama at The New School.
14. After a year of dating, Cooper and actress Jennifer Esposito secretly married in 2006 over the holidays. But only four months later, Esposito filed for divorce, telling PEOPLE, “It is what it should be. You have to move on.”
15. His childhood friend was actor Brian Klugman.
16. Bradley Cooper has said that he doesn’t care about winning an Oscar. Ever since Cooper’s father passed away, he has seen more clearly what he finds personally important, and on Oscar is not one of those valuables. “It would change nothing. Nothing. The things in my life that aren’t fulfilled would not be fulfilled.”
17. Bradley stopped drinking alcohol for good at age 29. “It was just the kind of thing where if I wanted to continue to live.”
18. Showing a tender side that Hollywood leading men rarely do, Bradley treated his Mom to an A-list night on the town as his date to the Oscars.
19. He starred as one of Carrie Bradshaw’s lovers in the hit TV show “Sex and the City.”
20. Bradley was deeply involved in ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ which he executive produced and also sat in on editing sessions. His relationship with director David O. Russel led to another collaboration in ‘American Hustle’.
21. In 2011, Bradley Cooper was voted People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
22. Cooper further proved his comedic talents with The Hangover. He co-starred with Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
23. He loves to play football and golf.
24. In 2012, after meeting on the set of The Words, Cooper and Zoë Saldana were caught sneaking kisses at a Sundance Film Festival party for their movie. “They were like two seventh graders,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. The couple cools down soon after, but briefly reunites in the fall before ultimately calling it quits again just before 2013.
25. His dream is to one day be a director.
26. During his audition for the role of Green Lantern, Bradley Cooper couldn’t stop himself from mimicking Christian Bale. “I actually said ‘I’m Batman’ in the Green Lantern screen test,” he told Conan O’Brien.
27. Bradley is really good friends with Jim Carrey and Ken Jeong.
28. One of his favorite roles was in the Silver Linings Playbook which co-starred Jennifer Lawrence. He played the role of high school teacher Pat Solitano, who attempts to get his life back on track after a stay at a mental institution. The part earns Cooper Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations.
29. Some of Bradley Cooper’s favorite films include New York Stories (1989) The Conversation (1974), The Celebration (1998) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).
30. His net worth is $60 million.