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Biography #2 (for 30 Rock)

Alec Baldwin stars as network executive Jack Donaghy in the new NBC comedy series 30 Rock. Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) writes, executive-produces and stars as Liz Lemon in the workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. The series is told through the comedic voice of Fey and features Baldwin (The Aviator, The Cooler) as the brash new network executive who has turned the show upside down with his meddling ways.

The single Lemon is living every comedy writer's dream — head writer on a demanding, live TV program in New York City. Her life is jolted when Donaghy interferes with her show, and bullies Lemon into convincing Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live, The Longest Yard) -- a wild and unpredictable movie star -- to join the cast. Now Lemon must manage the unmanageable so that the show -- and her dream -- can go on.

One of Hollywood's most charismatic and prolific actors — on both stage and in film, Baldwin recently earned raves for his performance in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator and an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Cooler opposite William H. Macy. In addition to his many dramatic credits, Baldwin has proven to be an adept and perennial host of Saturday Night Live (with 12 hosting appearances to his credit). Baldwin was nominated for a 2006 Emmy for his guest appearance on NBC's Will & Grace and his production company, El Dorado Pictures, has co-produced the Emmy nominated miniseries Nuremberg and the feature State and Main.

Among his many stage credits, Baldwin won acclaim and a Tony nomination for his work opposite Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire which also garnered him an Emmy nomination for its television adaptation.

Other film credits include The Hunt for Red October, Miami Blues, Prelude to a Kiss, Malice, The Shadow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heaven's Prisoners, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Edge, Pearl Harbor and The Cat in the Hat. Baldwin's next films will be The Departed, directed by Scorsese, and Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro.

Bio courtesy NBC for "30 Rock" (20-Nov-2006)


Biography #3 (for Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat)

Alec Baldwin is a performer of many talents who, for the past 20 years, has distinguished himself in movies, television and his first love, the stage.

Baldwin last appeared on stage in the Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, Long Island) production of Ira Lewis' Gross Points in the fall of 2001. His other stage appearances include the Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, Joe Orton's Loot and Caryl Churchill's Serious Money. His off­Broadway work includes: Macbeth in the 1998 New York Shakespeare Festival; Prelude to a Kiss (a role he reprised in the screen version) at the Circle Repertory Theatre; and David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre.

On film, Baldwin has appeared in Pearl Harbor, State and Main, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Outside Providence, The Edge with Anthony Hopkins, Mercury Rising, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Juror, Heaven's Prisoners, The Shadow, Malice, Glengarry Glen Ross, Prelude to a Kiss, The Hunt for Red October, Great Balls of Fire, Alice, Miami Blues, Working Girl, Talk Radio, Married to the Mob, Beetlejuice, She's Having a Baby and also as the narrator in The Royal Tenenbaums. His recent work also includes The Cooler with William H. Macy and the TNT cable movie Second Nature, which was co-produced by his production company, El Dorado Pictures. Upcoming is the Universal release of Along Came Polly for director John Hamburg; a role in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator as Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Airlines; and the feature film Providence with Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Jeff Nathanson.

Baldwin began his career on the daytime television series The Doctors. He went on to numerous roles including Knots Landing and the mini-series Dress Gray. Baldwin produced and starred in the film The Confession (winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay) that debuted on Cinemax. He co-produced and starred in the TNT mini-series Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial. Baldwin was nominated for an Funny for his role as Secretary of Defense Robert McNarmara in Path to War, the HBO production on the Johnson administration's Vietnam policy.

Baldwin is also involved in several causes related to public policy. He is a board member of People for the American Way. He also serves on the board of the Carol M.

Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, sponsored by Stonybrook University in honor of his mother. Baldwin is a member of the NYU Tisch School of The Arts Dean's Council and serves on Bay Street Theatre's Board. He is a board member of the New York Shakespeare Festival and is also a dedicated supporter of various animal rights groups.

Baldwin is a native of Massapequa, Long Island. He is a graduate of the New York University Tisch School of The Arts (BFA). Baldwin studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute under Elaine Aiken. He also studied with Mira Rostova. He has a daughter, Ireland Eliesse.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" (02-Dec-2003)


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