Baldwin was born Alexander Rae Baldwin III on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, the second of six children. He grew up in Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island, New York. His brothers, Daniel, William and Stephen, also became actors.
Baldwin majored in political science at George Washington University, intending to go to law school.
However, his childhood love for acting resurfaced in college, resulting in a move to Manhattan to enroll in New York University's drama department, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
One of Baldwin's early jobs was working as a bus boy at the legendary nightclub Studio 54 in New York City.
His tremendous performances in the popular sitcom, 30 Rock, helped him win 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which made him the first male performer to win overall 8 awards in the history of the prestigious awards. He had 1 collective SAG for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock.
In 1995, the Empire Magazine placed him on the #80 spot in the 100 Sexiest Stars in the film history list. In 1990, he was included in the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World compiled by People Magazine.
In 2004, he was honored with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree (Litt.D) by the Montclair State University at their official graduation ceremony.
He had auditioned for admission into Undergraduate Drama Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as part of a dare in 1979.
He was under consideration for the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky. But the role went to Kurt Russell. He was also considered for a lead role in Batman (1989) but lost out to Michael Keaton.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
At George Washington University, Baldwin ran for president but lost by two votes.
Taught "Master Theater Workshop" in summer 2002 at Southampton College, New York, where friend James LaRocca is Dean.
Is only the third person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for Vegas'ta Son Şans (2003), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for Kedi (2003), in the same year.
Jokes that he "stole" his performance in Vegas'ta Son Şans (2003) from Ben Kingsley's in Sexy Beast (2000).
Replaced Alan Rickman as the voice of Leonardo Leonardo in the 2000 cartoon based on Kevin Smith's film Clerks (1994).
Alec Baldwin Height, Weigh
Height : 6 feet (1.83 m)
Weigh : 80 kg (176 lbs)