3/04/1958 (61 years old) Amityville, New York, United States
The eldest of the Baldwin brothers is a talented player known for his fiery persona both on and off screen. Early '80s roles in a number of TV series (the daytime soap The Doctors, the prime-time sudser Knots Landing), led to big-screen roles in films such as Working Girl and Beetlejuice. By 1990, he had graduated to leading man status, starring as a CIA analyst in the Cold War actioner The Hunt for Red October. In 1993 he married actress Kim Basinger, whom he met on the set of the 1991 film The Marrying Man. Their union, which produced daughter Ireland, ended in 2002, though their custody battles have remained tabloid fodder in the years since. Despite such personal issues, Baldwin has enjoyed continued professional success, starring in the sitcom 30 Rock and remaining one of Saturday Night Live's most popular guest hosts. In 2010, Baldwin took on yet another high-profile gig, cohosting the 82nd annual Academy Awards with Steve Martin.
In 1990, took the lead in an off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, but did not follow the show to Broadway because of film obligations; two years later, reprised the role for the film adaptation, opposite Meg Ryan.
Passed on Patriot Games, the sequel to the smash hit The Hunt for Red October, to star in a Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Narrated a number of episodes of the popular children's series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in the mid-'90s, and appeared as the Conductor in the 2000 feature film Thomas and the Magic Railroad.