Alec Baldwin is an award-winning television, stage, and film actor. A graduate of New York University, he currently stars with Tina Fey on NBC's 30 Rock, winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the past three years. For his performance on the show, Mr. Baldwin has received three SAG Awards, two Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, and the 2008 and 2009 Emmy awards as best actor in a comedy series.
Mr. Baldwin last appeared on stage in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2006 production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis. He was nominated for a Tony award in 1992 for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire. Mr. Baldwin has also appeared in over forty films, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Aviator and The Departed, among others. His performance in The Cooler earned him a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Oscar nomination. Alec currently appears in the Nancy Meyers film It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep and Steve Martin.
Mr. Baldwin is a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, Guild Hall of East Hampton, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Actors Studio. He actively supports The Radiation and Public Health Project, The East Hampton Day Care Center, The Roundabout Theatre, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others. Alec is the announcer for the New York Philharmonic for their live broadcasts over the WFMT radio network. Baldwin's book, A Promise to Ourselves (St. Martin's Press) is now out in paperback.
Steve Martin, one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today—actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer—will co-host the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, along with Alec Baldwin. Martin previously hosted the 73rd and 75th Academy Awards shows, earning an Emmy nomination for the first stint. He has also served as a presenter on the show several times, most recently at the 81st Academy Awards, when he appeared with Tina Fey.
Born in Waco, Texas and raised in Southern California, Martin started his career as a television writer in the late 1960s, winning an Emmy Award for his work on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Martin's first film project, The Absent-Minded Waiter, a short he wrote and starred in, was nominated for a 1977 Academy Award. In 1979, he moved into feature films, co-writing and starring in The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. His other film credits include classic hits such as Roxanne, Parenthood, Father of the Bride, Little Shop of Horrors, The Three Amigos and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. He can be seen sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in the current release It's Complicated, directed by Nancy Meyers.
A frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times, Martin has published two novellas, Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company. He has also published a children's book titled The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, and an autobiography, Born Standing Up.
Martin recently completed touring with the bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers in support of his latest album The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo. In 1977 and 1978, Martin won Grammys for Best Comedy Recording. He earned a third Grammy in 2001 in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category. In 2007 Martin was a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.