Golden Globe winner, Academy and Tony Award nominee, and star of "30 Rock," Baldwin has played a very different role in recent years than the ones we see on screen. His custody battle for his daughter has made headlines and cast him and ex-wife Kim Basinger in a negative light.
Now, Baldwin wants to set the record straight. He discusses the stress, pressure and psychological and emotional toll of a bitter divorce and the family court system- The Commonwealth Club of California
Alec attended George Washington University and planned to attend law school, when he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare. He was accepted, and in 1979 began what would become his professional training.
In 1980, he was cast in the daytime TV series "The Doctors" on NBC and, subsequently, has worked in nearly every venue as a professional actor ever since.
Alec is an out-spoken supporter of various causes related to public policy, including environmentalism, the government's support of the arts, campaign finance reform, animal rights and gun control.
He serves on the board of directors of The Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, Long Island), The New York University/Brennan Center for Justice Program Advisory Board, People For The American Way and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, dedicated in honor of his mother. He is a vigorous supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Alec is a dedicated supporter of the East Hampton Daycare Center.
Baldwin is a graduate of New York University (BFA, Tisch School of the Arts), 1994.
Dr. Brenda Wade, a clinical psychologist in San Francisco, California, specializes in couples and family therapy, with a private practice that reaches nationwide. A protege of the world-renowned author and therapist Dr. Virginia Satir, her approach is both humanistic and practical. Dr. Wade's expertise has blossomed into a colorful array of professional success as author, television host, producer, and talk show guest, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.
Alec Baldwin discusses the infamous phone message to his daughter that resulted in scandal.
Baldwin defends himself by saying it was private material and property of his child's guardian. The release of the message demonstrated the "democratization of scandal" that celebrities now face in their personal lives.