Alec is the best known of four Baldwin brothers — Alec, Daniel, Stephen, and William —  actively pursuing acting careers. Having moved on from early television roles in soaps, his rough-hewn features and piercing blue eyes make him an ideal romantic lead, as he was in The Marrying Man (1991), where he met his wife, Kim Basinger, and in Prelude to a Kiss (1992). Truly talented and versatile, he can give his charm a psychotic edge, as in thrillers like The Juror (1996) and The Edge (1997), or acquire the calculated cool of a G-Man as in Hunt for Red October (1990) or Mercury Rising (1998). Other film credits include Nuremberg (2000) and children’s film Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000). He also maintains a foot in the traditional theater, taking on Shakespeare in Looking for Richard (1996), and Williams in both the Broadway and television versions of A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Actor.

Baldwin is a 1994 BFA graduate of Tisch and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. He is Co-Chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival, president of the board of Guild Hall in East Hampton. He serves on the board of People for the American Way, the NYU Tisch Dean’s Council, the New York Philharmonic and he is also the radio announcer for the Philharmonic.

With his wife, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, he maintains The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, supporting numerous causes, primarily in the arts.

He is the author of three books: a Promise to Ourselves (his critique of the California family law system), his memoir Nevertheless and, along with Kurt Andersen, a Trump parody memoir entitled You Can’t Spell America Without Me.