Baldwin received a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild last year for his work in "30 Rock." Coincidentally, Baldwin has received a warm welcome as a guest host favorite of "SNL," which he has hosted more than 13 times. "SNL" has also given him an open invitation to guest host whenever he'd like.
Baldwin began his acting career in 1980 in a daytime TV soap called "The Doctors," then moved onto a short-lived TV series called "Cutter to Houston" before co-starring on "Knots Landing."
He had an Academy-Nominated role in the 2003's "The Cooler" and has worked with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio in the "Aviator" and "The Departed."
Branching out of films, Baldwin became a voice actor in "Final Fantasy Four: The Spirits Within" and "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends." Recently, he starred opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in "The Suburban Girl," which was featured at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Baldwin has four brothers, Daniel, William, and Stephen, all of whom have followed in Alec's footsteps towards acting.
Baldwin's personal life has been splashed over the headlines during the past few years due to his messy divorce from Basinger. Also, a highly publicized verbal outburst to his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, in a voice message brought Baldwin's parenting skills into question.