Celebrity Stephen Baldwin was born into a big, middle class family on May 12, 1966, in Massapequa, Ny. Like his brothers Alec, Daniel and Billy, he pursued a career in playing. He’s appeared on television and in movies because the late 1980s and is famous for his roles in The Usual Suspects and Biodome. He’s a born-again Christian as well as a political conservative. He and wife Kennya have two daughters.
During his teens, he studied opera and showed ability as a vocalist. After high school, he attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Nyc and started a career as an actor.
He impersonated the youthful William “Buffalo Bill” Cody to the show Young Riders from 1989 to 1992.
Minor movie characters led to bigger parts in higher-profile films such as Last Exit to Brooklyn and Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July, both released in 1989. Baldwin demonstrated his versatility in movies as varied as the sex humor Threesome, the Steve Martin vehicle A Simple Twist of Fate as well as the interval biopic-drama Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle.
Baldwin’s movie career reached a high point in 1995, when he played a offender in the ensemble thriller The Usual Suspects.
Baldwin has played in fewer big screen launches since 2000. Instead, he continues to be featured more often in made-for-television movies and direct-to-video films like Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice. He also continues to be cast in a number of reality television programs: I am a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, The Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother UK.
In his 2006 autobiography The Unusual Suspect, Baldwin discussed his conversion to born again Christianity. He’s campaigned for a number of Republican politicians, including Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Sarah Palin. He also has collaborated on projects including Breakthrough Ministry, which joins evangelical Christianity with extreme sports, as well as a weekend talk radio show aimed in a conservative Christian audience.
Baldwin met Brazilian-created Kennya Deodato in 1987; the couple wed in 1990. They got two daughters, Alaia and Hailey.
He’s confronted some fiscal and legal problems, including insolvency in 2009 and an arrest for state income-tax evasion in late 2012.