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.
Form of nonfictional literature whose subject is the life of an individual. The earliest biographical writings probably were funeral speeches and inscriptions. The origins of modern biography lie with Plutarch's moralizing lives of prominent Greeks and Romans and Suetonius's gossipy lives of the Caesars. Few biographies of common individuals were written until the 16th century. The major developments of English biography came in the 18th century, with such works as James Boswell's Life of Johnson. In modern times impatience with Victorian reticence and the development of psychoanalysis have sometimes led to a more penetrating and comprehensive understanding of biographical subjects. See alsoautobiography.
I don't know much about Alec Baldwin, or his divorce problems, but his closing statements about "acting" are right on the mark; no one is really who they advertise themselves to be, and most of our institutions are little more than a nicely painted cardboard stage, with no real substance behind the curtains.
As for the corruption in the legal system: we've known that forever, so no great revelation there.
If at all possible, try to settle out of court.
I find it amusing how Mr. Baldwin didn't really answer any of the questions he was asked by Dr. Wade during the Q&A session.
I'm also amazed how parents spend the vast majority of their "mulligan marriage" being absent to their spouse and children, spending as little time as possible with them. However, when the other spouse gets tired of practically being a single parent with a live-in roommate, all of a sudden everybody is out to get them. They come up with phrases like "Parental Alienation Syndrome" and can't get it thru their heads that it was their OWN DOING that got them in this situation to begin with. If you cheat, if you berate, if you abuse, if you abandon, you are the one doing the alienating yourself. And now it's someone else's fault that your kids don't want to spend time with you? C'mon!
Love your spouse. Love your children. And don't just love them... let them know they are loved. Then you'll never have to worry about how the courts treat divorce and "PAS".
This court system,is geard for states and layers to make money,and use the system to continue to get money for as long as posable.And yes the mother uses the system and children to punish and persecute the father.and the courts are totally bias, in favor of the mother period.The only way to stop this courupt bias system is to stop funding it period.
This court system,is geard for states and layers to make money,and use the system to continue to get money for as long as posable.And yes the mother uses the system and children to punish and persecute the father.and the courts are totally bias, in favor of the mother period.
Alec Baldwin's problem was his tenacious will to see things go his way. No wonder his marriage didn't work out. He can't see reality as it is but rather sees it parsed through words that he holds more dear. Why fight for "joint" custody? He could have given his ex "full" custody but still be part of his daughter's life instead of dragging a case, and his child, throught the pain of his battle.
There is no court that is going to refuse his rights to visitation. He wanted it his way. His ego is big so it took years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to see that a woman is entitled to her children.