British TV, film and stage actor Dominic Cooper was born in London in 1978 and trained at the famous London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
He was heavily involved in the early readings of Alan Bennett's Laurence Olivier-winning play The History Boys
, and helped premiere the play in London in 2004.
Dominic went on to premiere the play on Broadway and around the world, and in 2006 starred in the BAFTA-winning film adaptation along with other members of the original cast.
In 2008 Dominic rose to international fame with a leading role in the Abba-inspired film Mamma Mia!
alongside Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried.
The British star went on to star alongside Kiera Knightley in The Duchess
and Carey Mulligan in An Education
before returning to the stage in Phedre
at the National Theatre alongside Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack.
He later went to play Iron Man's father Howard Stark in the Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger,
star alongisde Michelle Williams in the 2011 biopic My Week With Marilyn,
joined the film adaptation of the hugely successful novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Dominic became good friends with James Corden during their time as cast members of The History Boys,
and the pair used to live together. On the set of Mamma Mia! Dominic become involved with Amanda
and the pair later became engaged although they split in 2013.