Born in 1978 in Greenwich, Dominic Cooper studied and from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made his debut on stage in Mother Clap’s Molly House in 2001 at the National Theatre.
In 2006, Cooper played Dakin in The History Boys, touring across the world with the production. He returned to the National Theatre in 2009, playing Hippolytus in Phèdre.
In 2008, Cooper moved more into film, playing the role of Sky in the hit musical film version of Mamma Mia! That same year, he starred in The Duchess opposite Keira Knightley. On screen, he's also been in Captain America: The First Avenger, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Preacher.
Recently, he played the lead role of the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.