Alex Cooper of “Call Her Daddy”: From Suburban Upbringing to Media Entrepreneur

Alex Cooper, the 29-year-old star of “Call Her Daddy,” is set to return for the show’s fourth season with a

Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn from the Barstool podcast Call Her Daddy are pictured at Foley's sports bar on December 4, 2018. MEGA

Alex Cooper, the 29-year-old star of “Call Her Daddy,” is set to return for the show’s fourth season with a new Spotify deal worth around $60 million. She has also launched her own media company, Trending, focused on promoting Gen Z talent. In this interview with Vanity Fair, Cooper shares insights into her background and journey:

Suburban Roots

Raised in suburban Pennsylvania, Cooper was the middle child of a TV-producer father and a psychologist mother. Her home was a place to process emotions that may not have been openly accepted.

College Rebel

During her time at Boston University, she donned her signature “Daddy” sweatshirt to challenge traditional gender roles, making some guys uncomfortable. She played Division 1 soccer while studying, channeling her competitive drive into her career.

Grit and Determination

Cooper’s experiences of advocating for herself with authority figures since age 12 have made her fiercely competitive with herself. She adapts her approach depending on who she’s speaking to.

Leaving Barstool

As the dust settles from her move away from Barstool Sports and her original co-host, Sofia Franklyn, Cooper is proud of fighting for something she built and believes she can sleep well at night knowing she worked hard.

Career Highlights

Cooper considers Jane Fonda’s compliment, calling her “one of the best interviewers I’ve ever had,” as the coolest moment of her career. She also highlights Miley Cyrus as a guest and expresses a desire to interview her again.

Surprising Guests

Post Malone and Gwyneth Paltrow were among the most surprising guests for Cooper. She found Post Malone to be incredibly polite, and Paltrow’s vibe was contrary to her reputation.

Producer Mindset

Cooper sees herself more as a producer than a host, thinking about how she’ll edit episodes while conducting interviews. Her excitement for season four lies in taking more risks and experimenting with new formats.