Ireland Baldwin was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Kim Basinger and actor Alec Baldwin. Through her father she is the niece of actors Stephen, Daniel, and William Baldwin. Through her father’s second marriage she has a younger half-sister, Carmen, and half-brother, Rafael.
At age 11, in 2007, she gained recognition in the news after her father Alec Baldwin left her an angry voicemail message which became publicized. He subsequently made a public apology.