Roy Asberry Cooper, III (born June 13, 1957) is the current North Carolina Attorney General. He is a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Born in Nash County, North Carolina, Cooper was raised in a rural community and worked in tobacco fields during the summer as a teenager. He received the Morehead Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as the president of the university's Young Democrats, and then also earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from UNC.
Cooper has a wife, Kristin, and three daughters, Hilary, Natalie, and Claire.