Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Age
43
Birthday
Oct. 8th, 1970
Born in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height
5' 10

Matt Damon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Years of Living Dangerously TV Show
Years of Living Dangerously
Journey to Planet Earth TV Show
Journey to Planet Earth
Project Greenlight TV Show
Project Greenlight
Tinseltown TV (UK) TV Show
Tinseltown TV (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Margaret
2011 - The Adjustment Bureau
2011 - Contagion
2010 - Hereafter
2010 - Green Zone
2010 - True Grit
2009 - The Informant!
2009 - Invictus
2009 - The People Speak
2008 - Che: Part Two
2007 - Youth without Youth
2007 - Ocean's Thirteen
2007 - The Bourne Ultimatum
2006 - The Good Shepherd
2006 - The Departed
2005 - The Brothers Grimm
2005 - Syriana
2004 - Jersey Girl
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2004 - The Bourne Supremacy
2004 - Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
2004 - EuroTrip
2003 - Stuck on You
2002 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2002 - The Bourne Identity
2002 - Gerry
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2001 - The Majestic
2000 - All the Pretty Horses
2000 - The Legend of Bagger Vance
2000 - Finding Forrester
2000 - Titan A.E.
1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley
1999 - Dogma
1998 - Rounders
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1997 - Good Will Hunting
1997 - The Rainmaker
1997 - Chasing Amy
1996 - Courage Under Fire
1993 - Geronimo: An American Legend
1992 - School Ties
1991 - The Hard Way
1989 - Field of Dreams
1988 - Mystic Pizza

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
5
Carol
4
Himself
3
Himself - Host
3
Himself - Guest
2
Owen
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kent Damon, a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. His father is of Scottish and English ancestry, while his mother is of Finnish and Swedish descent. His older brother, Kyle (b. 1967), is an accomplished sculptor and artist.

Damon and his family moved to Newton and lived there for two years. After his parents divorced, Damon and his brother moved with their mother back to Cambridge,where they lived in a six-family communal house.

His first film role was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988). Hollywood's power brokers realized his potential as a serious actor when they saw him play a Gulf War vet-turned-heroin addict in Courage Under Fire (1996).

One of Damon's closest childhood friends was fellow young thespian 'Ben Affleck', who starred in Chasing Amy (1997). Damon and Affleck collaborated on the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), in which they co-star. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work. For his performance in the film, Damon received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top-40 highest-grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

In 2011, he starred in The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, We Bought a Zoo, and voiced a krill in Happy Feet Two. In April 2012, Damon filmed Promised Land, directed by Gus Van Sant, which he co-wrote with John Krasinski. Damon's next film with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh is Behind the Candelabra, a drama about the life of pianist/entertainer Liberace (played by Michael Douglas) with Damon playing Liberace's longtime partner Scott Thorson. The film premiered on HBO on May 26, 2013.

In 2014, he starred in George Clooney's The Monuments Men.

Damon met Argentine-born bartender Luciana Bozán Barroso (b. 1976) in April 2003 while filming Stuck on You in Miami. They became engaged in September 2005 and married in a private civil ceremony (December 9, 2005), at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. In 2013, they renewed their wedding vows in front of family and friends in St Lucia. Damon is stepfather to Bozán Barroso's daughter, Alexia, from her previous marriage. The couple also have three daughters together; Isabella (b. June 2006), Gia Zavala (b. August 2008) and Stella Zavala (b. October 2010). They moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2013, having previously lived in both Miami and New York.



TRIVIA:
  • Lost 30 pounds for his role in the film _The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)_ (qv).
  • He and 'Ben Affleck' (qv) lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge when they were children.
  • 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv) cast him in _The Rainmaker (1997)_ (qv) after seeing him in _Courage Under Fire (1996)_ (qv).
  • His uncle, George Brunstad, swam the English Channel at the age of 70. He completed the 21-mile swim in 15 hours and 59 minutes, making him the new world record holder as the oldest person to complete the swim. In the process, he raised $12,000 for a Haitian children's group (29 August 2004).
  • Grew up next door to radical historian 'Howard Zinn' (qv). Damon references Zinn's seminal work "A People's History of the United States" as Will in _Good Will Hunting (1997)_ (qv).
  • Turned down the part of Bobby Mercer in _Four Brothers (2005)_ (qv), as he found the script to be "ultra-violent". The part eventually went to 'Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv).
  • He married Luciana Barroso in the New York City Hall.
  • Father 'Kent Damon' (qv) was a realtor and former stockbroker. Mother 'Nancy Carlsson-Paige' (qv) was a college professor. They divorced in 1973. His brother Kyle was born in 1967, and is a sculptor.


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