Matthew McConaughey Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 52 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth November 4, 1969



Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 11.75 inches (1.82 m)
Weight 82 kg (181 lbs)
Waist 34 inches
Body Type Build
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Nickname Matt, Matty
Full Name Matthew David McConaughey
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Matthew McConaughey is a renowned American actor as well as a film producer. He first came into limelight for his remarkable role in the maturate comedy movie Dazed and Confused, prior going on to appear in the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the comedy film Larger than Life, A Time to Kill, the science fiction drama Contact, Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Amistad, the war film U-571 and comedy EDtv.

In the year 2000, Matthew McConaughey became massively recognized for appearing in romantic comedies, comprising off How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Fool’s Gold, Failure to Launch and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Since the year 2011, Matthew McConaughey has preferred some dramatic characters, including Bernie, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Paperboy, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sea of Trees, Interstellar and Free State of Jones.

Matthew McConaughey achieved immense fame in the years 2013-2014. In 2013, he depicted the role of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy spotted with AIDS in biographical movie Dallas Buyers Club, which afterwards earned him Critics’ Choice Film Award, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor, amongst other nominations and awards. In the year 2014, he appeared as Rust Cohle in the season one of HBO’s criminal drama anthology serial True Detective, for which he received TCA Award and Critics’ Choice Television Award, and was elected for the Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas on 4th November, 1969.  His Mom, Mary Kathleen was a kindergarten teacher and official author who taught McConaughey whereas his Dad named James Donald who was associated with an oil pipe supplying business.

In 1980, Matthew McConaughey settled in Longview, Texas, wherein he joined Longview High School. He resided in Australia for only a year, in New South Wales, as a Rotary exchange student. Matthew McConaughey joined University of Texas at Austin, wherein he attended Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He started in fall of 1989 and earned his graduation degree in spring of 1993 with a specialization in Radio-Television-Film.

Matthew McConaughey Education

School Longview High School

Matthew McConaughey Career

Profession: Actor

Debut:

1993 in the comic drama, Dazed and Confused

Net Worth: $95 million

Family & Relatives

Father: James Donald McConaughey

Mother: Mary Kathleen

Brother(s):
Rooster McConaughey (Older brother), Pat McConaughey (Older Brother)

Marital Status: Married

Wife:
Camila Alves

Children: 3

Son(s): Levi Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey

Daughter(s): Vida Alves McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Favorites

Favorite Actor: Paul Newman

Favorite Singer: Willie Nelson

Facts You Never Knew About Matthew McConaughey!

  • Matthew’s Mom, Mary Kathleen was a schoolteacher.
  • In 1988, Matthew McConaughey resided in New South Wales, Australia, as a Rotational exchange student, recurring with an espoused Australian accent which stayed with him even after returning to US.
  • Matthew McConaughey joined University of Texas Austin, School of Communication, wherein he majored in movie, earning his Bachelor’s degree with a major in Radio-Television-Film.
  • In 1988, he attended and earned his graduation degree from Longview High School Longview, Texas.
  • Matthew McConaughey once arrested in Texas for “resisting transportation” once first being under doubt for marijuana custody.
  • He trekked around Peru after featuring the movie A Time to Kill.
  • Matthew McConaughey was elected “Most Handsome” in his final year of high school.
  • He is also the Member of Delta Tau Delta college fraternity.

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