Gaten Matarazzo Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Movies, Sister, Wikipedia

January 26, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Gaten Matarazzo is a young and talented actor who rose to fame for his role as Dustin in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.

He has also appeared in several Broadway musicals and voiced characters in animated films. He is not only a star on screen and stage but also a role model and an advocate for people with cleidocranial dysplasia, a rare genetic condition he was born with.


  • Full name: Gaten John Matarazzo III
  • Date of birth: September 8, 2002
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: New London, Connecticut, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
  • Parents: Gaten Matarazzo Sr. and Heather Matarazzo
  • Siblings: Sabrina Matarazzo and Carmen Matarazzo
  • Partner: Elizabeth Yu
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Dating
  • Net worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Gaten Matarazzo, currently 21 years old, was born on September 8, 2002, in New London, Connecticut, to Gaten Matarazzo Sr. and Heather Matarazzo.

He has two siblings: a sister named Sabrina and a brother named Carmen. He has Italian ancestry and grew up in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

He attended Pinelands Regional High School and graduated in 2020. He also studied at Starlight Performing Arts Center and attended a summer program at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City.

He has a passion for singing and acting since he was a child and started his career on Broadway at nine.

He also has a rare genetic condition called cleidocranial dysplasia, which affects the development of his bones and teeth.

He has undergone several surgeries and dental procedures to correct his condition and has used his platform to raise awareness and funds for others who have it.

Personal Life

Gaten Matarazzo is dating Elizabeth Yu, also known as Lizzy Yu, a fellow actor and singer he met at a Broadway workshop in 2018. They have been together for over five years and often share their photos and videos on social media.

They also collaborate on musical projects and perform together on stage. Gaten is very close to his family and friends and enjoys spending time with them.

He is also an animal lover and has two dogs, Mabel and Maddie. He likes to play video games, watch movies, and listen to music in his spare time.

He is a fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel. He is also a supporter of various charities and causes, such as CCD Smiles, Stomp Out Bullying, and the Trevor Project.


Gaten Matarazzo started his career on Broadway, appearing in musicals such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Les Misérables.

He made his television debut in 2015, guest-starring in an episode of The Blacklist. He gained worldwide recognition in 2016 when he was cast as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix series Stranger Things, a sci-fi horror show set in the 1980s.

He received critical acclaim, several awards, and nominations for his performance, along with his co-stars. He reprised his role in the second and third seasons of the show and is set to return for the fourth season, which is expected to premiere in 2024.

He has also voiced characters in animated films such as Hump, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and My Father’s Dragon.

He is currently playing the lead role of Evan Hansen in the Broadway revival of Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about a teenager with social anxiety who gets involved in a lie after the death of a classmate.

Net Worth

Gaten Matarazzo has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He earns most of his income from his acting career, especially his role in Stranger Things, which reportedly pays him $250,000 per episode.

He also makes money from his other projects, endorsements, and appearances.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @gatenm123
  • Twitter handle: @GatenM123


  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Les Misérables
  • The Blacklist
  • Stranger Things
  • Hump
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • My Father’s Dragon


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