Matt Damon Biography: Net Worth, Movies, Age, Height, Instagram, Crypto, Wife, Children, IMDb, Family, Wikipedia, Parents, Siblings, TV Shows

Matt Damon Biography: Net Worth, Movies, Age, Height, Instagram, Crypto, Wife, Children, IMDb, Family, Wikipedia, Parents, Siblings, TV Shows

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Biography

Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970), known officially as Matt Damon, is a Forbes-ranked bankable American actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter.

He is well-known and has enjoyed remarkable success since securing his spot in Hollywood. Since he was young, he had a knack for acting, and in high school, he frequently skipped classes in favor of acting in plays. 

While still a student, Matt Damon had a successful acting career and was in numerous plays. He dropped out of college to pursue his acting career because of his acting enthusiasm. He first had difficulty because he could only secure small roles in movies.

His big break came when he was chosen to play a significant part in the critically acclaimed film Good Will Hunting in the middle of the 1990s. In addition to starring as the main character, Matt Damon co-wrote the film’s script with actor and childhood friend Ben Affleck

His acting has gotten praise from critics for this critically praised film. He and Ben Affleck shared the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He entered the film industry thanks to the film’s success, and Matt Damon later solidified his position. 

Matt Damon has since worked on several financially successful films. The gifted actor participates in charitable endeavors as well.

Matt Damon
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Matthew Paige Damon
Stage Name: Matt Damon
Born: 8 October 1970 (age 51 years old)
Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Kent Damon, Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Siblings: Kyle Damon, Sarah Bradford
Wife • Spouse: Luciana Barroso (m. 2005)
Girlfriend • Partner: Rhona Mitra (2003), Odessa Whitmire (2001-2003), Kara Sands (2000), Winona Ryder (1997-2000), Minnie Driver (1997-1998), Skylar Satenstein (1988-1989), Penélope Cruz (2000), Claire Danes (1997)
Children: Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, Stella Damon, Alexia Barroso
Occupation: Actor • Filmography
Net Worth: US$160 million

Early Life & Education

Kent Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige welcomed Matt Damon into the world in the United States on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a brother named Kyle Damon and a sister called Sarah Bradford.

His parents divorced when he was around two years old, so Matt Damon and his brother moved in with their mother. Childhood buddies Matt Damon and actor Ben Affleck are now close. 

He attended schools like Cambridge Alternative School (now Graham and Parks) and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for his education. Later, he enrolled at Harvard University but left early to pursue his acting career.

Career

Matt Damon had little parts in plays like Burn This and A… My Name is Alice before getting big roles. He made his acting debut in the movie Mystic Pizza in 1988, marking the start of his film acting career. He did, however, only get a few brief dialogue scenes. 

While still a student, he appeared in movies like School Ties and Rising Son. He then dropped out of school without finishing his study to appear in the 1993 film Geronimo: An American Legend. His subsequent endeavor was the 1996 film Courage Under Fire, with which he collaborated. Many people were grateful for his role, which revealed his potential.

Matt Damon collaborated with Ben Affleck to write the movie Good Will Hunting script in 1997. This movie’s enormous popularity helped make him a household name in the American cinema business. Along with writing the screenplay, he also appeared in the movie, and his acting and screenplay got praise. 

He appeared in movies like The Rainmaker and Chasing Amy in the same year. His movies, including Saving Private Ryan and Rounders, were released the year after. 

Matt Damon appeared in movies including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dogma, Finding Forrester, All the Pretty Horses, and The Legend of Bagger Vance between the years 1999 and 2000. Ocean’s Eleven, which brought him stardom, was the year’s first significant success.

He also appeared in the sequels of the movies Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. He portrayed Jason Bourne, the lead character, in the 2002 film The Bourne Identity. He then contributed to its follow-ups, including The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Matt Damon‘s reputation rose as a result of his participation in the Bourne movie series. He appeared in films including Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Stuck on You, Syriana, The Brothers Grimm, The Good Shepherd, and The Departed between the years 2002 and 2006.

Matt Damon gained great recognition for his performance in the 2009 movie The Informant! Also, he appeared in the film Invictus the same year in a small part. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor because of his performance in the movie. 

Matt Damon appeared in films including Green Zone, Hereafter, True Grit, Contagion, The Adjustment Bureau, We Bought a Zoo, Elysium, Behind the Candelabra, The Monuments Men, and Interstellar between 2010 and 2014. 

The television shows Saturday Night Live, Will & Grace, Arthur, Entourage, House of Lies, and Years of Living Dangerously are among those in which he has made appearances. He has also provided the voices for movie characters, including Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and Happy Feet Two.

Matt Damon portrayed Mark Watney, an astronaut, in the 2015 film The Martian. He was cast in the lead role of The Great Wall in 2017. He later went on to have significant roles in movies like Suburbicon and Downsizing that same year. The second came out in December 2017, whereas the first was released in October 2017. 

In the 2018 biographical drama film Ford v Ferrari, Matt Damon and Christian Bale were cast in significant roles. Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, and Tracy Letts all have minor roles in the James Mangold-directed movie.

Filmography

  • Good Will Hunting 1997
  • The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
  • The Departed 2006
  • Saving Private Ryan 1998
  • The Martian 2015
  • The Bourne Identity 2002
  • The Bourne Supremacy 2004
  • Interstellar 2014
  • The Rainmaker 1997
  • Ocean’s Eleven 2001

Awards & Achievements

  • Matt Damon received the Oscar for “Best Original Screenplay” in 1998 for the movie “Good Will Hunting.” He and Ben Affleck received the honor jointly. 
  • In July 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive in 2007 by People magazine in the same year. 
  • Matt Damon received the Harvard Arts Medal in 2013. 

Personal Life

After around two years of dating, Matt Damon wed Luciana Barroso in December 2005. Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, and Stella Damon are the three daughters with whom the marriage has blessed. 

Alexia Barroso, a daughter of Luciana Barroso from a previous union, is also Matt Damon‘s child (stepdaughter). 

Ator Matt Damon has been the boyfriend of Rhona Mitra (2003), Odessa Whitmire (2001-2003), Kara Sands (2000), Winona Ryder (1997-2000), Minnie Driver (1997-1998) and Skylar Satenstein (1988-1989).

He is rumored to have had Penélope Cruz (2000) and Claire Danes (1997) as girlfriends.

Net Worth

American actor, writer, producer, and philanthropist Matt Damon has a US$160 million net worth. Also, his investments are worth US$103.8 million.



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