Matt Damon Biography

Matt Damon

Quick Facts About Matt Damon

Celebrated Name Matt Damon
Age 50 Years
Nick Name Matt Damon
Birth Name Matt Damon
Birth Date 1970-10-08
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Race White
Father Kent Telfer Damon
Mother Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Siblings 2
Brothers Kyle Damon
Sisters Sarah
Religion Christian
Horoscope Libra
School Cambridge Alternative School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (now Graham and Parks), Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Awards Empire Awards, Golden Globe Awards and more
Net Worth $200 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Marital Status Married
Wife Luciana Barroso Damon
Children 3; Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala, and Stella Zavala
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm
Weight 185 lbs or 84 kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Shoe Size 11 US
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Matt Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, as well as a producer. He is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time and has also been ranked among Forbes' most bankable stars. He is famous for his work in projects like Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting, The Martian, Invictus, Behind the Candelabra, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, All the Pretty Horses, Ocean’s Twelve, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, The Monuments Men, Ford v Ferrari, Ocean’s Eleven, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. Matt first gained notice when he appeared in the movie Mystic Pizza in 1988. In the movie, Damon’s character was called Steamer. He debuted with NBC’s late-night live television comedy show Saturday Night Live as a host in 2002 during an episode titled Matt Damon/Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As a producer, he made a debut in 2001 with Project Greenlight. He served as an executive producer for about 33 episodes of the series. He has been involved in charitable work with organizations including the One Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Matt Damon Reflects on The Last Duel Reunion with Ben Affleck

Matt Damon visited The Tonight Show and talked to Jimmy Fallon about the ease of the writing process with long-time friend and actor Ben Affleck on their upcoming film The Last Duel. This will be the first time the two have written together since their Oscar-winning work on Good Will Hunting. He shared with Jimmy Fallon how he and Affleck had come back together to write for the Ridley Scott-directed film. He elaborated further on that writing process while speaking to Entertainment Tonight, saying that he thinks he and Ben Affleck may "write a lot more in the future. I think we just found that having made... like making movies for 30 years, we actually learned something about structure along the way and the process went along a lot faster," he said. "And so I think we'll write a lot more in the future just because it didn't turn out to be as time-consuming as we thought. I think that the writing process for Good Will Hunting was so inefficient," Damon explained. "You know because we didn't really understand structure so we wrote thousands of pages." The film is adapted from Eric Jager's novel 'The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France.' It recounts the story of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), a 14th-century knight who challenges his squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) to a duel after his wife (Jodie Comer) accuses Le Gris of raping her. Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Sam Hazeldine, Michael McElhatton, and Alex Lawther also star. The Last Duel trailer was released online last week. Ben Affleck was set to play the other lead in the film. However, Adam Driver was cast in taking over the leading role from Affleck who stepped aside into a supporting role instead, avoiding a scheduling conflict with the production of Adrian Lyne's Deep Water, in which Affleck is attached to star. The Last Duel premieres on October 15, 2021. 

Famous For

  • Being an actor, producer, and screenwriter.
  • For his screenplay "Good Will Hunting" with Ben Affleck which won the Academy Award in 1997. 
  • For the Bourne series, where he played the rogue secret agent Jason Bourne, Ocean’s Trilogy, where he played the youthful thief Linus Caldwell and Saving Private Ryan where he played the role of James Francis Ryan, a paratrooper.

American actor, Matt Damon

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Where is Matt Damon originally From?

Matt Damon was born on 8th October 1970 as Matthew Paige Damon. His place of birth is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the USA. About his parents, he was born to his father, Kent Telfer Damon, and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige. By occupation, his mother was an early childhood education professor at Lesley University and his father was a stockbroker. He also has two siblings, Kyle Damon (brother) and Sarah Bradford (sister). His brother is an accomplished sculptor and artist. His parents divorced when he was only two. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed as he is of English, Scottish, and Welsh descent on his father’s side and has Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian roots on his mother’s side. He developed an interest in acting since his childhood years.  

For his education, Matt Damon attended Cambridge Alternative School. Later, he also attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (now Graham and Parks) and then moved on to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where he started acting in school productions. After that, he (now Graham and Parks) and then moved on to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where he started acting in school productions. 

Matt Damon Career Timeline

  • Matt Damon initially appeared in theater plays such as "Burn This" and "A… My Name is Alice". 
  • He made his film debut at the age of 18 in "Mystic Pizza". He also acted in small roles such as in the TNT original film "Rising Son" and the ensemble prep-school drama "School Ties".
  • Furthermore, he had a role in "Geronimo: An American Legend". He next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's "Courage Under Fire". 
  • He and Ben Affleck wrote "Good Will Hunting" in 1997 which is a screenplay about a young mathematics genius. 

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting

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  • The two even parodied their roles from the film in Kevin Smith's 2001 movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back". 
  • He played the lead in the critically acclaimed drama "The Rainmaker" (1997). 
  • He was cast by director Steven Spielberg in the 1998 World War II film "Saving Private Ryan". 
  • He co-starred with Edward Norton in the 1998 poker film "Rounders". 
  • Moreover, he appeared in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Dogma (1999), All the Pretty Horses (2000),  The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Ocean's Trilogy (2001-2007), Bourne (2002-2016), Project Greenlight (2001–2005, 2015), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Gerry (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Stuck on You (2003), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Syriana (2005). 
  • He appeared as a career CIA officer in "The Good Shepherd" in 2006 and played an undercover mobster "The Departed" in the same year. 
  • He had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's "Youth Without Youth" (2007) and another cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara biopic "Che". 
  • Additionally, he made a guest appearance in 2009 on the sixth-season finale of "Entourage" and then appeared in Steven Soderbergh's dark comedy "The Informant!" (2009). 
  • He next portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film "Invictus" in 2009. 
  • The first film he appeared in the year 2010 was "Green Zone". After that, he appeared as a guest star in an episode of Arthur, titled "The Making of Arthur", as himself and appeared as a guest star in the role of Liz Lemon's boyfriend in the episodes "I Do Do", "The Fabian Strategy", "Live Show", and "Double-edged Sword" during the season 5 of "30 Rock". He also appeared in "Hereafter" and "True Grit". 
  • He starred in The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, and We Bought a Zoo in 2011 and he filmed Promised Land, Behind the Candelabra in 2012. 
  • He starred in the science fiction film Elysium (2013), and also appeared in the science fiction movie The Zero Theorem (2013). 
  • In the year 2014, he starred in George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" and played the minor role of scientist Dr. Mann, in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar". In the same year, he appeared as a celebrity correspondent for "Years of Living Dangerously". 
  • In 2015, he played the main character, astronaut Mark Watney, in Ridley Scott's "The Martian". 
  • He reprised his role in 2016's "Jason Bourne" and played the lead role in Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall" in 2017. 
  • He next appeared in "Suburbicon" and "Downsizing" in 2017. 
  • He portrayed Carroll Shelby in the action biographical drama Ford v Ferrari in 2019. 
  • What's more, Damon also founded the production company "LivePlanet" alongside Ben Affleck and producers Chris Moore and Sean Bailey through which the four created the Emmy-nominated documentary series "Project Greenlight". Not only this but also, the company produced and founded the short-lived mystery-hybrid series "Push, Nevada". 
  • He has lent his voice to the English version of the animated film "Ponyo" in 2009, "Titan A.E." in 2000, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" in 2002, "Happy Feet Two" in 2011. 

Awards and Achievements

  • Won Academy Award in 1998, Golden Globe Award in 1998, for 'Good Will Hunting’
  • Won Golden Globe Award for The Martian in 2016
  • Won American Cinematheque Award in 2010
  • Won Awards Circuit Community Awards for his work in 'Good Will Hunting' in 1997
  • Won Berlin International Film Festival for his work in 'Good Will Hunting' and for his work in 'The Good Shepherd' in 2007
  • Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 1999, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in 1998, Chicago Film Critics Association in 1997, for his work in Good Will Hunting
  • Won Empire Awards for his work in The Bourne Supremacy in 2005
  • Became the 2,343rd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2007

Matt Damon with Golden Globe Award

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How much is Matt Damon worth?

Matt Damon is a successful actor, producer, and screenwriter who has appeared in many movies and TV shows. He has made a vast amount of money from his career till now. as of July 2021, the net worth of Matt Damon is estimated to have $200 Million. His movies have grossed more than $5.5 billion worldwide and have earned more than $73.5 million at the box office. He had also signed a multiyear deal to be the voice of TD Ameritrade advertisements, replacing Sam Waterston as the discount brokerage's spokesman. He donates all fees from the advertisements to charity. In the year 2013, he appeared in a 20-second advertisement for Nespresso, directed by Grant Heslov, with whom he worked on The Monuments Men. The deal earned him $3 million. He has also provided a voice-over for United Airlines's resurrected "Fly the Friendly Skies" advertisement campaign in 2013. He is the owner of a Brooklyn penthouse apartment worth $16.6 million. His list of luxury cars includes Bentley, Porsche, BMW, and Ferrari. Back in the 2000s, he was among the highest-paid and bankable actors. His present actual salary is still to get disclosed yet but without any doubt, he is receiving the paycheck in millions of dollars. His main source of wealth comes from his acting career and he is living a lavish lifestyle. 

Who is Matt Damon Wife?

Matt Damon is a married man. He is currently married to his beautiful wife, Luciana Barroso Damon. The duo met each other on the set of the comedy film "Stuck on You". They got engaged in September 2005 and married on 9th December 2005. The couple is also blessed with three children named Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala, and Stella Zavala. He is also a stepfather to Luciana’s (previous marriage) daughter, Alexia. As of today, Matt and Luciana are enjoying their present life happily. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso Damon

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Previously, Matt has dated an American doctor, Skylar Satenstein in 1989. He had also dated English actress, Minnie Driver in 1996. He then had a three-year relationship with actress Winona Ryder from 1997 to 2000. Furthermore, he dated Kara Sands, Odessa Whitmire, and Rhona Mitra.

How tall is Matt Damon?

Matt Damon is a handsome actor whose body type is athletic. He has a tall and perfect height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm. His weight consists of around 185 lbs or 84 kg. His hair color is light brown and his eye color is blue. His shoe size is 11 (US) or 10 (UK) or 45 (EU). His other body size detail is unavailable at a moment. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an attractive look. 

Did You Know?

  • Matt Damon's born name is Matthew Paige Damon.
  • After his parents divorced, Matt lived in a six-family communal house with his mother and older brother.
  • Damon is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
  • Damon is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
  • He shaved his head for the movie EuroTrip.
  • His brother Kyle is a sculptor.