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Matthew McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, before going on to appear in the film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. In 2013, he portrayed Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations. In 2014, McConaughey starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO’s crime drama anthology series True Detective for which he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award and TCA Award and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Birth Name

Matthew David McConaughey

Nickname

McConaughey, Matt, Matty

Profession

Actor, Producer, Model, Writer, Director

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Matthew McConaughey was born on the 4th of November 1969, in Uvalde, Texas, United States.

Age

He is currently 53 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

White

He has Irish, as well as English, German, Scottish and Swedish ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Matt attended Longview High School in Longview, Texas. In 1993, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin College Of Communication.

Family Details

  • Father – James Donald McConaughey (Mississippi-born gas station owner)
  • Mother – Mary Kathleen “Kay” (Substitute school teacher)
  • Siblings – Rooster McConaughey (Older brother), Pat McConaughey (Older Brother)
  • Relatives – George Glynn McCabe (Grandfather), Maxine McCabe (Grandmother)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matthew McConaughey dated –

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  • Ashley Judd (1996) – In 1996, Matthew and Ashley played in the same movie “A Time to Kill” as husband and wife. They started dating each other at that time. Eventually, they broke up the same year after dating for a couple of months.
  • Sandra Bullock (1996-1997) – Matthew dated Sandra Bullock for a quite some period. They saw each other for about a year from 1996 to 1997 and then they parted their ways. In one of her interviews after she broke up with Matthew, Sandra said that she officiously couldn’t find luck in her love life.
  • Janet Jackson (2002) – In February 2002, Matt started dating the well-known singer Janet Jackson. They met each other at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Since then, they were seen in different places together; for example Balboa Steakhouse in Los Angeles. Eventually, they parted their ways in March 2002.
  • Penelope Cruz (2005-2006) – Matthew and Penelope started dating while they were on set for the movie “Sahara.” The couple dated for about a year before they broke up. The reason as both the actors revealed was the little time they were spending together due to their busy schedules.
  • Cassandra Hepburn (2007) – Both actors met each other in 2007 on the set of Surfer Dude in Malibu and shortly after that, they started dating. The reason why they broke up the same year isn’t known because they kept their relationship a secret.

  • Camila Alves (2007- Present) – In April 2007, Camila who is a model commenced dating well-known actor Matthew after they met each other for the first time in a bar in WEST HOLLYWOOD known as Club Hyde. Camila said that at first, she didn’t know who actually Matthew is, because of his long beard and Rasta hat, he was wearing. But eventually, she got to know that she was interacting with well-known actor McConaughey. These two dated for quite a long period of time till they finally married each other on June 9, 2012. They’ve had 3-day long wedding extravaganza on their property in Texas, where they invited quite a long list of well-known actors and models. Matthew and Camila have 3 children, Levi Alves McConaughey (born – July 7, 2008), Vida McConaughey (born – January 23, 2010), and Livingston McConaughey (born – December 28, 2012).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 82 kg
  • In Pounds – 181 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 46-16-34
  • Chest – 46 in or 116 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16.5 in or 42 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 87 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

He wears shoe size of 11 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

McConaughey played Steve Edison in The Wedding Planner, his first box-office success, which earned $94 million at the box office. His portrayal in the film Magic Mike was highly praised and the film was a critical success that won several awards in the category of Best Film. The film received the National Society of Film Critics Award and the Independent Spirit Award.

Film Debut

In 1993, Matthew first gained notice in the comedy film Dazed and Confused for playing the role as David Wooderson.

Television Debut

In 1992, McConaughey guest starred in an episode of NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries as Larry Dickens.

Brand Endorsements

Matthew began his journey in show business by starring in television commercials. He has appeared in a number of TV commercials, including Stetson cologne, US Peace Corps, Dolce and Gabbana, and Lincoln MKC luxury utility.

Matthew McConaughey Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Paul Newman
  • Favorite Sport – Golf, Tennis, Boxing
  • Favorite Musician – Willie Nelson
  • Favorite Animal – Dog

Matthew McConaughey Net worth

Matthew McConaughey has a net worth of $160 million dollars as of 2023. He owns a Spanish Mediterranean themed mansion situated in the Rivercrest area of the Lone Star state’s most cosmopolitan city near Lake Austin. The mansion was valued at $6 million, which boasts 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, an elevator, two circular motor courts that can garage at least four cars and other luxury amenities. He also owns a 1,600-acre ranch in west Texas, which he purchased for $500,000.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Matthew McConaughey

  • Matthew had spent an year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia as a Rotary exchange student in 1988.
  • McConaughey was a part of the “Delta Tau Delta” fraternity during his college years.
  • Mathew was voted “Most Handsome” in his senior year of high school.
  • His first professional acting job was in a beer commercial.
  • He is a huge fan of the Washington Redskins NFL team.
  • He was originally considered to play Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), until the role went to Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • In February 2005, Mathew served as the Grand Marshall for the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • He was named as the Sexiest Man Alive in 2005 by People Magazine.
  • Mathew is good friends with Lance Armstrong, Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon.
  • In 2006, he was voted as one of People magazine’s Hottest Bachelors.
  • He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006 in Austin, Texas.
  • In April 2014, Time magazine named McConaughey as one of the Most Influential People in the World.
  • On November 17, 2014, McConaughey received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • In 2016, McConaughey was hired as creative director and celebrity spokesman for Wild Turkey’s latest campaign, to bring in more women and more international customers.
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