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, McConaughey 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, he starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO’s crime dramaanthology 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 November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas, United States.

Age

He is currently 49 years old.

Residence

Austin, Texas, United States

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 –

  • 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.
  • Salli Richardson (2001) – Although this is categorized as possible RUMOR. In August 2000, Matthew started dating the actress who has played big roles in various sci-fi movies, Salli Richardson. These two dated each other for almost a year before they parted away in 2001.
  • 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

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

Television Debut

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

Brand Endorsements

McConaughey 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.

Awards & Nominations

Award Year of Ceremony Category Nominee/Work Result
AACTA International Awards 2014 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Academy Awards 2014 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
EDA Awards 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Austin Film Critics Association 2012 Special Honorary Award Bernie
Killer Joe
Magic Mike
The Paperboy
Won
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 Favorite Actor – Drama Contact Nominated
2001 Favorite Actor – Action U-571 Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics 2013 Best Cast The Wolf of Wall Street Runner-up
Chicago Film Critics Association 1997 Most Promising Actor A Time to Kill Nominated
2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Crime Thriller Awards 2014 The Best Actor Dagger True Detective Won
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013 Best Supporting Actor Magic Mike Nominated
2014 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Best Acting Ensemble The Wolf of Wall Street Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2014 Best Actor in a Drama Series True Detective Won
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Detroit Film Critics Society 2012 Best Supporting Actor Magic Mike Nominated
2013 Mud Nominated
Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Best Ensemble The Wolf of Wall Street Nominated
Dorian Awards 2014 Film Performance of the Year – Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
2015 TV Performance of the Year – Actor True Detective Nominated
Dublin Film Critics’ Circle 2012 Best Actor Killer Joe 5th place
2013 Mud 6th place
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2015 Best TV Actor True Detective Won
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 Best Supporting Male Magic Mike Won
Best Male Lead Killer Joe Nominated
2014 Dallas Buyers Club Won
Robert Altman Award Mud Won
Florida Film Critics Circle 2003 Best Cast Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Won
Gold Derby Awards 2014 Drama Lead Actor True Detective Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast The Wolf of Wall Street Nominated
Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Goldene Kamera Awards 2013 Best International Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Golden Globe Awards 2014 Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Dallas Buyers Club Won
2015 Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film True Detective Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Best Ensemble The Wolf of Wall Street Nominated
Gotham Awards 2012 Best Ensemble Cast Bernie Nominated
2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Hollywood Film Awards 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
2016 Ensemble of the Year Gold Won
Houston Film Critics Society 2013 Best Supporting Actor Magic Mike Nominated
2013 Mud Nominated
Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Irish Film & Television Academy 2014 Best International Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
MTV Movie Awards 1997 Best Breakthrough Performance A Time to Kill Won
2014 Best On-Screen Transformation Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Best Male Performance Nominated
Best On-Screen Duo Nominated
National Society of Film Critics 2013 Best Supporting Actor Bernie
Magic Mike
Won
New York Film Critics Circle 2013 Best Supporting Actor Bernie
Magic Mike
Won
Online Film Critics Society 2013 Best Supporting Actor Mud Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014 Desert Palm Achievement Award Dallas Buyers Club Won
People’s Choice Awards 2006 Favorite Male Action Star Sahara Won
Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series True Detective Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award 2015 Best Episodic Drama True Detective Nominated
Rome Film Festival 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Won
Russian National Movie Awards 2015 Foreign Actor of the Year Dallas Buyers Club
Interstellar
The Wolf of Wall Street
True Detective
Won
Foreign Hero of the Year Interstellar Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society 2012 Best Supporting Actor Killer Joe Nominated
2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Sant Jordi Awards 2014 Best Foreign Actor Mud Won
Satellite Awards 2014 Best Actor – Motion Picture Dallas Buyers Club Won
Saturn Awards 2013 Best Actor Killer Joe Won
2015 Interstellar Nominated
2017 Gold Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Dallas Buyers Club Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2015 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series True Detective Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Runner-up
TCA Awards 2014 Individual Achievement in Drama True Detective Won
Teen Choice Awards 2001 Choice Movie Chemistry The Wedding Planner Nominated
2003 Choice Movie Liplock How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Nominated
Choice Movie Liar Nominated
2005 Choice Movie Liplock Sahara Nominated
Choice Movie Actor: Action/Thriller Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Runner-up
Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2014 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll 2012 Best Supporting Actor Bernie 9th place
Killer Joe 5th place
Magic Mike Won
Best Actor Killer Joe 7th place
2013 Dallas Buyers Club 8th place
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association 2013 Best Actor Dallas Buyers Club Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle 2016 Best Actor Free State of Jones Nominated

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 $95 million dollars as of 2019. 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

  • He 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.
  • Mathew 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.
  • He was voted as one of People magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” in 2006.
  • He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006 in Austin, Texas.
  • He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 17, 2014.
  • To prepare himself for the role of Ron Woodruff, his Oscar award winning role in Dallas Buyers Club (2013), McConaughey had to lose around 47 pounds.
  • His motto about life is “Just Keep Living.“
  • In April 2014, Time magazine named McConaughey as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”.
  • 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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