Who is Matt Damon?
Matt Damon is an American actor and a producer who is ranked in Forbes, an American business magazine as one of the most bankable stars in the world. He is also one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He is well-known for playing the role of Jason Bourne in the ‘Bourne’ movie series.
|Full Name||Matthew Paige Damon|
|Date of birth||October 8, 1970|
|Birth Place||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Parent(s)||Nancy Carlsson Paige
Kent Telfer Damon
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Net worth||US $160 million|
Another one of his most notable roles came in the year 2015 when he played the role of Mark Watney in the science fiction comedy-drama movie, ‘The Martian’. Moreover, he also has his name inducted in one of the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has also won an Academy Award in the year 1998.
Bio, Age, Family, and Young
Matt Damon’s full name is Matthew Paige Damon. He was born on 8 December 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the United States to his mother, Nancy Carlsson Paige who was an early childhood education professor at the Lesley University, and to father, Kent Telfer Damon who was a stockbroker. Unfortunately, his parents split when he was just two years old and he was then raised alongside his elder brother, Kyle Damon who is a sculptor and an artist in Cambridge. Besides this, he is currently 50 years old with the zodiac sign of Libra.
Nationality, Height, and Weight
Matt Damon holds an American nationality and descends from English, Scottish, and distant Welsh ancestry from his father’s side and Finnish, Swedish, and distant Norwegian ancestry from his mother’s side. He has not yet talked publicly about his religious views but it is believed that he is an agnostic or an atheist. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and weighs around 84kgs (186lbs). Moreover, he has an athletic body figure with a pair of blue colored eyes and brown colored hair.
Matt Damon studied in the Cambridge Alternative School and then at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public high school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he actively participated in school plays and performances. He has stated that he is forever thankful for his drama teacher, Gerry Speca who was his biggest influence. For further studies, he studied at Harvard University, a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts but discontinued his studies to start a career in acting.
Personal Life, Wife, and Kids
Matt Damon is married to Luciana Bozan Barroso since the year 2005. The couple has since been blessed with three daughters and they also have a stepdaughter from Luciana’s previous marriage.
Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Matt Damon is not active on social media platforms.
Movies and Team America’s Fact
Matt Damon made his debut in the entertainment industry in the year 1988 with the role of a steamer in the American romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘Mystic Pizza’ followed by small roles in the American drama movie, ‘The Good Mother’ in the same year and the American sports fantasy drama movie, ‘Field of Dreams’. Following these small roles, he went on to play his first supporting role of Charlie Dillion in the 1992 American sports drama movie, ‘School Ties’.
Likewise, he has appeared in movies like ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’ in the year 1993, ‘Glory Daze’ in the year 1995, ‘Courage Under Fire’ in the year 1996 and ‘Chasing Amy’, ‘The Rainmaker’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’ in the year 1997. He played the lead role of Private James Francis Ryan in the 1998 American epic war movie, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and also starred alongside Edward Norton in the 1998 American drama movie, ‘Rounders’.
Likewise, he has also played in movies like ‘Dogma’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ in the year 1999, ‘Titan A.E.’, ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’, ‘Finding Forrester’ and ‘All the Pretty Horses’ in the year 2000, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘The Majestic’ in the year 2001, ‘Gerry’, ‘Stolen Summer’, ‘Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’, ‘The Third Wheel’, ‘The Bourne Identity’ with Clive Owen, ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ and ‘Speakeasy’ in the year 2002.
His other films include ‘The Battle of Shaker Heights’ and ‘Stuck on You’ in the year 2003, ‘Euro Trip’, ‘Jersey Girl’, ‘The Bourne Supremacy’, ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ with Julia Roberts and ‘Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train’ in the year 2004 and ‘Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D’, ‘The Brothers Grimm’, ‘Syriana’ and ‘Feast’ in the year 2005.
In between the years 2006 and 2015, Matt Damon can be seen acting in movies like ‘The Good Shepherd’, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘The Informant!’, ‘True Grit’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘Behind the Candelabra’, ‘The Man Who Saved the World’ and ‘Interstellar’. In the year 2015, he played the notable lead role of Mark Watney in the 2015 science fiction comedy-drama movie, ‘The Martian’. Furthermore, he has also played in movies like ‘Jason Bourne’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’.
His most recent work came in the year 2019 when he made a cameo as Loki in the American buddy comedy movie, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ and the role of Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer, racing driver, and an entrepreneur in the 2019 American sports drama movie, ‘Ford v Ferrari’.
In addition to this, Matt Damon is also said to appear as Jean de Carrouges in the upcoming historical drama thriller movie, ‘The Last Duel’ and the role of Bill Baker in the upcoming American crime drama movie, ‘Stillwater’. He will also be appearing in upcoming movies, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘No Sudden Move’.
Achievements and Awards
Matt Damon was awarded the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay in the year 1998 for his work in ‘Good Will Hunting’. Likewise, he has won a Golden Globe award in the year 1998 for ‘Good Will Hunting’ and another one in the year 2016 for his work in ‘The Martian’. Moreover, he is the recipient of 27 other awards and accolades throughout his entire career as a professional actor.
As of the year 2020, Matt Damon has an estimated net worth of around $160 million.