Matt Damon Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Matt Damon

Biography / Wiki

In a short span of a career, Matt Damon has achieved great success in Hollywood. It is like a challenge to hold so many awards and nominations in a short period of time. Initially, he struggled and earned experience through small roles. He was born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge. Since childhood, he took active participation in many plays which helped in bringing him to the bigger platform. He is a popular actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist. His major breakthrough was “Goodwill hunting”, for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award both.

Height / Weight / Age

Matt Damon is 178 cm tall and in feet inches, his height is 5’10”. He weighs 84 kg in Kilograms or 185 lbs in Pounds. He has a blue color eye and brown color hair. His body measurements are as follows: 43 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps. He turned 49 years old in October 2019.

Net Worth

As of 2019, Matt Damon has an estimated net worth of $170 million.

Education / Family

He was born with the name Matthew Paige Damon. When he was a toddler, his parents’ got divorced; hence he spent most of his childhood with his mother and brother. His mother worked as a professor in early childhood education. His brother Kyle is three years elder to him. He attended Cambridge Alternative School. He was sent to Harvard University for higher studies but to become an actor he had to drop it in between. During his college days, he got more passionate about acting.

Name

Matt Damon

Real name Matthew Paige Damon
Birth Place Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date Of Birth October 8, 1970
Age 49 Years in 2019
Height in centimeters – 178 cm
in feet inches – 5’ 10”
Weight in Kilograms – 84 kg
in Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Profession Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Cambridge Alternative School
College Harvard University (dropped out)
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Libra
Debut Mystic Pizza (1988)
Fathers Name Kent Telfer Damon (Stockbroker)
Mothers Name Nancy Carlsson-Paige (Early Childhood education professor at Lesley University)
Brothers Kyle (Accomplished Sculptor and Artist)
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

Matt started his acting career through minor roles in movies like ‘Burn this’, ‘A…my name is Alice”, etc. He created his identity and showcased his potential through the movie “Courage under fire”. At age 18 he got a small part in Mystic Pizza (1988). He also appeared in the television movie Rising Son (1990).

Good Will Hunting (1997) garnered nine Oscar nominations, including best actor for Damon. At age 27, He won the Academy Award for the best original screenplay in 1998.

Another achievement was through the role of the protagonist in the movie “The Bourne Identity”. For his role in “Invictus”, he was nominated for the Academy Awards for the ‘Best Supporting Role’.

Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity
Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity

He did “The Martian” movie which earned nearly $600 million around the world and helped him to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. After his win, Damon was nominated for another Oscar in the classification of the lead on-screen character.

Matt in Martian
Matt in Martian

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Affairs/Girlfriends Skylar Satenstein (1989)

 

Matt and Skylar
Matt and Skylar

Minnie Driver (1996-97)

Minnie and Matt
Minnie and Matt

Claire Danes (1997)

Claire and Matt
Claire and Matt

Winona Ryder (1997-2000)

Winona Ryder and Damon
Winona Ryder and Damon

Kara Sands (2000)

Kara and Matt
Kara and Matt

Odessa Whitmire (2001-2003)

Odessa and Matt
Odessa and Matt

Rhona Mitra (2003)

Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra

Luciana Damon (2003-present)

Luciana and Matt
Luciana and Matt
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Luciana Bozán Barroso (m. 2005)

Matt Damon

Some Interesting Facts About Matt Damon

  • His full name is Matthew Paige Damon.
  • He acted in many dramas in Cambridge Rindge School.
  • At the age of 2, Matt’s parents got separated. Matt and his brother lived in Cambridge with his mother, where they lived in a six-family communal house.
  • Ben Affleck’s father used to be a janitor at Harvard, which was Ben’s inspiration for his role in Good Will Hunting.
  • Matt was in Harvard University and lived in the Lowell House, Harvard College. To take the role in Geronimo An American Legend he left Harvard University.
  • He used to “breakdance” in the middle of the “Harvard Square” for money.
  • When he met with Success he also tried Screenwriting.
  • His best friends are Ben Affleck and Casey AffleckGeorge Clooney, Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Wyclef Jean, and Chris Hemsworth.
  • He lost his 30 pounds weight for his role in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) co-featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett.
  • Forbes magazine ranked him as the most bankable and one of the highest-engrossing stars of all time.
  • Matt has won several awards including the ultimate Academy Awards from four nominations and two Golden Globe Awards. He’s been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and five Emmy Awards.
  • Matt Damon not only acted in “Good Will Hunting” but also wrote it, starring alongside Ben Affleck. He wrote the first draft of the movie at Harvard University.
  • Pearl Street Films, a Warner Bros based production company and Live Planet are owned by Damon and Affleck.
  • Damon also did the charitable work with ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org.
  • Matt got only single-line dialogue in his debut movie Mystic Pizza.
  • Matt lost 18 kgs in 100 days by following his own diet and work-out regimen for playing an addicted soldier in 1996’s Courage Under Fire which was acclaimed by the critics also. The Washington Post called his performance “impressive”.
  • His character “Patricia Highsmith” in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Variety magazine described his performance as “Damon outstandingly conveys his character’s slide from innocent enthusiasm into cold calculation”
  • In 2007, Matt Daymon has been awarded the honor of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • For the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, Damon learned to play Piano.
  • Matt was filming Stuck on You in Florida where he met with his wife, Luciana Barroso.
  • Matt took the pain to work in a bar in Tennessee for his role in “The Rainmaker”. He also hired a “dialect coach”.
  • In 2005, Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso got married in the New York City Hall.
  • Matt denied the role of Bobby Mercer in “Four Brothers” due to ultra-violent script.
  • He had also lost the bet for being the one to get married first and gifted a blank check to Ben Affleck and his wife.
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