Matthew McConaughey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Sep, 2018
Facts of Matthew McConaughey
Date of Birth: 1969 , November-4
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Matthew McConaughey
Birth Name Matthew David McConaughey
Father James Donald McConaughey
Mother Mary Kathlene McCabe
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Uvalde, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $95 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 90 KG
Married Yes
Married to Camila Alves (m. 2012)
Children Levi Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey
Education University of Texas at Austin
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor
Movies Interstellar (2014)
TV Show True Detective Since 2014
Siblings Rooster McConaughey, Pat McConaughey
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An Academy Award-winning actor Matthew David McConaughey is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. A Texas-born star first gained fame for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused in 1993.

He then appeared in several commercials and minor roles before landing his big roles in the industry. In 1997, he played in a sci-fi movie Contact and comedy film EDtv in 1999.

In the 200s, he became popular for appearing in numerous romcom movies like The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

He achieved critical success in 2013 and 2014 with numerous hit films. He portrayed a cowboy champion Ron Woodroof in a biopic film Dallas Buyers Club- from which he received the first Academy Award for Best Actor category. He also earned Critics Choice Award, Golden Globe Awards and SAG Award in the same category.

McConaughey is a married man. He is married to Brazilian-born American designer Camila Alves since 2013. The duo shares three children together.

Early Life And Education Of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew David McConaughey who is now known as Matthew McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969. Matthew is a popular American actor and additionally working as a producer who is currently 46 years of age living in Austin, Texas of the United States. He was originally born in Uvalde, Texas and active within the entertainment industry since 1991.

He is the follower of the religion Christianity and one of the youngest children out the 3 sons of his parents. His mother was a teacher teaching to the students of the kinder garden and her father was an author who published many of the good selling books.

Matthew McConaughey's Career

The professional career of Matthew started from the year 1991 right after he completed his study. He used to make a wonderful and remarkable presence within the television commercials that the way of his acting was highly appreciated by his fans.

He also made a wonderful presence within the commercial newspaper commercials within Texas and its name was Austin American- Statesman. The very first word he spoke during the time was “How else am I gonna keep up with my “Horns”? Right after its success, he started seeing within the romantic comedies in the year 2000. 

CAPTION: Young Matthew McConaughey SOURCE: popsugar

In the early 200s, he frequently appeared in romcom films like The Wedding Planner (2001) starring Jennifer Lopez and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) starring opposite Kate Hudson. Both films were successful at the Box Office.

In 2005, he shared a screen with famous actor Al Pacino in a sports-drama film Two for the Money. The same year, he played the love interest of Penelope Cruz in the hit film Sahara.

In 2012, he appeared alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike- based on Tatum’s early life. In 2013, he featured in The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo Dicaprio. The same year, he played in a biopic film The Dallas Buyers Club

He played a widowed father and astronaut alongside Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film Interstellar (2014).

He played in the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower (2017). He will be playing in a gangster drama film White Boy starring opposite Diane Lane and in an erotic thriller Serenity alongside Anne Hathaway. Here is the selected Filmography from best to worst of his films. 

  • 2018       White Boy Rick
  • 2018       The Beach Bum
  • 2017       The Dark Tower
  • 2016       Kubo and the Two Strings
  • 2016       Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny
  • 2016       Free State of Jones
  • 2015       The Sea of Trees
  • 2014       Interstellar
  • 2013       The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • 2013       Dallas Buyers Club
  • 2012       Mud
  • 2012       The Paperboy
  • 2012       Magic Mike
  • 2011       Killer Joe
  • 2011       The Lincoln Lawyer
  • 2009       Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • 2008       Tropic Thunder
  • 2006       We Are Marshall
  • 2005       Two for the Money
  • 2005       Sahara
  • 2003       How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • 2001       The Wedding Planner
  • 1997       Amistad
  • 1993       Dazed and Confused
  • 1993       My Boyfriend's Back

Matthew McConaughey's Net Worth-Income Sources-Assets-Charity

Matthew McConaughey has made a huge amount of money from his numerous films and television series. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is $95 million as of September 2018.

He has accumulated his net worth from roles in movies such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Dallas Buyers Club and many more. His wife Camila Alves’ net worth is $5 million.

His annual salary is over $20 million. In 1991, he received a cheque of $6000 for appearing in the commercial for Miller Lite. In 1996, he bagged $250,000 to his home from film A Time to Kill. In 2005, he received $8 million salary from Sahara movie. In 2014, he collected $21 million from his career.

CAPTION: Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey SOURCE: Zimbio

He lives in a $4.6 million lavish home in Malibu, in Los Angeles. He resides there with his wife and their three children.

McConaughey is also been working for the teenage kids being engaged within the social foundation named Just keep living. He is helping those kids to live an active life and providing motivation to them in their living.

He is also making them to help a healthy choice in decision making and also with this providing the financial and voluntary support for the progress of the organization.

He rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he rescued a cat from two youths in Sherman Oaks, California.

Matthew McConaughey's Awards

Matthew McConaughey has received numerous accolades and awards during his acting career. As of 2018, he has received 37 awards in 89 nominations in several prestigious awards including Academy Award, Emmy Award, Tony Award, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards. In 2014, he won an Academy Awards for the  Best Actor category from the film Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Matthew McConaughey's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children

Matthew McConaughey is a married man. He is married to Camila Alves since 2012. The couple met in 2006 and eventually became a love interest of each other. After dating for almost five years, the couple announced their engagement on December 25, 2011.

After seven months, they married within the private Catholic ceremony with the presence of their close relatives and family members in Austin, Texas. The couple shares three children together.

CAPTION: Matthew McConaughey and his wife and children SOURCE: Zimbio

They welcomed their first children, a son named Levi Alves McConaughey on 7 July 2008. Their second child- a daughter named Vida Alves McConaughey was born on 3 January 2010. After two years, they welcomed their third child and second son Livingston Alves McConaughey on 28 December 2012.

This couple got married in the year 2012 and till the present time is having a wonderful married life ahead with high success. They also mention that there are no any chances and issues regarding the divorce of the couple in the present time.

 
 
 
 
 
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His wife is a Brazilian-American model and designer. She was born and raised in Brazil and moved to America when she was 15. She lived with her aunt for several years in Los Angeles.

She is a successful wife and responsible mother. Both of them are Christians and loves spending their time in a non-denominational church. She became a U.S. citizen in August 2015, in the same date as English actress Emily Blunt neutralized her citizenship of the US.

Alves is also the co-owner of the organic food company, Yummy Spoonfuls- a product line for babies and toddlers in Target’s frozen food section in 2016.

 
 
 
 
 
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She co-hosted the first season of the Food Network’s competition show, Kids BBQ Championship with Eddie Jackson in Summer 2016.

He previously dated a few girls from Hollywood. From 2005-06, he dated his co-star Penelope Cruz. His name was also linked to Michael Jackson's daughter Janet Jackson in early 2000s. From 1996-98, he was in a relationship with a popular actress Sandra Bullock

His body language and working activities look confidence within his career and performance with the best presentation made by him. This might also be the reason behind his successful salary and net worth that is mentioned in the bio in the social web and pages found all across.

Matthew McConaughey's Body Measurement

  • Height: He stands at the height of 6.0 in.
  • Weight: He weighs 82 kg (181 pounds) as of 2018.
  • Body build: Athletic.
  • His body figure: He has a perfect body measurement size of 46-16.5-34 in.
  • Workout: circuit training, cardio and other grueling workouts.
  • Trainer: Gunner Peterson.
  • Diet: Low-Calorie diet.

Watch his interview with Jimmy Fallon on his show The Tonight Show Starring With Jimmy Fallon

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