Matthew Perry (born August 19, 1969) is an American/Canadian Actor, Comedian, Director, and Playwright from Williamstown, Massachusetts. He initially gained fame with his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom “Friends” in 1994.
Furthermore, the 49-year-old actor earned $1 million/per episode USD by 2002 along with other main casts of the series. The show ran from 1994 to 2004 resulting in the worldwide popularity of Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, etc.
Moreover, Perry started his career with a TV series titled “Second Chance” (aka Boys Will Be Boys) as Chazz Russell. He made his silver screen debut with the film “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon” in 1988.
Later, the actor appeared in projects like Sydney, Home Free, Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, Three to Tango, The Whole Nine Yards, etc. He also earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role as Joe Quincy in The West Wing in 2003 and 2004.
As a director, Matthew made debut in an episode of the “Scrubs” (4th season of the American comedy-drama). In 2018, Business Insider claimed that Matthew Perry’s Net worth is $80 million USD.
Early Life, Profile & Parents
Actor, Matthew Perry was born on the 19th of August 1969 (age 49 years old) in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. His father “John Bennett Perry” is an American actor and former model.
Matthew’s mother “Suzanne Marie Morrison” is a Canadian journalist. She also worked as a press secretary to Pierre Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister). His parents divorced each other after 3 years of marriage.
Later, the actor moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his mom. Perry also has five half-siblings, a step-sister Mia Perry from his dad side and three step-sisters Madeleine, Emily, and Caitlin Morrison from mom side.
In fact, the actor also has a half-brother named Willy Morrison. As of education, Matthew attended West Carleton Secondary School and Ashbury College. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 15.
Perry graduated from The Buckley School in 1987 and studied acting there. He also trained in improv comedy at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Girlfriend
The 49-year-old Matthew never married in his life and has no wife or children. However, the Friends famed star remained in a numerous relationship with a various girl. In 1995, he dated his ex-girlfriend “Yasmine Bleeth” (a former actress) for a short period of time.
Later, Perry remained in a relationship with his partner “Julia Roberts” from 1995 to 1996. According to a source, they first met on the sets on the famous show Friends. The actor also had a short-lived affair with actresses like Neve Campbell (1998) and Maeve Quinlan (2002).
Then, he began his romantic links with lover Heather Graham in 2003. The same year, the actor also dated actress Lauren Graham. In late 2003, the comedian started dating Rachel Dunn.
Moreover, she remained an American female netball player. They stayed together for a couple of months and finally broke up in 2004. According to rumors, Matthew also had an affair his co-star “Jennifer Aniston”.
However, they never publicly confirmed their love life. In 2006, the actor started a serious relationship with his girlfriend “Lizzy Caplan” (actress and model). They called off their relationship in 2012 after dating for 6 years.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Matthew Langford Perry.|
|Nick name||Matt, Matty, and Perry.|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Director, and Playwright.|
|Famous for||his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom “Friends”.|
|Age (As of 2018)||49 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||August 19, 1969.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA (but raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Leo.|
|House In||Los Angeles, California, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats|| Instagram: NA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6′ 0″. |
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 82 Kg.|
Pounds: 181 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||44-34-38.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents|| Father: John Bennett Perry.|
Mother: Suzanne Marie Morrison.
|Siblings||Half-Brother: Willy Morrison.|
Half-sister: 1. Mia Perry.
2. Madeleine Morrison.
3. Emily Morrison.
4. Caitlin Morrison.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||1. Yasmine Bleeth (1995).|
2. Julia Roberts from 1995 to 1996.
3. Neve Campbell (1998).
4. Maeve Quinlan (rumored).
5. Heather Graham (2003).
6. Lauren Graham (2003).
7. Rachel Dunn (2003–2004).
8. Jennifer Aniston (rumored).
9. Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012.
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors degree.|
|School||West Carleton Secondary School.|
|Alma Mater.||1. Ashbury College.|
2. The Buckley School.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Elvis Presley (American singer) and Angelina Jolie (American actress).|
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$80 million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||—|
|Mobile or Phone Number||—|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Matthew Perry
- Wikipedia: In the movie, Fools Rush In, Matthew acted alongside his father John Bennett Perry.
- He also appeared on the show “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Roger Azaria in 1991.
- Friends show earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series along with Matt LeBlanc in 2002.
- Furthermore, his role in the film “The Ron Clark Story” gave him a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy nomination.
- Some of his other projects were Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Birds of America, Mr. Sunshine, Go On, The Good Wife, etc.
- Physique Details: Matthew Perry’s height stands at 6 feet 0 inches tall (183 cm tall).
- In the initial career days, the actor became addicted to drugs. In fact, he also did a 28-day program for a Vicodin addiction in 1997.
- Due to his addiction, Perry’s body weight fluctuated drastically and once it was 66 kilograms. As of now, Matthew weighs around 82 kilograms (181 pounds).
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- Perry made his British TV debut with a comedy program “The Dog Thrower” In 2014.
- Money Factor: As per his financial information, his Net worth is valued at $80 million US Dollars, as of 2019.