Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. Damon is known for his versatile acting skills and has portrayed a wide range of characters in his films, from a troubled genius in “Good Will Hunting” to an amnesiac spy in the “Bourne” series. Damon has also worked as a screenwriter and producer on several projects. He is 5 Feet 9 Inches tall.
Matt Damon Biography
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Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He grew up in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he was a talented student and athlete.
Damon’s father, Kent Damon, was a stockbroker, and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, was a professor of early childhood education. Damon’s parents divorced when he was two years old, and he and his brother were raised by their mother.
Damon began acting in local theater productions when he was in high school, and he continued to pursue acting while attending Harvard University. He dropped out of Harvard after his sophomore year to pursue his acting career full-time.
Matt Damon Career
Matt Damon began his acting career in the late 1980s, appearing in small roles in films like “Mystic Pizza” and “School Ties.” However, his breakthrough came in 1997 when he co-wrote and starred in the film “Good Will Hunting,” which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with co-writer Ben Affleck) and launched him to stardom.
After the success of “Good Will Hunting,” Damon went on to star in a series of successful films, including “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999), and “The Bourne Identity” (2002). He also appeared in several ensemble films, such as “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) and its sequels, “Syriana” (2005), and “The Departed” (2006).
Damon continued to work on a variety of film projects throughout the 2000s and 2010s, both as an actor and as a producer. He has worked on several high-profile films, including “Invictus” (2009), “True Grit” (2010), and “The Martian” (2015), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
Damon has also been involved in several philanthropic projects, including co-founding Water.org, a non-profit organization that provides access to safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries.
Matt Damon Awards
The following are Demon notable awards:
Academy Awards: Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with Ben Affleck) for “Good Will Hunting” in 1998.
Golden Globe Awards: Damon has won three Golden Globe Awards, for “Good Will Hunting” (1998), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999), and “The Martian” (2015).
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Damon has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for “Good Will Hunting” (1998) and “The Departed” (2006).
BAFTA Awards: Damon has won three BAFTA Awards, for “Good Will Hunting” (1998), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999), and “The Martian” (2015).
Critics’ Choice Awards: Damon has won two Critics’ Choice Awards, for “Good Will Hunting” (1998) and “The Martian” (2015).
People’s Choice Awards: Damon has won three People’s Choice Awards, for Favorite Action Movie Star (2008, 2010, and 2012).
Damon has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.
Matt Damon Movies
Here are some of Matt Damon movies:
Mystic Pizza (1988), School Ties (1992), Courage Under Fire (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Rounders (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Syriana (2005), The Departed (2006), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Invictus (2009), Green Zone (2010), True Grit (2010), Contagion (2011), Elysium (2013), The Martian (2015), Jason Bourne (2016), Downsizing (2017), Suburbicon (2017), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Stillwater (2021), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), Air (2023), Oppenheimer (2023), The Instigators (upcoming).
Matt Damon Wife and Kids
Matt Damon has been married to Luciana Bozán Barroso since December 9, 2005. The couple met while Damon was filming “Stuck on You” in Miami, Florida, where Barroso was working as a bartender. They got engaged in September 2005 and were married three months later in a private ceremony at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
Damon and Barroso have four daughters together: Alexia, who Barroso had from a previous marriage, and Isabella, Gia, and Stella, who were born to Damon and Barroso. The family lives primarily in Los Angeles but also spends time in New York and Australia.
Matt Damon Net Worth
Damon has been one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, commanding a salary of around $20 million per film for many of his recent projects. Matt Damon’s net worth is estimated to be around $170 million.