Matthew McConaughey biography

Matthew McConaughey

Actor, Celebrity

1969 –

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Who is Matthew McConaughey?

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming of age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad, the science fiction drama Contact, the comedy EDtv and the war film U-571.

In the 2000s, he became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, "Fool's Gold" and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Since 2010 he has moved away from romantic comedies and has had roles in the films The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, The Paperboy, Mud, Magic Mike and The Wolf of Wall Street. He achieved further success in 2013 for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama, among other awards and nominations. He also starred in the acclaimed 2014 HBO crime anthology series True Detective.

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Born
Nov 4, 1969
Uvalde
Also known as
  • Matthew David McConaughey
  • M. McConaughey
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Longview High School
    (1984 - 1988)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Communication
Lived in
  • Austin
  • Longview

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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