Matthew Paige Damon
Matt, Paige, Damon
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Matt attended Cambridge Alternative School (now Graham and Parks) and then moved on to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where he started acting in school productions.
After finishing high school, he attended Harvard University, from where he dropped out to pursue his acting career.
Actor, producer, voice actor, screenwriter, philanthropist
- Father – Kent Telfer Damon (Stockbroker)
- Mother – Nancy Carlsson-Paige (Education Professor at Lesley University)
- Siblings – Kyle Damon (Older Brother)
Matt is signed to The Spanky Taylor Company and Viewpoint.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
185 lbs or 84 kg
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matt Damon dated –
- Skylar Satenstein (1989) – Matt dated the American doctor Skylar Satenstein for a short period.
- Minnie Driver (1996 – 1997) – Matt has dated the English actress Minnie Driver and both starred together in the movie Good Will Hunting.
- Claire Danes (1997) – Matt was RUMORed to have had an encounter with the American actress Claire Danes.
- Winona Ryder (1997 – 2000) – Matt met Winona Ryder through the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow. They were in a relationship that lasted 3 years until 2000.
- Kara Sands (2000) – Damon dated the model Kara Sands for a brief period in 2000.
- Odessa Whitmire (2001 – 2003) – Matt and Odessa started dating in March 2001. Odessa, who was a personal assistant to Billy Bob Thornton and later to Ben Affleck, was in relationship with Damon for 2 years. Eventually, they split up in March 2003.
- Rhona Mitra (2003) – Matt dated the beautiful actress Rhona Mitra for a short period.
- Luciana Barroso Damon (2003 – Present) – Damon and Luciana met on the set of the comedy film Stuck on You in Miami. The couple got engaged in September 2005 and on December 9, 2005 they finally got married. Matt and Luciana have three children, Isabella Damon (born June 11, 2006), Gia Zavala (born August 20, 2008) and Stella Zavala (born October 20, 2010). Matt is also a stepfather to Luciana’s (previous marriage) daughter, Alexia.
Race / Ethnicity
Matt has American, Scottish, English, Finnish and Swedish ancestry.
Matt’s body specifications are not known.
11 (US) or 10 (UK) or 45 (EU)
Matt has appeared in different TV commercials for Independent Film Channel (1998), MTV (1997), National Mentoring Month (PSA) (2005), TD Ameritrade (2012), Nespresso (2013) and FeedAmerica.org (2014).
He also appeared in a Radio commercial for Samuel Adams Beer in 2001.
Best Known For
His screenplay Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck won the Academy Award in 1997. Damon is also known for the Bourne series, where he played the rogue secret agent Jason Bourne, Ocean’s Trilogy, where he played the youthful thief Linus Caldwell and Saving Private Ryan where he played the role of James Francis Ryan, a paratrooper.
Matt first gained notice when he appeared in the movie Mystic Pizza in 1988. In the movie, Damon’s character was called Steamer.
First TV Show
As an actor, Matt debuted with NBC’s late-night live television comedy show Saturday Night Live as an host in 2002 during an episode titled Matt Damon/Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
As a producer, he made a debut in 2001 with Project Greenlight. He served as an executive producer for about 33 episodes of the series.
You can check Matt’s workout and diet program on our website.
Matt Damon Favorite Things
- Food – Pizza
- Books – A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Matt Damon Facts
- After his parents divorced, Matt lived in a six-family communal house with his mother and older brother.
- He is best friends with Ben Affleck.
- Damon is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
- As a teenager, he used to dance in the middle of the Harvard Square to earn money.
- He learned piano for the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. He also lost 30 pounds for his role in the movie.
- Matt married Luciana in New York City Hall.
- He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 26, 2007.
- He lost 40 pounds for the movie Courage Under Fire, in which he played the role of a Gulf War vet.
- Matt shaved his head for the movie EuroTrip.
- Matt’s grandfather is Finnish.
- He quit smoking after he visited a hypnotist in Los Angeles.
- He was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine in 2007.
- His brother Kyle is a sculptor.
- You can follow Matt on his Twitter and Instagram.