|Matt Damon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1970|
|Spouse||Luciana Barroso Damon|
Matt Damon is an American actor, producer, voice artist, screenwriter, and philanthropist who is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time and has also been ranked among Forbes‘ most bankable stars. He is known for his work in projects like Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting, The Martian, Invictus, Behind the Candelabra, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, All the Pretty Horses, Ocean’s Twelve, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, The Monuments Men, Ford v Ferrari, Ocean’s Eleven, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. Over the years, he has received multiple accolades including Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and People’s Choice Award.
Matthew Paige Damon
Matt, Paige, Damon
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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 later 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)
- Others – Albert Howe Damon, Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Roberta May Fay (Paternal Grandmother), John Walter Paige (Maternal Grandfather), Margaret Cecilia Carlsdotter Johnson (Maternal Grandmother)
Matt has been signed to –
- The Spanky Taylor Company, Company, Burbank, California, United States
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matt Damon has 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.
- Penélope Cruz (2000) – It was RUMORed that he had a fling with Spanish actress and model Penélope Cruz in 2000. They co-starred in the American romantic Western film, All the Pretty Horses.
- 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 a 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 is of English, Scottish, and Welsh descent on his father’s side and has Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian roots on his mother’s side.
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 a 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 Harvard Square to earn money.
- He learned piano for the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). 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.
- From 2010 to 2011, he was cast as Carol Burnett in the NBC satirical sitcom series, 30 Rock.
- His brother Kyle is a sculptor.
- He portrayed the character of Carroll Shelby, an American former race car driver, automotive designer, and builder, in the 2019 sports drama film, Ford v Ferrari, in which he co-starred alongside Christian Bale.
- In order to work for the movie Thor: Love and Thunder, he shifted base with his family to Australia for a couple of months in January 2021.