|Matthew Lawrence Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1980|
Matthew Lawrence is an American actor and singer who is well-known for his roles in Dynasty, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Brotherly Love, Boy Meets World, The Comebacks, Creature of Darkness, and Evol: The Theory of Love, among others. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 200k followers on Instagram.
Matthew William Lawrence
Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Matthew Lawrence studied at the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Later, he graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina.
- Father – Joseph Lawrence Sr. (Insurance Broker)
- Mother – Donna Lynn (Personnel Manager)
- Siblings – Joey Lawrence (Older Brother) (Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, TV Host), Andrew Lawrence (Younger Brother) (Actor, Singer)
- Others – Charli Lawrence (Nephew), Libby Lawrence (Niece), Chandie Yawn-Nelson (Sister-In-Law), Joseph L. Mignogna (Paternal Grandfather), Josephine Pinto (Paternal Grandmother), Harry William Shaw (Maternal Grandfather), Edna (Maternal Grandmother)
Matthew Lawrence is managed by Luber Roklin Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew Lawrence has dated –
- Heidi Mueller (2004-2006) – In February 2004, he started dating actress Heidi Mueller. After 5 months of dating, they got engaged in July 2004. However, things did not work out between them, and they separated in March 2006.
- Cheryl Burke (2007-2008, 2017-2022) – Matthew met Dancing with the Stars coach and professional dancer, Cheryl Burke in 2006 through his brother Joey. They had a brief relationship for a year, between 2007 and 2008. The couple reunited in 2017 and began another steady relationship. Then on May 3, 2018, on the day of Cheryl’s birthday, he proposed to her, after dragging her out of the shower. In February 2022, it was revealed that the couple had separated and had filed for divorce after 3 years of marriage. In March 2022, Matthew had filed paperwork, asking the judge to terminate spousal support for both parties.
- Laura New (2013-2015) – From 2013 to 2015, Matthew was in a relationship with Australian actress Laura New.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Italian ancestry on his father’s side, while, on his mother’s side, he has Scottish and English ancestry.
- Wide and dimpled smile
Matthew Lawrence has done endorsement work for brands such as –
- Milton Bradley’s Mousetrap (1990)
- Baby Fresh (1984)
Best Known For
- His performances in many TV series including Gimme a Break! from 1986 to 1987 as Matthew Donovan, Blossom from 1991 to 1994 as Young Joey, Drexell’s Class from 1991 to 1992 as Walker, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad from 1994 to 1995 as Sam Collins / Servo, Bringing up Jack in 1995 as Ryan McMahon, Brotherly Love from 1995 to 1997 as Matt Roman, Boy Meets World from 1997 to 2000 as Jack Hunter, and many more
- His versatile roles in films such as Pulse (1988), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), The Hairy Bird (1998), The Hot Chick (2002), The Comebacks (2007), Creature of Darkness (2009), My Santa (2013), The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014), and Evol: The Theory of Love (2016), among others
As a Singer
In 2017, Matt started a band called Still Three, with his brothers, Joey and Andy. Their debut single is called Lose Myself.
In 1987, he made his theatrical film debut in the comedy film Planes, Trains & Automobiles as Little Neal.
In 1989, he made his theatrical film debut as a voice actor in the English version of the animated adventure drama film Kiki’s Delivery Service by lending his voice to the character of Tombo.
First TV Show
In 1984, he made his first TV show appearance in the romantic drama series Dynasty as Danny Carrington, Jr.
In 1996, he made his TV show debut as a voice actor by lending his voice to the character of Tom Sawyer in the animated fantasy series Adventures from the Book of Virtues.
Matthew Lawrence Favorite Things
- Childhood Memory – His experience of the change of season during fall in Pennsylvania.
- Childhood Pigout Food – His grandma’s fried chicken
Source – Chicago Tribune
Matthew Lawrence Facts
- His family changed their surname from Mignogna to Lawrence before he was born.
- He used to play electric guitar in his friend’s band.
- Matthew credits his older brother Joey for helping him get into acting.
- His Instagram images show that he likes to explore nature and its unique habitation.
- His hero is his older brother, Joey.
- According to him, the 3 words that best describe him are sensitive, artistic, and intelligent.
- In 2016, he won the “Best Supporting Actor” award at the Hoboken International Film Festival for portraying the role of Ben Dawson in Evol: The Theory of Love.
- If he weren’t an actor, he would do something involving animals.
- Matthew loves reptiles and has almost 45-50 reptiles living at his home.
- Follow him on Instagram.
Featured Image by Matthew Lawrence / Instagram