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Matthew McConaughey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Matthew McConaughey Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
Weight 82 kg
Date of Birth November 4, 1969
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Blue

Matthew McConaughey is an award-winning American actor, voiceover artist, and producer who has given critically acclaimed performances in movies like Dallas Buyers ClubInterstellar, The Wolf of Wall StreetTrue DetectiveMudThirteen Conversations About One ThingA Time to KillHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and The Wedding Planner. Moreover, his role in the 2013 biographical drama film, Dallas Buyers Club, won him the Academy Award for “Best Actor” and he also received fame for his portrayal of Joseph Cooper (referred to only as “Cooper” or “Coop” in the film) in the epic science fiction film, Interstellar (2014).

Born Name

Matthew David McConaughey

Nick Name

McConaughey, Matt, Matty

Matthew McConaughey

Sun Sign


Born Place

Uvalde, Texas, United States


Austin, Texas, United States





Matt attended Longview High School in Longview, Texas.

In 1993, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin College Of Communication.


Actor, Voiceover Artist, Movie Producer, Soundtrack Producer


  • Father – James Donald “Jim” McConaughey (Gas station owner)
  • Mother – Mary Kathleen “Kay”/”KMac” (née McCabe) (Former Kindergarten Teacher, Published Author)
  • Siblings – Michael “Rooster” McConaughey (Older Brother) (Self-made millionaire who has starred in the CNBC docu-series West Texas Investors Club), Pat McConaughey (Older Adoptive Brother)
  • Others – Hugh Richard/Donald McConaughey (Paternal Grandfather), Barbara Claire Maitland (Paternal Grandmother), Walter John McCabe (Maternal Grandfather), Gertrude M. Maher (Maternal Grandmother)


He is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.




5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm


181 pounds or 82 kg

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matthew McConaughey has dated –

  1. Ashley Judd (1996) – In 1996, Matthew and Ashley played in the same movie “A Time to Kill” as husband and wife. They started dating each other at that time. Eventually, they broke up the same year after dating for a couple of months.
  2. Sandra Bullock (1996-1997) – Matthew dated Sandra Bullock for quite some period. They saw each other for about a year from 1996 to 1997 and then they parted their ways. In one of her interviews after she broke up with Matthew, Sandra said that she officiously couldn’t find luck in her love life.
  3. Salli Richardson (2001) – Although this is categorized as a possible RUMOR. In August 2000, Matthew started dating the actress who has played big roles in various sci-fi movies, Salli Richardson. These two dated each other for almost a year before they parted away in 2001.
  4. Janet Jackson (2002) – In February 2002, Matt started dating the well-known singer Janet Jackson. They met each other at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Since then, they were seen in different places together; for example Balboa Steakhouse in Los Angeles. Eventually, they parted their ways in March 2002.
  5. Penelope Cruz (2005-2006) – Matthew and Penelope started dating while they were on set for the movie “Sahara.” The couple dated for about a year before they broke up. The reason as both the actors revealed was the little time they were spending together due to their busy schedules.
  6. Cassandra Hepburn (2007) – Both actors met each other in 2007 on the set of Surfer Dude in Malibu and shortly after that, they started dating. The reason why they broke up the same year isn’t known because they kept their relationship a secret.
  7. Camila Alves (2007-Present) – In April 2007, Camila who is a model commenced dating well-known actor Matthew after they met each other for the first time in a bar in WEST HOLLYWOOD known as Club Hyde. Camila said that at first, she didn’t know who actually Matthew is, because of his long beard and the Rasta hat, he was wearing. But eventually, she got to know that she was interacting with well-known actor McConaughey. These two dated for quite a long period of time till they finally married each other on June 9, 2012. They’ve had a 3-day long wedding extravaganza on their property in Texas, where they invited quite a long list of well-known actors and models. Matthew and Camila have 3 children, Levi Alves McConaughey (b. July 7, 2008), Vida McConaughey (b. January 23, 2010), and Livingston McConaughey (b. December 28, 2012).
Matt with his soulmate Camila now McConaughey.
Matt with his soulmate Camila now McConaughey

Race / Ethnicity


His ancestry includes German, Scottish, Swedish, Irish, Welsh, and English roots.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Curly brown hair
  • Soft blue eyes
  • Texas drawl
  • Specific voice
  • The habit of taking off his shirt

Matthew McConaughey shirtless

Shoe Size

According to his fans, it is considered to be 11 (US) or 10.5 (UK) or 44 (EU) or 27.9 (JAP).

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in many commercials and campaigns.

Some of them are –

  • TV commercial for Stetson cologne in 2004
  • TV commercial for the US Peace Corps in 2006
  • Dolce and Gabbana TV commercial in 2008
  • “Welcome back veterans” Print ads about the service campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2010
  • A TV commercial about the new 2015 Lincoln MKC luxury utility “I’ve been drinking Lincolns since before they paid me.”
  • Doritos 3D 2021 Super Bowl commercial
  • Salesforce‘s “2022 Super Bowl” commercial



He attends a non-denominational church.

Best Known For

  • Playing major roles in romantic comedies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, The Wedding Planner, and Fool’s Gold
  • He is also known for playing in various films from other genres including The Lincoln Lawyer, Killer Joe, Mud, Magic Mike, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Interstellar
  • Matthew is also known for playing a major role in the TV series True Detective in 2014.

First Film

He first gained notice in the 1993 comedy film Dazed and Confused for playing the role of David Wooderson.

First TV Show

In 1992, he guest appeared in NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries as Larry Dickens in episode #5.12.

However, Matthew’s first television appearance was in 1991 in a TV commercial for the Austin, Texas Newspaper named Austin American-statesman in which he had the major role.

Matthew has played as Rust Cohle in the popular TV series "True Detective".
Matthew has played Rust Cohle in the popular TV series “True Detective”

Personal Trainer

Matthew’s personal trainer is Gunnar Peterson, who is known for his work with professional athletes and celebrities.

Because Matthew, many times, is a part of different types of films, he plays various roles in each and every movie. So, his workouts and diets are pretty different.

From bulking up to slimming down, to keeping maintenance at already gained lean muscle mass, he had played different roles.

For example, Matt worked out with Gunnar while preparing for his role in Magic Mike (2002).

His workout program consisted of two circuit training in one day.

Starting with treadmill running in the morning, and then circuit workout including bodyweight and free weight exercises.

Day 1 and Day 4

Weight training consisted of:

  1. Dumbbell Squat and Press
  2. Stability Ball Leg Curls
  3. Dumbbell Side Lunges
  4. Dumbbell Forward Lunges

*Each exercise is to be done for 1 set of 10 to 12 repetitions

After his weight training, he went for the core training which consisted of:

  1. Twisting Plank
  2. Crunches
  3. Reverse Crunches
  4. Walking Planks
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Abdominal Twists

*Each exercise is to be done for 1 set of 30 seconds.

Day 2 and Day 5

Weight training consisted of:

  1. Dumbbell chest press
  2. Incline Chest Press
  3. Dumbbell Flyes
  4. Shoulder Dumbbell Press
  5. Lateral Dumbbell Raises
  6. Close Diamond Pushups

*Each exercise is to be done for 1 set of 10 to 12 repetitions.

Core training for Day 2 and Day 5 consisted of:

  1. Stability Ball Crunches
  2. Planks
  3. Stability Ball Climbers
  4. Stability Ball Roll-ups
  5. Stability Ball Pike Press

*Each exercise except Planks is to be done for 1 set of 12 to 15 repetitions. For planks, 1 set of 30 plus seconds hold.

Day 3 and Day 6

Weight training consisted of:

  1. Cable Lat Pulldowns
  2. Dumbbell Rows
  3. Wide grip Barbell Biceps Curl
  4. Close-grip Barbell Curl
  5. Cable Push Down
  6. Triceps Extensions
  7. Bench Dips

*Each exercise is to be done for 1 set of 10 to 12 repetitions.

Core training for Day 3 and Day 6 consisted of:

  1. Wall Climbs
  2. Medicine Ball Slams

*Both exercises are to be done for 1 set of 10 to 12 repetitions each.

Matthew’s diet for his role in Magic Mike consisted of eating a lot of vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, cabbages, peas, peppers, and cucumbers.

To reach his daily protein intake, he needed to eat chicken, steak, beef, and pork.

Also, he was eating a lot of fruits in between meals, especially plums.

Matthew McConaughey Favorite Things

Source –, Swide, IMDb

Matthew McConaughey Facts

  1. Matthew has lived in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia for about one year.
  2. Matthew is a part of the “Delta Tau Delta” fraternity.
  3. Before he decided to attend Austin College of Communication, his original plan was to study law and become a lawyer.
  4. Matt was once voted as “Most Handsome student.”
  5. He once was a part of the music video “Walkaway Joe” song by Trisha Yearwood.
  6. Matthew gave his mother the nicknames KayMac and T-Kay.
  7. For playing the role of Ron Woodroof in the film Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Matthew had to lose over 38 pounds.
  8. McConaughey started his K Living Foundation dedicated to helping teenage kids, help them make the right choices by living an active and healthy life.
  9. Matt is a great fan of the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Redskins).
  10. Matt is great friends with Lance Armstrong, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Reese Witherspoon.
  11. While his wife Camila was giving birth to their child Levi, he played Brazilian music for eight hours in the operation room.
  12. On March 10, 2006, he was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas.
  13. He writes diaries about every movie and every location, he travels to.
  14. His motto about life is “Just Keep Living.”
  15. In 2010, he declined an offer to star in a rom-com movie for a $14.5 million paycheck since he wanted to test other genres.
  16. He was included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in April 2014.
  17. His memoir titled Greenlights was published in 2020.
  18. At the age of 18, he was molested by a man by making him unconscious in the back of the van.
  19. He has worked with renowned directors like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Linklater, William Friedkin, and Jonathan Mostow.
  20. He was estranged from his mother Kay for 8 years. It started right after he got famous and they were back on normal terms in 2004.
  21. To play Ego (Star-Lord’s Father) in the Marvel Studios films, Matthew was also in the race. However, the role was finally played by Kurt Russell.
  22. In January 2021, Matthew and his family adopted a puppy. They also have 2 other dogs and a cat.
  23. Matthew was not the first choice to play Steve Edison in The Wedding Planner (2001). Brendan Fraser was first considered for the role.
  24. In December 2020, he purchased a 5,328-square feet house in Kukio Beach on the Big Island for $7.85 million.
  25. In November 2021, Matthew was named THR‘s “Philanthropist of the Year” for his work with his foundation, just keep livin. The foundation had contributed $7.7 million for Texas storm relief.
  26. In December 2021, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Matthew revealed that he had a childhood crush on Reese Witherspoon.
  27. In September 2023, Matthew released a new book titled Just Because. The book managed to hit the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

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