|Date of Birth:||1969 November 4|
|Age:||49 years old|
|ethnicity||Scottish, Irish, German, English, Swedish|
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Matthew McConaughey is a well-known American actor. He was born to parents Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey and grew up with two other brothers. His mother is a former kindergarten teacher and also a published author while his father used to run an oil pipe supply business and also played for the Houston Cougars football team and Kentucky Wildcats.
When Matthew was a kid, his parents divorced twice but got together again. In 1980, he moved to Longview, Texas. While he was there he studied at Longview High School.
Later, Matthew went to the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication and joined Delta tau Delta fraternity graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film in 1993.
Matthew McConaughey started his career through television commercials. He played for small roles in Angles in the Outfield, Boys on the Side, Unsolved Mysteries. Afterward, Matthew was seen playing in a male lead role in the music video of Trisha Yearwood for the song Walkaway Joe.
In 1996, he got his breaking role in the film A Time to Kill which was based on the John Grishman novel. After that, he was seen in several movies as a lead role such as Amistad, The Newton Boys, Contact, U-571, and EDtv. His romantic comedies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner have been a big hit at box office.
In 2005 Matthew starred in the film Sahara with Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz. His other works include Failure (2006), We Are Marshall, Peace Corps, Magic Mike. He was also seen in the romantic comedy movie Failure to Launch in 2006 with his co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. After that, Matthew worked in the movie Bernie and then in Dallas Buyers Club.
In 2006, he met Camila Alves, a Brazilian model, and television performer, and married her on 25th December 2011, in Austin, Texas. The couple is blessed with two sons, Levi Alves McConaughey, and Livingston Alves McConaughey and a daughter Vida Alves McConaughey.
Matthew McConaughey was titled as the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine for 2005. He has won Academy Award and also Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and has played in HBO’s 2014 series True Detective with Woody Harrelson. He won Critics’ Choice Television Award for his role on True Detective. Matthew's net worth is about $75 million.