Matt Damon

BirthDay:

08 Oct 1970

BirthPlace:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

Matthew Paige Damon

Bio:

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent, and his mother is of Finnish and Swedish ancestry. The family lived in Newton until his parents divorced in 1973, when Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge. He grew up in a stable community, and was raised near actor Ben Affleck.

Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there. He attended Harvard University as an English major. While in Harvard, he kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Sun (1993), and prep-school drama, School Ties (1992). It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely. Arriving in Hollywood, Matt managed to get his first break with a part in the romantic comedy, Mystic Pizza (1988). However, the film did not do too well and his film career failed to take off. Not letting failure discourage him from acting, he went for another audition, and managed to get a starring role in School Ties (1992). Up next for Matt was a role as a soldier who had problems with drug-addiction in the movie, Courage Under Fire (1996). Matt had, in fact, lost forty pounds for his role which resulted in health problems. The following year, he garnered accolades for Good Will Hunting (1997), a screenplay he had originally written for an English class at Harvard University. Good Will Hunting (1997) was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, one of which, Matt won for Best Original Screenplay along with Ben Affleck. In the year 1998, Matt played the title role in Steven Spielberg's film, Saving Private Ryan (1998), which was one of the most acclaimed films in that year. Matt had the opportunity of working with Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel while filming that movie. That same year, he starred as an earnest law student and reformed poker player in Rounders (1998), starring opposite Edward Norton and John Malkovich. The next year, Matt rejoined his childhood friend, Ben Affleck and fellow comedian, Chris Rock, in the comedy Dogma (1999).

Towards the end of 1999, Matt played "Tom Ripley", a working-class young man who tastes the good life and will do anything to live it. Both Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow also starred in the movie. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) earned mixed reviews from critics, but even so, Matt earned praise for his performance. Matt lent his voice to the animated movie, Titan A.E. (2000) in the year 2000, which also earned mixed reviews from the public. He also starred in two other movies, All the Pretty Horses (2000) and the golf comedy-drama, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), starring alongside Will Smith. In the year 2003, he signed on to star in The Informant! (2009) by Steven Soderbergh and the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck on You (2003). He also starred in Gerry (2002), a film he co-wrote with his friends, Gus Van Sant and Casey Affleck. One of Matt's most recognizable work to date is his role in the "Bourne" movie franchise. He plays an amnesiac assassin, "Jason Bourne", in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Another praised role is that as "Linus Caldwell" in the "Ocean's" movie franchise. He had the opportunity to star opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle in Ocean's Eleven (2001). The successful crime comedy-drama eventually had two other sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Among other highly acclaimed movies that Matt managed to be a part of was in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm (2005), George Clooney's Syriana (2005), Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) and Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006).

In his personal life, Matt is now happily married to Argentine-born Luciana Barroso, whom he met in Miami, where she was working as a bartender. They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple have four daughters Alexia, Luciana's daughter from a previous relationship, as well as Isabella, Gia and Stella. Matt is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and he tries to attend their games whenever possible. He has also formed great friendships with his Ocean's co-stars, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, whom he works on charity projects with. He and actor Ben Affleck, together with Ben's wife, Jennifer Garner, are also good family friends and can be often seen going out together with Matt's wife.
Filmography

Actor ( 185 credits )

Ocean's Eight (2018) Linus Caldwell
Downsizing (2017)
Suburbicon (2017)
Jason Bourne (2016)
CTV News at 11:30 Toronto (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Martian (2015) Mark Watney
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Interstellar (2014) (uncredited)
The Man Who Saved the World (2014) Himself
The Monuments Men (2014) James Granger
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Years of Living Dangerously (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Mark Watney (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Zero Theorem (2013) Management
Elysium (2013) Max
Movie Guide (2013)  Max De Costa / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Promised Land (2012) Steve Butler
House of Lies (2012)  Matt Damon (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Unscripted (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
1002 Momentos de la tele (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
We Bought a Zoo (2011) Benjamin Mee
Happy Feet 2 (2011) Bill the Krill (voice)
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation (2011) Himself
Margaret (2011) Mr. Aaron
Contagion (2011) Mitch Emhoff
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) David Norris
CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Award Wining Actor (archive footage) (2 epis
Women, War & Peace (2011)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2011)
True Grit (2010) LaBoeuf
Hereafter (2010) George Lonegan
Green Zone (2010) Miller
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Fino alla fine del mondo (2010)  Narrator (1 episode, 2010)
Face 2 Face (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Invictus (2009) Francois Pienaar
The Informant! (2009) Mark Whitacre
Cubed (2009)  Matt Damon (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
2009 World Series of Poker (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ponyo (2008) Kôichi (voice)
Che: Part Two (2008) Fr. Schwartz
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
VTV Interviews (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Running the Sahara (2007) Narrator
Youth Without Youth (2007) Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Jason Bourne
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Linus Caldwell / Lenny Pepperidge
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Banda sonora (2007)  Will Hunting (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
American Greed (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
AXN Buzz (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Good Shepherd (2006) Edward Wilson
The Departed (2006) Colin Sullivan
30 Rock (2006)  Carol (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
Hollywood Science (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Syriana (2005) Bryan Woodman
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005) Al Shepard (voice)
The Brothers Grimm (2005) Wilhelm Grimm
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) Himself (archive footage)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (9 episodes, 2009-2014)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Project Greenlight 3 (2005)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ocean's Twelve (2004) Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Jason Bourne
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004) Narrator (voice)
Jersey Girl (2004) PR Exec #2
EuroTrip (2004) Donny
Entourage (2004)  Matt Damon (1 episode, 2009)
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mondo Thingo (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Stuck on You (2003) Bob Tenor
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2014)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Journey to Planet Earth (2003)  Narrator (8 episodes, 2003-2009)
Project Greenlight 2 (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
Shownieuws (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Matt, Bachelor #2
The Bourne Identity (2002) Jason Bourne
The Third Wheel (2002) Kevin (uncredited)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) Spirit (voice)
Gerry (2002) Gerry
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Jensen! (2002)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2007)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
eTalk Daily (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Cinetipp (2002)  Jason Bourne (1 episode, 2008)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Go' aften Danmark (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Majestic (2001) Luke Trimble (voice)
Ocean's Eleven (2001) Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Matt Damon / Will Hunting (uncredited)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Project Greenlight (2001)  Himself (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
All the Pretty Horses (2000) John Grady
Finding Forrester (2000) Steven Sanderson
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E. (2000) Cale Tucker (voice)
Strangers (2000) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Lux (2000)  Himself (2001)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Tom Ripley
Dogma (1999) Loki
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rounders (1998) Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Private Ryan
Will & Grace (1998)  Owen (1 episode, 2002)
Tout le monde en parle (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Panel (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Good Will Hunting (1997) Will Hunting
The Rainmaker (1997) Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy (1997) Shawn Oran - Executive #2
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
Metropolis (1997) (1 episode, 2011)
SAG Foundation Conversations (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Courage Under Fire (1996) Ilario
Arthur (1996)  Matt Damon (1 episode, 2007)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Glory Daze (1995) Edgar Pudwhacker
Die Harald Schmidt Show (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Academy Live (1995)  Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself - After Party (1 episode, 2016)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2007)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) Lt. Britton Davis
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2014)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Moviewatch (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2003)
School Ties (1992) Charlie Dillon
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1998-2007)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity traveller (1 episode, 2007)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - Om Filmen / ... (4 episodes, 1998-2009)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (9 episodes, 1998-2012)
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Montel Williams Show (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Field of Dreams (1989) Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
The Good Mother (1988) Extra (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Mystic Pizza (1988) Steamer
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2006)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2010)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2014)
Frontline (1983)  Himself - Actor (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Headline News (1982)  Will Hunting (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (39 episodes, 2006-2014)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
60 Minutes (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Kino Kino (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Handsome Drug Addict / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2011)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2007-2014)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Great Wall (0)

Producer ( 16 credits )

Witness for the Prosecution (2017) producer
Jason Bourne (2016) producer
Manchester by the Sea (2016) producer
Incorporated (2016) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Runner (2016) executive producer
Promised Land (2012) producer
Running the Sahara (2007) executive producer
Feast (2005) executive producer
Project Greenlight 3 (2005) executive producer (11 episodes, 2005)
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) executive producer
Project Greenlight 2 (2003) executive producer (10 episodes, 2003)
Speakeasy (2002) executive producer
The Third Wheel (2002) executive producer
Push, Nevada (2002) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Stolen Summer (2002) producer
Project Greenlight (2001) executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)

Writer ( 4 credits )

Jason Bourne (2016) (screenplay)
Promised Land (2012) (screenplay)
Gerry (2002) (written by) &
Good Will Hunting (1997) (written by) &

Matt Damon Related News


Jason Bourne TV Spot Uncovers a Big Government Lie

Jason Bourne has been lied to by his government in the latest sneak peek at the anticipated sequel, in theaters this July.

First Jason Bourne Clips Introduce Alicia Vikander as Heather Lee

Alicia Vikander's Heather Lee and Tommy Lee Jones' Robert Dooley try to talk Matt Damon's Jason Bourne out of harming the agency in three new clips.

Jason Bourne Will Get Recast in Future Movies Says Matt Damon

Matt Damon teases that he will eventually be replaced by a younger actor as Jason Bourne, and he's completely fine with that.

Will Matt Damon Join Ben Affleck's Batman Movie?

Matt Damon says he's willing to play a superhero in a movie directed Ben Affleck, will he sign on for The Batman?

Affleck's Batman Movie Locks Bruce Wayne in Arkham Asylum?

New rumors claim that director Ben Affleck's Batman will take place mostly in Arkham Asylum.

Jason Bourne Review: Matt Damon Packs a Timely Punch

After nearly a decade off the grid, Jason Bourne returns to set the bar very high for the rest of this year's action movies.

Jason Bourne Goes Gunning for Star Trek Beyond at the Box Office

Last week's winner Star Trek Beyond goes up against Jason Bourne, Bad Moms and Nerve at the box office this weekend.