Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey - Goldene Kamera 2014 - Berlin.jpg
McConaughey in February 2014
Born (1969-11-04) November 4, 1969 (age 48)
Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Net worth $95 million (2016) [1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) [2]
Spouse(s) Camila Alves
(m. 2012)
Children 3

Matthew David McConaughey ( /; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), before going on to appear in the slasher film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the legal thriller A Time to Kill (1996), the comedy film Larger than Life (1996), Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad (1997), the science fiction drama Contact (1997), the comedy EDtv (1999), and the war film U-571 (2000).

In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, [3] including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). Since 2011, he has preferred dramatic roles, in such films as The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011), The Paperboy (2012), Mud (2012), Magic Mike (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Interstellar (2014), The Sea of Trees (2015), Free State of Jones, Kubo and the Two Strings, Sing, and Gold (all 2016).

McConaughey achieved ample success in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, McConaughey portrayed Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations. In 2014, he starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO's crime drama anthology series True Detective, for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award, and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Early life

Matthew David McConaughey [4] was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas to parents of Irish descent. [5] [6] His mother, Mary Kathleen (née McCabe, born 1932), whose family hails from the Cavan/ Monaghan area in Ireland, [5] is known as "Kay" or "KMac" and is a former kindergarten teacher and published author who taught McConaughey. [7] She was originally from Trenton, New Jersey. [8] [9] [10] His father, James Donald "Jim" McConaughey (1922–1999), [11] [8] was from Louisiana and ran an oil pipe supply business; he played for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Houston Cougars college football teams. [8] [12] In 1953, Jim was drafted in the 27th round by the NFL's Green Bay Packers. He was released before the season began and never played an official league game in the NFL. [9] [13] [14] [15] [16]

McConaughey's mother and late father married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. [17] [18] He has two older brothers: Michael Patrick McConaughey (born 1954) and Patrick James McConaughey (born 1963, adopted). [19] [20] [21] Michael, nicknamed "Rooster", is a self-made millionaire who stars in the CNBC docu-series West Texas Investors Club. [22] McConaughey's ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish. [23] He is a relative of Confederate brigadier general Dandridge McRae. [24] [25] [26] He had a Methodist upbringing. [27] [28] [29]

McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas, in 1980, [8] where he attended Longview High School. He lived in Australia for a year, in Warnervale, New South Wales, as a Rotary exchange student in 1988. [30] He attended the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where he joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. [31] He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film. [32] His original plan had changed as he wanted to attend Southern Methodist University until one of his brothers told him that private school tuition would have been a burden on the family's finances. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college, [33] but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer. [8]

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