Matt Damon Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Matthew Paige Damon (/ˈdeɪmən/; born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Damon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award from five nominations, two Golden Globe Awards from eight nominations, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards and seven Emmy Awards.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions. He made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza (1988). He came to prominence in 1997, when he wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, alongside Ben Affleck, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the eponymous character in Saving Private Ryan (1998), the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), a fallen angel in Dogma (1999), an energy analyst in Syriana (2005), and a corrupt Irish-American police officer in The Departed (2006).
In addition to acting in films, Damon has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films and has established two production companies with Affleck. He has been involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org. Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and they have three daughters together.
Early life and education
Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second son of stockbroker Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. His father had English and Scottish ancestry, and his mother is of five-eighths Finnish and three-eighths Swedish descent (his mother’s family surname had been changed from the Finnish “Pajari” to “Paige”). Damon and his family moved to Newton for two years. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and Damon and his brother returned with their mother to Cambridge, where they lived in a six-family communal house. His brother Kyle is now an accomplished sculptor and artist.
As a lonely teenager, Damon has said that he felt that he did not belong. Due to his mother’s “by the book” approach to child-rearing, he had a hard time defining a self identity. He attended Cambridge Alternative School (now Graham and Parks) and then Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he was a good student. Damon performed as an actor in several high school theater productions. He credited his drama teacher, Gerry Speca, as an important artistic influence, though Ben Affleck, his good friend and schoolmate, got the “biggest roles and longest speeches”.
Damon attended Harvard University, where he was a resident of Lowell House and a member of the class of 1992, but left before receiving his degree to take a lead role in the film Geronimo: An American Legend. While at Harvard, he wrote an early treatment of the screenplay for Good Will Hunting as an exercise for an English class. Damon was a member of the Delphic Club, one of the University’s select Final Clubs. In 2013, he was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. Damon received an Academy Award for the screenplay of Good Will Hunting in 1998.
Damon met Argentine Luciana Bozán Barroso in April 2003 while filming Stuck on You in Miami. They became engaged in September 2005 and married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple has three daughters: Isabella (b. June 2006), Gia Zavala (b. August 2008), and Stella Zavala (b. October 2010). He also has a stepdaughter, Alexia Barroso (b. 1998), from Barroso’s previous marriage. Since 2012, they have lived in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles; they previously lived in Miami and New York.
In 2018, he bought a luxury penthouse in Brooklyn Heights.
Damon is a fan of the Boston Red Sox. After the team won the 2007 World Series, he narrated the commemorative DVD release of the event. He has competed in several World Series of Poker (WSOP) events, including the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. He was eliminated from the 1998 WSOP by poker professional Doyle Brunson.
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Awards and honors
Aside from awards he has garnered for his role as actor and producer, Damon became the 2,343rd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2007. He reacted to the award by stating: “A few times in my life, I’ve had these experiences that are just kind of too big to process and this looks like it’s going to be one of those times.
Main article: Matt Damon filmography
Films that garnered Damon the most recognition or awards include:
- Courage Under Fire (1996)
- The Rainmaker (1997)
- Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
- The Bourne Identity (2002)
- The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
- Syriana (2005)
- The Brothers Grimm (2005)
- The Departed (2006)
- The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
- Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
- Invictus (2009)
- The Informant! (2009)
- True Grit (2010)
- Hereafter (2010)
- The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
- Contagion (2011)
- We Bought a Zoo (2011)
- Behind the Candelabra (2013)
- Elysium (2013)
- Interstellar (2014)
- The Martian (2015)
- Jason Bourne (2016)
- Ford v Ferrari (2019)