Popularly known for portraying the character of Joey Tribbiani on the hit sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S and its spin-off Joey, Matt LeBlanc is an American actor, television host, and comedian. He started his career as a model and landed several appearances in popular television commercials. Matt’s transition into real acting roles started with a few roles in a series of short-lived sitcoms before he hit it big with his role in the 1994 F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
A few of Matt’s notable films include 2001’s All the Queen’s Men, 1996’s Ed, 2000’s Charlie’s Angels, and 1998’s Lost in Space. The celebrated actor has won several awards including a Golden Globe award in 2002 in the category of best performing actor in a television series musical or comedy. Apart from acting, Matt is a competent carpenter and loves to indulge in landscape photography which is one of his hobbies.
Matt LeBlanc generally keeps a low profile, but here’s everything you might need to know about the actor.
Matt LeBlanc’s Biography & Age
Matthew Steven LeBlanc was born in Newton, Massachusetts on the 25th of July 1967. He is the only child of his parents; his father, Paul LeBlanc, is of French-Canadian origin and he worked as a mechanic while his mother, Patricia, is from Italy and earns a living working as an office manager.
The award-winning actor finished from Newton North High School in 1985 and proceeded to Wentworth Institute of Technology for further studies. Matt LeBlanc tried his hands at modeling after his graduation making his debut with a commercial for Heinz tomato ketchup. He relocated to New York where he enrolled in some drama classes after which he started getting small roles both on stage and on the screen, but his big break came when he was cast in the role of Joey in 1994 F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
As a popular actor, Matt’s net worth is a whopping $60 million which he earned through his acting career and also through the several television commercials he has done in the past. Most of his earnings came from the series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. where he was paid handsomely and was one of the highest-paid actors in the world during the show’s run.
As expected for a man of his wealth and status, Matt LeBlanc has bought several expensive items over the years. After his divorce from his wife, the famed actor spent the sum of $7.4 million on a four-bedroom house in LA. He also has a six-bedroom mansion in Hidden Hills, California which he bought for the sum of $9 million and sold for $9,139,000.
It is apparent that Matt LeBlanc has made wise decisions when it comes to his money; thankfully, he is putting his wealth to good use.
Wife, Daughter, And Family Facts
The celebrated actor got married to the American model Melissa McKnight in 2003 after they met through Kelly Phillips who introduced Melissa to Matt. The couple had a daughter named Pearl in 2004; Pearl started having seizures at the age of eight months but by the age of two, the condition which was previously thought to be some kind of Dysplasia significantly reduced.
Melissa had two other children, Jacqueline and Tyler, from her previous marriage. Less than three years after tying the knot, Matt LeBlanc and Melissa became estranged and filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce became official on the 6th of October 2006.
After the divorce, the Golden Globe award winner started going out with his Joey co-star Andrea Anders after they met on the set of the show; however, the couple broke up in 2015 after many years together. Matt’s name has been linked with that of Jennifer Aniston from F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Teri Copley, and Kate Hudson but his latest dalliance is with a producer on Top Gear named Aurora Mulligan, Matt himself confirmed the relationship in March 2018.
Height And Weight
The salt and pepper-haired actor has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and his body weight is listed at 77 kg which goes down well with his height. There is no further information on his body measurement, but he is in great shape and is undeniably attractive which explains why he was named by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.