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Matthew McConaughey


Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish, Irish, English, German, and Swedish descent. Matthew grew up in Longview... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Synthesizers (Video short)
Wooderson
 2012 Mud
Mud
 2010-2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Roy McDaniel / Texas Scout
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
- Chapter 16 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
- Chapter 12 (2010) ... Texas Scout
 2008/I Fool's Gold
Finn
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Al Bean (voice)
 2005 Sahara
Dirk Pitt
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Andrew Jackson / Mark Twain / John Swinton / ...
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... John Swinton
- Wake Up America (2003) ... Charles Fenno Hoffman
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Captain W.W. Wood
 1999 Bonne Nuit (TV Movie)
Nathan
 1998 The Rebel (Short)
 1998 Making Sandwiches (Short)
Bud Hoagie
 1995 Judgement (Short)
Deputy Sam Taylor
 1995 Submission (Short)
Joe
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Guy #2
 1992 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series)
Larry Dickens
- Episode #5.12 (1992) ... Larry Dickens
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Other Works:

Appearing as his character "David Wooderson," from his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993), in the music video for Butch Walker and the Black Widows' "Synthesizers," from their August 2011 "The Spade" album. The video was directed by Shane Valdés. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 14 Interviews | 20 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

M. McConaughey

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I didn't study acting before I got my first job. And I thought, 'Hey, maybe you're not the kind of actor that needs to study lines - you just know your man, and you show up and you just do it'. I go do this film 'Scorpion Spring', and I get this idea. 'I'm not gonna look at anything. I know what I am - the drug lord on the Mexican border in Texas. I'll just show up on the set, stay fresh and ... See more »

Trivia:

His ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, Swedish, and German. On his father's side, he is related to Confederate Brigadier General Dandridge McRae, who was born in Baldwin County, Alabama, USA. One of Matthew's paternal great-grandfathers, Robert Smith Maitland, was a Scottish immigrant, who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom; and one of Matthew's maternal great-grandmothers, ... See more »

Trademark:

Curly light brown hair and soft blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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