Matthew Lillard Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 January 1970Lansing, Michigan, USA
Birth NameMatthew Lyn Lillard
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He lived with his family in Tustin, California, from first grade to high school graduation. The summer after high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991). Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon program SK8 TV (1990) in 1989. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasedena, California. Along with a friend, Matthew started the Mean Street Ensemble theater company that functioned until 1991, when Matthew moved to New York to attend the theater school Circle in the Square.

Manager Bill Treusch got Matthew auditions for Serial Mom (1994). Matthew was cast as Chip and began another theater company called the Summoners.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <cslater@west.net>

Spouse (1)

Heather Helm (2000 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height
Often plays comedic characters

Trivia (10)

One younger sister, Amy Lillard.
Daughter Addison Grace was born June 13, 2002 in Los Angeles.
Scooby-Doo (2002) was his 4th movie with Freddie Prinze Jr..
Essentially started his career playing the son of a sadistic killer (Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom (1994)), and then played a sadistic killer himself in Scream (1996).
Was classmates with Paul Rudd at American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, for a brief time with the theater department.
As of 2004, Matthew has worked (co-starred) with actor Freddie Prinze Jr. five times: Wing Commander (1999), Summer Catch (2001), She's All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).
Second daughter, Macey Lyn, was born October 19, 2004 in Los Angeles.
Attended Foothill High School in Tustin, California.
Third child: son Liam born in April 2008.

Personal Quotes (2)

I was like, what the hell is my life coming to? I'm a trained actor! I've done Shakespeare and here I am having farting contests with an imaginary dog!
[on directing versus acting and directing his first film] - I think that that's [directing] a way more exciting way to live your life... Being an actor, you have to memorize a page of dialogue, and you hit a mark and you say the line with honesty and energy and hopefully it works. Being a director is so much more fulfilling. You just have so much more input, you have more avenues to tell a story, and the experience overall to me was such a life-changing event. If it was up to me, I would never act again and direct for the rest of my life to be honest.

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