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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 July 1966Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
Nickname Foxy
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (Eagono), was a schoolteacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, was a consultant for an oil company, who raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He has Italian (from his maternal grandfather), English, and Irish ancestry. Matthew entered the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts for a post-grad year after high school, and then matriculated at Columbia University where he played football and majored in Economics with the intent to end up on Wall Street. However, his girlfriend's mother was a modeling agent who convinced him to try some modeling which led to a couple of TV commercials. Soon after he was sold on acting.

He made his debut on an episode of _"Wings"(1990)_ in 1992. From 1994 to 2000 he played the role of Charlie Salinger in Party of Five (1994) alongside Neve Campbell and Scott Wolf. From 2004 to 2010 he starred on the popular TV-Show Lost (2004). During this time he appeared in movies such as We Are Marshall (2006), Vantage Point (2008) and Speed Racer (2008).

He has been married to his wife Margherita since 1992 and they 2 children together, a daughter and a son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (1)

Margherita Ronchi (1 August 1992 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (23)

Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world
Graduated from Columbia University in 1989 with a degree in economics
Daughter Kyle (pronounced Kyleigh) Fox (born in 1998) and son Byron Fox (born in 2001).
Matthew studied acting for two years at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (formerly The School for Film and Television) in New York City.
He frequently hosts parties at his house where the whole cast of Lost (2004) gathers to watch the last episode they had filmed.
He was raised in Crowheart, Wyoming on the family ranch.
He has been horseback riding since he was six years old.
Attended Wind River high school and did post-graduate high school study at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.
Is good friends with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
Is a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
He is the tallest principal cast member of Lost (2004) at just over 6ft 2in. Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are just slightly shorter.
Is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
In an interview, he stated that music is a major part of his life, citing Arcade Fire, Sigur Rós, John Harold Arnold Bramwell, Modest Mouse and Texan band "The Black Angels" as some of his favourite bands. He's also a fan of punk.
Graduated from New York's prestigious Atlantic Theater Company where fellow Lost (2004) co-star Kimberley Joseph, who played flirtatious flight attendant Cindy, was also a graduate.
Announced during a recent appearance on daytime talk show Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) that he intends to quit smoking as a resolution for 2007.
During his time off, he enjoys hosting youth football clinics on how to run the veer offense.
While promoting Vantage Point (2008), he traveled to nine countries in three weeks.
Like Matthew's wife, Matthew's maternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Matthew's other ancestry includes English, Irish, and more distant Scottish and Swedish.
He has appeared in the most episodes of Lost (2004) of any actor, with 95 episodes to date. His character, Jack, has had the most "centric" episodes of any of the show's characters, with 14 episodes to date. (2009).
He is a private pilot and owns a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft.
Charged with DUI in Bend, Oregon [May 10, 2012].
Was sentenced to a court-ordered alcohol treatment program after pleading no-contest to a Oregon DUI charge, thus avoiding jail time [June 4, 2012].
He and his family currently reside on Oahu, Hawaii, where Lost (2004) is shot. [February 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

"It's sort of a show about the human species, not a show about anybody from any particular country or any nationality or any religious background." - on why he thinks Lost (2004) is internationally successful.
What we as a cast went through that first season mirrored what you saw on screen: people with no preexisting history, thrown together on an island; becoming a tight-knit bunch in the course of trying to make sense of this weird world. Then, to have these other characters come in
  • it's added an interesting new energy both to the show and our


experience. - on Lost (2004)

Salary (1)

Lost (2004) $36,000

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