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Matthew McConaughey


American actor and producer Matthew David 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 Irish, Scottish, English, German, and Swedish ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodroof
(2013)
Magic Mike
Magic Mike Dallas
(2012)
Mud
Mud Mud
(2012)
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 The Beach Bum (post-production)
Moondog
 2018 White Boy Rick (post-production)
Richard Wershe Sr.
 2017 The Dark Tower
Walter
 2016/I Gold
Kenny Wells
 2016 Lincoln: Crafted (Video short)
 2016 Sing
Buster Moon (voice)
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Beetle (voice)
 2016 Free State of Jones
Newton Knight
 2015 The Sea of Trees
Arthur Brennan
 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Vulcan Video Clerk
- Kevin Hart/Brad Paisley (2015) ... Vulcan Video Clerk
 2014 Interstellar
Cooper
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Detective Rust Cohle
- After You've Gone (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
- The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
- Form and Void (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Mark Hanna
 2013 Dallas Buyers Club
Ron Woodroof
 2013 Synthesizers (Video short)
Wooderson
 2012 Magic Mike
Dallas
 2012 Mud
Mud
 2012 The Paperboy
Ward Jansen
 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
 2011 Killer Joe
Killer Joe Cooper
 2011 Bernie
Danny Buck
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Mick Haller
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Connor Mead
 2008 Surfer, Dude
Steve Addington
 2008 Tropic Thunder
Rick Peck - Peck's Office
 2008/I Fool's Gold
Finn
 2006 We Are Marshall
Jack Lengyel
 2006 Failure to Launch
Tripp
 2005 Two for the Money
Brandon
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Al Bean (voice)
 2005 Sahara
Dirk Pitt
 2004 Paparazzi
Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Andrew Jackson / Mark Twain / John Swinton / ...
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Andrew Jackson
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mark Twain
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... John Swinton
- Wake Up America (2003) ... Charles Fenno Hoffman
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Captain W.W. Wood
 2003 Tiptoes
Steven Bedalia
 2002 Reign of Fire
Denton Van Zan
 2001 Frailty
Adam Meiks
 2001 The Wedding Planner
Steve Edison
 2000 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Matthew McConaughey
- Escape from New York (2000) ... Matthew McConaughey
 2000 U-571
Lt. Andrew Tyler
 1999 Bonne Nuit (TV Movie)
Nathan
 1999 Edtv
Ed
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Rad Thibodeaux
- The Wedding of Bobby Hill (1999) ... Rad Thibodeaux (voice)
 1998 The Rebel (Short)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Matthew McConaughey
 1998 Making Sandwiches (Short)
Bud Hoagie
 1998 The Newton Boys
Willis Newton
 1997 Amistad
Roger Sherman Baldwin
 1997 Contact
Palmer Joss
 1996 Larger Than Life
Tip Tucker
 1996 A Time to Kill
Jake Tyler Brigance
 1996 Lone Star
Buddy Deeds
 1995 Judgement (Short)
Deputy Sam Taylor
 1995 Submission (Short)
Joe
 1995 Scorpion Spring
El Rojo
 1995 Glory Daze
Rental Truck Guy
 1995 Boys on the Side
Abe
 1994 Angels in the Outfield
Ben Williams
 1993 Dazed and Confused
Wooderson
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Guy #2
 1992 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Larry Dickens
- Episode #5.12 (1992) ... Larry Dickens
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial, "Sometimes You Have to Go Backwards to Go Forwards," for the new 2015 Lincoln MKC luxury sport utility. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 24 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

J.K. Livin | Official Twitter | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. McConaughey

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Who needs a house when you can live in a trailer? People tell me it's not a very Hollywood way to live but it happens to be my preference. I've lived in big houses and a big space gave me too many options. I had this amazing chair that I loved but I'd go months without sitting on it. I had some nice paintings on the walls but I'd hardly ever look at them. I realized I didn't need those things. So... See more »

Trivia:

His ancestry includes Irish, as well as English, German, Scottish and Swedish. On his father's side, he is related to Confederate Brigadier General Dandridge McRae, who was born in Baldwin County, Alabama. 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 ... See more »

Trademark:

Heavy Texas drawl See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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