Matthew David McConaughey  is an American actor. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993).

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey

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Early Life

Matthew McConaughey, the youngest of three boys, was born on November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas.


His mother, Mary Kathleen “Kay” or “KMac”, is a former kindergarten teacher and a published author. She taught her son. She was originally from Trenton, New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was from Louisiana and ran an oil pipe supply business, his brothers are Michael Patrick McConaughey  and Patrick James McConaughey.


Matthew  moved to Longview, Texas in 1980, where he attended Longview High School. He lived for a year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia, as a Rotary exchange student in 1988. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film.

His original plan had changed as he wanted to attend Southern Methodist University until a brother told him that private school tuition would have been a burden on the family finances. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer.


He appeared in such films as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the science fiction drama Contact (1997) and the war film U-571 (2000).In the 2000s, Matthew McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006).

Since 2011 he has preferred dramatic roles, in such films as The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Interstellar (2014), The Sea of Trees (2016). Matthew McConaughey achieved much success in 2013 for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations.

In 2014, he also starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO’s crime anthology series True Detective, for which he won a Critics’ Choice Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.


McConaughey met Brazilian model and television performer Camila Alves in 2006.The couple became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas in a private Catholic ceremony.

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Together they have three children: sons Levi Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey and daughter Vida Alves McConaughey.

Age, Height & Measurements

Matthew McConaughey Age 49 years. Matthew McConaughey's height 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm), weight 181 lbs (82 kg). Body measurements 46 - 34 - 16.5 and Zodiac Sign Scorpio.
Matthew McConaughey Bio
Famous AsMatthew McConaughey
ProfessionActor, Producer, soundtrack producer
Age49 years
BirthdayNovember 4, 1969
Birth PlaceUvalde, Texas, U.S.
Birth SignScorpio
Height6 feet 0 inches (183 cm)
Weight181 lbs (82 kg)
Body Measurements46 - 34 - 16.5
Net Worth$77 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Born NameMatthew David McConaughey
NicknameMcConaughey, Matt, Matty
Sexual Orientationstraight
Body ShapeStraight
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Dress SizeUnknown
QualificationNot Available
SchoolLongview High School
UniversityUniversity of Texas at Austin College Of Communication
Brother(s)Rooster McConaughey (Older brother), Pat McConaughey (Older Brother)
Other RelativesGeorge Glynn McCabe (Grandfather), Maxine McCabe (Grandmother)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseCamila Alves (2007- Present)
Relationship WithAshley Judd (1996),Sandra Bullock (1996-1997),Salli Richardson (2001),Janet Jackson (2002),Penelope Cruz (2005-2006),Cassandra Hepburn (2007),Camila Alves (2007- Present)
ChildrenLevi Alves McConaughey (born – 7 July, 2008), Vida McConaughey (born – 23 January, 2010), and Livingston McConaughey (born – 28 December, 2012)


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