Matt Damon is an American actor, scriptwriter, producer and philanthropist whose estimated net worth is $160 million. He was born on October 8th, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) Matthew Paige Damon is the son of Kent Damon, a real estate agent and former stockbroker, and Nancy, a university professor. He has an older brother named Kyle (born 1967), whose profession is sculpture. As a teenager, he made friends with Ben Affleck, his neighbor in Cambridge, Damon’s hometown in the US state of Massachusetts.
When Matt finished his studies at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, he enrolled at the prestigious Harvard University, but he failed to finish his English language studies after leaving the program in which he only passed three courses to attempt to become a Hollywood interpreter.
First movie appearances.
His first appearance in the movies came in “Mystic Pizza” (1988), a romantic comedy directed by Donald Petrie and starring Julia Roberts.
After a series of years in telefilms, Damon managed to portray an important character in Robert Mandel’s film “School Ties” (1992), in which he shared credits with Brendan Fraser and his childhood friend Ben Affleck.
Consolidation as an actor.
After intervening as a secondary in titles such as the Western film, Geronimo. An American Legend (1993), Courage Under Fight (1996), or Chasing Amy (1997) he finally could get his first main role in the film “Good Will Hunting “(1997), a film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Damon himself and Ben Affleck, who would achieve the Golden Globe and the Oscar for the best original screenplay.
Matt was also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actor. Jack Nicholson finally got the award for his performance in “As Good as it Gets.” Reached stardom, Matt Damon has continued to star in commercially resonant titles such as Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (2000).
“Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) by Steven Soderbergh, or “The Bourne Identity” (2002), an action thriller directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Franka Potente who had several sequels with his presence, “The Bourne Supremacy” 2004), “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007), and “Jason Bourne” (2016), all three directed by Paul Greengrass.
For his performance in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” he was nominee for a Golden Globe Award as best actor.
He was linked sentimentally with Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, and Odessa Whitmire. Apart from that, he also dated model Kara Sands.
After a romance with Eva Mendes, whom she met on the set of “Stuck on You” (2003), a comedy directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, Matt began a relationship with the Argentine interior designer Luciana Barroso, with whom he ended up getting married in December 2005. In 2006, her daughter Isabella was born. Later they had Gia (2008) and Stella (2010).