Who is Matt Damon?
If you are a film enthusiast, then you must have come across the name Matt Damon. Matt is a popular character in various top movies for the past twenty-four years. Damon is also a film producer and screenwriter. Additionally, he is a humanitarian and has founded several NGO’s. According to Forbes, Matt is among the bankable stars in the box office.
Net Worth: $170 million
Full Name: Matthew Paige Damon
Date of Birth: 8th October 1970
Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Age: 50 years
Height: 1.78 m
Profession: Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter
Wife: Luciana Bozan Barroso
Early Life of Matt Damon
Matt Paige Damon was the child of Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson Paige. He was born on 8th October 1970. Kent was a stockbroker while Nancy was a professor at Lesley University teaching early childhood education. Damon’s dad was had English and Scottish roots, while the mom was a Finnish and Swedish origin.
His dad died in 2017 while the mom is still there. When Damon was two years, Kent and Nancy divorced, and he and his brother ‘Kyle’ went back with their mom to Cambridge. He revealed that he had a tough time growing as the mom was so strict during an interview.
He went to Cambridge Alternative School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. During his time in school, he was known as the best student, and that is where he discovered his acting talent. This is after he was performing in high school theatre productions as an actor.
Damon has severally praised Gerry Speca (a drama teacher) as he guided him as a young actor. Also, he was schooling with Ben Affleck, a popular actor, and during their school time, Ben was the one given lead roles.
After high school, Paige went to Harvard University and stayed in Lowell House. He was to graduate in 1992. But he didn’t finish his Bachelor of Arts in English degree as he was filming for Geronimo: An American Legend.
Other than acting, he natured his screenwriting career at Harvard. He wrote the first screenplay was Good Will Hunting, which later enabled him to win an Academy Award.
Matt Damon’s Career
Matt Damon’s acting career began at a tender age, but it took time before becoming a professional actor. His active film career started in 1988 while a student at Harvard. Paige’s breakthrough came when he was eighteen and had an opportunity to appear in Mystic Pizza, a romantic comedy film.
The first movie he featured in was Geronimo: An American Legend that made him famous. In 1992, four-years later, Damon was an actor on Courage Under Fire, an American war movie. Before him being part of the cast, he had to lose eighteen kilograms in one hundred days. The Washington Post reviewed Matt Damon’s appearance on the film as impressive.
Furthermore, Matt is also a screenwriter, and his success came after his second film ‘Courage Under Fire.’ Damon and Ben Affleck wrote Good Will Hunting, which had nine Academy Awards nominations.
Some of the films that he has been part of include;
- Saturday Night Live (2002-2018)
- Deadpool 2 (2018)
- Ford v Ferrari (2019)
- Thor: Ragnarök (2017)
- Jason Bourne (2016)
They are some of the Tv shows and movies Damon has featured. There are many more and some that have not premiered.
Damon, Sean Bailey, Chris Moore, and Ben Affleck are the owners of LivePlanet, which has produced Project Greenlight. Another Tv series it has created is Push Nevada.
Total Net Worth of Matt Damon
Presently, Matt Damon is worth $170 million. A large percentage of his net worth is from the film industry. According to reports, Damon earns more than $10 million in each film he appears in. But Bourne, a four-part movie, has contributed much to his net worth. This is because he was the lead character and the film grossed $1.665 billion.
Matt is the husband of Luciana Bozan Barroso. The two knew each other while Damon was acting on Stuck on You in April 2003. Their engagement took place two years later (2005). Later that year (2005), they had a civil wedding at Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
Damon and Luciana have four children, of whom three are their biological kids. Previously Bozan was in a marriage in which she had a child. This family is currently living in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.
Paige owns a penthouse worth $16.5 million in Brooklyn Heights. His penthouse is considered the most expensive one.
Matt Damon has had several film nominations and awards during his career. Additionally, he has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Aside from the film industry, Matt is a humanitarian. He started the H2O Africa Foundation. Together with Brad Pitt and many other celebrities, they began Not on Our Watch Project, an NGO operating in Darfur. Paige also supports One Campaign, which helps people suffering from AIDS and poverty.