Matt LeBlanc

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Matthew LeBlanc
  • Birth Place: Newton, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/25/1967, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; model
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Primarily known for playing Joey Tribbiani, the dopey aspiring actor from the decade-long sitcom Friends and its spin-off, Joey, LeBlanc started out as a model. After appearing in a number of popular TV commercials, he transitioned to acting and starred in a succession of short -lived sitcoms before hitting it big on Friends in 1994. Some notable films in which he's acted include Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), Charlie's Angels (2000) and All the Queen's Men (2001). He's an accomplished carpenter and includes landscape photography among his many hobbies.Matt LeBlanc Fast Facts:
  • Brought up primarily by his mother after parents' divorce in 1974.
  • Planned to become a carpenter by studying building construction technology at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
  • In 1984, at age 17, moved from Massachusetts to New York City to pursue acting and modeling.
  • Began career in commercials for Heinz Ketchup (which won an award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival), Levi's Jeans and Doritos. (A LeBlanc commercial appears on a TV screen in the 1988 film Tequila Sunrise.)
  • Landed first regular role in the drama TV 101 (1988-89), which lasted 13 episodes.
  • Starred in 1991's short-lived Top of the Heap, a sitcom spin-off from Married...With Children. Three years later, he hit the jackpot with Friends.
  • Hobbies include car racing and parachute jumping.
  • Matt LeBlanc Relationships:
  • Andrea Anders - Significant Other
  • Pat Grossman - Mother
  • Melissa McKnight - Ex-wife
  • Paul LeBlanc - Father
  • Marina LeBlanc - Daughter
  • Matt LeBlanc Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

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