- First language is Welsh.
- Caught acting bug playing Elvis Presley in a high school musical.
- Dropped surname, Evans, because there was already a Matthew Evans registered with the British Actors Equity Association.
- Shared an apartment with childhood friend and fellow Cardiff native Ioan Gruffudd for more than a decade, and was in Gruffudd's wedding party at his 2007 marriage to Alice Evans.
- Breakthrough role was on stage in London's West End in a 2000 production of The Graduate, starring as Benjamin opposite Kathleen Turner's Mrs. Robinson.
- Provided the voice of Spiderman in a Welsh translation of the classic cartoon in 2006.
- Released the photographic travel memoir Patagonia: Crossing the Plain in 2011.
- Is a patron, along with Ioan Gruffudd, for the spinal-injury charity Trust PA.
- 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Keri Russell — Significant Other
- Sam — Son
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1996)
- Birth Name: Matthew Rhys Evans
- Birth Place: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
- Birthday: November 4, 1974, Scorpio
- Profession: Actor
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