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Matt Smith Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Smith
Birth Place:
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a professional soccer player, but decided to pursue acting after suffering a back injury
  • Got his start with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
  • Won critical acclaim for his performance in the stage production of Polly Stenham's That Face
  • Appeared alongside Doctor Who alumnus Billie Piper in the made-for TV adaptations of Philip Pullman's novels The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North
  • He also made a guest appearance in an episode of Piper's Secret Diary of a Call Girl
  • In 2009, he was cast as the eleventh incarnation of the title character in the BBC series Doctor Who

Awards

  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated