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Matthew Broderick Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Broderick
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Played football as a teenager, but turned to acting after being sidelined by a knee injury
  • Made his stage debut in 1980 opposite his father, James Broderick, in a production of On Valentine's Day in New York City
  • Turned down the role of Alex P
  • Keaton on Family Ties to spend time with his ailing father
  • Pleaded guilty to the charge of careless driving after a 1987 car accident in Northern Ireland that killed two women
  • Appeared alongside future wife Sarah Jessica Parker on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1996
  • Received rave reviews, and a Tony nomination, for his performance in the Broadway musical The Producers, which opened in 2001; reprised his role in the 2005 film adaptation


  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated