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Matthew Fox Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Chandler Fox
Birth Place:
Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a Wyoming cattle ranch and attended early grades in a one-room schoolhouse where his mother was the teacher
  • Intended to work on Wall Street after graduating from Columbia University but instead took a modeling job, which led to acting in commercials
  • Made television series debut guest-starring on the 1992 episode of Wings titled "Say It Ain't So, Joe" as the pitcher who broke the high-school pitching record set by Joe (Tim Daly)
  • Big break came in 1994 playing eldest brother Charlie Salinger in the drama Party of Five
  • Was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 1996
  • Auditioned for the role of Sawyer on Lost until producers decided to rewrite a minor part and cast him in the lead role as Dr
  • Jack Shepherd
  • A fan of cartoons and comic books, he eagerly accepted the role of Racer X in the 2008 film version of Speed Racer


  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner


  • Bayard Fox -- Brother
  • Francis Fox Jr. -- Brother
  • Kyle Allison Fox -- Daughter
  • Francis Fox -- Father
  • Loretta Fox -- Mother
  • Byron Fox -- Son
  • Margherita Ronchi -- Wife