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Matthew Perry Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Langford Perry
Birth Place:
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • His mother, Suzanne Perry Morrison, was a press secretary for Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau; Perry also attended elementary school with Trudeau's son, future prime minister Justin Trudeau
  • Before moving to L
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  • Appeared in '80s sitcoms Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons and Growing Pains before finding stardom with Friends
  • Costarred with his father, actor John Bennett Perry, in the 1997 movie Fools Rush In and in a 2004 episode of Scrubs that Matthew also directed
  • In 2003, was featured with Hank Azaria and Minnie Driver in a London stage production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago
  • Portrayed inspirational educator Ron Clark in the 2006 TV-movie The Ron Clark Story and is a board member of the Ron Clark Academy, an alternative Atlanta middle school for low-income children

Awards

  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

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