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Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (/ˈdeɪmən/; born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.[nb 1] Damon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award from five nominations, two Golden Globe Awards from eight nominations, and has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and six Emmy Awards.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions and he made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza (1988). He came to prominence in 1997 when he wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting alongside Ben Affleck, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay, and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the eponymous character in Saving Private Ryan (1998), the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), a fallen angel in Dogma (1999), an energy analyst in Syriana (2005), and an Irish-American criminal in The Departed (2006).

Damon is also known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne in the Bourne franchise (2002–16) and as a con man in the Ocean's Trilogy (2001–07). For his supporting role as the rugby player Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009) and his leading role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015), Damon received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively. The latter also won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Damon has received Emmy Award nominations for his portrayal of Scott Thorson in the biopic Behind the Candelabra (2013) and for producing the reality series Project Greenlight.

In addition to acting in films, Damon has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films and has established two production companies with Affleck. He has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org. Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and they have three daughters together.

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Matthew Paige Damon
Age
49
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
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Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Rugged Good Looks
Political Party
Political Affiliation
Net Worth
$160,000,000 USD
Residence
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
University
Harvard University (majored in English, dropped out)
Occupation
Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Good Will Hunting
Year(s) Active
1988–present
Talent Agency
William Morris Endeavor
The Spanky Taylor Company and Viewpoint.
Brand Endorsements
(1997) TV commercial: MTV.
(1998) TV commercial: Independent Film Channel
(2001) Radio commercial: Samuel Adams beer.
(2005) TV commercial (PSA): National Mentoring Month.
(February 2012) TV commercial for TD Ameritrade (voiceover)
(2013) TV commercial: Nespresso.
(2014) TV commercial (PSA): FeedAmerica.org.
Shoe Size
11
Official Website
Father
Mother
Brother(s)
Other Family Members
Ben Affleck (Damon is Affleck's tenth cousin
George Brunstad (uncle)
Friends
Favorite Songs
Afternoon Delight
Favorite Books
A People’s History of the United States
Favorite Foods
Pizza
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