Matthew McConaughey is a Actor and Producer American born on 4 november 1969 at Uvalde (USA)
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Birth name Matthew David McConaugheyNationality USABirth 4 november 1969Matthew David McConaughey (/məˈkɒnəheɪ/; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the legal thriller A Time to Kill (1996), Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad (1997), the science fiction drama Contact (1997), the comedy EDtv (1999) and the war film U-571 (2000).
(51 years) at Uvalde (USA
Academy Award for Best Actor
In the 2000s, he became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool's Gold (2008) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). Since 2010 he has moved away from romantic comedies and has had roles in the films The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011), The Paperboy (2012), Mud (2012), Magic Mike (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Interstellar (2014). Some film critics and journalists even refer to this era of film as the 'McConaissance'.
McConaughey achieved much success in 2013 for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations. In 2014, he also starred as Rust Cohle in the acclaimed HBO crime anthology series True Detective, for which he won a Critics' Choice Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
McConaughey met Brazilian model and television performer Camila Alves in 2006. The couple became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas (where they reside) in a private Catholic ceremony. Together they have three children: son Levi Alves McConaughey (born 2008), daughter Vida Alves McConaughey (born 2010), and son Livingston Alves McConaughey (born 2012).
He is a Christian and attends a non denominational church.
McConaughey started the just keep livin foundation, which is "dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women". He also rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he rescued a cat from two youths in Sherman Oaks, California; the youths had doused the cat in hairspray and were attempting to set it on fire.
McConaughey has been a diehard Washington Redskins fan since his youth and has repeatedly stated he doesn't want the logo or name to change due to its historical background.
He is also a Houston Astros fan.
McConaughey's older brother Mike, nicknamed Rooster, is a self-made millionaire who stars in the CNBC series West Texas Investors Club.
McConaughey regularly attends home football games in Austin, Texas at his alma matter, The University of Texas Longhorns.