Widely known for his character Matthew Cook in the 2018 comedy television series Champions, Andy Favreau is an American actor who has been slowly climbing the ranks in the Hollywood acting scene. The Boston-native, who moved to Los Angeles after finding his flair for acting, has appeared in several television productions. His good looks, charisma and obvious acting talent have made him a joy to watch on screen. From comedy to action to thrillers, Favreau has had a role in each film genre, proving his versatility and ability to portray any character.
Andy Favreau Biography (Age)
Andy Favreau was born on the 28th of August, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised by his parents; Mark and Lillian Favreau. He is of French-Canadian and Greek ancestry.
There is not much information about Favreau’s early life and education. However, it is said that he did not want to be an actor, to begin with, as he had plans of becoming a criminal lawyer. Because of this, he studied Criminal Law in college and grad school. After graduating, he got a typical nine-to-five job working for the state of Massachusetts and was assigned a cubicle. It was at this point in his life that he realized he had to pick between staying in the cubicle for the rest of his life or leaving to become something much more.
Andy Favreau decided that the cubicle wasn’t for him and he began to take acting classes in Boston. Prior to this, he had never given serious consideration to the art form. Favreau enjoyed his acting classes so much and realized he was very good at it. From that point on, he was able to land roles in some of the movies that were coming to be made in Boston, thanks to the city’s big tax break at the time. After a while, he was able to get his Screen Actors Guild card, and so moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his career.
His acting debut came in 2011 in the movie What’s Your Number? He then went on to appear in Animal Kingdom, a television series that follows the activities of a Southern California family that funds their lifestyle with the criminal activities. He also starred in the 2017 comedy series The Mick, before getting a major role in the 2018 series Champions, where he plays the character of Matthew Cook, the younger brother of main character Vince Cook.
Does He Have a Girlfriend or Wife?
Andy Favreau is in a long term relationship with actress Molly McQueen, the granddaughter of the legendary Steve McQueen. She was born on the 18th of July, 1987 in Los Angeles, California.
It is not clear when exactly the pair began dating, however, they have had a blossoming relationship. The pair do not shy away from flaunting how much they adore each other, as they have regularly shared pictures of themselves together on Instagram. One of the pictures which they shared in June 2018 announced to the world that they had taken their relationship a step further by getting engaged.
As previously mentioned, Favreau’s soon-to-be wife is an actress, as well as a writer and producer. She played herself in the 2014 documentary I Am Steve McQueen. She further has production and writing credits for four episodes of the television series; Reasons I Don’t Have a Boyfriend. She again wrote and produced the following 2015 episodes; Boys Are D**ks, Can’t Hang, Thirsty and Too Competitive.
Andy Favreau’s father, Mark, is French-Canadian while his mother Lillian is a school teacher with Greek ancestry. Unlike many people would do, Andy does not hold back his love for his parents as he posts lots of pictures of them and himself on his Instagram page.
Favreau has an elder brother named Jon who works as a political commentator. He was previously the former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama.
Jon Favreau was born three years before his younger brother on the 2nd of June, 1981. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 2003 as valedictorian before starting his career. Before becoming President Obama’s speechwriter, Jon worked for the John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004. He later got promoted to Deputy Speechwriter and got the chance to first meet Obama at the time.
Jon Favreau co-founded the liberal media company, Crooked Media, with former Obama staffers; Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor. He later began co-hosting the political podcast Pod Save America with Lovett, Vietor and Dan Pfeiffer.
Height and Other Information
Full Name: Andy Favreau
Date of Birth: August 28, 1984
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6 feet 2 inches / 188cm
Marital Status: Not Married
Movie debut: What’s Your Number? (2011)