Matt Leblanc needs no introduction. Even if the actor never lands another acting role in his life, he will always be remembered for his part on the classic sitcom, Friends. Friends, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV series of all times, ran from 1994 to 2004 and Leblanc played as one of the main characters, Joey Tribbiani. His portrayal of the dim-witted but good-natured womaniser earned him several accolades and has ensured that he will never be forgotten in the annals of Hollywood.
Matt Leblanc Bio (Age)
Matthew Steven Leblanc was born on the 24th of July 1967 in Newton, Massachusetts. His father’s name is Paul while his mother’s name is Patricia. He also has a half-brother named Justin. Additionally, the actor has Italian, French, English, Irish and Dutch ancestry. Leblanc grew up in Newton and attended Newton North High School. His schoolmates included the likes of Louis C.K. (who would go on to become one of the greatest stand-up comics of all times) and he graduated in 1985. Upon graduating high school, Leblanc immediately headed out to New York to take a shot at modelling. In the Big Apple, his evident good looks helped him to secure commercial gigs for companies such as Doritos, Coca-Cola, Heinz Ketchup and Levi’s Jeans.
Matt Leblanc got his first acting role in the TV series, TV 101, in 1988. After TV 101, the Newton native went on to feature in other TV shows such as Married…… with Children, Top of the Heap, and Vinnie and Bovi. Leblanc finally got his big break in 1994 when he was cast on the NBC sitcom, Friends. Friends revolved around the adventures of six pals, in their 20s and 30s, who reside in Manhattan. Leblanc portrayed the dim-witted but lovable ladies’ man, Joey, and the iconic show made him a household name in Hollywood.
Since his breakthrough on Friends, LeBlanc has featured in other TV series such as Man with a Plan, Episodes, and Joey. He has also received several awards in the course of his career. They include outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series at the 1996 SAG Awards (for Friends), favourite male television star at the 2005 People’s Choice Awards (for Joey), best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy, at the 2012 Golden Globes Awards (for Episodes), and favourite actor in a new TV series at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards (for Man with a Plan).
Family (Wife and Kid)
Even though he is famous for playing the ladies’ man, Leblanc’s real-life circumstance is pretty much tame in comparison. The actor was previously married to a British/American model, Melissa McKnight. The two commenced their relationship in 1997 after being introduced by mutual friends. They got engaged in 1998 and tied the knot, five years later, in May 2003. Their union, however, lasted for only three years and they divorced in 2006. The marriage produced a daughter named Marina and she is Leblanc’s only child.
After the end of his first marriage, the Friends alum fell in love with actress, Andrea Anders. They first met on the set of the sitcom, Joey, and commenced their relationship in 2006. The couple was together for nearly a decade before calling it quits in 2015.
Matt Leblanc is, as of 2019, in a relationship with Top Gear Producer, Aurora Mulligan. Mulligan is a native of Northern Ireland and studied politics, political science and government at Liverpool University. She has worked as a producer for networks such as ITV, Channel 5 and The BBC. Leblanc and Mulligan met during the course of their work on Top Gear. They subsequently fell for each other and commenced a relationship in 2016.
Matt Leblanc has a net worth estimated at $60 million. He draws his fortune from his career earnings over the years. Asides from his accomplished career on the small screens, Leblanc has also featured in several movies including Lookin’ Italian, Ed, Lost in Space, Love Sick, All the Queen’s Men, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Additionally, the actor has also hosted the popular British car show, Top Gear. He hosted the show between 2016 and 2019 but had to step down due to his desire to spend more time with his family. With his fortune of $60 million, Leblanc has certainly come a long way from his days as a struggling actor in New York. The Newton native once stated that he had only $11 in his account before he was cast in Friends.
Height – How Tall is Matt Leblanc?
The Friends star is 5 feet 9 ½ inches tall (1.77m) and his weight is given as 169 lbs or 77 kg. His hair colour is salt and pepper while his eye colour is dark brown. Other additional measurements are chest – 42 inches (107cm), Arms/biceps – 14 inches (35.5cm) and waist – 34 inches (87cm).