Who is Matthew McConaughey?

Matthew ‘David’ McConaughey is an outstanding actor and a producer. He is known for his good looks and Southern charm. Matthew has given critically acclaimed performances in many of his movies. He is famous for his roles in Interstellar (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), True Detective (2014), Mud (2012), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002), A Time to Kill (1996), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), and The Wedding Planner (2001).

He has also won various awards for his work.

Quick Info
Full NameMatthew David McConaughey
Date of BirthNovember 4, 1969
Birth PlaceUvalde, Texas, U.S.
Parent(s)Mary Kathleen McCabe and James Donald 'Jim' McConaughey
OccupationActor, Producer
Age51 Years
Height5 feet 11.75 inches (1.82 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Sandra Bullock (1996-1997)
Salli Richardson (2001)
Janet Jackson (2002)
Penelope Cruz (2005-2006)
Cassandra Hepburn (2007)
Camila Alves
​​(m. 2012)
Children3 (Levi Alves McConaughey, Vida McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey)
Net worthUS $140 million


Matthew was born on the 4th of November, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas to Mary Kathleen McCabe and James Donald ‘Jim’ McConaughey. His father had a business of supply of oil pipe and his mother was a former kindergarten teacher and published author. His father also played football for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Houston Cougars college football teams.

His parents married each other thrice and divorced each other twice. He grew up with two older brothers named Michael and Patrick (who was adopted). Michael is now a self-made millionaire.

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In 1980, Matthew McConaughey relocated to Longview, Texas, and joined Longview High School. He was also a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 1988. 

After that, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He finally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. He wanted to study at law school but lost interest in it later.


Matthew McConaughey has dated a fair amount of women till now. He was in a relationship with Ashley Judd in 1996 but broke after a few months. Matthew dated Sandra Bullock, a gorgeous actress, for about a year from 1996 to 1997. Unfortunately, this relationship didn’t work either.

There was a rumor in 2001 that Matthew was dating Salli Richardson. Whether they were dating or not has been clarified by neither Matthew nor Salli so far.

Matt was in a relationship with a famous singer Janet Jackson in February 2002. The couple met at the 2002 Grammy Awards. They dated for just a month and parted in March 2002.

He started dating Penelope Cruz in 2005 but broke up in 2006 because they weren’t able to spend quality time together because of their busy schedules. Similarly, he dated Cassandra Hepburn in 2007 but broke up shortly after that.


In 2007, Matthew McConaughey met a model named Camila and got into a relationship with her in April 2007. They dated for about 5 years and finally tied their knot on the 9th of June, 2012. They are blessed with three children. They are Levi Alves McConaughey (born on July 7, 2008), Vida McConaughey (born on January 23, 2010), and Livingston McConaughey (born on December 28, 2012).

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Matthew McConaughey’s all-time classics are The Newton Boys (1998) as Willis Newton, The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) as Mickey Haller, Dallas Buyers Club (2013) as Ron Woodroof, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) as Mark Hanna, The Dark Tower (2017) as Walter Padick, Sahara (2005) as Dirk Pitt, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) as Benjamin Barry, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002) as Troy and many more.

Dazed and Confused

At the beginning of his acting career, after being in just two movies, Matthew McConaughey got good recognition in the film industry from the movie Dazed and Confused (1993). He played the role of David Wooderson fantastically.


He has excellently portrayed the character of Cooper in Interstellar in 2014. Seeing his performance in the movie, he got various awards and praises. 

He is currently working in the movie Sing 2 as the voice of Buster Moon which is set to release in 2021.

Television Shows

Matthew McConaughey’s first television debut was in the show called Unsolved Mysteries as Larry Dickens in episode #5.12.

Similarly, he has also played the role of himself in HBO’s classic Sex and the City in an episode. Likewise, he has also hosted Saturday Night Live in 2003 and 2015.

He is most popular for his incredible performance in 2014’s True Detective as Rustin “Rust” Cohle. He was also the executive producer of the show.

His other TV shows are King of the Hill (1999) as Rad Thibodeaux, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt as the narrator, Freedom: A History of US (2003) as various characters, and Eastbound & True Detective (2010-2012) as Roy McDaniel.


It is of no surprise that such a great actor has been nominated for awards 86 times and has won 37 of those awards. That is such a phenomenal feat. He has received awards like Academy Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and many many more.

He was also listed in the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Age, Height, Nationality, and Zodiac

Matthew McConaughey’s nationality is American while his ethnicity is mixed consisting of German, Scottish, Swedish, Irish, Welsh, and English ancestry. He follows Christianity.

He has an athletic body of height 1.82 m or 5 feet 11.75 inches and weighs 82 kg or 181 lbs. The color of his hair is light brown and his eye is blue. He is 51 years old as of 2021.

Similarly, he has curly brown hair, a Texas drawl, a charming and smooth voice, and funnily, the habit of taking off his shirt.

His chest size is 46 inches, arms or biceps size is 16.5 inches and waist size is 34 inches.

He wears size 11 US shoes.

His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Social media

Matthew McConaughey has 4.8 million followers on Instagram (@officiallymcconaughey), 9.7 million followers on Facebook (Matthew McConaughey), 2.7 million followers on Twitter (@McConaughey). He is quite active on his social media.

Net worth

Matthew McConaughey might just be the very epitome of success. This 51-year-old, through his hard work, talent, and determination, is a self-made millionaire. He currently has a net worth of $140 million. The talent this man has is immaculate.