Matthew Broderick young
March 21, 1962
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
72 kg | 158 lbs
Matthew Broderick was born in Manhattan, New York City, United States, on March 21, 1962, is an American actor. Young Matthew Broderick began his acting career on stage in the HB Studio workshop production of the play On Valentine's Day, at age of seventeen. He made his big screen debut in comedy drama film Max Dugan Returns (1983) in role as Michael McPhee. Matthew's breakthrough performance came as David Lightman in Cold War science fiction film WarGames (1983).
He won two Tony Awards for his roles as Eugene Jerome in a play Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) and as Finch in musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995).
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) teen comedy opposite Alan Ruck and Mia Sara
Glory (1989) drama history with Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman
You Can Count on Me (2000) drama opposite Kenneth Lonergan and Mark Ruffalo
Election (1999) black comedy with Reese Witherspoon
Ladyhawke (1985) fantasy romance opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer
The Freshman (1990) crime comedy with Marlon Brando and Penelope Ann Miller
The Cable Guy (1996) black comedy opposite Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey and Jack Black
Biloxi Blues (1988) comedy drama with Christopher Walken and Penelope Ann Miller
Manchester by the Sea (2016) drama opposite Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams
The Producers (2005) musical comedy opposite Will Ferrell, Nathan Lane and Uma Thurman
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) comedy drama with Harvey Fierstein and Anne Bancroft
Inspector Gadget (1999) action comedy opposite Rupert Everett and Andy Heyward
Project X (1987) science fiction comedy opposite Helen Hunt
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) biographical drama with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gwyneth Paltrow
Family Business (1989) drama heist opposite Sean Connery and Dustin Hoffman
Addicted to Love (1997) romantic comedy with Meg Ryan and Kelly Preston
Godzilla (1998) science fiction thriller opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe
Max Dugan Returns (1983) comedy drama with Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland
Tower Heist (2011) heist comedy opposite Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck
The Stepford Wives (2004) science fiction comedy with Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler and Glenn Close
Deck the Halls (2006) Christmas comedy opposite Danny DeVito
Infinity (1996) biographical drama opposite Patricia Arquette
Finding Amanda (2008) drama with Brittany Snow
He voiced adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King film trilogy (1994–2004).
Has two older sisters.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2006.
Best friends with film director Kenneth Lonergan and actress Kristin Chenoweth.
He married actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997, they have three children.
Likes to play table tennis.
He is left handed.
Lives in Manhattan.
I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff.
I acquired fame by playing the coolest kid who ever lived. Now, the only roles I can seem to get are bleak, insecure men. I do find almost every character I play quite interesting, though.
It's nice to play somebody who's just such a mess. It's kind of fun.
My younger films, there are always moments I think are not very good, and I would do better now but at the same time, there's a lot that I probably wouldn't do as well. There's something very nice when you start out and you don’t know too much and you're more trusting and there's an ease about the work that's good. You can't lose because you're just thrilled to be there, basically.
It’s not that I didn’t want to be typecast, I just wanted to make sure my career could withstand being identified with such an, as you say, iconic character. It’s like when, back in the old days, if you were cast as Superman, it was hard for audiences to see you as anything else.
I enjoyed playing this role because Steve Finch is a husband and a father – it was fun to play a dad, I haven’t done that very much.