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, singer and comedian. Young Matthew Broderick first started acting during his years at the Walden School in Manhattan, in school theater productions.
He began his acting career on stage, in the HB Studio workshop production of the play "On Valentine's Day", at the age of seventeen, with his father, James Broderick.
He won two Tony Awards:
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) Best Featured Actor in a Play in role as Eugene Jerome
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995) Best Actor in a Musical in role as J. Pierrepont Finch.
He got his television debut in CBS drama series Lou Grant (1981) in role as Mike, in episode "Generations". He made his big screen debut in comedy drama movie 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), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor.
Lazy Susan (2020) comedy in role as Doug
Wonder Park (2019) animated adventure in voce role as Dad
Love Is Blind (2019) dark comedy drama in role as Murray
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his role as Ferris Bueller in teen comedy movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
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
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
Manchester by the Sea (2016) drama opposite Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams
To Dust (2018) comedy drama in role as Albert
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as John in television movie A Life in the Theatre (1993).
He was nominated for the CableACE Award for Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special for his role as Hally Ballard in drama movie Master Harold...and the Boys (1985).
He was nominated for the Gold Derby Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cooter Burger in NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2008, 2012).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1988 and 1998.
He played Mike Pompeo in Saturday Night Live (2019) in episode "Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift".
The Conners (2018–2019) ABC sitcom in role as Peter
Daybreak (2019) Netflix post-apocalyptic comedy drama series in role as Michael Burr
Attended grade school at City and Country School in Manhattan.
Attended high school at the private Walden School in Manhattan.
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has two older sisters, Martha and Janet.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Leopold "Leo" Bloom in a musical "The Producers" (2001-2002).
He voiced adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King film trilogy (1994–2004).
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.
Likes to play table tennis.
He is left handed.
West Village, New York City, U.S.
The Hamptons, New York, U.S.
Kilcar, County Donegal, Ireland.
He married actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997, they have three children.
He dated Jennifer Grey (1987-1988), Helen Hunt (1986) and Daisy Foote (1985-1986).
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.