With a sterling acting career that spans over two decades in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey is arguably one of the greatest actors to have graced our TV screens in recent times. He has been praised for his outstanding performances especially in Dazed and Confused (1993) – which is considered to be the role that brought him into the limelight, A Time to Kill (1996), and Dallas Buyers Club (2013) amongst others.
The renowned actor ventured into production later in his career and has several works credited to him as a producer; these include The Rebel and Making Sandwiches to mention a few. Want to know more about this intriguing actor? Keep reading as we unfold details about Matthew McConaughey’s best film roles, his net worth, and sought-after information about his family here.
Exploring Matthew McConaughey’s Early Life
Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, the U.S. on the 4th of November 1969. His ancestry is a rich blend of German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. His parents – James Donald McConaughey and Mary Kathleen – raised him alongside his two adopted brothers in their Texas home. It was also gathered that his parents had an interesting love story as they got divorced twice and got married to each other three times in the course of their lives together.
Most of the actor’s formative years and schooling were in Texas so he can probably be referred to as a thoroughbred country boy. His high school education was completed at Longview High school. He later went to Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia on an exchange program in 1988. After high school, Matthew McConaughey proceeded to the University of Texas (Austin) in 1989 and obtained his B.sc in Radio-Television-Film in 1993.
Here’s How Matthew McConaughey Built An Impressive Career
Matthew McConaughey’s career has grown in leaps and bounds since it took off in 1991 when he first appeared in student films and commercials. Incidentally, some of the actor’s best movies include his initial film appearances during the budding stage of his career like Lone Star and Dazed and Confused which were both released in 1993. The 1996 thriller Time To Kill is also very popular with his fans. Another highly rated 90s film McConaughey featured is the 1997 films Contact and Amista.
As he continued to evolve as an actor, he found a niche for himself in romantic comedies and he has appeared in a couple of love-themed movies since 2000. These include the likes of The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girl of Girlfriends Past (2009). Matthew recognized a pattern in the role offers he was getting and decided to break away from being typecast. Due to this, he waited two years before he got the kind of opportunity he was looking for.
The actor then reappeared on the silver screen in 2011 playing the role of ‘Mickey Haller’ in The Lincoln Lawyer which turned out to be a moderate box office success and earned a lot of good reviews from critics. His subsequent big hits include Killer Joe which was released in 2011, and the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, in which he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Matthew then appeared in Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, plus several other nominations for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, an HIV carrier.
Although the actor has not received any accolades for his appearance in TV sitcoms, it is worth noting that he has been featured in a couple of good ones. Some of his notable TV appearances include the 1992 NBC series Unsolved Mysteries in which he was cast as ‘Larry Dickens’ in two episodes. He can also be seen in King of the Hill (1999), Sex and the City (2000), Freedom: A History of US (2003), Eastbound & Down (2010- 2012) and True Detective (2014) where he was also an executive producer.
The Hollywood Actor’s Jaw-Dropping Net Worth
Matthew McConaughey has come a long way in his acting career which is evident in the long list award nominations and wins he’s bagged over the years. He is also a proud owner of a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. As his acting roles keep on increasing, so does his net worth. From available information, it is estimated that the award-winning actor sits on an impressive net worth of about $110 million.
McConaughey is also notable as a professor at UT-Austin, his alma mater, where he is assigned to the Department of Radio-Television-Film located at Moody College of Communication. These lecturing sessions are very rewarding to the actor both in raising young entertainers as well as enriching his pocket.
An Insight Into Matthew McConaughey’s Marital Life
The actor and producer met his wife, Camila Alves, in 2006. She liked him instantly before she even knew he was quite a big shot in Hollywood. Matthew and Camila maintained a steady relationship for about six years before finally getting married in 2012. The couple also welcomed their third child, Livingston the same year they tied the knot. They also have two older kids – Levi, who was born in 2008, and Vida, who came 2 years after her brother in 2010.
It is also interesting to know that McConaughey’s wife is a professional model and designer. Her background information shows that she joined the fashion industry during her teenage years when she set out to become a successful model in New York City. She had all sorts of menial jobs which range from house cleaning to being a waitress in order to pay her bills. However, that is all history now as she eventually succeed in building her career. She currently has a website called “Women of Today” which she launched in 2016. The website is a hub for her social media activities which includes live video streaming, blog posts about health, food, style, family, crafts & décor, and ‘Camila’s Code’. More so, she has been involved in different business ventures over the years but that does not stop her from teaming up with Matthew to raise their kids in their lovely home in Austin, Texas.