Matt LeBlanc: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Sign : Leo
  • Date of birth : Tuesday 25 July 1967 (age: 54)
  • Country: United States

Matt LeBlanc is an American actor, well known to the public for the character of Joey Tribbiani that he played in the series Friends for ten seasons.

As a young man, he began to earn a living by selling furniture, then he embarked on a career as a model that quickly took off. He represents Levi’s jeans, Heinz ketchup or Coca-Cola. His career as an actor began somewhat by chance, when he followed a pretty brunette to an audition. He played in several videos in the early 90s, including those of Jon Bon Jovi or Alanis Morissette. Matt then moved to Los Angeles, and took on roles in television series such as Married, Two Children or Top of the Head.

But it is his role in Friends that makes his popularity explode. From 1994 to 2003, he is Joey, the insatiable seducer, roommate of Chandler then Rachel with whom he has a short affair. His character, also an actor, knows the success inside the series in the role of Doctor Drake Ramoray in a soap opera. When the adventure of Friends ends, Matt goes on with his own series, spin off of Friends where he still plays the same character, and which is simply entitled Joey. But the expected success is not at the rendezvous and the broadcast stops in the middle of the second season.

Matt LeBlanc will then take advantage of his popularity to get some movie roles. He played in Lost in Space, Charlie’s Angels and Her Majesty’s Men. Unfortunately, his career on the big screen remains rather limited and Matt turns again to television. Since 2010, he plays in the series Episodes (created by David Crane, as was already Friends), for which he won in 2012 the Golden Globes for best actor in a comedy series.

On the private side, he was married to Melissa McKnight from 2003 to 2006, with whom he had a baby girl, Marina, in 2004. Passionate about speed and sports since his childhood, he also regularly participates in car races. In 2005, he found love again on the arm of the actress Andrea Anders.