Matt Damon is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $73.5 million. He was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother is Nancy, who worked as a professor of early childhood education at a University. His father is Kent, a stockbroker. He is the second son of his parents, and his older brother is a very successful sculptor and artist. His family moved when he was only two to Newton but when his parents divorced when he was only two, they moved back to Cambridge. Sadly, Matt Damon always felt he did not fit in with the rest of the people his age. He was very lonely and kept to himself most of the time. He was not a very happy child as a result of it.
Throughout school he was a good student, but he did not enjoy being a student because he was short, picked on and made fun of by the other kids in school. He was very involved in the drama program in high school, and he enjoyed it very much. He and his school friend and best friend growing up, Ben Affleck, often competed for roles and worked together most of their childhood. When he was ready for college, Matt Damon decided to attend Harvard University. While there, he and Ben Affleck worked together to create a script they called “Good Will Hunting,” which went onto win an academy award in 1998 for the screenplay.
This movie was so well-received that it made Matt Damon and Ben Affleck household names in less than a few months. From there, Matt Damon was able to go on and direct and act in some of the best movies of the past two decades, and he is known for his exceptional roles and his exceptional attention to detail. Every movie he made following his professional acting debut was better than the one before it, and he was a heartthrob and a famous face in no time. He and Ben Affleck have remained the best of friends throughout their entire childhood and adult lives, and their families spend much time together as a result.
Matt Damon’s personal life is impressively quiet. He met a waitress from Miami when he was filming a movie in Miami in 2003. Her name is Luciana Barroso. She had a daughter already from a previous marriage and was working to support her daughter. The two began dating and eventually married in 2005. Over the past 11 years, they have welcomed three more daughters of their own, and Matt Damon refers to his wife’s first daughter as one of his own, too. They keep their private life very private, choosing to spend their time together as a family rather than apart living the glamourous Hollywood lifestyle. He is a huge Red Sox fan, and he is also a great poker player and enjoys playing in high stakes games whenever he has the opportunity to do so while not working or spending time with his family.
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