Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-11-04 (51 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Uvalde, Texas, USA
77 Movies · 27 TV shows
Also Known As: Matthew David McConaughey · 매슈 매코너헤이 · マシュー・マコノヒー · แมทธิว แม็คคอนาเฮย์ · 马修·麦康纳 · ماثيو ماكونهي · Мэттью МакКонахи · Меттью МакКонахі · Μάθιου Ντέιβιντ ΜακΚόναχι · Μάθιου ΜακΚόναχι
Matthew David McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), which was considered by many to be his breakout role. After a number of supporting roles in films including Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), his breakthrough performance as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill (1996). He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact (1997), the historical drama Amistad (1997), the comedy-drama The Newton Boys (1998), the satire EDtv (1999), the war film U-571 (2000), and the psychological thriller Frailty (2001).In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), establishing him as a sex symbol. After a two-year hiatus from film acting, McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles beginning with the legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). He was acclaimed for his supporting performances in Bernie (2011), Magic Mike (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and for his leading roles in Killer Joe (2011) and Mud (2012).McConaughey's portrayal of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club (2013) earned him widespread praise and numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO's crime anthology series True Detective, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His film roles since have included Interstellar (2014), The Sea of Trees (2015), Free State of Jones (2016), Gold (2016), The Dark Tower (2017), and The Gentlemen (2019), earning varying degrees of commercial and critical success, as well as voice work in Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Sing (2016).
McConaughey met Camila Alves in 2006. He and Alves became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married in a private Catholic ceremony on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside. Together, they have three children: a son born in July 2008, a daughter born in January 2010, and a second son born in December 2012.McConaughey is a Christian and attends a non-denominational church.McConaughey is a lifelong fan of the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Redskins), having begun following the team because of Chris Hanburger and his support of the Indians in Cowboy and Indian Western Movies. He even claims to have attended the last Redskins game at RFK Stadium and first game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium as well as the first one at the renamed FedEx Field. He is also a lifelong fan of the Texas Longhorns, the team of his alma mater. In 2019, he became a minority owner of Austin FC, a team in Major League Soccer scheduled to begin play in 2021.
Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen "Kay"/"KMac" (née McCabe), is a former kindergarten teacher and published author who taught him. She was originally from Trenton, New Jersey. His father, James Donald "Jim" McConaughey, was born in Mississippi in 1929 and raised in Louisiana, where he ran an oil pipe supply business; he played for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Houston Cougars college football teams. In 1953, Jim was drafted in the 27th round by the NFL's Green Bay Packers. He was released before the season began and never played an official league game in the NFL.McConaughey's parents married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. He has two older brothers, Michael and Patrick (who was adopted). Michael, nicknamed "Rooster", is a self-made millionaire who stars in the CNBC docu-series West Texas Investors Club, and as of 2018 stars in the A&E reality show Rooster & Butch with Wayne (Butch) Gilliam. McConaughey's ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish, with some of his Irish roots being from the Cavan/Monaghan area. He is a relative of Confederate brigadier general Dandridge McRae. He had a Methodist upbringing.McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas, in 1980, where he attended Longview High School. He lived in Australia for a year, in Warnervale, New South Wales, as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 1988. He attended the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where he joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. His original plan had changed as he wanted to attend Southern Methodist University until one of his brothers told him that private school tuition would have been a burden on the family's finances. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college, but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer.
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Roll Up Your Sleeves
This variety special aims to educate viewers, raise awareness and dispel concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, all with the goal of increasing vaccination rates to put an end to the pandemic.
A group of people are at a theater. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches ...
2 Movies · 2 TV shows
One World: Together at Home
A global broadcast and digital special organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization featuring comedians, musicians, and actors to raise funds in support of front line health workers i...
Cup of Joe
Before he hits the stage on his sold-out Happiness Begins tour, Joe will experience each city like a true native in his very on travel show fromQuibi, as a local guides him through each destination.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Virtual Table Read
A virtual table read of the classic 1982 hit Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The all-star cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Kimmel, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend, Ray Liotta, ...
The Oprah Conversation
Today's foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft are having intimate discussions with Oprah. They bring truth and perspective to a lot of topics.
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist and she interviews people in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
Mickey Pearson is an American who has built a marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he wants to cash out of the business forever, there are plots, schemes, bribes and blackmail to steal ...
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Galifianakis wanted to be a star. When Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns', and uploaded it to Funny or Die, he became a viral laughing stock. He and his crew are go...
The Beach Bum
An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
The quiet life of Baker Dill, a fishing boat captain who lives on the isolated Plymouth Island, where he spends his days obsessed with capturing an elusive tuna while fighting his personal demons, is ...
White Boy Rick
The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison after becoming an undercover cop for the police, is told in this film.
An introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised when celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden ...
The Dark Tower
A boy with visions of a parallel world helps his guardian stop the destruction of the Dark Tower.
U2 at The BBC
U2 bring their stadium-filling rock to Abbey Road Studios to perform exclusive versions of classics like With or Without You, Beautiful Day and One, alongside new music from their latest album Songs o...
Kubo and the Two Strings
The people are hypnotized. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, he is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as ...
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
Highlighting one of the most innovative American directors, this film reveals the path traveled by the auteur from his small-town Texas roots to his warm reception on the awards circuit. Long before h...
Kenny Wells is a modern-day prospector. Wells and his team are trying to find gold.
The Sea of Trees
A Japanese man is befriended by a suicidal American. They are trying to find a way out.
Free State of Jones
The Confederate Army had a medic named Newt Knight. Knight would rather help the wounded. After his nephew is killed in battle, Newt returns to Jones County to protect his family. He found refuge in t...
A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
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The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the heat.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is leaving "The Colbert Report" to return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actor...
Cast and crew of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' discuss project origins, the film's imagery, ambitions, incorporating IMAX footage, the human element within the film, arm shooting locations outsid...
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Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey
There is a look behind Christopher Nolan's space epic.
An American anthology police detective series uses multiple timelines to uncover personal and professional secrets of those involved in investigations.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years
The star-studded special celebrates the trailblazing music series' 40th anniversary. With guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the two-hour broadcast features memorable momen...
21 Years: Richard Linklater
A journey through the professional life of innovative film director Richard Linklater: 21 years creating films, carving his signature in pop culture; an analysis of his style and motivations, through ...
The Science of Interstellar
There is a lot of science in Interstellar.
I Am Evel Knievel
The Snake River Canyon is one of the greatest jumps of Evels career. The film shows Knievels rise from a small town rebel in Montana to a cultural icon whose rise to superstardom was built on nerves o...
Making True Detective
The first season of True Detective was made.
The Wolf of Wall Street
There is a big case. The basis of the book is Jordan Belfort's memoir.
There is a music video about a character.
Dallas Buyers Club
Ron Woodroof was given 30 days to live after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him escape and reconcile with his lover.
Man in the Glass: Dale Brown Story
Born on Halloween, 1935, Dale Brown's fight for justice began the day his father walked out - two days before he was born.About how an overachiever from tiny Minot, North Dakota relentlessly fought hi...
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash influenced a great variety of musicians and it was never more apparent than on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The special concert and 80th-birthday tribute, We ...
As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless...
Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and teaches him the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
A cop who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the mother of a desperate drug dealer in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister.
Marjorie Nugent is well known for her sour attitude. Bernie tries to get away from her when she becomes controlling and abusive.
The Lincoln Lawyer
A lawyer is working from the back of his car while working on a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
He is forced to change his behavior when he attends his brother Paul's wedding because of the ghosts of his girlfriends past, present, and future. He can connect with his first love, Jenny, and change...
Ben Finnegan sunk his boat and marriage in order to find the treasure. He drags the two of them along on the hunt. Finn is not the only one interested in the gold, as his former mentor-turned-enemy wi...
A surfer is in a wave and is trying to figure out what is going on.
The memoir of a Vietnam veteran called " Four Leaf" is being made into a film, but the director can't control the cast. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to ge...
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The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Failure to Launch
Tripp is living with his parents. Tripp's best friends are still living with their parents. When friends of an adult son who has recently moved away from home reveal they hired an expert to arrange th...
We Are Marshall
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
A group of people who've walked on the surface of the moon are paid homage in this documentary. Using newsreel footage, rare NASA photographs, and digitally animated re-creations, Magnificent Desolati...
It's business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer. Two people are near a doctor.
This documentary reunites the cast of the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused", and features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film. A decade after the hit comedy's release, director Richard ...
Two for the Money
A former college athlete is working with a sports consultant.
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A rising Hollywood actor decided to take personal revenge against a group of persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. It started airing in 2004 and was put on hiatus in the summer of 2009. In January 2010, it was announced...
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen is the host.
Real Time with Bill Maher
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on the show hosted by Bill Maher.
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV show on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Th...
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
A man is reluctant to tell his fiancée that he is a dwarf.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Ben needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days while Andie needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days. In this irresistible tale of sex, lies and outrageous romantic fireworks, the comedy smash is ...
Reign of Fire
In a post apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a group of fire-breathing dragons who want to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underg...
The Wedding Planner
Mary Fiore, San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, was rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, a paediatrician named Steve Edison, only to find that he was the fiancée of her latest clie...
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
A man confessed to an FBI agent that his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy demonic beings was true.
In the middle of World War II, the battle under the sea rages, and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. After a wrecked U-boat sent out an emergency signal,...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Welcome to Hollywood
A film director decides to chart the course of a young actor as he tries to make it in Hollywood.
Total Request Live was a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continued to concentrate on reality-based programming. ...
Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey make sandwiches in a small kitchen while watching television, where Eric Roberts, in drag aping his sister, reports on the weather.
The Newton Boys
Four brothers were poor farmers in the 1920s. One day, the oldest of them, Willis, realized that there was no future in the fields and offered his brothers to become bank robbers. Soon the family agre...
2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Contact is a science fiction film. Jodie Foster was cast as the scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality in the film based on the novel.
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
The Amistad was a slave ship that sailed from Cuba to America. The slaves revolted. After they are held prisoner in Connecticut, their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Theodore Joadson wa...
King of the Hill
The life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne, is the subject of an animated series. H...
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
Larger Than Life
Jack wants to get his career off the ground, but he can't get the jobs that people want. He got a telegram saying his circus clown father had died and left a huge inheritance. He found out that his fa...
A Time to Kill
A young lawyer defending a black man accused of murdering two white men sparked the rebirth of the KKK.
The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Documentary
The film Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released as Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. There is on-set footage and interviews with the cast and crew. The film became the black sh...
On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat.
When the skeleton of his predecessor is found, the sheriff discovers a lot of long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
It's punk rock meets Animal House in this campus comedy that stars Ben Affleck as Jack, a soon-to-be graduate who finds he's having a difficult time letting go of the college life and decides maybe he...
Boys on the Side
Jane, a nightclub singer, responded to a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner after breaking up with her girlfriend. On their journey from New ...
The short film was directed by Benicio del Toro.
In Judgement County, Texas, a rookie cop gets the ultimate test when an APB for a child killer fits the general description of a man he stops for speeding.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Leatherface is back for more prom-night gore, and this time he's joined by his bloodthirsty family. Four stranded teens are taken in by a backwoods family, unaware of their host family's gruesome habi...
Angels in the Outfield
When Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, is in the playoffs, his father promises to get his act together. The Angels are last in the league and Roger is praying for them. Al answer...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
My Boyfriend's Back
Johnny has been in love with the most beautiful girl in school for a long time. Johnny came back from the dead and won her heart, even though he was killed trying to win her over.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
Dazed and Confused
The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and techies. Floyd is a star athlete, but he als...
1 TV show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
1 TV show
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
1 TV show
Four to five segments of dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates of real human and supernatural mysteries are combined. The call-to-action request allowed viewers to give tips to solve the case...
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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The film industry is respected. The various category winners are given a copy of the Oscar statuette. The first awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
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The American morning television show is called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program first aired. The first of its kind, the fifth-longest running American television series. It was expanded to ...
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