Matthew Perry Bio- Wife, Career, Net Worth & Drugs

Fifteen years after F.R.I.E.N.D.S finals, Matthew Perry remains adored as the sarcastic Chandler Bing worldwide. In fact, no one has been able to grab the title or fulfill it to the fullest.

Indeed, every role that Matthew has assumed since Friends was more or less Chandler’s variation be it Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple or Ben Donovan in Mr. Sunshine. Today we will be talking more about this iconic personality who has been deemed the father of sarcasm.

Matthew Perry biography
Matthew Perry

Before we get into the life of Matthew Perry, let’s take a look at some of his quick facts!

Matthew Perry: Quick Bio

Full Name: Matthew Perry
Age: 50 years
Birth Date: August 19, 1969
Horoscope: Leo
Birth Place: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Father’s Name: John Bennett Perry
Mother’s Name: Suzanne Marie Morrison
Education: Ashbury College
Profession: Actor
Height: 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
Salary: N/A
Net Worth: $80 Million
Ethnicity: American-Canadian
Nationality: American
Weight: 66 Kg
Hair Color: salt paper
Eye Color: Green

Who Is Matthew Perry?

Matthew Perry is a Canadian-American actor recognized in a TV series known as F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for the role game as a Chandler Bing, Monica’s love interest.

He has also made an appearance in countless films such as Numb, Three To Tango, The Whole Nine Yards, and many more. Besides, Perry is also Mr. Sunshine‘s co-creator, co-writer.

Matthew Perry Early Life, Childhood, And Education

Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the United States, on August 19, 1969, to Suzanne Marie Morrison and John Bennett Perry. His nationality is Canadian-American, and his ethnicity is mixed, i.e., Swiss-German, French-Canadian, English, Irish.

After a few months of Perry’s birth, his parents got divorced. Then his mother was given custody, and he lived in Ottawa, Canada, with her.

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He has a brother, Willy Morrison, and four sisters, Madeleine Morrison, Caitlin Morrison, Emily Morrison, and Mia Perry. Perry resided in Los Angeles with his dad when he was 15 years old. Then the American actor started acting with passion.

As for his education, Perry studied at the Public School and Ashbury College at Rockcliffe Park.

Likewise, Perry planned to study at the University of Southern California. Still, he also had a keen interest in acting, so he would be kids when he was given a prominent position on the TV series, the American chose to work as his profession.

Matthew Perry: Career and Movies

From an early age, Matthew always had a great interest in both acting and tennis. He also became a top-ranking junior player, ranked 17th nationally in the category of junior singles, and third in the category of doubles.

When the American actor was 15, Matthew moved to Los Angeles as he was interested in acting. His career as an actor started with Boys Will Be Boys. Then he also appeared in many dramas and films.

Matthew Perry net worth
Matthew Perry

Perry’s first film debut was Jimmy Reardon‘s A Night in Life. He was also seen in a wide range of films such as The Whole Nine Yards, Fools Rush In, Birds of America not only in films, he also appeared in series like Dreams on, Sydney, Just The Ten Us, Empty Nest, and many more.

Perry also facilitated many prizes for the Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, editors awards for Friends, along with an appearance in vast amounts of films.

He was given for The Ron Clark Story as the greatest lead actress in a TV film. Matthew was also nominated for many other prizes, such as the best actor in series support, Favourite Television Actor, and many more.

He also performed a voice role in a video game called New Vegas, along with films and series.

Matthew Perry: Friends’ Fame

Perry performed the witty and sarcastic Chandler Bing, who shared an apartment with an aspiring actor named Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc. David Schwimmer is a longtime friend of Ross. Courteney Cox finished the cast with Monica, Ross’s sister. Jennifer Aniston played Rachel, Monica’s best friend. Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, who was a roommate of Monica before Rachel.

Matthew Perry Friends
 Friends Cast

The six performers, both on-and offscreen, demonstrated to be a small group. They joined forces to renegotiate their agreements after Friends became an enormous hit— a must-watch show on Thursday nights for many Americans. However, during the show run, Perry was faced with some private difficulties. He battled addictions to alcohol and prescription medications.

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Moreover, Perry also addressed several movie projects during his years on Friends. In several comedies, he starred, including Fools Rush In (1997) with Salma Hayek, Almost Heroes (1998), including Chris Farley, and Three to Tango (1999) with Neve Campbell.

While none of these movies struck a chord with viewers or critics, with Bruce Willis and Amanda Peet, Perry discovered some commercial success with The Whole Nine Yards (2000), earning more than $57 million and spawning the 2004 sequel The Whole Ten Yards.

Perry’s film career may have been lackluster, but his series stayed one of the top TV shows. Chandler Bing created a romantic connection with Monica during Friends’ subsequent seasons.

The characters ultimately married, adopted twins, and scheduled to relocate to the suburbs as the series came to an end after a century on the air in May 2004.

Awards and Achievements

To talk about achievements, in 1996, the entire cast of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. won the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards for the outstanding ensemble cast.

Likewise, in 1997, the cast also won the Online Film and Television Awards. Also, in 2002 and 2003, Matthew was nominated for an Emmy Award.

After ‘Friends’

Perry has assumed several positions in his post-Friends career. He starred about a southern professor who moves to New York City to work with weak learners in the 2006 TV movie The Ron Clark Story.

In the same year, for Aaron Sorkin’s back-the-scenes drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Perry returned to series television. He performed a gifted writer Matt Albie, returning to the comedy show that made him famous.

Bradley Whitford was playing his friend, his colleague, and the producer of the show. Although it gained many favorable reviews, due to low ratings, the show was canceled in 2007.

Perry also starred as a filmmaker in 2007, trying to heal his depression to win over the lady he loves in the free Numb movie.

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Next up for Perry is a new series that he developed together with Peter Tolan for the Showtime cable network called The End of Steve. He stars as a likable talk show host presenting off-camera a distinct persona.

Sony Pictures TV co-chairman Zack Van Amburg told Hollywood Reporter that,

“this role will show fans that he can be funny as well as achieve some dark areas.”

Perry also played a part in comedy 17 Again with Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Thomas Lennon.

Matthew Perry Returned To Rehab

The BBC reports that Perry was in and out of rehabilitation. The actor also joked in 2015 that after getting an accolade from California-based rehabilitation organization Phoenix House, he was an ‘award-winning alcoholic.’

In February 2018, ABC revealed that Perry had “returned to rehabilitation for an undisclosed disease.”

In 2017, tabloid reports stated that Perry “was suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, complications triggered by a fad diet, or severe disease that placed him in desperate need of liver transplantation.”

Matthew Perry: Personal Life and Dating

Talking about Matthew Perry, he has always been focused on his career than anything else. However, Perry’s life has been most talked about in the entertainment industry.

During the mid-90s, the actor famous from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. dated Yasmine Bleeth for a short time. After that, the sarcastic Matthew was seen dating actress Julia Roberts, Heather Graham, and Meg Ryan. 

Likewise, in 2006, Perry dated rising star Lizzy Caplan. The two dated for six whole years in secret before calling it off in 2012. Sadly, since then, the actor has not dated anyone and is single still now.

Net Worth Of Matthew Perry

Matthew is an American actor and comedian with $150 million in net worth and $150,000 in salary per episode.

Perry earned more than $1 million per episode during Friends’ last few seasons. He gained $1.6 million per episode in the previous season. He also has the right to residuals from the syndication of the show.

Matthew Perry Rumor And Controversy

There was a rumor that there might be dating between Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox. There was also a dispute about stating about Friend reunion about Matthew Perry.

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Matthew Perry And Courteney Cox

Where Matthew said, he wouldn’t miss the reunion too much because it wasn’t real.

Matthew Perry Body Measurements

Matthew has a brown color eye and salt paper hair. He stands at the height of 6 feet(183 cm) and weighs about 66 kg. Besides, Perry has blue eyes and short brown hair.

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