Fans of the supernatural drama series, Lost, would be familiar with Matthew Chandler Fox. The man who played Jack Shephard on the hit TV show. Matthew Fox is an American actor and has featured in about ten feature films, however, his more prominent acting roles were on TV.
This fine actor has been nominated for numerous awards out of which he’s won a handful. In 2010, he received the Scream Awards for Outstanding Television Performance and prior to that, he pocketed the Saturn Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Satellite Awards. Tag along and let’s catch up with this Fox a bit…
Matthew Fox’s Bio (Age)
Matthew Fox was born on July 14, 1966, and he went to Deerfield Academy for one year as a post-graduate and graduated in 1984. For college, he attended Columbia University and graduated with a B.A in economics in 1989.
There was nothing in the upbringing of Matthew Fox that suggested he was going to be an actor but he ended up there anyway. At age 25, Matthew Fox made his acting debut on an episode of Wings. In the very same year, he starred on a short-lived drama series, Freshman Dorm. Though he was getting roles, he was not a familiar face on the small screen and thus kept getting cast in supporting roles before he made his first big screen appearance in 1993 in My Boyfriend’s Back.
In 1994, Matthew Fox was cast in one of the most prominent roles of his career as Charlie Salinger, the oldest of five siblings who lose both parents in a car accident on the 1990s teenage drama, Part of Five. It was a show that saw other stars like Scott Wolf, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lacey Chabert, and Neve Campbell emerge. In 1996, he was named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine.
Before getting his second prominent role, Fox starred in another TV series, Haunted in 2002 after a Party of Five was canceled after its sixth season. From September 2004 to May 2010, Fox played Dr. Jack Shephard in critically acclaimed and fan favorite show, Lost. He originally auditioned for the role of James Ford but co-creator of the show, J.J Abrams thought he was more suited for the role of Jack. For the role, Fox was nominated for a Golden Globe, won the 2005 Satellite Award and shared the 2006 SAG award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in Lost.
Fox who after Lost stated he’s done with Television shows, has appeared in a few movies since. In 2006, he co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama, We Are Marshall and had a brief appearance in the 2013 movie, World War Z which starred Brad Pitt.
Whilst his career as an actor may have stalled, Matthew finds his other passion for photography. A bonus disc that was released with The Complete First Series of Lost featured ‘The Art of Matthew Fox’ which showed the pictures he took of the cast and crew while he was on set.
Matthew Fox is currently believed to be worth $20 million. The actor-photographer wealth is believed to have mostly come from his appearances is commercially successful projects like Lost and Party of Five.
Wife, Kids, and Family
The actor is currently married to his wife, Margherita Ronchi and they have two children. As Fox’s acting career began to take flight, he married his long-time girlfriend, Margherita Ronchi in 1992. Ronchi is a native of Italy who studied at Columbia University where the couple met. The couple is proud parents of a daughter, Kyle, and a son, Byron.
Matthew Fox is the son of Loretta B and Francis G. Fox; the great-great-great grandson of Union General, George Meade. While his father was from a very blue blood Pennsylvania family of mostly English descent, his mother was a mix of Italian, British and Irish ancestry.
At the age of one, he moved to Wyoming with his parents and two siblings. His mother was a teacher and his father, who used to be a consultant for an oil company raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for the beer company, Coors.
Height and Body Measurement
Matthew Fox’s fame back in the heyday of his career was also down to his attractiveness as much as it was his performances in hit TV shows. The actor was named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996. The 6-foot-2-inch actor weighs 81 kg with dark brown hair and light brown eyes. He has gained some fat but most recently lost them for his role in Alex Cross in 2012.