Matthew Goode is an actor who rose to prominence with his role in the 2002 TV film Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. The Exeter-born handsome actor played the role of Caspar and became popular in the industry. He is the half-brother of popular television weather presenter, Sally Meen. His relationship with Sophie Dymoke has been both controversial and confusing for fans. Find out why, plus other facts you should know about him.
Matthew Goode’s Biography
Matthew Goode was given the name Matthew William Goode at birth on April 3, 1978, in Exeter, Devon, England. He was born to a geologist (father), Anthony Goode and a nurse (mother), Jennifer Goode. His mother was also an amateur theatre director, which goes a long way in explaining Goode’s initial interest in theatre and acting. He has four other siblings and he is the last child of the family. His mother had three children from her previous marriage and two (his older brother and himself) with his father. His half-sister is TV presenter, Sally Meen.
Goode was raised in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter and had his high school education at the Exeter School in Devon, England. After high school, he proceeded to study drama at the University of Birmingham, before transferring to Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His nationality is English and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Matthew Goode began his acting career in 2002 with a feature in ABC’s film Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister as Caspar. However, it was not until 2004, when he starred in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty, where he played the role of Ben Calder that his efforts in the film industry were noticed. With that effort, he got his first nomination in the industry when he was nominated by the Teen Choice Awards for Male Breakout Star. That was the spark he needed, as he became the toast of movie producers, starring in Match Point (2005), My Family and Other Animals (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Leap Year (2010) and a host of so many others.
Goode has received several nominations for his performances in the movies he has appeared in which at the last count was over 40 (both films and TV shows). He was nominated by Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for Best Actor in Leading Role in 2012 and the Australian Film Institute for the same category in 2013 for his performance in the film Burning Man. He won the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for his role in Stoker.
Family and Married Life – Wife, Kids
The question of Matthew Goode’s marital status is a very controversial one as his fans are divided in their opinion about it. Goode is a very private person who keeps his personal affairs so close to his chest and allows the world to keep guessing. What we know so far is that he has been in a longtime relationship with fashion designer, Sophie Dymoke. They have had three kids together – two daughters and a son – Matilda Eve, born in March 2009, Teddie Eleanor Rose, born in September 2013, and Ralph Goode, who was born in August 2015.
The couple met in 2005 through a mutual friend (Sophie’s friend who was Goode’s neighbour) but started dating in 2007. They are always seen together on red carpets of several events and while the entertainment world waited to be treated to the news of their upcoming wedding, Matthew Goode said in an interview that he was already married. Details of where and when this happened (or if it ever did happen) are not known and the fact that there is no ring on Sophie’s fingers begs for more questions than answers. So, we still wonder if the marriage story is true or is it the case of staying together for so long to the extent you now feel married?
Who is Sophie Dymoke?
Sophie Dymoke was thrown into the spotlight since her relationship with Matthew Goode was made public. Besides being known as the wife (or partner) of English actor, Matthew Goode, Sophie is also a fashion designer and she has worked for notable fashion brands including VINCE, where she worked as a Sales Director. She currently occupies the same position (sales director) at MiH Jeans.
Is Matthew Goode Gay?
There is definitely and absolutely no reason for this question as Matthew Goode presently lives with his sweetheart, Sophie Dymoke, with whom he has fathered three beautiful children. If he is bisexual, it is yet to be seen but at the moment, he identifies as straight, even though he has portrayed gay characters in the movies.
Quick Facts – Height, Net Worth
Name: Matthew William Goode
Known as: Matthew Goode
Birth Date: April 3, 1978
Birth Place: Exeter, Devon, England
Spouse: Sophie Dymoke
Children: 3 (Matilda Eve, Teddie Eleanor Rose, and Ralph Goode)
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 81 kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Net Worth: $3 million