Matthew Perry is unarguably one of the world’s most influential and sought-after entertainers. The entertainment maestro, who banks as a playwright and comedian as well, is best known as an actor among the movie-watching public. Of all his projects in Hollywood, he won many hearts with his role as Chandler Bing in the widely acclaimed television series, Friends. Perry expanded his résumé in the year 2010 when he delved into voiceover work and video games. Remarkably, Fallout: New Vegas is the most notable of all his video games projects.
Early Life and Age
Matthew Perry is a Canadian-American actor who came into the entertainment industry since 1979. He was born to a journalist mother and an actor father on the 19th day of August 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He has a multi-racial background which includes Swiss-German, Irish, English, German, and French-Canadian.
Upon growing up to school age, Matt was enrolled at Rockcliffe Park Public School, where he finished his high school education and later joined Ashbury College to further his education. While growing up, Matthew Perry, whose middle name is Langford, had a penchant for lawn tennis and was a top-ranked junior player. He, however, switched to acting when he realized that he was born to be on the screen, and not on the field.
Matthew Perry’s Parents
Suzanne Marie Morrison his mother, is a native of Canada and a one-time press secretary to Bennett Perry, former Canadian Prime Minister. His father, John Bennett Perry, is an American by nationality and a former model as well. Matthew’s parents ended their marriage a few months after the actor was born, leading his mother to marry a co-journalist called journalist Keith Morrison.
Despite the ugly challenges that the actor faced due to his parent’s divorce, he didn’t let them weigh him down or truncate his ambition in life. With the help of her second husband, Marie was able to raise Matthew in Ottawa, Ontario. Morrison shares four children with Perry’s mother. Their names are Madeleine Morrison (born 1989), Caitlin Morrison (1981), Willy Morrison (born 1987), and Emily Morrison (1985) while his biological father shares a daughter named Mia Perry (born 1986) with a woman called Debbie Boyle.
Is He Married, Who’s His Wife?
If you are wondering if the actor is a husband to anyone or a father to children, it’s needless to keep wondering because we have the answers right here. Perry may have sealed his love for ladies in movies but in real life, he is still single and hopes to settle down with the woman of his dreams when the time is ripe.
Is He Dating Courteney Cox?
Perry and Courteney Cox are best of friends. Ever since their roles in Friends took a turn for the good, they’ve learned to lean on each other even in real life. While Matthew played Chandler Bing in the film, Cox was cast as Monica Gellar. Their characters two got connected in season 4 and went on to tie the knot and have twins via a surrogate. Though their fans really want them to be more than close friends in real life, we can confirm that they are not in an intimate relationship. For what’s worth, Courteney recently reunited with her singer boyfriend Johnny McDaid while Perry is still on the search for his perfect soulmate.
Regardless of the fact that he is still in the market, it won’t be out of place to share with you the names of women the comedian has gone out with. While Perry is said to have dated some of them, he has been spotted canoodling with some of these hot ladies, thus, contradicting the age-long rumor that he is gay.
First on the list is American actress Lizzy Caplan, whom he dated from 2006 to 2012. The next hottie to catch his fantasy was Elizabeth Reaser in 2008. The rest are Meg Ryan – In 2007, rumor had it that Meg was more than just a friend to the actor; Piper Perabo – she was spotted with the ladies’ man in 2006, leading to many speculating that they were an item; Jennifer Aniston – their relationship which began in 2006 was short-lived; Rachel Dunn – (2003 to 2004; Lauren Graham – although neither Lauren nor Perry confirmed their relationship, the pair were regularly seen together in 2003; Heather Graham – Matt and Heather reportedly had a fling in 2003; Jennifer Capriati – the two dated in the early 2000s; Maeve Quinlan – 2002 to 2003; and Elizabeth Hurley.
The actor has also been linked to Lara Flynn Boyle, Julia Roberts, Yasmine Bleeth (1996), Neve Campbell in the late 1990s, Amanda Peet, and Renée Zellweger – he was severally spotted with Zellweger in 2003.
What’s His Net Worth?
According to authoritative sources, the Friends actor has an impressive net worth estimated to be $80 million, which he garnered from his comedy career as well as his roles on both the big screen and small screen in the movie industry. The Canadian-American actor reportedly makes $150,000 as salary from every episode he appears in and this clearly explains why his net worth is on the upward side and even stands a chance of multiplying beyond the current figure if he continues to keep his career alive.