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Matthew Rhys

  • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • Birthday: November 08

Matthew Rhys is a passionate and creative professional whose attitude has helped him solidify his place in the industry as a reputable and versatile actor. He currently stars as Philip Jennings on FX’s The Americans.

Rhys is best known for his role on ABC’s hit drama Brothers & Sisters, where he played Kevin Walker. Brothers & Sisters followed the California-based Walker family through the ups and downs of their lives.

Matthew Rhys is a passionate and creative professional whose attitude has helped him solidify his place in the industry as a reputable and versatile actor. He currently stars as Philip Jennings on FX’s The Americans.

Rhys is best known for his role on ABC’s hit drama Brothers & Sisters, where he played Kevin Walker. Brothers & Sisters followed the California-based Walker family through the ups and downs of their lives.

Most recently, Rhys starred in the independent film, The Scapegoat, playing the roles of both John and Johnny in a story about two men who realize they are each other’s exact double. Rhys also starred in the 2012 BBC miniseries The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Rhys made his off-Broadway debut in 2011, playing the lead role in the Sam Gold-directed revival of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger.

In 2008, Rhys starred as legendary poet Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love, opposite Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller. His other film credits include Love and Other Disasters, Virgin Territory, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, Very Annie Mary, Peaches, Tabloid and Deathwatch.

Rhys’ television credits include the lead role in Metropolis, a drama series following the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London. He also appeared in BBC’s The Lost World, which recreated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of British explorers searching for an undiscovered plateau inhabited by prehistoric beasts.

In 2000, Rhys opened to huge critical acclaim when he starred as Benjamin opposite Kathleen Turner in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.

Rhys attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship.

Rhys was born and raised in the historic city of Cardiff, South Wales. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

0 Wins3 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Matthew Rhys, as Philip Jennings
  • The Americans
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Matthew Rhys, as Chuck Palmer
  • Girls
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Matthew Rhys, as Philip Jennings
  • The Americans
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions

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March 03, 2015