Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 4
Birthplace: Uvalde, TX

Matthew McConaughey, who first gained notoriety with his breakout role as David Wooderson in rollicking coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, stars alongside good pal Woody Harrelson in a much darker role in HBO crime drama True Detective.

Fans saw his career blossom with key roles in such films as A Time to Kill, Contact, Edtv and We Are Marshall. He starred opposite Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and with Sarah Jessica Parker in Failure to Launch.

Matthew McConaughey, who first gained notoriety with his breakout role as David Wooderson in rollicking coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, stars alongside good pal Woody Harrelson in a much darker role in HBO crime drama True Detective.

Fans saw his career blossom with key roles in such films as A Time to Kill, Contact, Edtv and We Are Marshall. He starred opposite Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and with Sarah Jessica Parker in Failure to Launch.

McConaughey seemed to transition from romantic comedies into lead roles in Mud and fan favorite Magic Mike — reaching new career heights with his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.

To play Woodroof, McConaughey lost 47 pounds and submerged himself into the world of mid-80’s AIDs hysteria. His work film yielded a number of awards for the Texas native — including the Golden Globe drama award for Best Actor Drama and an Oscar for Best Actor.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2014
Outstanding Drama Series - 2014
Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective present an award at the 66th Emmys.
Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective at the 66th Emmy Awards.
(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Matthew McConaughey of True Detective and his wife Camila Alves arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective present an award at the 66th Emmys.
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Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective present an award at the 66th Emmys.

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Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Woody Harrelson (l) and Matthew McConaughey (r) of True Detective at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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(From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Matthew McConaughey of True Detective and his wife Camila Alves arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Matthew McConaughey of True Detective and his wife Camila Alves arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Matthew McConaughey (l) with wife Camila Alves and Bryan Cranston (r) at the 2014 Television Critics Awards.

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