Matthew McConaughey stars in "Magic Mike," opposite Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfur and Olivia Munn, as Dallas.

Matthew McConaughey is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men whose films have grossed more than a billion dollars at the box office. He most recently starred with Jack Black in the docudrama "Bernie," reteaming him with director Richard Linklater, and in the dark drama "Killer Joe," for legendary director William Friedkin. He will next be seen with Nicole Kidman in the Lee Daniels thriller "The Paperboy"; with Reese 15 Witherspoon in Jeff Nichols' drama "Mud," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; and alongside Gerard Butler in the war drama "Thunder Run," for director Simon West.

McConaughey's other recent film credits include "The Lincoln Lawyer," adapted from the best-selling novel by Michael Connelly; "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," opposite Michael Douglas and Jennifer Garner; Ben Stiller's wildly successful action comedy "Tropic Thunder"; and "Fool's Gold," opposite Kate Hudson, for director Andy Tennant. McConaughey also produced and starred in "Surfer, Dude" a comedy that featured music from his own j.k. livin recording artist, Mishka. In 2007, he portrayed real-life college football coach Jack Lengyel in the critically acclaimed drama "We Are Marshall."

Previously, he earned a People's Choice Award for his starring role in the action adventure comedy "Sahara," with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn, which opened at the top of the box office and marked the first major motion picture produced by his production company, j.k. livin productions. McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama "Two for the Money," before closing 2005 as People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."

His additional credits include the popular romantic comedies "Failure to Launch," with Sarah Jessica Parker, and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," opposite Kate Hudson; the sci-fi adventure "Reign of Fire," with Christian Bale; the ensemble drama "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing;" the horror thriller "Frailty," written and directed by Bill Paxton; and Adam Shankman's hit romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner," opposite Jennifer Lopez. He also starred in the World War II action drama "U-571," Ron Howard's "EDtv," Steven Spielberg's "Amistad," Robert Zemeckis' "Contact," and Joel Schumacher's critically acclaimed courtroom drama "A Time to Kill," as well as "Lone Star," "Angels in the Outfield," "The Newton Boys," and "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

A Texas native, McConaughey planned to be a lawyer while attending the University of Texas in Austin. When he discovered the inspirational Og Mandino book "The Greatest Salesman in the World," before one of his final exams, he suddenly knew that he had to change his major from law to film. He began his acting career in 1991, appearing in student films and commercials in Texas and directing short films. It was a chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Richard Linklater, that led to his casting as Wooderson in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused." McConaughey has appeared in over 40 feature films since then, and has become a producer, director, and philanthropist all, the while sticking to his Texas roots and "j.k. livin" philosophy.

In 2008 McConaughey started The just keep livin Foundation, dedicated to helping boys and girls transform into men and women through programs that teach the importance of decision making, health, education, and active living. The just keep livin Foundation has partnered with Communities in Schools in West Los Angeles to implement fitness and wellness programs in two large, urban high schools. CIS is the nation's largest, nonprofit, dropout prevention organization. Through the j.k. livin afterschool program, they are able to give kids a healthy start in life and the promise of a healthy future.




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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: November 4, 1969
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Matthew David McConaughey
Birthplace: Uvalde, TX
Wife: Camila Alves (6/9/2012, 2 children)


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