Eli Matthewson Biography – Eli Matthewson Wiki
Eli Matthewson is an award-winning comedian, writer, and actor from Auckland, New Zealand. He is known for Golden Boy, 7 Days of Sport, U-Live, Stars in Her Eyes and Happy Hour. Matthewson is currently the Head Writer at TVNZ and The Edge Breakfast presenter. He has written several tops shows including Have You Been Paying Attention NZ. He has worked as the Head Writer for Mediaworks and at Jono and Ben for Three. As an actor, Matthewson is represented by Johnson & Laird management.
According to his official website, Matthewson has performed on some iconic stages and events including in the Edinburgh Fringe, the World Buskers Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and, as part of FanFiction Comedy, performed in Glasgow for the New Zealand Team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2017 Eli was nominated for New Zealand’s prestigious comedy honor, the Fred Award. He is a two-time Auckland Fringe’s Best Comedy Award winner and a two-time Billy T nominee.
He attended the Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand where he earned his Bachelor of Performing, Screen Arts, and Acting in 2012. Matthewson also trained as an actor at Unitec in Auckland. He has also trained with Chris Stewart’s American Accent Training NZ and took Court Theatre Company Classes. He started his television career as a music presenter for TVNZU.
Eli Matthewson Dancing with the Stars (New Zealand)
Matthewson is a contestant in the ninth season of New Zealand’s version of Dancing with the Stars. The show’s ninth season was set to air in 2020 but it was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. On March 11, 2022, Three announced that the show will return later this year adding that Clinton Randell will join Sharyn Casey as the co-hosts for the 9th season. “After a false start in 2020… and 2021… @dwtsnz will be coming to you this Autumn on Three!. We’re also so excited to announce that Clint Randell will join Sharyn Casey as co-hosts for the new season.”
Eli Matthewson’s partner is Jonny Williams. Matthewson and his dancing partner are the first same-sex couple in the history of Dancing with the Stars (New Zealand). He announced that he will be dancing with a male partner via his Instagram, Matthewson wrote, “PC has finally gone mad enough to not just let a gay man dance but to let him gay dance with another man even! Top up your voting phone and tune in as the iconic question “who will do the girl steps” is finally answered. So stoked to be on this show, praying every day to not fall flat on my face on live TV 😭 proud to be competing for the v deserving.” The Dancing with the Stars New Zealand premiere dates will be confirmed later.
Eli Matthewson Age
He is 33 years old as of 2022.
Eli Matthewson Boyfriend
Is Eli Matthewson married? His marriage is unclear. He is currently in a relationship with his long-time boyfriend Samuel Clack. The couple has been together for six years. Matthewson is openly gay.
Eli Matthewson Parents
Who are Eli Matthewson’s parents? His parents are Peter Matthewson, and her mother is unclear. His parents separated when he was still a teenager at Riccarton High School. He later moved to Auckland. Eli Matthewson’s father currently works as a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Social Practice at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. He previously worked as a Lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Eli Matthewson and his father Peter Matthewson are openly gay.
Eli Matthewson Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.71 m) tall. He describes himself as ‘NZ’s tallest comedian’.
Eli Matthewson Ethnicity
He is of European ethnicity. Matthewson is of New Zealand nationality.
Eli Matthewson Net Worth
His net worth is unclear.
Eli Matthewson Instagram
His Instagram handle is @elimatthewson.