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Matt LeBlanc Biography – Matt LeBlanc Wiki
Matt LeBlanc (Matthew Steven LeBlanc) is an American actor and comedian. He garnered global recognition with his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom Friends and in its spin-off series Joey. For his work on Friends, he received three nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards. He has also starred as a fictionalized version of himself in Episodes (2011–2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received four additional Emmy Award nominations. He co-hosted Top Gear from 2016 to 2019. From 2016 to 2020, he played patriarch Adam Burns in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan. He first appeared in a 1987 Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial. In 1988, he starred in the television drama TV 101 for one season. In 1991, he had a recurring role on the hit Fox sitcom Married… with Children. He played Vinnie Verducci, a family friend of protagonist Al Bundy who briefly dates his daughter, Kelly (Christina Applegate). He also guest-starred in the 90’s show the Red Shoe Diaries in the first season. LeBlanc went on to star in two short-lived spin-offs: Top of the Heap (1991) and Vinnie & Bobby (1992). He appeared in two Bon Jovi music videos: “Miracle”, from the Young Guns II soundtrack in 1990, and “Say It Isn’t So” in 2000. He also appeared in videos for Alanis Morissette’s single “Walk Away”, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Into the Great Wide Open”, and Bob Seger’s “Night Moves”.
LeBlanc found success in the role of the dimwitted but lovable Joey Tribbiani on Friends and went on to play this character for 12 years — 10 seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. Friends was wildly successful, and LeBlanc, along with his co-stars, gained wide recognition among viewers. This ensemble situation comedy became a major hit for NBC, airing on Thursday nights for ten years. For his performance, LeBlanc received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe award nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. During this time he also appeared in the films Lookin’ Italian, Ed, Lost in Space, Charlie’s Angels (2000), and its sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Following the cancellation of Joey, he announced that he would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting on television, which eventually turned into five years. His next role was a fictionalized version of himself on Episodes. From 2011, LeBlanc began appearing as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a television series about an American remake of a fictional British television series. The series is written by Friends co-creator David Crane and his partner Jeffrey Klarik. At the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012, LeBlanc won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a television series, musical, or comedy, and was nominated for an additional four Primetime Emmy Awards.
In February 2012, he featured in the second episode of the eighteenth series of Top Gear, where he set the fastest lap time in the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment in a Kia Cee’d. Lapping at 1:42.1, he beat the show’s previous record-holder Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds. He also appeared in the fourth episode of the nineteenth season to race the New Kia Cee’d, and beat his previous time. In February 2016, the BBC announced LeBlanc had signed on to become one of the new Top Gear hosts, signing a new two-year deal later that year. He announced his decision to retire from the series in May 2018, having co-hosted it for three years. Despite the show being “great fun”, he stated the “time commitment and extensive travel takes me away from my family and friends more than I’m comfortable with.”He played the lead role in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan, which began airing in 2016 until it was canceled in 2020. He attended Newton North High School, where he graduated in the same year as future comedian Louis C.K. After high school, he attended college at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. He left shortly after starting his second semester. He moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in modeling.
Matt LeBlanc Age
He was born on July 25, 1967 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.
Matt LeBlanc Wife
He was previously married to his ex-wife, Melissa McKnight from 2003 to 2006. They were introduced to each other in 1997 by McKnight’s friend, wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips. He proposed to her a year later. Their daughter, Marina, was born in 2004. LeBlanc and McKnight divorced in October 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.
Matt LeBlanc Girlfriend
Since 2016, he has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Aurora Mulligan.
Matt LeBlanc Parents
His mother, Patricia, was an office manager; his father, Paul LeBlanc, was a mechanic. His father is of Acadian descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry.
Matt LeBlanc Children
He had a daughter with his ex-wife Melissa McKnight named Marina Pearl LeBlanc. Marina was born in 2004.
Matt LeBlanc Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) tall.