Know About Matthew Perry; Age, Parents, Net Worth, Relationship

Published Date: 13 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 13 Feb, 2019

One of the most loved Canadian-American actors, Matthew Perry is well-known for playing Chandler Bing on popular American sitcom Friends (1994-2004). The show gained him a humungous fan base marking his name in every household.

Perry has a memorable career with dozens of films and television series along with numerous awards wins and nominations, including an Emmy nomination for Friends. Besides his roles, the charming actor is well known for his wit and sense of humor.

Short Bio: Age, Height, Ethnicity

Matthew Langford Perry aka Matthew Perry was born on 19 August 1969 to American actor and model, John Bennett Perry and Canadian Journalist, Suzzane Marie in Williamstown, Massachusetts. After his parents got divorced, he was raised by his mother and journalist stepfather Keith Morrison in Ontario, Canada. Growing up, he was a top-ranked junior lawn tennis player.

The 49-year-old actor stands at the tall height of 1.83m. He is of French-Canadian, English, Irish, German and Swiss-German ethnicity.

Career, Net Worth & Earnings

Starting his career at an early age of 18, Matthew was renowned after being cast in television series Second Chance from 1987 to 1988, for the role of Chazz Russell (21 episodes). Later on, he was cast as Fred Roberts on A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon in 1988. During his early career, he appeared in almost 19 shows and movies which were not much successful.

Subsequently, in 1994, Matthew landed on his most famous role of Chandler Bing in the giant hit NBC sitcom, Friends which garnered him with outrageous success. After that, he has not looked back with numerous shows and movies up his belt. Some of his works include The Whole Nine Yards (2000), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), The Ron Clark story (2006), 17 Again (2009), and Mr. Sunshine (2011). Matthew’s most recent appearance was on the CBS sitcom, The Odd Couple in 2016.


Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing on American sitcom Friends (Picture Source: TV Line)

The popular Friends actor has an impressive net worth of $80 million.  All his earnings are from his roles in both small and big screens with Friends’ success being the primary reason behind it. He charges a salary of $150,000 per episode which certainly enlightens his fortunes.

Still Single Amidst Past Relationship Flings!

The attractive actor has dated many beautiful ladies in his life. He had a short-term relationship with Julia Roberts (1995- 1996), Baywatch actress Yasmeen Bleeth in 1996, Rachel Dunn (2003-2004), and his Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston (2006). Besides, he dated American actress Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012.


Matthew and his Friends’ co-star, Courteney Cox during their Friends Reunion in 2013 (Picture Source: E Online)

Apart from that, Matthew was also rumored to be sharing a relationship intimacy with another of his Friends’ co-star, Courteney Cox. Courteney, who was acclaimed for her character as Monica Geller, is reunited to her singer boyfriend, Johnny McDaid, which just shovels the rumor out of the park.  

Matthew is currently single and he hopes to get married and have kids when the time is right.

Some Interesting Facts About Matthew Perry

  • Matthews’s wit is so tremendous that writers often use his suggestion in shows.
  • He was so addicted to drugs and alcohol that he was sent to rehab in 1997 and claims that he didn’t remember 3 years of his performance on Friends.
  • He has received a Champion of Recovery Award from National Drug Control Policy in May 2013 for opening Perry House (a sober living home) situated in his mansion in Malibu, California.
  • The middle finger of his right hand has a missing part.
  • He was hospitalized for three months since March 2018 to remove gastrointestinal perforation.
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