The American actor and singer Matthew Broderick is known for his many remarkable film roles, which have earned him many awards. He is also a stage actor who first excelled in stage productions before he came to the big screens. He is popularly known as the title character in the remarkable 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and he is also widely known as the voice of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and sequels. The actor has lived up to his name and has received many awards and recognitions, including his inclusion in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2006. Here you will find everything you need to know about Broderick.
Matthew Broderick Bio, Age
He was born on March 21, 1962, in Manhattan, New York, the son of his parents, Patricia and James Broderick. It must have been a question of inheritance for the actor whose parents were in show business. His mother Patricia was an actress and playwright, and his father was also an actor. Matthew is a graduate of the City and Country School and also the Walden School in Manhattan. He began developing his acting skills in high school after attending the Walden School, where acting as a major program.
In fact, Matthew starred alongside his father in the studio production of HB on Valentine’s Day. Next, he appeared in the off-Broadway production Torch Song Trilogy. Broderick then starred in numerous other plays and began to draw attention to himself. He made his film debut in 1983 in the Neil Simon film Max Dugan Returns. He then played the lead role in WarGames, which proved to be a great success. Broderick starred in the film as a teenage hacker from Seattle, David Lightman.
His next movie was Ladyhawke (1985), in which he played the leading role as Philippe Gaston. The following year he starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a film that earned him much acclaim. Broderick played an Air Force research assistant in Project X (1987), and the following year he played a gay role in the film adaptation of the Torch Song Trilogy. His next leading role was in Glory (1989) as the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw. Boderick received a lot of praise for the character at that time, to whom he also looks remarkably similar in real life.
The 90s brought more promising opportunities for the actor. He started with the adult voice role of Simba in The Lion King and got another voice role of the cobbler Tack the Cobbler in The Thief and the Cobbler. This was followed by two dark comedy roles in the movies: The Cable Guy and The Choice. Also in the 1990s, the actor returned to Broadway with the musical production “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Broderick’s performance in the production earned him a Tony Award. He also received a Tony nomination for his stage show in The Producers.
In 2000, Matthew starred in the drama You Can Count on Me, which received many positive reviews and recognition. His speaking roles have continued in the sequel to The Lion King, The Lion King II (2004), and other animated films. In addition, he made stage appearances in the 2000s in The Philantropist (2009), The Starry Messenger (2009). Since then, further feature films and movies and other theater roles followed.
His Net Worth
Matthew Broderick has raised a lot of money during his career. The actor, stage actor, and singer sit on an estimated net worth of 45 million dollars. The talented entertainer has achieved great success in both film and stage productions and these have contributed much to his financial rise.
Personal Life – Wife, Children
Matthew Broderick never misses taking time for his beautiful family despite his busy schedule. He is married to Sarah Jessica Parker, who is also an actress. The couple, who met through Parker’s brother, got married in 1997 and have been together ever since. Their marriage of over 20 years has become a role model for younger prominent couples in the industry.
Matthew and Sarah have three children together. Sarah gave birth to her first child in 2002, a son named James Wilkie Broderick. The couple welcomed a number of twin girls, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, through surrogacy in 2009.
Other Interesting Facts You Should Know
- Matthew Broderick is of Irish, English, and Jewish descent. He received his Jewish blood from his mother, a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Germany and Poland.
- Before his wife, Broderick was in a relationship with the actress Jennifer Grey. The two had been discreet about their relationship until they were exposed to a terrible car accident in 1987. The accident claimed the lives of Anna Gallagher, 30, and her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, who were in a Volvo when Broderick’s car collided head-on with hers.
- The actor was nominated for his remarkable achievements on television and in films on various award platforms such as the Saturn Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Prism Awards.