American actor Matthew Perry is one of the most popular comedians of our time. Success came to him thanks to the cult sitcom Friends, where Perry played Chandler Bing, a bright and funny guy who constantly finds himself in ridiculous and funny situations. After the series, the promising actor was noticed by famous directors, and Matthew moved to the bench of the main characters in comedy films.
Matthew Perry was born on August 19, 1969 in Williamstown (Massachusetts). He was the only child in a family of theater actors - but his parents divorced when the baby was not yet a year old. After that, Matthew's mother took him to Canada, where she managed to make a career and become the press secretary of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The grown-up boy gradually began to show interest in sports and even got second place in the ranking of the youth tennis association.
Perry had a great sports career, but at the age of 15 he became interested in acting, moved to his father in Los Angeles and forever sheathed his racket.
The first in his career as an aspiring actor was the film "Charles Commands" (1984), after which he got a cameo role in the television series "Chances Seconds" (1987). The megapopular youth series Beverly Hills 90210 became a pass to the Hollywood world for Matthew. The role in it opened two dozen TV series to the talented guy, including the TV series Friends, where in one episode his partner was Julia Roberts herself, who highly appreciated Perry's acting.
Filmography Matthew Perry
Over time, Matthew's ambitions increased and he began to slowly make his way into the big cinema. His first feature film, in which he landed a cameo role, was A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. Matthew Perry's most famous work is the role of Nicholas Ozeransky in the action comedy film Nine Yards, where he starred with such stars as Bruce Willis, Natasha Henstridge and Rosanna Arquette, as well as a role in the film Almost a Hero.
The character in Nine Yards was written specifically for Perry, and in Nearly a Hero he was partnered with the late comedian Chris Farley.
The collection of Matthew's roles throughout his career includes such films as "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon", "Call Me Anna", "Deadly Relationships", "Admission", "She's Uncontrollable", "Almost Heroes", "Tango Threesome", Baby, Nine Yards, Rascals, Ten Yards, and The Ron Clarke Story.
Unfortunately, Matthew did not escape the fate of many stars - he acquired drug and alcohol addiction. However, he managed to overcome his problems by undergoing a course of rehabilitation and helping young people with similar diseases today. His best friend today is the funny and charming Ross - David Schwimmer, with whom Perry became close friends on the set of Friends.