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Matthew Mcconaughey

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: November 4, 1969 (44)

Born in Texas, Matthew McConaughey began his acting career in 1991 featuring in student films and television commercials. It was after this that he was cast in his first major film- the widely successful, Dazed and Confused.

His biggest break was in the 1996 film A Time To Kill in which he played lawyer Jake Brigance.

He has since been cast as the lead in many films and in the early 2000's he often starred in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Planner and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. In 2010 the actor also appeared as himself in Sex and the City, speaking to Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw about turning her newspaper columns into a movie.

McConaughey currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.

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