Matt Leblanc is an actor who is best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the TV series ‘Friends’. Apart from being an actor, he is also a producer and television host. He has also featured in the comedy series ‘Episodes’ and has won a Golden Globe award for the same. He has also hosted the show ‘Top Gear’ in BBC. Leblanc began his career by appearing in commercials and has also appeared in music videos. The estimated net worth of Matt Leblanc is $70 million US dollars. He is currently seen in the show ‘Man with a Plan’ on CBS which started from October 2016.
Matt Leblanc Biography
Matthew Steven Leblanc, known as Matt Leblanc was born on July 25, 1967, in Newton, Massachusetts. He was born to parents Patricia and Paul Leblanc. His mother was an office manager and his father worked as a mechanic. He went to Newton North High School and graduated in the year 1985. In his school, comedian Luis CK was his class mate and they graduated together.
As a kid, he used to appear in television commercials. His first television commercial came in 1987 when he appeared for the Heinz Tomato Ketchup advertisement. In 1988, he got an opportunity to appear in the TV drama ‘TV 101’ for a single season. He then appeared in the sitcom ‘Married… with Children’ on Fox in 1991. He portrayed the role of Vinnie Verducci in ‘Married… with Children’. He then appeared in the spin-off the same series entitled ‘Top of the Heap’ and ‘Vinnie and Booby’ in 1991 and 1992 respectively.
In May 2003, Matt Leblanc married former British model Melissa McKnight. They were introduced to each other by Kelly Phillips. The couple has a daughter named Marina Pearl born in 2004. The couple divorced in October 2006. He was also in a relationship with actress Andrea Anders.
Leblanc’s major turnover in his career came by appearing in the TV series ‘Friends’. He played the character of Joey Tribbiani and went on play it for 12 years. This included 10 seasons for ‘Friends’ and two seasons for ‘Joey’. He got wide recognition for Friends along with its other co-stars. Friends made him landed with three Golden Globe nominations and two Primetime Emmy nominations. During the period, Leblanc also appeared in other films like ‘Lookin’ Italian’, ‘Ed’, ‘Lost in Space’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’. He then appeared as himself in the series ‘Episodes’.
It was a series for BBC Showtime and was written by David Crane, co-creator of Friends. The show was successful and is still continuing. In February 2012, he appeared in the series ‘Top Fear’ and set the fastest time of 1:42.1 by narrowly beating former holder Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds. He was again seen in the series to beat the old time. In 2016, he was announced as the new presenter of the show ‘Top Gear’ and signed a two year deal with BBC.
In 1995, Matt Leblanc won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Friends. He has won the People’s Choice Awards in 2005 and in 2017. He has been nominated seven times for the Emmy Awards. He won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. He won the Teen Choice Award in the category of TV Choice Actor in 2002.
What is net worth of Matt Leblanc?
By starting his career in commercials, Matt Leblanc has established himself as one of the popular faces of the television industry. Currently, he is starring in the sitcom ‘Man with a Plan’ on CBS. He has also made good money through his run in the series ‘Friends’. Matt Leblanc’s net worth is an estimated $70 million US dollars as of 2017. This income also comes by appearing in various other series and as the host of ‘Top Gear’. He is also seen in the music videos of Jon Bon Jovi, and Alanis Morisette. Leblanc is also the owner of the production company ‘Fort Hill Productions’. In 2006, he was the co-producer of the TV film ‘The Prince’.
Matt Leblanc has appeared for a total of 236 episodes in Friends. He was also seen in the 2014 movie Lovesick. He also had two stepchildren from McKnight’s previous marriage.