Who is Matthew Broderick and what is his net worth 2018? Born on March 21, 1962, in the New York City, Matthew Broderick, the actor well renowned for his boyish charm. He is one of the richest actors known in the recent year estimations. This actor and singer celebrity has not only earned a handsome amount of money but is also entitled to be the youngest winner of the prestigious Tony awards for best actor. He has come a long way to earn such an incredible fame in the acting industry.
The painter and playwright Patricia Broderick (of Jewish ancestry) and the actor of English ancestry, James Broderick was blessed with a baby boy on March 21, 1962, who later came to be known as Matthew Broderick. Born in the New York City, this boy had an inclination towards acting since his starting days itself and the family atmosphere provided him the roots to choose the artistic career for himself. However, the young boy also wanted to pursue sports (soccer or football) but owing to an injury in his knees, he had to give up his athletic hobbies and focused himself towards acting.
After attaining his early education at City and Country School, he started his acting lessons from the Upper Crust’s Walden School situated in New York which was well known for its drama programs. At the tender age of 17 years, he faced the crowd and made a debut through a stage play named “On Valentine’s day”. However, the major breakthrough occurred in his career two of the Neil Simon works: the play “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (1982-83) and the feature film Max Dugan Returns (1983).
After this, there was no looking back for Matthew. Although he further had to face his fair share of hits and misses, movies like War Games (1983), Ladyhawke (1985), etc. helped him in shaping his evergreen career as an actor. Later, he grabbed the memorable roles of a slacker in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, in the year 1986; a high school student in Plays hooky; Jimmy Garrett in Project X (1987); Alan in Torch Song Trilogy (1988), etc.
These films undoubtedly helped him establish himself as an actor but he gained critical appreciation for his role of Robert Gould Shaw in the movie Glory (1989) which was based on American Civil War. The actor in him did not stop at this; he also gave his voice for the character of Simba in the movie Lion King, which has been very successful.
The skills he showcased in “how to succeed in business without really trying” had him won the prestigious Tony award while “Mel Brooks” helped him in getting nominated for yet another Tony award.
Matthew Broderick married Sarah Jessica in the year 1997 and they have been blessed with three children. However, there had been rumours of him about his affairs with other ladies before his marriage but no such rumours were heard post marriage. He also had a serious car accident once on 5th August 1987 but survived it though.
Matthew Broderick Net Worth
Matthew is entitled to be the youngest achiever of Tony award for the category of best-featured actor in a play (Brighton beach memoirs, 1983) and another one for the category of Best Actor in a Musical (How to Succeed in business without really trying, 1995). His net worth is $50 Million owed to his roles in various plays and movies. Moreover, the awards and recognition helped him in adding to his net worth too.
The actor and singer have always shown an increasing graph when it comes to improving his skills and trying something unique which makes him stand out of the league. We look forward to more such performances by this flawless evergreen actor.