Matthew Fox Biography

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Born: July 14, 1966


Date of Birth: July 14, 1966

Matthew Fox first gained fame playing Charlie Salinger, the eldest brother of four siblings who'd lost their parents in a car crash on Fox TV's award-winning drama series, Party of Five (1994-2000). During his time on the show, he was featured in numerous magazines and was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."

His fame grew in 2004 when he landed a starring role as Dr. Jack Shephard on ABC-TV's Lost, a unique series that went on to become on of the highest ranked shows on the air, winning a Golden Globe as Best Drama Series. Fox received a Golden Globe nomination and won Best Actor Saturn and Golden Satellite Awards, as well as sharing a Screen Actors Guild Award with the rest of the cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Fox grew up on horseback as the middle of three brothers on his family's cattle ranch in Crowheart, Wyoming. He received a football scholarship from Columbia University, where he earned a degree in economics. Fox intended to work on Wall Street, but at the recommendation of a girlfriend's mother who was a modeling agent, tried his hand at modeling first. After landing a few commercials, he was hooked and spent two years studying acting at The School for Film and Television in NYC.

His first TV role was a 1992 guest shot on the NBC sitcom Wings, and from there on his career took off. He was a regular on CBS' 1992 short-lived Freshman Dorm, followed by a starring role in the CBS Schoolbreak Special If I Die Before I Wake (1993) before making his feature film debut in Buena Vista's My Boyfriend's Back (1993) opposite Mary Beth Hurt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

During hiatus from Lost, Fox returns to the big screen with starring roles in major motion pictures such as We Are Marshall (2006), opposite Matthew McConaughey and Vantage Point opposite Dennis Quaid.

Fox lives in Oahu, Hawaii, where Lost is filmed, with his wife Margherita and their two children, Kyle and Byron.

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