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Date of Birth

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Matthew [middle?] Broderick

March 21, 1962

New York, New York

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MATTHEW BRODERICK BIOGRAPHY

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Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film and stage actor who, among other roles, played the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Adult Simba in The Lion King film series, and Leo Bloom in the Hollywood and Broadway productions of The Producers.

 

He has won two Tony Awards, one in 1983 for his featured role in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs and one in 1995 for his leading role in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was also nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, for The Producers but lost to his co-star Nathan Lane. To date, Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

 

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Background Information

 

Born March 21, 1962 (1962-03-21) (age 49)

New York City, New York, U.S.

 

Occupation Actor, Director

Years active 1979–present

 

Spouse Sarah Jessica Parker (1997–present; 3 children)

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Early life

 

Broderick was born in New York City, the son of Patricia (née Biow), a playwright, actress, and painter, and James Joseph Broderick, an actor.[1][2] His mother was Jewish, a descendant of immigrants from Germany and Poland;[3] his father was a Catholic of Irish and English descent.[4][5][6] Broderick attended grade school at the City & Country School (a progressive K–8 school in Manhattan) and high school at Walden School (a defunct private school in Manhattan with a strong drama program). After the death of his mother, her paintings were exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York.

 

Career

 

Broderick's first major acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's. This was followed by a supporting role as Harvey Fierstein's adopted son in the Off-Broadway production of Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy; then, a good review by New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow brought him to the attention of Broadway. Broderick commented on the effects of that review in a 2004 60 Minutes II interview:

 

Before I knew it, I was like this guy in a hot play. And suddenly, all these doors opened. And it’s only because Mel Gussow happened to come by right before it closed and happened to like it. It’s just amazing. All these things have to line up that are out of your control.

 

He followed that with the role of Eugene Morris Jerome in the Neil Simon Eugene Trilogy including the plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. His first film role was also written by Neil Simon. Broderick debuted in Max Dugan Returns (1983). His first big hit film was WarGames, a summer hit in 1983 he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker. This was followed by the role of Philippe Gaston in Ladyhawke, in 1985.

 

Broderick then got the role as the charming, clever slacker in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. At age 23, Broderick played a high-school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago. The film remains a 1980s comedy favorite today and is one of Broderick's best-known roles (particularly with teenage audiences). Also in 1987, he played an air force troop pilot Jimmy Garrett in Project X. In 1988 Broderick played Harvey Fierstein's gay lover, Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy. In the 1989 film Glory, he received good reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw.

 

In the 1990s, Broderick voiced the adult lion, Simba, in the successful animated film The Lion King, and also voiced Tack the Cobbler in Miramax's controversial version of The Thief and the Cobbler, which had originally been intended as a silent role. He won recognition for two dark-comedy roles. The first was that of a bachelor in The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey. The second was that of a high-school teacher in Alexander Payne's Election with Reese Witherspoon.

 

Broderick returned to Broadway as a musical star in the 1990s, most notably with his Tony Award–winning performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and his Tony Award–nominated performance in the Mel Brooks' stage version of The Producers in 2001. He continued to make feature films, including the 2005 adaptation of The Producers. Broderick played the role of Leopold “Leo” Bloom, an accountant who co-produces a musical designed to fail, but which turns out to be successful.

 

Broderick reunited with his co-star from The Lion King and The Producers, Nathan Lane, in The Odd Couple, which opened on Broadway in October 2005. He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.[7]

 

In October 2010, Broderick was featured in the US version of the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are?.

 

He will return to the Broadway stage in Spring 2012 to star in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.[8]

 

Awards

 

He has won two Tony Awards, one in 1983 for his featured role in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs and one in 1995 for his leading role in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was also nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, for The Producers but lost to Lane. To date, Matthew Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

 

Personal life

 

Relationships and family

 

Broderick met actress Jennifer Grey on the set of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in 1986 was briefly engaged to her.

 

Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother and the couple married on May 19, 1997 in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side. Although Broderick considers himself culturally Jewish,[9][10] the ceremony was performed by his sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, an Episcopal priest.[11]

 

Parker and Broderick have a son, James Wilke Broderick, born on October 28, 2002. On April 28, 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy.[12] Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, on June 22, 2009.[13][14]

 

Although they live in New York City, they spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near Kilcar, a village in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child. They also have a house in The Hamptons.[15]

 

Car accident

 

On August 5, 1987, Broderick was in Northern Ireland, vacationing with Jennifer Grey, when he veered their rented BMW into the wrong lane on a country road in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh and smashed head-on into a car driven by Anna Gallagher, 30. She and her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, were killed. Broderick spent four weeks in a Belfast hospital with a fractured leg and ribs, collapsed lung and concussion. Grey suffered severe whiplash.

 

Broderick told authorities he had no recollection of the crash and did not know why he was in the wrong lane. "I don't remember the day. I don't remember even getting up in the morning. I don't remember making my bed. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg," he said at the time.[16] Broderick was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced a prison term of up to five years. He was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined $175. The victims' family called the case "a travesty of justice."[16]

 

Broderick agreed to meet with the family of the two women in the spring of 2003 so that the family could gain some sense of closure about the accident.[16]

 

Credits

 

Film

 

Year Title Role Notes

 

1983 Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhee 

WarGames David Lightman Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor

1985 1918 Brother 

Faerie Tale Theatre Prince Henry TV Series: 1 Episode

Master Harold...and the Boys Harold "Hally" Nominated — CableACE Award for Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special

Ladyhawke Philippe Gaston 

1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

On Valentine's Day Brother 

1987 Project X James "Jimmy" Garrett 

1988 She's Having a Baby Ferris Bueller Uncredited

Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome 

Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon 

1989 Family Business Adam McMullen 

Glory Colonel Robert Gould Shaw 

1990 The Freshman Clark Kellogg / The Narrator 

1992 Out on a Limb William "Bill" Campbell 

1993 The Night We Never Met Samuel "Sam" Lester 

A Life in the Theater John TV

1994 The Lion King Adult Simba Voice Only

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur 

The Road to Wellville William "Will" Lightbody 

1995 Arabian Knight Tack the Cobbler Voice Only

1996 The Cable Guy Steven M. Kovacs Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (against Jim Carrey)

Infinity Richard Feynman Also Producer/Director

1997 Addicted to Love Sam 

1998 Godzilla Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos 

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Adult Simba Voice Only

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Walking to the Waterline Michael Woods 

1999 Election James "Jim" McAllister Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor

Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget / Robo-Gadget / Jonathan "John" Brown 

2000 You Can Count on Me Brian Everett 

2003 The Music Man Professor Harold Hill TV

Good Boy! Hubble Voice Only

2004 The Lion King 1½ Simba (teenager and adult) Voice Only

Direct-To-DVD

Marie and Bruce Bruce 

The Stepford Wives Walter Kresby 

The Last Shot Steven Schats 

2005 The Producers Leopold "Leo" Bloom 

Strangers with Candy Roger Beekman 

2006 Deck the Halls Steven "Steve" Finch 

2007 Then She Found Me Benjamin "Ben" Green 

Bee Movie Adam Flayman Voice Only

2008 Diminished Capacity Cooper Kennedy 

Finding Amanda Taylor Peters Mendon Nominated — Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film

The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux Voice Only

2010 Wonderful World Benjamin "Ben" Singer 

Beach Lane Mike Brennan TV

2011 Margaret John Van Tassel 

Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh 

New Year's Eve Mr. Buellerton Uncredited

 

Stage

 

Year Title Role Notes

1981 Torch Song Trilogy David 

1983 Brighton Beach Memoirs Eugene Jerome 

1985 Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome 

1995 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying J. Pierrepont Finch revival

1999 Night Must Fall Dan revival

2000 Taller Than a Dwarf Howard Miller 

2001–2002, 2003 The Producers Leopold "Leo" Bloom 

2002 Short Talks on the Universe  

2004 The Foreigner Charlie Baker 

2005 The Odd Couple Felix Unger revival

2009 The Philanthropist Phillip revival

The Starry Messenger Mark 

2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It Jimmy Winter

 

Television

 

Year Title Role Notes

1981 Lou Grant  Episode: "Generations"

1985 Faerie Tale Theatre  Episode: "Cinderella"

Master Harold...and the Boys  

1993 A Life in the Theater (1993)  

1995 Frasier  Episode: "She's the Boss"

1997 Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery  

2003 The Music Man (2003)  

2008 30 Rock  Episode: "Cooter"

2009 Cyberchase  Episode: "Father's Day"

2010 Who Do You Think You Are?  

Louie  Episode: "Heckler/Cop Movie"

Beach Lane
 

References

 

1.^ "Matthew Broderick". Genealogy.com. 2008. http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/brodrick/index.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

2.^ "Biography: Patricia Broderick". Tibor de Nagy. 2008. http://www.tibordenagy.com/artists/broderick.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

3.^ Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2005

4.^ Tom Tugend (16 December 2005). "Bialystock and Bloom Tell the Truth". JewishJournal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15137. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

5.^ Celia McGee (18 April 2001). "Broderick's Set to Bloom in 'Producers'". The New York Daily News. http://www.matthewbroderick.net/article/nydaily01.html. Retrieved 2006-12-13.

6.^ Mark Seal (1 January 2006). "Magical Mystery Tour". American Way. http://www.matthewbroderick.net/interview/americanway060101.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

7.^ Jones, Kenneth.Broadway's Philanthropist, Starring Broderick, Goes On Sale", playbill.com, February 20, 2009

8.^ Jones, Kenneth."Kathleen Marshall To Make Matthew Broderick Tap-Happy in Broadway's 'Nice Work' Musical in 2012" playbill.com, June 16, 2011

9.^ Rachelle Unreich (1996). "Matthew Broderick: one of the guys". Detour Magazine: pp. 38–42. http://www.matthewbroderick.net/article/detour96.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

10.^ Nate Bloom (2005-12-16). "Celebrity Jews". Jewish News Weekly. http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27905/format/html/displaystory.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

11.^ Serena Kappes (2000-11-10). "Friend Finds He Can Count on Broderick". People. http://www.matthewbroderick.net/article/people00.html. Retrieved 2008-05-19.

12.^ "Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick to Have Twins!". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20275425,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.

13.^ Fleeman, Mike (2009-06-23). "Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Reveal Twins' Names – Babies, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker". People.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20286959,00.html. Retrieved 2010-05-06.

14.^ "Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Welcome Twin Girls". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Parker-Broderick-twins-1007199.aspx. Retrieved 2009-06-23.

15.^ "Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick’s Hamptons House". Hookedonhouses.net. 2009-06-18. http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/04/29/sarah-jessica-parker-matthew-brodericks-hamptons-house/. Retrieved 2010-05-06.

16.^ a b c Bill Hoffmann (September 2, 2002). "Broderick's Guilt". New York Post. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/broderick_guilt_actor_car_meet_with_AeAFxJ0tfIK0OzUmQteqYN. Retrieved 2011-12-20.

 

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