Matthew McConaughey Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Matthew McConaughey Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Matthew McConaughey. Check it out!

American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Irish, Scottish, English, German, and Swedish descent. Matthew grew up in Longview, Texas, where he graduated from the local High School (1988). Showing little interest in his father’s oil business, which his two brothers later joined, Matthew was longing for a change of scenery, and spent a year in Australia, washing dishes and shoveling chicken manure. Back to the States, he attended the University of Texas in Austin, originally wishing to be a lawyer. But, when he discovered an inspirational Og Mandino book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” before one of his final exams, he suddenly knew he had to change his major from law to film.

Interesting Facts about Matthew McConaughey

  • In Magic Mike (2012) he played a character named Dallas, and he is from Texas.
  • Afraid of revolving doors.
  • His mother, Mary Kathleen “Kay” McCabe, is a schoolteacher.
  • Is a huge fan of Willie Nelson.
  • Animal lover Matthew McConaughey has helped rescue many critters, including countless pets stranded after Hurricane Katrina.
  • He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006 in Austin, Texas. The other inductees were Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Cybill Shepherd and Lyle Lovett.
  • Was accompanied by Penélope Cruz to the Grammy Awards in 2005. The couple met on the set of Sahara (2005).
  • Was considered for a role in Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).
  • He is well known as someone who almost never wears deodorant or cologne.
  • Has played Brazilian music for eight straight hours in the operating room to help his then-girlfriend Camila Alves McConaughey, now wife, give birth to their first child, Levi Alves McCounaghey (b. July 7, 2008).
  • In 2006, he did an interview with Barbara Walters and was very happy with the way it was conducted. As a ‘thank you’, he gave Walters a foot-rub.
  • Good friends with singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson.

Personal Quotes by Matthew McConaughey

Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts.

- Matthew McConaughey

I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.

- Matthew McConaughey

My rule is to break one sweat a day.

- Matthew McConaughey

You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.

- Matthew McConaughey

I say to the paparazzi, ‘Fellas, take your shot and go.’ It’s just they usually find me on a beach.

- Matthew McConaughey