Matthew Lillard is an American actor who found his calling when he was young. Film critics and fans write rave reviews about him, but there are also those who believe that he deserves better roles.
Childhood and youth
Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, on January 24, 1970. The boy and his sister Amy spent their childhood in California. Matt grew up to be a cheerful child with a vivid imagination. Parents Paula and Jeffrey considered their son a difficult child.
While still a student, he took part in school theater productions. Since then, the boy had no doubts that he was a future actor. Wasting no time, the young theatergoer began to attend castings. The first appearance on the screen was participation in a TV show as a presenter. After graduating from school, he enters the Academy of Dramatic Art, and then leaves for New York for his dream.
In 1991, Lillard made his film debut – an episode in the thriller Goblins 3. Three years after the audition, the aspiring actor is approved for the role of the son of the main character, a homicidal maniac. Chip played by Matthew was cunning and brazen, which later predetermined the role of the actor himself.
A great influence on the development of his career had roles in the movie “Hackers” and the horror film “Scream”. Despite the fact that the characters were second-rate, they were played with talent, which was noticed by other directors. In 1998, the actor received his first award for his role as Stevo in the film “Punk of Salt Lake City.”
At the beginning of the 21st century directors vied with each other to invite the actor to shoot. In the period from 2000 to 2001, he starred in six films, among them “Spanish Judges” and “Thirteen Ghosts. The images were becoming more and more dramatic and complex.
And in 2002, director Raja Gosnell offered to play a funny and not very smart detective Shaggy in the comedy “Scooby-Doo”. The work so captivated adults and young audiences that 2 years after the premiere, part 2 came out. And again Shaggy was played by Lillard. Moreover, the cartoon detective in all games, cartoons speaks in the voice of the artist.
The actor skillfully creates different images on the screen. Viewers and fans are surprised by Matthew’s rich facial expressions and the ability to convey emotion with his gaze. Now Lillard’s filmography includes several dozen diverse roles.
In 2012, the film “The World Ruled by a Fat Boy” premiered, which was the debut of director Matthew Lillard. The story is about a boy who is overweight. Having driven himself to despair, the teenager decides to commit suicide. But at that moment he is saved by a young guitarist named Kurt and invites him to play drums in his punk band.
Future wife Heather Helm artist saw at a party of mutual acquaintances and fell in love with her at first sight. The girl was going to fly to Italy on personal business, and the young man in love decided to fly with her. After that, the couple did not separate. In 2000, the marriage ceremony took place.
In the “Instagram” actor posted a touching photo with the caption “This year marks 20 years of marriage. I love you madly, Heather Lillard!” Once the head of the family shared a detail from his personal life and told how he proposed to the woman he loved. He wrote a book about his life together with Heather, decorated each page with drawings, and attached an engagement ring to the last one.
The happy marriage produced three children, Addison Grace, Macy Lin and Liam Peter. The birth of a third son prompted Matthew to write his biography.
Matthew Lillard Now
Right now Matthew is busy producing, but he’s not forgetting about acting.
In 2019, filming continues on season 3 of the series “Good Girls,” where he plays Dean Boland. The plot, which tells the story of the lives of ordinary women, is relevant in many countries, so it has fans around the world, including in Russia.
1994 – “Homicidal Mummy”.
1995 – “Crazy Love
1996 – “Scream”
1997 – “The Devil’s Child”.
1998 – “Dead Man’s Smile”
2001 – “Summer Games”
2001 – “Thirteen Ghosts”
2002 – “Scooby-Doo”
2005 – “Criminal Minds”
2006 – “Genius Ideas”
2009 – “Spooner”
2011 – “The Unruly”
2014 – “The Match”
2017 – “Twin Peaks.”
2018 – “Good Girls”